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Which Trees are Toxic?

April 01, 2002

It's hard to imagine that a natural part of our environment could possibly be harmful to our horses. However, many plants are not only poisonous, but potentially deadly to horses. Many plants and trees have strong medicinal qualities; early... Read More

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Ground vs. Breeding Mount Semen Collection

April 01, 2002

We have show pony breeding stallions, and as of last year are doing almost all shipped semen. This year we are seriously thinking about expanding our business to offer semen collection and shipping services for outside stallions, which will... Read More

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Putting Up Boundaries (Fencing)

April 01, 2002

Horses are nomads by nature, with an inclination to travel far and wide searching for forage and water. Along with their wanderlust, horses possess a strong sense of curiosity, and they are constantly investigating their surroundings. Turn a... Read More

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Restricting Grazing

April 01, 2002

There are some food needs that just can't be argued against: 1) Humans need popcorn plus a cola at the movies; 2) Women need chocolate anytime; 3) Horses need forage at all times. While these combinations aren't equal in terms of supplying... Read More

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Risk of Equine Viral Arteritis from Imported Stallions

April 01, 2002

Equine arteritis virus (EAV) causes a flu-like illness in adult horses called equine viral arteritis, and is responsible for abortion in mares and pneumonia in foals. Stallions can be become persistently infected and shed the virus in their... Read More

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Predicting the Effects of Farriery Using a Computerized Model

April 01, 2002

A talented farrier and knowledgeable veterinarian can often do wonders for a lame horse. Applying corrective shoes can change the forces acting on the feet, improving many foot problems. Unfortunately, even the most talented farrier can... Read More

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"Alternative Therapy" Associations

April 01, 2002

Whether you choose to embrace alternative or complementary medicines is, of course, up to you. However, a word to the wise: To protect yourself, your horse, and your bank account, select a licensed veterinarian who has taken advanced... Read More

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Combat Stiffness

April 01, 2002

Day after day, you battle with your horse to get the correct left bend. Or maybe the trouble comes when you ask him to pick up the right lead, push off his hind end, or stretch out into a longer stride. Instead of a willing response, all you get... Read More

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Eyelid Problems

April 01, 2002

This month we continue our in-depth look at the equine eye by focusing on eyelids. Without the eyelid to protect the sensitive structures of the eye, the horse would go blind very quickly. Therefore, even small injuries are important and require... Read More

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Evaluating Reproductive Health in Mares

April 01, 2002

The reproductive system of the horse has evolved over time with specific protective functions that are necessary for fertility. The horse and pig are the only domestic animals in which semen is deposited directly into the uterus, in contrast to... Read More

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Save Horses From Humans

April 01, 2002

I want to believe...Maybe that's my problem. I want to believe that all horse owners take the best possible care of their horses, or at the very least feed, water, and care for them with proper farriery and veterinary attention. Unfortunately,... Read More

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Tendons and Ligaments

April 01, 2002

It should come as no surprise that horses suffer from tendon and ligament injuries. When one considers these vital parts of the equine anatomy and the stresses placed upon them, it's a tribute to the horse's physical make-up that there aren't... Read More

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Bill to Ban Horse Slaughter

April 01, 2002

A bill to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States and to prohibit the transportation of horses from the United States to other countries for slaughter has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as House Resolution (HR)... Read More

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Solving Health Problems Through Genetics

April 01, 2002

The solution to health and soundness problems facing horses might be as close as the horse itself. Laminitis, colic, respiratory disease, and even joint problems could be prevented or treated using genetics. At the Blue Ribbon Horse Genome... Read More

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International Group Protects Horses; Celebrates Anniversary

April 01, 2002

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) was formed in Great Britain in 1927. It has grown into a "caring, but pragmatic" organization that is the world's leading international equine welfare charity. The ILPH is celebrating... Read More

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Tufts Conference to Examine Risks and Benefits of Barefoot Hoofcare Methods

April 01, 2002

A unique seminar will be held at Tufts University May 4-5 to review the controversial barefoot hoof care methods put forth by German veterinarian and author Hiltrud Strasser, DVM.

In England, concern about harm to horses by Strasser devotee... Read More

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Wanted: Colorado Horses With Navicular

April 01, 2002

Researchers at Colorado State University's (CSU) Equine Orthopaedic Laboratory are once again recruiting horses suffering from navicular disease to participate in the second phase of a horseshoe study. The first study, which began last August,... Read More

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Collapsible Cross-Country Fences to be Tried in Britain

April 01, 2002

In the wake of several fatal injuries to international-level three-day event competitors in 1999 and 2000, cross-country course designers began working to come up with safer fence designs, including fences which "give" on impact. Over the past... Read More

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Saville Joins Advisory Board for The Horse

April 01, 2002

William J.A. Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM of The Ohio State University's (OSU) Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, is the newest addition to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Horse. Saville joins a group of 49 equine... Read More

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NRHA Million Dollar Sire Dies

April 01, 2002

National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame stallion and Million Dollar Sire Topsail Cody died Feb. 23 from colic. Foaled in 1977, Topsail Cody won the 1980 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, then earned the American Quarter Horse... Read More

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U.K. Horses to Have Passport for Life

April 01, 2002

The United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs minister Alun Michael announced on Feb. 14 that all horses and ponies in England and Wales must be given a unique registration number and a "passport" for life.

By Dec... Read More

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Florida Reports First West Nile Virus Cases For 2002

April 01, 2002

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) reported Feb. 18 that the first equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2002 had been found. Three horses tested positive for WNV in... Read More

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U.K. Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic Officially Over

April 01, 2002

The United Kingdom has regained its status as a foot and mouth disease (FMD)-free country at an international meeting of veterinarians in Paris, France, in January. The official statement was made Jan. 22 by the U.K.'s Department of Environment,... Read More

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Cyanide Study in Caterpillars

March 29, 2002

Terry Fitzgerald, PhD, a distinguished university professor of biological sciences at the State University of New York College at Cortland, said recent research has shown that the Eastern tent caterpillar does a very good job of depleting the... Read More

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New Web Site Offers Information About Equine Research

March 29, 2002

A new Web site, http://www.EquineResearch.net, details current equine research funded by four major organizations. It is a cooperative effort involving the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the... Read More