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Do You Have a "Head Case" for an MRI Study?

September 20, 2004

Do you have a horse with a problem with his head--meaning, does he have a potential brain tumor, chronic sinus infections, an upper airway abnormality, a dental abnormality, or another anomaly that needs further investigation? Veterinarians at... Read More

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Assessing Ivan's Damage

September 17, 2004

Hurricane Ivan made furious landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala., early yesterday, tearing into the landscape with winds of up to130 mph, causing coastal storm surge flooding, and spurring tornadoes in several southeastern states. As of Friday... Read More

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California Horse Racing Board Proposes Ban on Milkshakes

September 17, 2004

Use of alkalizing agents--so-called "milkshakes"--on horses would be illegal under a new regulation proposed Sept. 15 to the California Horse Racing Board.

Ron Jensen, DVM, MS, the CHRB's director of equine medicine, told the board... Read More

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Horses Killed in Trailer Accident

September 16, 2004

A livestock trailer traveling from Minnesota to Kentucky and carrying 52 horses overturned, tumbled down an embankment, and crashed into a utility pole, breaking it in half. A small fire ignited from downed wires,... Read More

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Florida Veterinarians Battle Hurricane Season with Help from the AAEP Foundation

September 15, 2004

With Florida veterinarians and horse owners anticipating the arrival of Hurricane Ivan and still struggling with power outages caused by hurricanes Charley and Frances, the American Association of Equine Practitioners'(AAEP) Foundation has... Read More

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Racing Drug Panel Moves Forward with Per-Start Fee for Owners

September 15, 2004

Lab accreditation, quality assurance to get close look

Racehorse owners would contribute about $4.5 million a year to support research projects under a recommendation by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, which... Read More

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Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness for Horse Owners

September 15, 2004

Editor's Note: This information was provided to The Horse by the Louisiana Horseman's Guide--this is information that has been compiled for Louisiana horse owners. Find more information on hurricane and disaster preparation at... Read More

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Pulling a Shoe

September 15, 2004

Even if you have a farrier do your shoeing you should still learn how to pull a shoe properly. There are situations where you should not wait for a farrier. A shoe may loosen when caught in a bog, hooked on a fence or some other obstacle, or stepped ... Read More

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Thistledown To Host Silent Auction for New Vocations Adoption Program

September 15, 2004

Thistledown racetrack in Cleveland, Ohio, will host the Fifth Annual Silent Auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program on Saturday, Oct. 30, which is Breeders' Cup Day. Once again, General Manager Bill Murphy has offered the use... Read More

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Horse Owners Brace for Ivan; How You Can Help

September 15, 2004

After being pummeled by Hurricanes Charley and Frances, areas in the southeastern United States are bracing themselves for the arrival of Hurricane Ivan, which is scheduled to make landfall shortly.

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical... Read More

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2004 Convention to Mark AAEP 50th Anniversary

September 13, 2004

Veterinarians from around the globe will convene Dec. 4-8 in Denver, Colo., to celebrate the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 50th anniversary at the AAEP 50th Annual Convention.

As the world's largest continuing... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars Cause Early Fetal Loss, Too

September 13, 2004

The case against Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) causing mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) is getting stronger, say researchers. Gavage (tubing into the stomach) of caterpillar larvae has been shown to cause late-term abortions that are... Read More

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Control of Infectious Diseases in Vet Hospitals

September 13, 2004

Infectious disease outbreaks that occur in veterinary hospitals (nosocomial outbreaks) can present an overwhelming challenge to veterinary personnel, and they are often events that incite a greater awareness and concern for routine infection... Read More

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Tufts Veterinary School Receives $50 Million

September 08, 2004

Tufts University officials today announced that Cummings Foundation, Inc., has committed to investing $50 million in the University's veterinary school over the next 15 years.

The gift is the largest in the history of Tufts University... Read More

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Ocala Horsemen Cope With Power Outages, Minor Damage Following Frances

September 08, 2004

Horsemen in Ocala were coping with downed trees, damage to barn roofs, and widespread power outages Wednesday during the wake of Hurricane Frances, which pounded Central Florida with heavy rains and strong winds over the Labor Day... Read More

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Temperament: Buying the Right Horse for the Trail

September 08, 2004

In a discussion of proper temperament in a trail horse, words like "solid" and "steady" come to mind. You want a horse that will carry you over a trail with little to no fuss or fidgeting--a horse that is solid and steady in the bridle... Read More

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Researchers Help Students Learn about MRLS

September 07, 2004

Researchers have teamed up with Kentucky's Thoroughbred industry to educate and involve students in a hands-on experiment project tied to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).

About 200 high school and middle school biology students me... Read More

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Hurricane More Financial Than Structural

September 06, 2004

Calder Race Course sustained minimal structural damage from Hurricane Frances, but track general manager Ken Dunn said revenue loss was substantial. Calder was forced to close for live racing and simulcasting Sept. 3-5 as Frances swept through... Read More

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Health and Human Services Personnel Ready to Assist Florida Families

September 03, 2004

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced today that HHS emergency medical personnel are prepared to provide assistance to families and communities in Hurricane Frances' path. Secretary... Read More

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One Stop Federal Land Reservation Service

September 01, 2004

Starting in late 2004, there will be a single site to handle reservations for more than 57,000 campgrounds, cabins, parks, and tours of national sites, historic homes, and caves. It is one-stop shopping for people who want to visit lands managed... Read More

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West Nile Virus Infiltrates the Upper 48; EEE Sprinkled Throughout

September 01, 2004

Every state in the 48 contiguous United States has now experienced a taste of West Nile virus (WNV) since it first was detected in the Western Hemisphere in 1999. Having their first encounters with West Nile virus this year were Nevada (WNV foun... Read More

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Vaccinating Strategically

September 01, 2004

Every spring, you ask your veterinarian to vaccinate your horse to protect her from disease while she's showing, racing, carrying a foal, or hanging around your pasture. But is this yearly routine the best way to confer immunity with the vaccine... Read More

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U.K. Equine Passport Issuing Underway

September 01, 2004

United Kingdom horse owners should have applied for passports for their animals from one of the registered passport-issuing organizations (PIOs) by June 30. Beginning Feb. 28, 2005, passports must be presented whenever horses move from one... Read More

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Nevada's First WNV Case Detected

September 01, 2004

The Nevada Department of Agriculture's Animal Disease & Food Safety Laboratory confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a Fallon County horse on July 22.

The horse was euthanized June 21 after exhibiting signs consistent with WNV. The horse... Read More

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First EEE Case in Alabama

September 01, 2004

According to a July 3 report from the Mobile Register, a horse in Baldwin County, Ala. died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in late June. This was Alabama's first case of EEE for 2004.

EEE is a mosquito-borne disease that... Read More