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Thoroughbred Pedigrees Show Little Genetic Diversity

March 01, 2002

More than 95% of Thoroughbreds share the same paternal lineage, and almost half of the genetic makeup of the breed can be attributed to just 10 foundation horses. These facts are just a few of the recent findings brought to light by a research... Read More

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Medication Summit Panel Moves Forward on Plan

March 01, 2002

In a Jan. 28 teleconference, representatives from about 20 racing industry organizations unanimously endorsed a plan to develop a national medication policy. Members of the Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse racing industries... Read More

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ReRun Unveils "Moneigh" Equine Art

February 27, 2002

ReRun, Inc., a national Thoroughbred adoption program based in Kentucky, has announced a new fundraising project to be held this year in conjunction with The 2002 Mane Event, ReRun's annual fundraising auction and dinner/dance.

Through a... Read More

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Pfizer Pledges Support for Spinal Research Campaign

February 27, 2002

Pfizer, manufacturer of Strongid-P (Strongid equine deworming paste in the UK), has pledged its full support to the Spinal Research Saddle-Up Campaign (Read More

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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Announces Television Coverage

February 27, 2002

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bayer, April 25-28, 2002, has announced an extensive schedule of television coverage for this year.

Outdoor Life Network (OLN) will broadcast the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, America's... Read More

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Seattle Slew to Undergo Surgery

February 26, 2002

Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew is being removed from stallion service in central Kentucky indefinitely and his return, if ever, to service will depend upon what is in the best interests of the horse, according to a press release by Three... Read More

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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Monitoring Update

February 22, 2002

Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome
February 21, 2002
Updated Report from the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

From December 30, 2001 to February 16, 2002, 190 equine abortions had... Read More

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First Animal Cases of West Nile Virus for 2002 Reported

February 22, 2002

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced Feb. 18 that the first cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for this year have been reported. It has been confirmed that a wild... Read More

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Davy Jones to Ride at the 2002 Blood-Horse Sportsman’s Challenge

February 21, 2002

Ever wanted to race against a singing Monkey? Davy Jones of the Monkees will be the celebrity rider in the 2002 Blood-Horse Sportsman’s Challenge, which will be run at the High Hope Steeplechase on May 19 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.... Read More

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Banning Equine Slaughter in the United States

February 20, 2002

On Feb. 14, Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland sponsored HR 3781, a bill that would make it illegal to slaughter horses for human consumption in the United States and prohibit horses from being transported to another country for slaughter. It also... Read More

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Nutrition and Hoof Growth

February 20, 2002

At the 15th annual Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium January 21-23, Edgar A. Ott, PhD, of the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida, presented a review of the literature and research conducted at the University of Florida with E... Read More

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Distance-Learning Course Aims to Help Foreign Veterinarians

February 19, 2002

Latin American veterinarians who hope eventually to practice in the United States are receiving help through a new distance-education course offered by the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with Nova... Read More

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Bill Calls For Ban on Use of Horses for Consumption

February 19, 2002

A bill that would ban trade of horsemeat and live horses for human consumption has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland said in a prepared statement: "Americans do not eat horses.  We... Read More

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CSU’s Equine Orthopaedic Laboratory Seeks More Horses with Navicular Disease

February 19, 2002

Researchers at Colorado State University's (CSU) Equine Orthopaedic Laboratory are once again seeking to recruit horses suffering with navicular disease to participate in the next phase of a new shoe study.

The first study, which began... Read More

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Medication, Equine Health on Symposium Agenda

February 13, 2002

A panel discussion on medication use and regulations in the pari-mutuel industry will be part of an equine medical symposium hosted by the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine March 14-15 in Hollywood Beach, Fla.

The... Read More

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N.C. Horse Owners Referendum Set for March 19

February 13, 2002

Additional funding to improve North Carolina's horse industry is the subject of a referendum set for Tuesday, March 19, at North Carolina Cooperative Extension centers across the state.

The referendum, authorized by the General Assembly... Read More

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CSU Launches First Combined DVM and MBA Degree

February 13, 2002

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the College of Business at Colorado State University have launched the first program in North America combining the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Business... Read More

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Scientists Uncover New Way to Assess Ovulation

February 13, 2002

Veterinarians generally assess whether a mare has ovulated and is ready to breed by rectal palpation. However, new research suggests that a mare’s blood plasma sample can tell the veterinarian just as accurately that ovulation has occurred. The... Read More

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Color Vision In the Horse

February 13, 2002

Understanding how the horse sees the world can give horse owners an appreciation of their animals' behavior. In addition to their reduced color perception (which makes certain color cues relatively useless), horses also have slightly poorer visual... Read More

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Equine Medicine/Surgery Congress

February 13, 2002

Veterinarians worldwide were attracted to the prominent names in veterinary medicine who presented topics at the seventh Congress on Equine Medicine and Surgery held in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 11-13, 2001.

“There were over 500... Read More

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Kentucky Breeding Regulations Amended

February 06, 2002

As was stated Feb. 4 in a news story on this web site, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture filed emergency regulations regarding testing procedures for contagious equine metritis (CEM) to be followed when breeding an imported mare i... Read More

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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Meeting Emphasizes Communication

February 06, 2002

More than 350 veterinarians, farm managers and personnel, and other members of Central Kentucky’s horse industry gathered on Feb. 4 in Lexington to review what is known about the mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) of 2001, and how to monitor... Read More

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Rare Donkey Born Through Embryo Transfer in Australia

February 06, 2002

Monash University reproductive research is helping save the world's most endangered donkey breed.
 
In a world first, a rare and prehistoric-looking Poitou donkey foal has been born to a surrogate Standardbred horse after embryo... Read More

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John Henry Back Home

February 05, 2002

Two-time Horse of the Year John Henry, who underwent colic surgery Jan. 25 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington, arrived back home at the Kentucky Horse Park Feb. 4. "He was given a clean bill of health, and everyone is happy... Read More

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Emergency Breeding Procedures Filed for Kentucky Farms

February 04, 2002

Due to concerns resulting from last year's foal losses attributed to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS), the Kentucky Department of Agriculture today filed emergency regulations regarding procedures that are followed when breeding an importe... Read More