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Grass Sickness Linked to Clostridium botulinum Bacterium

May 01, 2004

United Kingdom (U.K.) researchers recently found that grass sickness is strongly associated with low antibody levels to the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, indicating that affected horses couldn't fight off infection. Findings from the... Read More

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Gait Monitoring System Introduced

May 01, 2004

The system helps overcome subjectivity when veterinarians and farriers assess horses at work, and could be used for purchase exams. Individual horses' stride length, breakover distance, and carpal (knee)/tarsal (hock)/fetlock flexion can be measured,... Read More

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Alberta Court Upholds Farrier's Right to Float Horse Teeth

May 01, 2004

The technicalities of defining veterinary medicine were tested in February in the Alberta, Canada, Court of Appeal when three appeal court justices ruled that a farrier was not guilty of illegally practicing veterinary medicine when he floated... Read More

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Arkansas, Illinois Clamping Down on Equine Milkshakes

May 01, 2004

Arkansas and Illinois have altered their medication policies to, among other things, provide harsher penalties for trainers if a horse in their care tests positive for a milkshake (a sodium bicarbonate mixture administered via stomach tube,... Read More

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Skin Problems in Horses: The Creeping Crud

May 01, 2004

Dealing with skin problems, unfortunately, is part of having a horse. Since skin is the largest organ of the body, it's no wonder there's much that can go wrong. Designed to safeguard internal organs from external forces and to help maintain consiste... Read More

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USEF Powers Upheld

April 30, 2004

The United States Equestrian Federation's (USEF) authority to enforce its own rules and regulations has been affirmed, at least temporarily, in a federal court in Lexington, Ky. A decision on whether the injunction should be made permanent is... Read More

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AAEP's March "My Vet Matters" Honoree Chosen

April 27, 2004

Suzanne Wilcox, DVM, of Hubbard, Ohio, has been selected by the AAEP's 50th Anniversary Committee as the My Vet Matters Contest's March honoree. Wilcox, who practices at Diamond Ridge Equine, Inc., was nominated for the award by horse owner... Read More

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EEE in Venezuela

April 27, 2004

According to an April 26 ProMED report, Venezuela's Animal Health Service, Ministry of Agriculture recently reported a case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a horse from the district Bolivar in the... Read More

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Farriery is Veterinary Medicine in Florida

April 27, 2004

On March 2, the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice (FBVP) unanimously voted that their interpretation of the state's practice act (which governs animal care and what is construed as veterinary medicine) said acupressure, aromatherapy, animal... Read More

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Rolex Three-Day Footing Proves Sticky, But Safe

April 26, 2004

To the relief of riders, owners, veterinarians, and spectators at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bayer, last week's series of deluges did not prove dangerous for horses on cross country on Saturday, April 24. Many... Read More

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Rolex Schedule Modified for Weather

April 23, 2004

The Saturday cross country schedule at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event has been changed due to the onslaught of wet weather over the past several days. The cross country phase of the CCI**** division will begin at 9:30 a.m., while the Bayer... Read More

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Banamine Returns to the Market

April 23, 2004

Schering-Plough Animal Health has announced that Banamine Injectable Solution, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug for horses, is available again to treat inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders and colic.... Read More

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Georgia Herd Hit by Strangles

April 21, 2004

According to an April 16 AccessNorthGa.com report cited on ProMED, a herd of about 115 horses in western Georgia has been quarantined because of a strangles outbreak at the farm. "Under an order by Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin dated 1... Read More

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Educational Event after Rolex Thursday April 22

April 21, 2004

Spectators at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington and area horse owners will have the opportunity to hear about some of the latest veterinary technologies for the sport horse from top veterinarians on April 22 after the first day of... Read More

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Rutgers Yearling Auction To Benefit Research, Teaching

April 21, 2004

Here is your chance to own a well-trained yearling cross-bred filly (see list below). The fifth annual North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC) yearling horse auction will take place this Sunday, April 25, at 1 p.m. at Cook... Read More

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New Facilities at LSU

April 19, 2004

Two building projects at Louisiana State University's (LSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, one nearly completed and one proceeding apace, will not only offer horse owners better facilities for their horses being treated at LSU, but contribute t... Read More

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Equine Disease Outbreaks in the Fourth Quarter, 2003

April 19, 2004

From the April 2004 issue of Equine Disease Quarterly, Funded by Underwriters at Lloyd's, London, Brokers and Their Kentucky Agents

The International Collating Centre in Newmarket, England, and other sources reported th... Read More

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McBeth Foundation Issues a Challenge to UC Davis Research and Disaster Response Donors

April 16, 2004

For the past several years, the McBeth Foundation of Laguna Beach, California, has provided generous financial support to the Animal Rescue and Disaster Medicine Endowment at the University of California, Davis, Center for Equine Health (CEH).... Read More

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AAEP Members to Deliver Health Lectures at Horse Expo

April 15, 2004

Veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will deliver educational lectures on a variety of equine-health topics during the Western States Horse Expo, June 11-13 at the Cal Expo in Sacramento, Calif. ... Read More

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Understanding Laminitis

April 15, 2004

The most common sign of the onset of laminitis is lameness. If the horse can be persuaded to walk, it moves with a shortened stride, with each foot quickly placed back on the ground.... Read More

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Hallmark Channel Original Movie Features Story of Deserted Young Mother and Her Blind Horse, Premieres April 18

April 14, 2004

When her beloved horse is tragically blinded, a deserted and destitute young mother must harness her inner strength and build a brand new life for herself and her child in "The Long Shot" (Believe in Courage), a Hallmark Channel Original movie... Read More

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Million Dollar Jury Award in Equitrol Lawsuit; Farnam Plans Appeal

April 14, 2004

(Updated Story) A jury awarded $1,007,500 to plaintiffs who alleged in a lawsuit that Farnam's Equitrol, a feed-through fly control product, was defectively designed and caused harm to their Thoroughbred and Warmblood sport horses.... Read More

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Gait Monitoring System Introduced

April 13, 2004

Farriers got an eyeful of what the future might hold for them at the highest levels of equestrian sport at the American Farrier's Association (AFA) Convention, held in March 2004 in Rochester, New York. This future is specialized video monitorin... Read More

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Equine Drug Research Program Suspended

April 13, 2004

The University of Kentucky's (UK) equine drug research program, funded by pari-mutuel handle under the auspices of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, has been suspended indefinitely.

A memorandum obtained by The... Read More

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Ohio Announces Probable Human WNV Case

April 13, 2004

On April 9, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) announced its first probable case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2004. The patient is a 79-year-old male from Scioto County.

"With warm weather in recent weeks, mosquitoes have become active,"... Read More