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Johnson to be Honored as Distinguished Life Member

December 05, 2006

AAEP Past President J. Clyde Johnson, VMD, will be recognized today (Dec. 5) for his contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP during the association's 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Johnson earned his veterinary... Read More

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Wilson to Represent District VI on the AAEP Board

December 05, 2006

Julia "Julie" H. Wilson, DVM, has been elected to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) board of directors. She will begin her term today (Dec. 5) as District VI Director in December at the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention in San... Read More

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Morehead Elected to the AAEP Board of Directors

December 05, 2006

James "Jim" P. Morehead, DVM, has been elected to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) board of directors. He will begin his term as District IV Director today (Dec. 5) at the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio,... Read More

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Moore Elected AAEP Director-at-Large

December 05, 2006

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, has recently been selected as a director-at-large for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will begin his term today (Dec. 5) during the association's 52nd Annual Convention in San... Read More

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Kester News Hour Presenters to Receive Distinguished Service Award

December 05, 2006

Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, and John E. Madigan, DVM, will be recognized today (Dec. 5) as recipients of the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas... Read More

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AERC Welcomes Platinum Sponsor EasyCare Inc.

December 04, 2006

The American Endurance Conference (AERC) is proud to announce EasyCare Inc. as a Platinum Level Sponsor for the 2007 competition season. The Tucson, Ariz.-based company is a leading manufacturer of performance products for horses and riders,... Read More

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Merial Adds Recombitek Equine Influenza Virus Vaccine to its Line

December 04, 2006

On Saturday, Dec. 2, Merial announced the addition of Recombitek Equine Influenza Virus vaccine to its recombinant vaccine line--the first and only equine influenza vaccine in the United States that uses canarypox-vectored technology. Recombitek... Read More

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Eating Like the Joneses

December 04, 2006

The majority of horses consume some sort of feed concentrate everyday, and most of that feed comes out of bags, according to a recent industry survey conducted by the USDA.

More than 90% of equine operations reported feeding some sort of... Read More

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Authorities Seize 74 Horses from Maryland Farm

December 04, 2006

Animal control authorities said Sunday (Dec. 3) they have seized an estimated 74 horses and a 35-acre farm in Sharpsburg, Md., where poor care led to death, illness and malnourishment. Windrinker Farm owner Barbara P. Reinken, 61, denied... Read More

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Adoptions in Store for Corolla Horses After Bumper Crop of Foals Arrives

December 04, 2006

More than two dozen foals were born this year to the wild horses of Corolla, N.C., pushing the herd above its designated limits and meaning more of the animals will be available for adoption.

With about 30 foals, the herd stands at 108... Read More

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Moneighs Being Auctioned on eBay to Benefit ReRun

December 04, 2006

ReRun Inc., the non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, announced Monday, Dec. 4 that it has placed 30 Moneigh paintings by racehorses in its annual holiday auction on eBay. The auction will run between Dec. 3-10. Read More

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LSU Equine Eye Surgery Sparks

December 04, 2006

The extraordinary efforts of globe-trotting surgeons, dedicated Louisiana State University (LSU) veterinarians and technicians, and a determined team of horse owners recently combined to preserve the sight of one 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare... Read More

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Animal Control Needs Housing for 40 Seized Maryland Horses

December 04, 2006

Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md., currently has 20 horses at its farm that were seized in the Washington County animal control case. Washington County Animal Control is... Read More

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Ranch Corrals Interaction of Kids, Horses

December 03, 2006

On a ranch just outside of Browning, Mont., the sound of thundering hooves echoes across the prairie. Small herds of Spanish mustangs gallop across the wind-swept plains, tails streaming behind them.

In the summer, children also run... Read More

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Barbaro's Owners Honored at Record TCA Auction

December 03, 2006

Friday evening's (Dec. 1) Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction was the most successful and perhaps most unique in the 17-year history of the event.

Held for the first time at Keeneland, the TCA auction... Read More

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Synthetic Surfaces: Spanning the Globe

December 03, 2006

It's difficult to get away from talk of synthetic surfaces, whether it concerns racing in North America, Asia, Europe, or Dubai.

At this year's Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs Nov. 4, a prominent European horseman said surfaces such as... Read More

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NAHMS: Most Commonly Used Equine Vaccine Type in U.S. is West Nile Virus

December 03, 2006

Equine operation managers surveyed for the National Animal Health Monitoring System's (NAHMS) Equine 2005 study report that West Nile virus (WNV) vaccines are the most common vaccine administered to horses at their facilities.

More than... Read More

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Bulking Up, Not Adding On

December 03, 2006

Although training might make your yearling look like a bodybuilder, that physique doesn't guarantee athletic prowess. Evolutionary factors--not early speed or exercise programs--determine the amount of fast-twitch muscle horses have as adults.... Read More

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All Heart Inc. Debuts DonateMyHorse.com

December 02, 2006

All Heart Inc. has launched a Web site that will connect prospective adopters with horses needing good homes. The site will offer listings from across the nation with advanced search options that facilitate the match of donor and adopter. All... Read More

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Former Champion Horse Finds Permanent Home in Florida

December 02, 2006

A former champion Quarter Horse abused by his previous owners has found a permanent home on a 140-acre Florida ranch.

He's Doubly Sonny brought $14,000 at a Polk County Sheriff's auction two weeks ago, and already several people are... Read More

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Seasonal Tying-Up: Toxins or Deficiency?

December 02, 2006

In Minnesota, cases of pasture myopathy (muslce disease caused by pasture) associated with severe non-exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis (also know as tying-up) are often attributed to the toxins found in white snakeroot. However, researchers at th... Read More

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Pfizer Introduces New Daily+ Deworming Program

December 02, 2006

Pfizer Animal Health recently introduced its Daily+ Deworming program to help owners make critical decisions about creating an appropriate rotational deworming program for their horses.

Incorporating daily use of Strongid C or C 2X and... Read More

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SmartPak to Offer Farrier's Formula

December 02, 2006

Life Data Labs and SmartPak Equine have announced that they have entered into a partnership to make Farrier's Formula available in SmartPaks. Farrier's Formula is the original hoof supplement, and has been shown effective in university studies a... Read More

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California Fairgrounds to Target Stable Waste Pollution Problem

December 02, 2006

The California state fairgrounds in Sacramento has agreed to a new monitoring program to try to keep waste from its horse stables from running into the American River.

The agreement is part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed in 2003 by... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Funds Continuing Education in Mongolia

December 02, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' Foundation found itself in receipt of an intriguing grant application earlier in 2006. The grant was to help fund a continuing education program thousands of miles away in Mongolia. After... Read More