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Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium

November 01, 2001

The second annual Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium, hosted by the Equine Research Centre (ERC) in Guelph, Ontario, on March 23-24, brought together leaders in the fields of nutraceutical research and manufacturing. Symposium organizer Wendy... Read More

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Non-Toxic Linseed

November 01, 2001

Horse owners wanting to take advantage of flaxseed's omega-3 content can rest easy. Flaxseed, or linseed, has a reputation as a toxic substance to horses when fed uncooked--earned because the seeds contain a small amount of cyanogenetic... Read More

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New Spokespersons for "On-Call" Team

November 01, 2001

Four veterinarians specializing in the care of Thoroughbreds are the newest spokespersons for the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) "On Call" program. These practitioners join more than 30 AAEP-member veterinarians who provide... Read More

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HMT Offers ESWT

November 01, 2001

High Medical Technologies (HMT) was inadvertently omitted from the list of extracorporeal shock wave therapy manufacturers in the May issue of The Horse. The company is based in Switzerland.

HMT High Medical Technologies A.G.... Read More

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European Disease Affects Slaughter Industry

November 01, 2001

Concerns over mad cow disease and the resurgence of foot and mouth disease in Europe has had a devastating effect on the European beef cattle industry, and has brought about an increased demand for horse meat. Mad cow disease has created fears... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Information Available

November 01, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently released a brochure about vesicular stomatitis for the horse owner. Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a contagious disease that afflicts horses, livestock, wildlife, and humans. Althoug... Read More

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Rochester Veterinary Seminar

November 01, 2001

Veterinarians and technicians gathered Feb. 8-9 at the Rochester Equine Clinic (REC) in New Hampshire for the 21st annual Veterinarian and Technician Conference on Equine Medicine and Surgery. Eighty attendees listened to a dozen speakers presen... Read More

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Health Spa For Horses and Owners

November 01, 2001

Europe's first equine health spa will open soon, offering a unique health care experience for horses and their owners. The Centre for Natural Equine Therapy will be located in Gloucester-shire, England, and will offer everything for injury... Read More

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Reproductive Loss Survey Confirms Some Beliefs; Belies Others

November 01, 2001

Results from the survey of 133 farms in Central Kentucky regarding the early fetal loss and late-term abortions that occurred this spring substantiated some of the preliminary ideas held by researchers and veterinarians. The survey also put to... Read More

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Behind the Reproductive Loss Survey Numbers

November 01, 2001

"This survey was to identify risk factors, not causes," emphasized Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. Dwyer led the team that surveyed 133 Central Kentucky farms. Some farms were... Read More

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Ohio Searches for Reasons Behind Its Spring Losses

November 01, 2001

The same survey questions used to look at risk factors in mares with late-gestation and early fetal losses in Central Kentucky are being used to investigate the outbreak in Southeastern Ohio.

Stephe... Read More

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Frazer Joins Editorial Advisory Board

November 01, 2001

The Horse magazine is proud to have a large group of people serve on our Editorial Advisory Board. They volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that the information contained in these pages is accurate and beneficial to our readers.... Read More

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EEE Detected in Minnesota

November 01, 2001

Minnesota recently had its first encounter with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) when the disease was confirmed in two horses in separate areas of the state. One horse was from Blue Earth County in southern Minnesota, and the other was from... Read More

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Flu Avert in Canada

November 01, 2001

Heska Corporation announced Sept. 24 that it has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to sell Flu Avert I.N., an intranasal influenza vaccine, in Canada. Heska has granted Novartis Animal Health Canada, Inc., exclusive... Read More

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Critter Control

November 01, 2001

Appreciating wildlife is fine, and horse people generally are wildlife lovers. However, when nature's creatures take up residence in your barns, sheds, or fields, they can bring disease and destruction. It's imperative to the health of humans,... Read More

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Help is On the Way

November 01, 2001

Conscientious horse owners do everything possible to take care of their horses. They vaccinate appropriately, deworm on a regular basis, feed a balanced diet, and provide a proper environment for the well-being of their horses. But even the best... Read More

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Aging Horses Accurately

November 01, 2001

Aging horses by their incisor teeth is as much an art as a science. Traditional "indicators of age," such as eruption date, "cups," Galvayne's groove, hooks, shape of the table surface of the lower central incisors, etc., often result in wide ag... Read More

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When Your Horse Thinks He's a Termite...

November 01, 2001

Q: Is chewing pressure-treated wood (the green-tinged wood) dangerous for horses?

Catherine

Q: Our horses have started eating our fences and tree bark quite frequently this year.... Read More

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Phenylbutazone (Bute) Longevity

November 01, 2001

I was wondering how many days phenylbutazone (Bute) can stay in a horse's system? I have a horse which has to stay on this medication on a fairly constant basis.

Carole

If you mean how long is the drug... Read More

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Breeding Horses With Genetic Disorders

November 01, 2001

I read on your site that two or three Quarter Horse stallions might be traced to the syndrome of polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM). I have a performance Quarter Horse filly with PSSM, and I feel it is important to know who these sires... Read More

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The Impact of West Nile Virus

November 01, 2001

Before the late summer of 1999, most veterinarians in the United States could not have told you much about West Nile virus (WNV). Most regulatory veterinarians, like myself, only knew that WNV didn't exist in the Western Hemisphere, and it wasn'... Read More

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West Nile Virus Migrates to the Southeast

November 01, 2001

The year's first four equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States have been confirmed in Florida. Three positive horses were located in Jefferson County, and one was found in bordering Leon County. The United States Department of... Read More

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FDA Approves First EPM Treatment

November 01, 2001

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to treat equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses. Bayer Animal Health of Shawnee Mission, Kan., is the sponsor of the drug ponazuril, which will have the trade name... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in Ohio

November 01, 2001

At press time, West Nile virus (WNV) had officially arrived in Ohio, according to state and local health officials. The virus was found in a blue jay in Lake County, in northeastern Ohio. This is the farthest west that WNV has been found in the... Read More

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Skunk Revealed as an EPM Intermediate Host

November 01, 2001

Researchers have discovered that the striped skunk can serve as an intermediate host in the laboratory for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). The striped skunk's... Read More