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Founder: Returning From the Brink

June 01, 2005

Founder. It's one of those images that puts fear into our hearts. Donna's initial onset occurred three years ago in December. Aaron Tangeman, DVM, examined her and took radiographs of both front feet.... Read More

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Age-Defying Equines

June 01, 2005

At some point senior horses exhibit slower, stiffer gaits, dull coats, or subtle signs of disease. ... Read More

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Where There's a Will...

June 01, 2005

While not many of us enjoy contemplating our own death, it's an important consideration for any horse owner.... Read More

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Horses and Fire

June 01, 2005

Fire can be both friend and foe in nature. While fire can do extensive damage to the environment, the damage is often short-lived and the long-term benefits outweigh short-term problems as new vegetation springs forth to populate the landscape.... Read More

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Feed Needs of Older Horses

June 01, 2005

As our horses age and their bodies start to fail, we have to meet their changing nutritional needs. ... Read More

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Ponying for Exercise

June 01, 2005

Ponying is leading one horse from another. The pony horse is the one you are riding; the ponied horse is the one being led. Ponying is a good way to exercise a horse you don't have time to ride or one that can't be ridden. If you need to keep tw... Read More

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Tumors of Dental Origin

June 01, 2005

Odontomas are benign tumors that arise from dental tissue in an animal's mouth. These tumors can be quite invasive, most commonly affecting the maxilla or cheekbone. They can be surgically removed, but the procedure requires aggressive, extensiv... Read More

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Dermal Melanomatosis Surgery

June 01, 2005

Tumors arising from melanin-containing cells (melanocytes) in the skin go beyond benign or malignant melanoma. In fact, there are four distinct melanocyte-derived tumor types, each classified according to clinical behavior and cellular... Read More

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Old Horses, Old Problems

June 01, 2005

It is amazing how many horse owners have one or more horses over the age of 15. My daughter's old Arab mare is 22 this year. She's slowed down (somewhat), has a bit more trouble getting up and down, and has a little more sway to her topline, but... Read More

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No Added Benefits from Higher Bute Dosage

June 01, 2005

Higher dosages of phenylbutazone (Bute) don't make chronically lame horses any sounder than standard doses, according to a study in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Thus, giving a lame horse... Read More

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Sudden Death: Untimely End

June 01, 2005

Sometimes horses die suddenly when they aren't involved in athletic competition. You walk out to stall or paddock one morning and your good trail horse or companion animal is lying dead, even though it had appeared normal and healthy when you fed the... Read More

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Champion Horse Cloned

June 01, 2005

Italian researchers announced on April 14 that the first clone of a sterile horse is healthy and thriving. The Arabian colt, a genetic copy of U.S. endurance rider Valerie Kanavy's two-time World Champion horse Pieraz, proves that researchers ca... Read More

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American Horse Cloning Project Successful

June 01, 2005

America's first cloned horse turned six weeks old on April 27, according to Texas A&M University (TAMU) researchers who partnered on the successful cloning venture with French scientist Dr. Eric Palmer of Cryozootech. The colt, named "Paris... Read More

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Horse Smart Card in the Works in Colorado

June 01, 2005

The horse industry in Colorado is instituting an Equine Smart Card identification program that will meet National Animal Identification System (NAIS) standards. The NAIS is being developed by the USDA and state agencies, and it is intended to... Read More

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Evolution: Characteristics Dependent on Geography, Climate

June 01, 2005

Research suggests that horses' size, diet, and distance traveled depended on external factors.... Read More

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Summit Charts Course for Unwanted Horses

June 01, 2005

More than 25 equine-industry organizations and one U.S. congressman participated in the nation's first Unwanted Horse Summit on April 19 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the Summit served as ... Read More

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Triad Specialty Products Licenses Fly Control Product to Pfizer

June 01, 2005

Piedmont Pharmaceuticals' wholly owned company Triad Specialty Products announced on April 7 that it has licensed its equine feed-through fly control product to Pfizer Animal Health. Triad developed the product and received regulatory clearance... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Summit Report

June 01, 2005

Unwanted Horse Summit April 19, 2005 – Washington, DC

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The attached list of organizations and officials were invited to attend a one day workshop for the purpose of determining if agreement could be reached... Read More

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NASC and Federal Regulators Discuss Product Label and Manufacturing Standards

June 01, 2005

Members of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) met recently in San Diego with federal regulators from the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and representatives from the American Association of Feed Control Officials to... Read More

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Eventing's Short and Long Formats Compared

June 01, 2005

Three-Day event horses performing the short format endurance portion of an event and horses completing the conventional long format experience a similar amount of stress, according to a recent study. The public has speculated on whether or not... Read More

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Arthritis in the Performance Horse

May 31, 2005

Arthritis causes considerable pain in your horse, and understanding the disease cycle is necessary in order to prevent further damage from occurring. "One-third of all lameness is due to arthritis or soft tissue trauma," said Rhonda Rathgeber,... Read More

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"Whisper Syndrome" Update

May 31, 2005

A treating veterinarian in southwestern Virginia still isn't sure what made three of his clients' horses sick this spring while generating widespread concern on an Internet message board. Titer results searching for a definitive diagnosis or... Read More

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Cornell Research on Herpesvirus Vaccines

May 27, 2005

A presentation on recent research into herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) vaccines was given by Klaus Osterrieder, DVM, DVM Habilitation (a German equivalent to a PhD), associate professor of virology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell the... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Client Credit Policies

May 27, 2005

In an ideal world, horses would only require veterinary care between the convenient hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and veterinarians always would be paid at the time of service. While the late-night emergency call is inevitable, high... Read More

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Ford Motor Company and BLM Work Together to Save Mustangs

May 26, 2005

Ford Motor Company announced May 19 that it would provide aid to preserve thousands of wild mustangs that currently face an uncertain future. In addition, the company is offering a means for the public to help "Save the... Read More