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Moyer Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

December 01, 2002

William Moyer, DVM, head of the Department of Large Animal Medicine & Surgery at Texas A&M University and a member of The Horse's Editorial Advisory Board, recently was awarded a Distinguished Alumnus award by Mesa State College i... Read More

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Equine Salmonellosis

December 01, 2002

Salmonella spp. can cause diarrhea, abscesses, septicemia, and other ailments in horses. The October 2002 issue of Equine Disease Quarterly, published by the University of Kentucky (UK) and sponsored by underwriters at Lloyd's of... Read More

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Intracranial Pressure

December 01, 2002

Two studies done at the University of California, Davis, have allowed researchers to measure the intracranial pressure (ICP, the pressure that the cerebrospinal fluid exerts on the brain) in the horse for the first time and determine how body... Read More

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AQHA Considers Changes to Coat Color Requirements

December 01, 2002

Cremellos or perlinos, which are horses that exhibit lightly pigmented or pink skin over the body, white or cream-colored hair, and blue eyes, might soon be eligible for registration in the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). In early... Read More

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Periodontal Disease in Horses

December 01, 2002

University veterinary hospitals and private practitioners have begun to treat and prevent periodontal disease in horses with a new piece of dental equipment called the Equine Dental System. The Universities of Georgia (UGa), Illinois, and... Read More

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The Adaptive Equine Stomach

December 01, 2002

A study at the Island Whirl Equine Colic Research Laboratory at the University of Florida has determined that the horse's stomach can adapt to meals of various sizes and compositions, giving researchers a better understanding of how the normal... Read More

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Genome Meeting Convenes

November 26, 2002

In October 2002, a meeting of the Interagency Working Group for domestic animal genome sequencing was convened at the USDA Whitten Building in Washington DC to discuss prioritization of domestic animal species for DNA genome sequencing. That suc... Read More

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Kentucky Seeks Economic Impact Study

November 26, 2002

No one in Kentucky knows exactly how many horses or farms make up what is now the state's number one agricultural industry, but the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, in partnership with some of the state's equine leaders, hopes to change... Read More

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Factors Affecting Fertility with Cooled Semen

November 26, 2002

With the use of cooled shipped semen on the rise, breeders want to maximize the effects of this new technology as best they can. However, there are a variety of factors that can affect fertility with cooled semen, said Dickson Varner, DVM, MS,... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in Washington Horse

November 26, 2002

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) recently announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a 14-year-old horse in Island County. The horse, which became ill early in October, is recovering. It is the first horse... Read More

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Pigeon Fever in Colorado and Wyoming

November 26, 2002

There has been an unusual rise in cases of pigeon fever detected in Colorado and Wyoming, according to recent reports from Colorado State University (CSU) and the Wyoming State Veterinary Lab.

Seventy-six cases from Colorado's Front Rang... Read More

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Clostridia-Associated Enterocolitis in Foals

November 25, 2002

Clostridia-associated enterocolitis (inflammation of the small intestine and colon) affects both humans and horses, young and old alike. According to Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee (HDM) Associates veterinary clinic i... Read More

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Meeting Addresses Prioritization of DNA Genome Sequencing in Animals

November 22, 2002

In October 2002, a meeting of the Interagency Working Group for domestic animal genome sequencing was convened at the USDA Whitten Building in Washington, D.C. to discuss prioritization of domestic animal species for DNA genome sequencing. That... Read More

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Fifth Annual Stallion Auction to Benefit Equine Programs at CSU

November 21, 2002

Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is conducting the Fifth Annual Cutting Stallion Auction from now until Jan. 15, 2003. All proceeds will benefit two important equine programs at the university:... Read More

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Horse Carrying 12-Year-Old Rider Shot

November 21, 2002

According to an Associated Press report, an 89-year-old deer hunter has been charged with shooting a horse while it was being ridden by a 12-year-old girl near Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 9.

The hunter, Clinton Hulbut, thought he had seen a... Read More

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Actinobacillus Species Resistance

November 20, 2002

A retrospective study at the University of Pennsylvania showed a possible pattern of resistance to antibiotics by the isolates. During the five-year study period, 1,604 horses underwent “clean” elective surgical procedures. Of those, 23 (1.43%)... Read More

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Second Horse Perishes in Sinkhole

November 20, 2002

Despite rescuers’ desperate efforts, the second of two horses trapped after their barn was engulfed in a sinkhole died Nov. 15. According an Associated Press report, the sinkhole in Sanford, Fla. was 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep.

The... Read More

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New Client Education Brochures Available to Veterinarians

November 20, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has produced 21 client education brochures with the help of Bayer. The brochures are available to veterinarians and come in packages of 25, at $5.50 a package for member veterinarians and... Read More

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Farnam Sends Fly Control Products to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

November 20, 2002

Upon receiving an urgent request for fly control products from the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade stationed in Kabul, Farnam Companies--a leading supplier of fly control for horses--answered the call to duty. The Army compound was struggling with a... Read More

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Pigeon Fever in Kentucky

November 20, 2002

An unusual outbreak of the bacterial disease “pigeon fever,” also known as dryland distemper, has been occurring in Kentucky over the past three weeks, according to Doug Byars, DVM, a specialist in internal medicine and equine critical care. He... Read More

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Endometrial Cysts

November 15, 2002

Endometrial cysts occur in up to 22% of all mares and up to 55% of older mares.... Read More

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Farm in Ohio Affected by Recent Tornadoes

November 15, 2002

The former home of Magical Mac, a horse who lived to be 50 and had his own book, was hit by one of the recent tornadoes which struck the Midwest and South on Nov. 10.

Michele Davis owns Serendipity Stables near West Mansfield, Ohio. The... Read More

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Barn, Horses Swallowed by Sinkhole

November 15, 2002

The Associated Press reported today that a 50-foot wide, 30-foot deep sinkhole in Sanford, Fla. destroyed a barn, killed a horse, and almost drowned another.

The barn’s owner, Bob Bonwit, came home Thursday night and discovered the... Read More

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Moyer Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

November 13, 2002

William Moyer, DVM, head of the Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University and member of The Horse’s Editorial Advisory Board recently was awarded a Distinguished Alumni award by Mesa State College in Grand... Read More

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Colorado State's Orthopaedic Research Center Opens

November 13, 2002

A formal dedication ceremony and open house was held Nov. 1 to launch Colorado State University's (CSU) Orthopaedic Research Center, which will further its mission of medical investigations benefiting both animal and human health. Led by Dr.... Read More