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New Research Examines Foal Influenza Vaccine

April 09, 1998

Influenza is among the most common upper respiratory diseases of horses. Foals are not usually clinically infected with influenza because the dam's colostrum provides the newborn with protective maternal antibodies. As foals get older their... Read More

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Judge Awards Maximum Fine To Shipper

April 03, 1998

Kevin Nickerson, an agent for Donald Nickerson, owner of Nickerson Livestock, has been convicted for multiple violations of New York State laws concerning the humane treatment of livestock while in transport. Nickerson was... Read More

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The Horse Editor Elected KHC President

April 03, 1998

Kimberly S. Herbert, Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, was elected president of the Kentucky Horse Council on Feb. 17. She served as vice president for the past year, as well as headed the Communications and Public... Read More

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Update On Stolen Foal

April 03, 1998

A two-month-old filly stolen Monday evening from Cornerstone Stable, located off of Newtown Pike near Lexington, has not yet been found, but more information has been made available. Mike Owens, who operates Cornerstone, said a possible sighting... Read More

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Veterinary Program Offers Assitance to Remote Areas

April 03, 1998

Remote Area Medical Veterinary Volunteers (RAMVV), is an organization based in Knoxville, Tenn., that is composed of dedicated veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, and volunteers who travel throughout... Read More

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Jury Finds Against Vets In Negligence Case

April 03, 1998

Practicing racetrack veterinarians throughout North America felt the chill of a $600,000 judgment brought on March 23 against two of their colleagues in a Southern Calif. case that centered around an antibiotic injection give... Read More

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Thoroughbred Mistaken Identity Case Settled

April 03, 1998

Trainer Bret Calhoun of Grand Prairie, Texas, and officials from the Keeneland sales company have reached a settlement regarding a misidentified racehorse that was sold last fall at public auction, according to reports in the... Read More

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VSV Might Be Useful For Humans

April 03, 1998

Yale University lab researchers recently modified the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) to kill HIV-infected human cells. Even better, the human VSV left the human cells unharmed. Such a treatment might swiftly stop HIV... Read More

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Lord At War Euthanatized

April 03, 1998

Central Kentucky stallion Lord At War was euthanatized on March 29 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington, several weeks after he injured a hind leg while attempting to cover a mare at Diane Perkins' Wimborne Farm near Paris,... Read More

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Horse Trainer Accused of Soring Settles With USDA

April 03, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rob Biggers, a horse trainer in Columbus, Miss., have agreed to a consent decision and order regarding violations of the Horse Protection Act.

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New International Colored Sporthorse Registry

April 03, 1998

International Sport Horses of Color, “SHOC,” is a new equine color by design registry, registering sport horses of all breeds and colors, including, spotted and solid colors such as Pinto, Palomino, Cremello, Buckskin, Bay,... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Detected In South Africa

April 02, 1998

African Horse Sickness (AHS) has been detected in the Western Cape of South Africa with confirmation of at least 12 horses being fatally stricken by the disease. Due to the outbreak, a ban has been placed on all horse exports... Read More

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Should You Insure?

April 01, 1998

How much can you afford to lose? That's the crux of any insurance question and it's no exception for those who transport their horses to shows tracks breeding facilities sales barns living history festivals vacation areas parks and so... Read More

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Avoiding Travel Fatigue

April 01, 1998

Although most horses seem to tolerate travel it is a stress to some degree to all horses. Horses lose body weight and run the risk of respiratory disease during travel. Because of the risks no matter how seasoned the showman moving horses... Read More

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Hoof Care Emergencies on the Road

April 01, 1998

As with most problems, hoof care crises are best handled by those who are prepared. If you are going to a show or competition find out ahead of time which veterinarian and farrier are available to take care of your horse.... Read More

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Trailering Your Horse: The Movable Feast

April 01, 1998

Alas not only are horses dedicated herbivores but the average horse trailer doesn't fit that easily into a fast-food drive-thru. Other solutions must be sought. If you travel with your horse in tow whether it's to the local Sunday morning gymkhana... Read More

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Choices

April 01, 1998

Do we have an obligation to our industry? Does our industry have an obligation to us? (Sounds a little Kennedyesque.) If your neighbor has a horse with strangles, would you expect him or her to tell you so you can protect your horses? If you had... Read More

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Equestrian Discipline: Pure Pleasure

April 01, 1998

His job is fun. The pleasure horse doesn't work hard or fast, like competitors in jumping, reining, or racing. But when he treks up the trail or circles the show ring, he's supplying his rider with an essential ingredient--the feel of a good horse.... Read More

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Foreign Travel Tips

April 01, 1998

Travel can broaden your horizons, but crossing international borders can stress horses and owners. The process becomes complex with travel on land, sea, or air. Required quarantines, longer distances, and tests for import and export... Read More

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Avoiding Hauling Emergencies

April 01, 1998

At first blush, a discussion of trailer safety and emergencies seems quite uncomplicated and straightforward. However, it really isn't all that simple because there are so many facets involved in traveling down the highways and byways... Read More

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Transporting Horses

April 01, 1998

Moving horses from place to place is recorded to occur as far back in history as 3,500 years. At that time, horses were transported by sea and either were confined in boxes to the bowels of the boat or placed in slings on the deck of the boat.... Read More

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How To Find A Vet On The Road

April 01, 1998

What is the best way to find a veterinarian when we are away from home with our horses? ... Read More

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Transporting: Room To Breathe

April 01, 1998

Transporting horses for long distances can be a contributing factor in the development of respiratory disease, which can last long after the trip is over. Although horse owners cannot control all elements, keeping in mind these few guidelines will... Read More

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NAERIC Awards Research Grants

March 27, 1998

More than $38,000 in research grants, awarded by the North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC), are helping the equine industry progress into the 21st century.

“NAERIC is... Read More

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Equine Research Funding

March 27, 1998

Keeping in stride with the longstanding commitment for the improvement and protection of the nation's equine health, the American Horse Council is educating Congress on the importance of increased funding for agriculture... Read More