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Protect Your Animals Against West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recommending that animal owners take several precautions to protect their animals from West Nile virus.

"Given that mosquitoes were associated with the 1999 outbreak, the key to preventing or... Read More

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NY State Health Department Announces West Nile Virus Detected In Mosquitos and Four More Birds

October 11, 2002

New York State Health Commissioner Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. P.H. announced July 17 that the State Health Department for the first time this year has identified preliminary evidence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes by using a rapid,... Read More

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USDA Seeks Comments On Animal Welfare Act Research Regulations

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering replacing or modifying the system used to classify animal pain and distress for animals used for research, tests, experiments, or teaching. USDA is also considering creating an Animal Welfare Act... Read More

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University of Maryland to Offer Equine Business Management Program

October 11, 2002

Beginning this fall, the University of Maryland's Institute of Applied Agriculture will offer a two-year certificate program in Equine Business Management. The program is designed to train people who wish to own and/or manage horse boarding... Read More

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FEI Eventing Committee Meets In Chantilly

October 11, 2002

The Eventing Committee met at the end of June to finalize the Safety measures and rule modifications following the "Hartington" International Eventing Safety Committee report.

The Committee agreed on the following issues and amendments... Read More

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Montana Veterinarian Elected To The AAEP Board of Directors

October 11, 2002

Duncan F. Peters, DVM, MS, has been elected to a three-year term on the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Board of Directors. Peters, of Kalispell, Mont., will represent the members of the nine states which comprise the Wester... Read More

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New Fact Sheets Available For The Horse Industry Notebook

October 11, 2002

The American Youth Horse Council has released a new set of facts sheets, which supplement the well-known Horse Industry Handbook. Thousands have come to rely upon the Horse Industry Handbook as an indispensable source for... Read More

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Coalition Seeks Public Participation in Public Lands Policy

October 11, 2002

Sunday (July 9) the coalition Americans For Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) launched their website, http://www.responsiblerecreation.org, as a vehicle for Americans to express their... Read More

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Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Online

October 11, 2002

Journal Watch Infectious Diseases, a literature surveillance newsletter from the Massachusetts Medical Society, will be going online early next month. It features short (about 250 words) summaries of important, recently published,... Read More

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Second Annual Equine Law Conference

October 11, 2002

Horse Law News will be hosting its Second Annual Equine Law Conference on October 27, 2000 at Bay Meadows Raceway, just minutes from the San Francisco Airport and the Grand National Rodeo and Horseshow at the Cow Palace. Speakers at the... Read More

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West Nile Virus (WNV) Notes

October 11, 2002

PA West Nile Virus Web Site Expanded

Visitors to Pennsylvania's West Nile virus website—http://www.WestNile.state.pa.us —now can get weekly updates on the statewide mosquito surveillance... Read More

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Fifth Annual EQUITANA USA Hosts 53,234

October 11, 2002

EQUITANA USA, “The World's Fair of Equestrian Sports,” hosted 53,234 horse lovers from across the country and abroad at its fifth annual North American show June 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

“This year's attendance... Read More

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UK Team Attacks Strangles

October 11, 2002

A leading UK horse charity has teamed up with genome researchers in an effort to beat the equine disease strangles. The Home of Rest for Horses, based in Buckinghamshire, England, has financed a £250,000 ($390,000) project to decode all the gene... Read More

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FEI Approves Reining As Newest Discipline

October 11, 2002

During its General Assembly Meeting April 13-15 held in Mainz, Germany, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) approved reining as its newest discipline. The FEI acceptance places reining in a position to move forward as a major... Read More

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Equine Research the Winner as Standardbred Breeders and Community Support ERC's Flamboro Fundraiser

October 11, 2002

Response to the Equine Research Centre's (ERC) second annual Flamboro Downs Night at the Races fundraiser was “absolutely amazing”, according to the Centre's President, Dr. Andrew Clarke.

“It is always heartening to see the support of... Read More

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Exchange Offered To Young Adults Pursuing Equine Career

October 11, 2002

Communicating for Agriculture (CA), a non-profit rural advocacy organization, is offering young adults pursuing a career in the equine industry the opportunity to travel to England in July 2000 for a month-long stay at an equine stable. Trainees... Read More

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David Foley Named Executive Director Of AAEP

October 11, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has announced the appointment of deputy executive director and convention manager David Foley as its new executive director, effective May 1. Foley succeeds Gary Carpenter, who leaves the... Read More

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CSU Veterinary Medicine Program Ranks High

October 11, 2002

Colorado State University's Veterinary Medicine program was ranked second in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual 2001 Graduate Guide issued recently.

The veterinary medical program, which awards Doctor... Read More

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Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House

October 11, 2002

The 21st Annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House will be running April 7-9 at Colorado State University.

In addition to lectures and presentations by faculty, staff and professionals at the hospital, the open house will offer a... Read More

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West Nile Threat Moves Dressage Olympic Selection To Florida

October 11, 2002

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has changed the location of its Dressage Olympic Selection Trials, scheduled for the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21.

The trials, which will also serve as the State Line Tack/USET Grand Prix... Read More

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AHC seeks USDA Appropriation for Horse Industry in Fiscal Year 2001

October 11, 2002

On February 7, 2000, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) presented its proposed Fiscal Year 2001 budget to Congress. This marks the beginning of the annual budgeting process for the federal government.

During this budget... Read More

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Watch Out For Screwworm

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is alerting veterinarians and others involved in the livestock industry in certain areas of the United States to be on the lookout for screwworm.

On Februar... Read More

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Horse Owners Sentenced For USDA Import Violations

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that horse facility owners Emil and Anna Jung of Gehlenberg-Friesoythe, Germany, have been sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts each of false statements and mail fraud.

On... Read More

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Horse Dealer Fined $10,000 For Falsifying Tests

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Bodee Baldwin of Amarillo, Texas, has been formally sentenced in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, Va., for making false statements to a federal agency.

Baldwin was sentenced Feb.... Read More

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West Nile Still Here

October 11, 2002

West Nile encephalitis virus caused an outbreak and deaths in humans and horses in the northeastern United States in the late summer and early fall of 1999. Recent isolations of the virus from adult mosquitoes and a dead bird in New York state... Read More