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USDF Announces Changes to the NAYRC and NAJRC Qualifying Criteria

September 05, 2006

United States Dressage Federation is pleased to announce changes to the 2007 North American Young Riders Championship (NAYRC) Criteria and the 2007 North American Junior Riders Championship (NAJRC) Criteria. These changes will simplify and... Read More

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Barbaro Continues to Do Well

September 05, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to please veterinarians with his progress after his most recent right hind leg cast change last week. "Barbaro is wearing the new cast satisfactorily," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of... Read More

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Vet Students Wooed by Horse Industry

September 05, 2006

More than 450 juniors from veterinary schools across the country were given all-expenses-paid trips to Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day Weekend for the 2006 Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS). This seminar was the brainchild of Rood... Read More

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New Equine Variety Show Debuting on RFD-TV

September 05, 2006

Set to begin on January 1, Wide World of Horses will air on RFD-TV on Monday nights at 9:30 pm CST, as well as two other times each week. The new show was created by True South, LLC.

According to True South spokesman, Janet Engel, the Wide... Read More

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Intervet Introduces PreveNile WNV Vaccine

September 05, 2006

Intervet Inc. has announced the availability of PreveNile. The new modified-live vaccine (MLV) for horses is the first one-dose West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine available for primary immunization.

"PreveNile offers the most advanced WNV... Read More

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Top USPC Mounted Games Pairs to Compete in Founder's Cup

September 05, 2006

Four of the top-finishing advanced pairs mounted games teams from the 2006 United States Pony Club (USPC) Eastern Championships will compete in... Read More

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United Kingdom Seeks Changes to European Equine Identification Proposal

September 05, 2006

Following consultation with the horse industry about a proposed European Union Regulation on the identification of equidae (horses, donkeys, etc.), the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) is giving its comments to the... Read More

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Meet the Specialist: Veterinary Ophthalmologist

September 04, 2006

Although you've probably never seen a horse or dog wearing glasses, animals do have their own ophthalmologists. Not to be confused with optometrists, who test and fit people for glasses and contacts, ophthalmologists are doctors with medical or... Read More

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Shetland Pony National Congress Beats the Heat in New Location

September 04, 2006

It was hot in St. Louis on August 2-5 for the American Shetland Pony Club (ASPC) National Shetland Pony Congress...but the ponies who came to compete were even hotter. Some 480 ponies trekked to the new show site, the National Equestrian Center... Read More

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Team USA Reiners Take Silver and Bronze in Run-Off at 2006 WEG; Show Jumper Beezie Madden Finishes with a Silver Medal

September 04, 2006

It ended like it began, with wind and rain. But, it was a wet, windy and wonderful finale to an amazing two weeks of equestrian sport at the 2006 Aachen World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. By all accounts, it has turned out to be the... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Closing Ceremony

September 04, 2006

The Horse Gallery is a collection of images by photographer Doug Prather at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, in Aachen, Germany.

For more information on the World Equestrian Games, see Read More

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Seventh WNV Positive Kentucky Horse

September 02, 2006

Results of diagnostic testing received today from the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center on Friday, Sept. 1, confirmed the diagnosis of the seventh case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Kentucky this year, according to Rusty... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: North American Reiners Slide Onto Podium

September 02, 2006

The Horse Gallery is a collection of images by photographer Doug Prather at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, in Aachen, Germany.

For more information on the World Equestrian Games, see Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Individual "Round Robin" Show Jumping Final

September 02, 2006

The top four riders in preliminary individual show jumping competition had to face a final round in which each jumped the course four times--once on their own horse, plus a round on each competitor's horse.... Read More

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Tendons and Ligaments: Anatomy and Physiology

September 01, 2006

Tendons and ligaments in the horse are the "belts" and "cables" that hold bones in place and allow the muscles to do their jobs in creating propulsion-- forward, backward, sideways, and up and down. Because of the workload often put upon them, tendon... Read More

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Misplaced Nail

September 01, 2006

I noticed my farrier put two nails in too high. She won't put weight on it. How long until it heals?... Read More

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Hay for the Laminitic Horse

September 01, 2006

Is there a particular type of grass hay that is better than others for maintenance diet for a laminitic horse?... Read More

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Over the Northern Border

September 01, 2006

In this month's issue of The Horse, certain parts of the Canadian horse industry are highlighted. While the industry is smaller in total horse numbers when compared to the U.S. horse population, it is no less active.

Changes to certain... Read More

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Canadian Horse Welfare

September 01, 2006

The horse industry across Canada for the past couple of years has been a bit like a ship in stormy seas. It has been buffeted about, with some of the waves splashing over to its neighbor to the south, but it is now finding itself in calmer... Read More

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Welfare Concerns

September 01, 2006

Because protecting the health and welfare of the horse is one of the American Association of Equine Practitioner's (AAEP) core missions, the association has a standing committee of equine veterinarians dedicated to continuously monitoring issues... Read More

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Trailer Maintenance, Right on Schedule

September 01, 2006

We rely on our trailers to transport our horses safely and reliably. So it stands to reason that we should pay close attention to their maintenance and soundness. But in the busy life of the modern equestrian, trailer upkeep can easily be pushed... Read More

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Damage From Within

September 01, 2006

Mycotoxins can form in plants within hours and they can reach maximum concentration within one to two weeks. ... Read More

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NSAIDs: Not All They're 'Stacked' Up To Be

September 01, 2006

Bute and Banamine are two of the most common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on the market, and they easily accessible to nearly every horse owner. They can be the first line of defense in emergency cases such as colic, and... Read More

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Colic Surgery Risk Factors

September 01, 2006

Studies have also shown that colic surgery mortality rates are higher than that of any other surgical procedure--most likely because the horse's system is already compromised when the animal is anesthetized.... Read More

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Shipping and Disease: EVA

September 01, 2006

One of the major problems with EVA is how easily it can be transferred from one horse to another. Of course there is the respiratory route, where nasal secretions spread the virus from horse to horse through a barn or training stable.... Read More