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Quick Barn Fixes

September 01, 2005

You can create a functional, safe barn in an existing structure on your property with some practical, ... Read More

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Getting an Equine Nutritionist Consultation

September 01, 2005

Sure, it makes sense that the owners of high-end performance horses and blue-blooded broodmares find the services offered by equine nutritionists useful. Anything that can give these horses an edge or help them reach their maximum potential is... Read More

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Supplementing for Semen Quality

September 01, 2005

Cooling and freezing equine semen damages cell membranes, which results in loss of motility and general viability known as "cold shock." Most domestic species have high concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in the semen, but the... Read More

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Dialysis to Treat Kidney Failure

September 01, 2005

Sometimes horses in renal (kidney) failure don't respond to conventional treatment--fluids, diuretics, etc. Toxins in the blood irritate the stomach, making the horse anorexic and depressed. At that point, dialysis might be the only option. The... Read More

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At What Age to Shoe?

September 01, 2005

Questions involving the ifs and whens to shoe horses have been debated for years. There are those who will argue that a horse's foot should not have metal attached via nails under any circumstances, while others will opt for shoeing certain horses... Read More

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Death and Destruction

September 01, 2005

West Nile virus (WNV) was first identified in October 1999 because of an alert zoo veterinarian in New York. The epicenter in 2005, as in 2004, is expected to be California. In six short years, a disease that had never been seen before in North... Read More

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West Nile Virus DNA Vaccine Approved for Horses

September 01, 2005

Commercial vaccines leapt toward state-of-the-art on July 8 when the USDA granted a license for the world's first DNA vaccine for any species. This equine vaccine springs from more than four years of collaborative research between Fort Dodge Animal... Read More

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EEE in Alabama Horses and Humans

September 01, 2005

Seven cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) were confirmed recently in southwestern Alabama. The disease has also infected two people, one of whom did not survive. The Alabama Department of Public Health has recommended the public reduce... Read More

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WNV Patients Have a Long Road Ahead

September 01, 2005

Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, assistant professor of large animal veterinary medicine at the the University of Florida, knows of at least four horses that appeared to make full recoveries from West Nile virus (WNV) before getting sick... Read More

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EIA-Positive Horse Auctioned Off in Two States

September 01, 2005

Equine infectious anemia (EIA) was confirmed July 13 in a Pennsylvania horse, said Bruce Schmucker, VMD, of the state's Department of Agriculture. The horse hasn't shown any clinical signs of EIA and passed through an auction in Meadville, Pa.,... Read More

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Breaking News: EEE Hammers Florida, Veterinarian Stresses Importance of Vaccinating

September 01, 2005

Florida is in the thick of a near-record Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) year. One veterinarian found that in 2003, owners spent ten times the cost of vaccination to treat unvaccinated EEE survivors (typically less than 10% of affected horses... Read More

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Breaking News: Kentucky Officials Extend VS Embargo

September 01, 2005

According to a July 26 memo from Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert Stout, DVM, officials have extended Kentucky's vesicular stomatitis (VS) embargo to include livestock (including horses), wild animals, and exotic animals from La Plata and Mesa... Read More

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Fans Honor Slain Saddlebred

September 01, 2005

A crowd of about 300 people overflowed the Kentucky Horse Park's (KHP) Hall of Champions pavilion on July 10 in Lexington to honor Saddlebred champion Wild Eyed & Wicked following his burial at the park. Wicked was one of three Saddlebreds... Read More

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Veterinarian Alexander Harthill Dead at 80

September 01, 2005

Alexander Harthill, DVM, a renowned Central Kentucky racehorse veterinarian known as "Derby Doc" to his colleagues, died July 16 at 80 years old.

Harthill died at Hospice and Palliative Care in Louisville, Ky., after complications from a... Read More

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Open-Access Veterinary Journal Launched

September 01, 2005

Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes, underwent surgery July 27 at the New Jersey Equine Clinic (NJEC) in Clarksburg, N.J. after suffering a condylar fracture.

"It's a relatively common type... Read More

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South African Bleeders Study Begins

September 01, 2005

An international collaboration of researchers launched a study in July to examine the prevalence and severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in more than 800 South African Thoroughbreds. The group from the University of Pretoria... Read More

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U.S. Department of the Interior Asks for Help with Mustangs and Burros

September 01, 2005

Editor's Note: The U.S. Department of the Interior sent this press release on July 28 requesting help with the increasing populations of mustangs and burros that are exceeding the carrying capacity of government acreage and holding... Read More

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Science and Horsemanship

September 01, 2005

Over the past two decades, the work of Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, has elevated equine sports medicine to a whole new level. As the first incumbent of the Mary Anne McPhail Chair at Michigan State University, Clayton brings an element of modern... Read More

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Hauling Q&A

September 01, 2005

Get the answers to 10 frequently asked trailering and equine transport questions from industry authorities.... Read More

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WNV: Where Are We Today?

September 01, 2005

Let's face it--we were getting comfortable, perhaps complacent, in our twice-a-year visits from our horse's veterinarians for inoculations against the old, familiar diseases...Eastern and Western equine encephalitis, influenza, rabies... Read More

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Strategies to Enhance Vaccine Efficiency

September 01, 2005

When it comes to protection from infectious diseases, the best defense is a good offense. Not only is a strategic vaccination program important, but the housing and handling of horses on a farm can enhance vaccination efficacy. A successful... Read More

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West Nile Recovery x 3

September 01, 2005

One day, Marla Gilvin heard whinnying uncharacteristic from her 5-year-old Kentucky Mountain mare Cocoa Rain. “I went out to see what she was doing and called her to the barn,” Gilvin recalls. “She didn’t move. Her 4-month-old foal was running... Read More

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Disaster Prep Reflections

September 01, 2005

The time available to evacuate horses in an emergency is limited. Having a plan ready may make the difference between survival and disaster. At the very least, keep halters ready for your horses. ... Read More

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Education for Owners from Veterinarians

September 01, 2005

Continuing education is essential to stay current with the changing field of equine health care. Do you know what the latest rec-ommendation is for vaccination against West Nile virus? Do you know what preventive steps can be taken within the... Read More

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Equine Hurricane Evacuation

September 01, 2005

Prepared by the AAEP Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Committee
 
Head for the hills! When hurricane winds blow along the Gulf and Eastern shores of the United States, horse owners must decide whether to "shelter in... Read More