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Micro Management

June 01, 2006

As Congress considers legislation that would establish the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), horse industry officials are seeking to drive home the message that microchips are  a means of identifying equines--not an avenue for the... Read More

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Senate to Vote on Florida Veterinary Practice Act

June 01, 2006

Two years after the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice formally interpreted the state's Veterinary Practice Act to include a number of alternative therapies among practices limited to licensed veterinarians--to the dismay of many horse owners... Read More

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Study Leads to Safer Caterpillar Insecticides

June 01, 2006

Experts predicted that Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) would begin showing up in greater numbers in Central Kentucky this spring, making it an especially important time for area horse farms to be implementing control strategies. One such strategy ... Read More

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Tennessee Bill Would Allow Artificial Insemination Without Veterinary Supervision

June 01, 2006

A Tennessee bill, which was to reach Gov. Phil Bredesen's desk in late April, would consider artificial insemination (AI) a farm management practice, meaning the state would no longer require veterinary supervision in order to artificially... Read More

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USDA Announces Method for Enforcing Horse Protection Act

June 01, 2006

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on April 14 the use of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to enforce the Horse Protection Act. The method will detect horses that have been subjected to soring, a... Read More

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Training Emphasizes Horse Handling Skills, Practical Equipment

June 01, 2006

Preparation for taking care of horses in emergencies and disasters starts with training emergency responders (firefighters, rescue squad members, veterinarians, police, humane, animal control and sheriff's officers, and search and rescue... Read More

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Barbaro: Importance of Hind Leg in Breeding Explained

June 01, 2006

Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of... Read More

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Severe Dehydration (Book Excerpt)

May 31, 2006

Dehydration can be a significant problem for the performance horse as well as for horses suffering from other disease processes. If you suspect dehydration, you can check easily your horse's hydration status if you have used one or more of the follow... Read More

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Analysis of Soring Data from 2002-2005

May 31, 2006

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has analyzed data from over 2,800 suspensions imposed by the USDA and Horse Industry Organizations (HIOs) under the Horse Protection Operating Plans since 2002. ... Read More

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How We Failed Barbaro

May 31, 2006

In breakdowns, racing has a massive, deadly serious problem, and we all know it. The Thoroughbred industry has a moral obligation to horses and jockeys to pursue solutions on a grand scale and with the utmost urgency. We must summon the best minds... Read More

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Electronic EIA System Approved for Exports

May 30, 2006

GlobalVetLink L.C., an Internet-based business designed to allow animal health authorities to track and regulate animal movement nationally, has developed technology now recognized by the USDA for international shipments of... Read More

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Barbaro: Richardson Ups Recovery Chances to 51%

May 30, 2006

The tears for Barbaro have all been shed, and now people around the world anxiously await each daily report on the colt's condition. It's been more than a week since Barbaro's horrific injury in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which set off an... Read More

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Barbaro on Thursday: Progressing Nicely

May 26, 2006

The news continued to be promising for Barbaro Thursday. Dr. Dean Richardson reported that the colt was "progressing nicely, has totally normal vital signs, and is in excellent condition" at the the... Read More

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A Look Back: Saving Nureyev

May 26, 2006

Published in the Oct. 10, 1987 Blood-Horse magazine

Modern surgical and recovery techniques, combined with meticulous care, have been the prescription that has brought Nureyev so far through an ordeal that would have... Read More

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Cloned Mules to Square Off in California

May 26, 2006

Idaho Gem, the world's first cloned equine, is about to make his racing debut along with his duplicate copy--Idaho Star, another clone created from the same genetic material.

Born in 2003, the identical 3-year-old "miracle... Read More

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Barbaro on Friday: His Condition is Excellent

May 26, 2006

Five days after undergoing surgery, Barbaro was in excellent condition, according to a report from the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.

"He looks good, everything is fine... Read More

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House Passes Pet Evacuation Act

May 25, 2006

On May 22 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, H.R. 3858, which requires state and local emergency management agencies to make plan... Read More

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Mosquito Season Brings West Nile Risk to Humans, Horses

May 25, 2006

Wear Insect Repellant, Eliminate Standing Water to keep Mosquitoes Away

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Texas Animal Health Answers Horse Identification FAQ's

May 25, 2006

The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is designed to provide the capacity to rapidly identify all animals and premises (sites) that have had direct contact with a disease.Read More

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HRTV To Air Daily Barbaro Updates

May 25, 2006

HorseRacing TV will feature a daily update on the condition of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner who was injured in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.

"Like the rest... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Approves Grants

May 24, 2006

 Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has approved grants of $1,750,000 to 136 non-profits, representing equine rescue/retraining, backstretch/jockey,... Read More

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Equine Rabies Cases Reported in Michigan

May 24, 2006

Horse Owners Reminded to Take Precautions

 

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Stable Vices (Book Excerpt)

May 24, 2006

A stable vice is an undesirable behavior shown by horses that are stall bound but also in pastures or small paddocks. The most common stable vice is probably "wind sucking," commonly known as "cribbing," followed by wood chewing, stall weaving ... Read More

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Detecting Animal Diseases that Could Affect Humans

May 24, 2006

An upcoming Ohio conference is aimed at helping public health officials earlier detect and recognize emerging diseases in animal populations that could affect humans. The June 16 meeting, "Public Health Surveillance Using a One-Medicine... Read More

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Tuesday Update: Barbaro

May 23, 2006

"Barbaro is doing very well. He's actually better today than he was even yesterday, and he was pretty good yesterday," Dean Richardson DVM, Dipl. ACVS, reported in a Tuesday morning news briefing at the University of Pennsylvania's New... Read More