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2003 Equine Disease Outbreaks

October 13, 2003

According to the October issue of Equine Disease Quarterly (funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents), a significant increase in the number of equine cases of Eastern equine encephalitis... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 10/9/03

October 10, 2003

The two colts came down from Lloyd and Melanie Cancade’s ranch in Canada on a nice stock trailer with several other weanlings. I met Lloyd and a fellow who works for him at Asbury College near my home in Kentucky on the evening of Oct. 1 so we... Read More

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New Equine Podiatry Wing in Tennessee Clinic

October 10, 2003

While many farrier services and veterinary clinics will treat severe foot problems, and perhaps even specialize in them, very few can offer a veterinarian/farrier team available on a full-time basis to treat those horses. Although it’s still a... Read More

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20 Years of Laminitis Research Funding

October 09, 2003

In November, the Missouri-based Animal Health Foundation (AHF) will celebrate 20 years of fundraising efforts to help support laminitis research. Established in 1984 by Donald Walsh, DVM, and his wife, Diana, AHF raises funds that go directly to... Read More

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Welcome to the Police Horse Diary

October 08, 2003

This diary will be a new undertaking for TheHorse.com, and we hope you'll share your comments and questions as we guide the educational process of these weanlings. The goal is to work with a curriculum developed by Certified Applied Animal... Read More

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Sabotaged Saddlebred Healed and Back to Work

October 08, 2003

Cats Don't Dance, one of the two Saddlebreds which survived malicious attacks in late June, is sound and has been started back under saddle, according to his owner, Sally Jackson, of Overland Park, Kan., and Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, the... Read More

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Purina Conference for Veterinarians

October 08, 2003

Nearly 250 veterinarians from across the country attended a continuing education conference sponsored by Purina Mills. A full day was spent touring the LongView Research Facility where Purina Mills conducts feed research for all types of animals... Read More

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Donations Needed For Silent Auction To Benefit Racehorse Adoption Program

October 06, 2003

Thistledownracetrack in Cleveland, Ohio, will host the Fourth Annual Silent Auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program on Breeders Cup Day, Sat., Oct. 25. Once again, General Manager Bill Murphy has offered the use of... Read More

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Help Retired Horses at Ryerss' Third Annual Benefit Auction

October 06, 2003

The Ryerss Farm Auxiliary is hard at work, preparing for the Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines' Third Annual Benefit Auction. The benefit-the year's banner event for Ryerss' fundraising efforts--will be held on Sun., Oct. 19 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the... Read More

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Take the NARHA Challenge

October 06, 2003

The deadline to participate in the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association's (NARHA) Challenge Ride 2003 is quickly approaching. This year's promotion will officially conclude on Oct. 31, 2003. The Challenge Ride is an easy way to... Read More

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KDA Veterinarian Learns about Foreign Diseases

October 06, 2003

A Kentucky Department of Agriculture veterinarian has completed a course in diagnosing foreign animal diseases, adding to the state's arsenal of available responses should its livestock ever be threatened--either through natural outbreak or... Read More

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Mineshaft Retired with Minor Injuries

October 06, 2003

Mineshaft, the leading handicap horse in the country, was retired Friday due to what trainer Neil Howard said was a small chip in his right front ankle.

"This morning Dr. Foster Northrop, Mineshaft's vet, his owner, Mr. William Farish,... Read More

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2004 American Horse Publications Student Award Applications Available Online

October 03, 2003

College students who are pursuing a career in equine publishing are eligible to compete for American Horse Publications 2004 Student Award. If you will be a junior or senior at the start of the 2004-2005 undergraduate college year, with at least... Read More

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Salix-Only Policy on Race Day Advocated for Kentucky

October 03, 2003

The chairman of the Kentucky Racing Commission has advocated a Salix-only policy on race day in the state, and said he would schedule meetings around the state to get feedback. Currently, five medications are permitted on race day in... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub: New Orleans Edition

October 01, 2003

For those of you attending the 2003 AAEP Convention or Horseman's Day in New Orleans, La., the end of November, we asked Gary Norwood, DVM, a local racetrack practitioner, to help us put together a list of the best eating places in the city.... Read More

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Recurring Splints

October 01, 2003

On the list of injuries a horse might acquire, "popping a splint" is considered, at most, an inconvenience that requires laying the affected horse off his normal routine. However, when it keeps happening, that little inconvenience can become a... Read More

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Too Much, Too Soon? Just Right?

October 01, 2003

I think we have seen over and over again that it is beneficial to stress the bones of a horse when they are most adaptive. This optimal adaptive period would seem to be when the horse is still in an active growth stage. We have all seen man... Read More

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Can Laminitis be Inherited?

October 01, 2003

Q: I just read your excellent article "The Latest on Laminitis" by Karen Briggs. Is laminitis an inheritable disease? What about founder?   ... Read More

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Ear Teeth?

October 01, 2003

My yearling Standardbred colt has been diagnosed with a dentigerous cyst by the veterinarian. Can you possibly give me some information on this type of cyst?             ... Read More

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Understanding Male Aggression

October 01, 2003

I purchased my horse a year ago knowing he had some aggression problems. He is great around people, just not around other horses. Unfortunately, when he attacks, he goes for the throat just behind the jaw line. He refuses to let go at times,... Read More

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Analyze This! (Blood Tests Part 2)

October 01, 2003

Learn about the second-most common laboratory analysis performed--the serum chemistry panel.... Read More

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Feeding Horses in Group Settings: Managing the Mob

October 01, 2003

When feeding horses at pasture or in large paddocks, it can often be a challenge to make sure each horse gets his share of the feed, while reducing waste and feed contamination. Management is the key to successfully feeding horses in a group setting,... Read More

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The Grass Can Be Greener

October 01, 2003

Now is the time to make improvements to your pastures in order to have the best and most nutritious grazing for your horses next spring. A well-maintained pasture also offers a practical and economic break for you, as well. Through pasturing,... Read More

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Early Season Breeding: Let There Be Light!

October 01, 2003

Because of the demands of competition and sales, following the natural reproductive cycle dictated by Mother Nature often doesn't fit into man's breeding program. While Mother Nature's time frame stipulates that the mare should be receptive to... Read More

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Shoeing for Chronic Laminitis

October 01, 2003

There are limited options for effective treatment of horses with lameness due to chronic laminitis. A common practice involves therapeutic shoeing, which is intended to reduce pain, aid in healing, and help return the horse to activity. Recently... Read More