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Equine Problem Behavior Research Survey Now Online

August 02, 2006

A veterinary behavior student at The University of California, Davis, Read More

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Horses Stolen in West Virginia and Ontario

August 02, 2006

On July 16, the Thorne family of Hardy County, W.Va., was stunned to find its bay Arabian mare, MA Legacy of Gold (Legs), missing from her pasture. The thieves left behind the mare’s 7-week-old foal. All three of the pasture gates were locked,... Read More

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AHC Requests Grassroots Contacts for "Right to Ride" Bill

August 02, 2006

The House of Representatives has passed Congressman George Radanovich's "Right-to-Ride" bill (H.R. 586). The bill is intended to protect the use and access of pack and saddle stock animals on public... Read More

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The Latest on the Omegas (Fats)

August 01, 2006

Glance through nearly any newspaper or magazine, and you're bound to see ads proclaiming the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in the human diet. Interest in the topic is keen: Studies in humans and other species have found omega-3 fatty acids... Read More

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Veterinary Education

August 01, 2006

A veterinarian's education does not end when he or she graduates from veterinary school. Some might go on to become board certified in a specialized area of practice, such as surgery or internal medicine, and all are required by state licensing... Read More

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The Latest Elixir--Wellness

August 01, 2006

In today's world, horse owners are overwhelmed with information available about how to feed their horses. Every month, dozens of articles appear in magazines and on the Web that advocate a wide range of nutritional solutions for every problem facin... Read More

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Information on Inducing Labor

August 01, 2006

I am searching for information or articles on induced parturition (labor). Is there any information published on this?... Read More

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Could This be Back Pain?

August 01, 2006

My mare appears to be in pain particularly in the withers, shoulder, and stomach areas. ... Read More

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No Vertical Vision?

August 01, 2006

I follow Pat Parelli's training methodology. While doing the exercise of desensitizing my horse to a ball, I quickly realized that her focus never followed the ball over her head. If I rolled it at her feet, or played with the ball anywhere belo... Read More

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Trashing the Place

August 01, 2006

Why do some defecate onto the walls of the stall, pasting manure onto their tails, hindquarters, and all over ... Read More

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Daily Hoof Washing?

August 01, 2006

I have heard horses should get their feet washed every day, and that this is called the natural moisturizing cycle for hooves. In the horses you have observed in the wild, do they wet their feet every day? If so, please explain how they do... Read More

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Body Builders--Muscles

August 01, 2006

Muscles are one of the most important components in the equine body. Without them, the horse would be unable to walk, chew and digest food, or even swish his tail. Muscles comprise the largest tissue mass in the horse's body. There are various types ... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent and Control Disease

August 01, 2006

Dietary management can work like magic for specific equine diseases.... Read More

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Ammonia is the Enemy

August 01, 2006

You know that burning sensation that fills your nostrils as you're mucking out stalls? The fiery feeling spreads from your nose into your sinuses, down your throat, and billows through your lungs. It makes your eyes sting and water. Imagine living... Read More

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What's the Scoop?

August 01, 2006

With hundreds of equine nutritional supplements on the market, it's hard to know exactly which one your horse might need, if any at all. While not every horse requires supplements, they can be beneficial in specific circumstances.

According... Read More

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Highs and Lows

August 01, 2006

The staff of The Horse magazine just got back from the American Horse Publications seminar, where this magazine was named top equine publication in the industry. In part, the judge's comments said: "This extremely tough decision boiled dow... Read More

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Overactive and Underweight

August 01, 2006

Sometimes it's challenging to keep weight on a horse. A hyperactive horse might burn off too many calories to stay in optimum body condition, while an old broodmare with digestive inefficiency can lose weight during the stress of lactation. We'll ... Read More

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The Horse Named Top Magazine

August 01, 2006

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care was honored on June 24 as the best overall publication in the General Excellence category at the 2006 American Horse Publications Annual Awards. Sixty publications were entered. The... Read More

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2006 ACVIM Forum

August 01, 2006

The 24th annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum hosted  nearly 3,000 veterinary specialists, general practitioners, technicians, and students in Louisville, Ky., May 31-June 3.

ACVIM is the national... Read More

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Authorities Find Equine Infectious Anemia in Ireland

August 01, 2006

Three horses tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) at two Thoroughbred stud farms in County Meath, Ireland. It is suspected the disease was introduced through the use of infected blood products. This is the first time the disease had... Read More

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Barbaro Visitor Comes Bearing a Large Gift

August 01, 2006

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell paid a special visit June 8 to the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, where he checked on the condition of Kentucky Derby... Read More

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Barbaro Update

August 01, 2006

Barbaro was recovering well after his second cast change at the University of Pennyslvania's New Bolton Center. "Barbaro is back in his stall and is doing well," said Chief of Surgery Dean W. Richardson, who on July 3 replaced the cast he had put o... Read More

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Cloned Mules Race Into History

August 01, 2006

Cloned mules Idaho Gem and Idaho Star made their racing debuts on June 3 and 4 in Winnemucca, Nev., each winning a qualifying heat before placing third and sixth, respectively, in the final 350-yard dash. This was the first time clones competed in... Read More

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Conference Stresses Disaster Planning and Large Animal Rescue

August 01, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) hosted the 2006 National Conference on Animals in Disaster (NCAD) May 31-June 3 in Arlington, Va. A variety of animal rescue organizations sponsored the event, which was attended by more than 650... Read More

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Examining Equine Vocalizations

August 01, 2006

Horse owners know that a low-pitched nicker indicates friendly recognition, and an anxious call is a sign of stress. Now researchers are looking for a scientific link between the acoustic properties of equine communications and their possible... Read More