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Computerized Radiography Reveals Details

November 02, 2001

You stare blankly at a nearly indiscernible abnormality in your horse's fetlock X ray as your veterinarian puts the film on a light box. He points at a bone chip, but all you see is the glaring white form of your horse's bone. All too often this... Read More

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Horses Becoming Wimps?

November 02, 2001

Many Thoroughbred racehorses aren't as tough today as their yesteryear counterparts, at least in the opinion of Bill Moyer, DVM, a professor and department head at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Moyer was one of... Read More

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AHSA Names New Executive Director

November 02, 2001

Lori Rawls recently was appointed executive director of the American Horse Shows Association by Alan F. Balch, the organization's president. Rawls was chosen with the unanimous recommendation of the AHSA Search Com-mittee and Executive Committee... Read More

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Honor Your Vet

November 02, 2001

The American Farriers Journal is accepting nominations for the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame's class of 2001. The Hall of Fame was established by the American Farriers Journal in 1997 to recognize veterinarians wh... Read More

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Pony Club Opens New Headquarters

November 02, 2001

The United States Pony Clubs (USPC) held the dedication and grand opening of its new permanent headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 27. The building was dedicated to Joan Birnie Hamill of Wayne, Ill., a long-time supporter of USPC.... Read More

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Vets Help Horses, People

November 02, 2001

Every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, a group of 10-15 veterinarians travel to a remote area of Arizona that can only be reached by helicopter, pack animal, or on foot. These members of Veterinary Christian Fellowship (VCF) gather to... Read More

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Ultrasound Seminar At CIRALE

November 02, 2001

Ultrasound isn't just for prenatal examinations anymore. In the veterinary community in the past year, emphasis has been placed on ultrasound diagnosis of injuries, and this has been reflected in seminars all over the world. More than 20... Read More

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West Nile Virus--Mosquito Not Required

November 02, 2001

Researchers at the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., recently discovered that West Nile virus can be passed from bird to bird in a laboratory setting without the bite of a mosquito.... Read More

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Health Of Pony Club Horses

November 02, 2001

Each year, hundreds of thousands of research dollars go toward investigating ways to keep money-earning, highly competitive athletic horses physically sound and at their peak performance. One researcher in Australia has chosen a different type o... Read More

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Australian Research Helps Horse Owners: New Projects Down Under

November 02, 2001

The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) of Australia recently reported two projects that will be funded through 2001. One will evaluate the economics of the horse industry, and the other will look at safety.... Read More

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Dryland Distemper

November 02, 2001

One of the most commonly diagnosed bacterial problems in California (and several other western states) is dryland distemper, otherwise known as pigeon fever. This disease is caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and is seen... Read More

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Fires

November 02, 2001

Drought and wildfires that laid waste to millions of acres were twin scourges of the West this past summer. The drought came first, leaving forests and rangelands tinder dry. Then came lightning strikes and careless acts by humans that resulted... Read More

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Integrated Therapies Conference

November 02, 2001

Integrated therapies--the preferred term for complementary or alternative therapies--were one of the most popular topics at the Tufts Expo. Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, who led the three-day seminar, discussed therapies for all animals, including... Read More

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Emergency Roundup

November 02, 2001

A total of 353 horses was gathered in an emergency roundup Oct. 2-4 in the Paisley Desert Herd Management Area (HMA) in Oregon, part of the Lakeview Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The herd is gathered periodically to... Read More

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Tufts Animal Expo: Futuristic "First" for Health Conferences

November 02, 2001

They came, they learned, they looked, and they even laughed. More than 4,000 animal health professionals descended on Boston in October for the inaugural Tufts Animal Expo, hosted by the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and a roste... Read More

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EEE In South Carolina

November 02, 2001

Encephalitis has plagued the East Coast in 2000, with South Carolina the latest state under attack. South Carolina's bout with at least nine cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) had horse owners on the defensive this fall.

"We hav... Read More

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West Nile Continues Migration

November 02, 2001

"The inevitable has occurred," said Bruce L. Akey, DVM, when the first positive West Nile virus (WNV) bird case was confirmed in Prince Edward County, Va., on Oct. 13. Akey is director of Virginia's veterinary lab system. Then, as if the deadly... Read More

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Yearlings Benefit Research

November 02, 2001

The sale of 20 Virginia-bred Thoroughbred yearlings on Oct. 15 directly benefited equine research endeavors. Not only were the horses fund-raisers, they also were products of the studies their sale supports. The yearlings were residents of the... Read More

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Unusual Placentitis Cases Decrease

November 02, 2001

The cases of nocardioform placentitis in Central Kentucky fell from 144 cases during the 1999 foaling season to 48 in 2000, according to a report in Equine Disease Quarterly, a publication funded by Underwriters At Lloyd's of London,... Read More

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California Foreign Vet Bill Fails

November 02, 2001

To the relief of many practitioners and to the dismay of others, a California bill did not pass in August that would have drastically changed veterinary medicine in the state. California Assembly Bill 2842 would have allowed graduates of any... Read More

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ERC President Resigns

November 02, 2001

Andrew Clarke, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, President of the Equine Research Centre (ERC) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, returned to his alma mater, the University of Melbourne in Australia, as Chair of Equine Studies. Ken Armstrong, DVM, took over the reins... Read More

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Enteritis: Getting To The Guts

November 02, 2001

Byars and Collatos covered diagnostic techniques and treatments for enteritis. Byars discussed causes and symptoms, and touched on promising ways to diagnose and determine whether the treatment should include surgery.... Read More

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Model Horse Sales Help Research

November 02, 2001

Sales of a small scale horse are benefiting large horses everywhere. Beckie Kearns, the 1998 Quarter Horse Congress Queen, chose equine research as her charity after "Pressed For Change," the horse for which this Peter Stone Original is made,... Read More

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New Education Building For Penn

November 02, 2001

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, which is widely respected for its New Bolton Center research hospital for large animals, soon will be equipped even better. The school will receive a grant of $18 million from... Read More

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USDA Seeks EVA Comments

November 02, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture needs your help to develop an equine viral arteritis (EVA) regulatory program for U.S. horses.

The equine industry regards the disease as a potentially significant and increasing economic threat. Currently... Read More