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Fiber Facts

December 01, 1997

Grazing is a full-time job for horses. Given their druthers, they'd graze for 12 hours or more.... Read More

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Mare Breeding Soundness Examination

December 01, 1997

Historically, mares have one of the lowest average conception/birth rates of any of the domestic species (somewhere in the neighborhood of 60-70%). Excellent breeding and overall management of mares and the blessing of... Read More

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The Orphan Foal

December 01, 1997

The birth of a long-awaited foal is an occasion to celebrate. But what if the unthinkable happens?... Read More

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Horseshoeing's Legacy Preserved

December 01, 1997

Briefly, the legacy of horseshoeing was on display for all to see at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky.

In July of 1992, the museum honored farriers with a display called "They Shoe Horses, Don't They?" Just over seven months... Read More

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3M Partners With AAEP

December 01, 1997

The 3M Company Animal Care Products of St. Paul, Minn., has joined the growing list of top companies recognized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as Educational Partners. "3M has been a long-time exhibitor at the annual... Read More

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Japanese Encephalitis

December 01, 1997

The report of Japanese encephalitis in Korea among recently imported horses re-emphasizes the serious consequences that can occur following the international movement of horses if appropriate preventive measures are not taken. Japanese... Read More

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Australian Performance Laboratory Moves

December 01, 1997

The University of Sydney's Equine Performance Laboratory has been relocated and upgraded to a new facility at the Rural Veterinary Centre in Camden, New South Wales. The new laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment to... Read More

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National Reining Breeders Cup Created

December 01, 1997

The National Reining Breeders Cup was established in late summer of 1997 with the list of subscribed stallions already readying like a "Who's Who" in the reining world. The NRBC was created to give the offspring of... Read More

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Commercial Transportation Of Equine For Slaughter Funding Finalized

December 01, 1997

The funding of $400,000 for the Secretary of Agriculture to regulate the commercial transportation of equine to slaughter facilities has been included in the 1998 Fiscal Year Agriculture Appropriations Bill.... Read More

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Diagnosis Of Western Equine Encephalitis

December 01, 1997

According to the California Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System, Western Equine Encephalitis has been diagnosed in a 4-month-old Thoroughbred horse originating from Mercer County, Calif., with neurologic signs and nonsuppurative encephalitis. A... Read More

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EPM Drug Available Direct To Veterinarians

December 01, 1997

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing licensed veterinarians to submit a request to be allowed to import Diclazuril from Canada to treat horses affected by equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Diclazuril is licensed for use in Canada... Read More

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New Arabian Breeders Association Formed

December 01, 1997

A group of life-time Arabian breeders has formed The Arabian Breeders Association. The organization's purpose is to ensure the welfare of the Arabian breed, and the collective interests of Arabian breeders. The ABA's primary service will be to... Read More

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The Horse Industry Handbook

December 01, 1997

The American Youth Horse Council has produced The Horse Industry Handbook, a publication combining information from 100 equine experts. The book was part of the award package for winners of the Graduate Student Awards competition at the Equine... Read More

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Will Foxhunting Be Banned In England?

December 01, 1997

England's House of Commons voted 411-151 to ban hunting of foxes and other wildlife. Prime Minister Tony Blair said he supports the ban, but said time has not been provided for the bill on the parliamentary agenda for it to clear all obstacles... Read More

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Thoroughbred Corporation Donates To Equine Orthopaedic Research

December 01, 1997

Prince Ahmed Salman's Thoroughbred Corporation has recently donated $50,000 to the Equine Orthopaedic Research Program at Colorado State University. Mr. Richard Mulhall, Racing Manager for the Thoroughbred Corporation said that the Prince feels... Read More

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NFL Funding Equine Joint Research

December 01, 1997

The National Football League Charities through the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation have just granted another $100,000 toward the ongoing research in articular cartilage healing at Colorado State University.

Dr. Wayne... Read More

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Advances In Semen Sexing

December 01, 1997

Rens, Welch, and Johnson of Beltsville, Md., reported significant improvements in their flow cytometric semen sexing procedure at the American Society of Animal Science's meeting.

The sexing of sperm with the Beltsville method is based o... Read More

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VS Update 11/21/97

November 21, 1997

As of November 14, 1997, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico still have positive cases of vesicular stomatitis. Utah has four counties with positive cases, Colorado has ten, New Mexico has four, and Arizona has one. For a complete listing of... Read More

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Thrush and Advice for the Hoof-sore

November 01, 1997

What is the relationship between chronic, severe thrush and my horse's contracted heels?... Read More

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The Power of Protein

November 01, 1997

Of all the components of your horse's diet, protein is probably the most misunderstood. ... Read More

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Focus on Discipline: Reining

November 01, 1997

Ridin' and slidin' -- the reining horse runs a precise pattern at speed. This equine athlete excels at galloping full out, screeching to a sliding stop, and whirling in a high-speed pirouette. He responds to his rider instantly, at the touch of... Read More

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Thrush Prevention

November 01, 1997

Thrush is a very common word for those of us who have been spent any amount of time around horses. It is one of the more common diseases of the equine hoof. But does everyone know what thrush is? How do you prevent it, or how do you treat it once it ... Read More

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Bone Cysts

November 01, 1997

The first thing to address in this story is that most "bone cysts" are not typically "cysts," by strict definition. The medical dictionary definition of a "cyst" is, "a structure lined with epithelium (a special cell type) and... Read More

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The Art of Therapeutic Shoeing

November 01, 1997

Michael J. Wildenstein, resident farrier at Cornell University's large animal clinic, has approximately 400 different types of therapeutic shoes hanging on the wall of his clinic. Each one, he says, was made for a particular... Read More

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Should I Blanket My Horse?

November 01, 1997

I have a 4-year-old filly that I am preparing for winter. When is it appropriate to blanket her? ... Read More