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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

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Animal Aid Worker on Katrina:

September 01, 2005

The macabre images flashing on our television screens don't even begin to capture the grief, the chaos, and the stench that is being experienced by individuals in several Gulf Coast states as a result of deadly Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of... Read More

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Horse Rescue Groups Mobilizing Hurricane Relief Effort

September 01, 2005

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, horse rescue groups are mobilizing to provide assistance to horses and livestock impacted by the devastating storm and are seeking financial support for the effort.

The National Horse Protection... Read More

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Texas Equine Rescue Group Helping Louisiana's Horses

September 01, 2005

Habitat for Horses/Lone Star Equine Rescue is organizing a massive relief and rescue effort to help the equines of southern Louisiana after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina forced millions to evacuate. A large number of horses, mules, and... Read More

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AVMA: Teams Ready to Assess Hurricane Damage

September 01, 2005

According to the latest Hurricane Katrina disaster update from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) at 9:00 pm CDT on Aug. 31, four Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) were deployed and awaiting mission assignments for... Read More

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Fair Grounds Race Course Sustains Hurricane Damage

August 31, 2005

Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States with damaging winds, rains, and flood waters, caused damage to Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, La. Fair Grounds and its affiliated off-track betting facilities and... Read More

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Filly Recovering from Tail Burning Incident

August 31, 2005

"Her tail is just barely hanging on," says Vonda Hamilton of Dixie, her 2-year-old Spotted Saddle Horse filly whose tail was ignited and burned by trespassers during the night of Aug. 19 near Erwin, N.C. Hamilton is treating the filly's tail and... Read More

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Safe Havens and Veterinary Services Needed for Hurricane Katrina's Equine Refugees

August 31, 2005

Place Your Facility on the USEF Hurricane Equine Relief List

(Lexington, KY) – As Americans view the newscasts of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina it is clear that both humans and animals require immediate emergency... Read More

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Deworming Principles (Book Excerpt)

August 30, 2005

A thorough parasite control program involves a complete understanding of helpful management practices and knowing how different types of dewormers work.... Read More