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Analyze This! (Blood Tests Part 2)

October 01, 2003

Learn about the second-most common laboratory analysis performed--the serum chemistry panel.... Read More

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Feeding Horses in Group Settings: Managing the Mob

October 01, 2003

When feeding horses at pasture or in large paddocks, it can often be a challenge to make sure each horse gets his share of the feed, while reducing waste and feed contamination. Management is the key to successfully feeding horses in a group setting,... Read More

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The Grass Can Be Greener

October 01, 2003

Now is the time to make improvements to your pastures in order to have the best and most nutritious grazing for your horses next spring. A well-maintained pasture also offers a practical and economic break for you, as well. Through pasturing,... Read More

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Early Season Breeding: Let There Be Light!

October 01, 2003

Because of the demands of competition and sales, following the natural reproductive cycle dictated by Mother Nature often doesn't fit into man's breeding program. While Mother Nature's time frame stipulates that the mare should be receptive to... Read More

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Shoeing for Chronic Laminitis

October 01, 2003

There are limited options for effective treatment of horses with lameness due to chronic laminitis. A common practice involves therapeutic shoeing, which is intended to reduce pain, aid in healing, and help return the horse to activity. Recently... Read More

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Forages for Stabled Horses

October 01, 2003

Busy training schedules and fears about injury often limit pasture access for performance horses. Prolonged stall confinement, however, can be detrimental to a horse's attitude. Boredom can lead to destructive behaviors, including weaving,... Read More

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Steroid Effects on the Knees

October 01, 2003

During intensive training, young racehorses experience a thickening in the layers of bone under the cartilage of joints. These layers, called subchondral (located nearer the surface) and cancellous, become harder and better able to handle the... Read More

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If Your Horse's Feet Could Talk

October 01, 2003

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article gives horse owners a glimpse into the methods used by one experienced veterinarian to monitor the feet of his clients' horses. Your veterinarian might have developed his/her own special way to follow the... Read More

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A Pain in the Hock

October 01, 2003

The hock is a complex joint of the rear limb situated between the stifle and the ankle that consists of six bones and four joints. Similar to the human ankle--but elevated and bending backward--the hock works in concert with the stifle, flexing... Read More

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Wanted: Career Revival

October 01, 2003

The talks in the conference room to the group of bright, young attendees might have sounded a bit like a revival to the uninitiated. In fact it was...well, a bit like a revival. And one that is needed sooner rather than later. Last year, from th... Read More

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WNV Treatment Licensed

October 01, 2003

Novartis Animal Vaccines announced Aug. 19 the conditional licensing and availability of the only antibody product approved by the USDA to help control disease caused by West Nile virus (WNV) in equids. This product helps an exposed animal by... Read More

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EEE Case Update

October 01, 2003

That "other" mosquito-borne illness, Eastern equine encephalitis, continues to spread through the United States faster than in previous years. The disease has appeared in areas that don't often experience EEE, such as in Maryland, New Jersey, an... Read More

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Hunter's Bump

October 01, 2003

Named for the sport in which it often occurs, hunter's (or jumper's) bump is a sometimes painful pelvic condition that affects performance and gait. It's tricky to diagnose, occurs in horses which do many different disciplines, and can be an... Read More

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Long-Eared Lovin'

October 01, 2003

Donkeys and mules have played, and continue to play, an important role on the equine stage. Mules in particular are used for everything from pleasure riding and packing to dressage, racing, and jumping. Donkeys are family pets in many instances... Read More

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Training Young Athletes

October 01, 2003

It sounds completely backwards, the idea that you might actually increase health risks by postponing training and competition until a horse is four or older. It goes against the ages-old and widely held belief that you cause damage by initiating... Read More

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Remaining Saddlebred Healing Well

October 01, 2003

Cats Don't Dance, the remaining injured Saddlebred under treatment at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee (HDM) Associates in Lexington, Ky., is recovering well, according to his treating veterinarian. On Aug. 27 he was ready to return home shortly.

The... Read More

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Third Mule Clone Born

October 01, 2003

The scientists who produced the world's first equine clone announced that the third cloned mule foal was born about 1:30 a.m. on July 27.

The team includes Gordon Woods, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, and Dirk Vanderwall, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, bot... Read More

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The World's First Cloned Horse

October 01, 2003

The world's first cloned horse, created by Italian scientists from a mare's skin cell, has been born, according to a Washington Post article.

The birth of the healthy foal, announced in the Aug. 7 issue of the journal Nature,... Read More

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Parelli Natural Horsemanship University is Country's First Approved Private Vocational School of Its Kind

October 01, 2003

Approval of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship University in late June as a private occupational school by the Colorado Department of Higher Education distinguished Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship (PNH) as the first such institution in the country... Read More

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New Tufts Veterinary Conference

October 01, 2003

The inaugural "Bridge to the Future" veterinary conference, hosted by Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, was held in Providence, RI, on Aug. 10-11. This year's speakers included Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, associate... Read More

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First Case of Anthrax in 2003

October 01, 2003

Texas officials have detected the state's first case of anthrax for 2003 in a white-tailed deer near Del Rio. "It's not unusual to have a few cases of anthrax in livestock or deer each year in Texas," said Bob Hillman, DVM, state veterinarian an... Read More

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Large Animal Rescue Video Deemed a Success

October 01, 2003

USRider, a member-based organization providing trailering assistance throughout North America, has widely distributed a new safety video to increase awareness of the need for correct rescue training with large animals. The organization seeks to... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever in Oklahoma

October 01, 2003

The death of at least one Oklahoma horse has been definitively linked to Potomac horse fever (PHF), a disease rarely found in the state. Two of her stablemates likely died of the same illness. The horse manager at the farm with the confirmed cas... Read More

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Death of a Derby Winner

October 01, 2003

The Blood-Horse magazine reported that 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand died sometime in 2002. He likely met his end in a slaughterhouse in Japan, where his career at stud was unsuccessful.

Ferdinand earned nearly $4 million,... Read More

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Hurricane Isabel's Impact on Virginia

October 01, 2003

Hurricane Isabel hit the Virginia coast with fury on Sept. 18. At its peak over the Atlantic, Isabel was a Category 5 hurricane (winds greater than 155 mph), sending coastal horse owners scrambling for safe shelter for themselves and their... Read More