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Memorial Service Set for Slain Saddlebred

July 01, 2005

A memorial service for Wild Eyed & Wicked will be held on July 10 at 4 pm at the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP), where his remains will be reburied. The service will be hosted by Wicked's owners, Joe and Sally Jackson, and the KHP. Wicked wa... Read More

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Wild Horse Amendment Passes House

July 01, 2005

Wild horses and burros that are eligible for slaughter had a victory on May 19 when the appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior 2006 budget (H.R. 2361) passed the House of Representatives.

Among hundreds of lines of text... Read More

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Roping Horse Lameness

June 30, 2005

A study from Texas A&M University (TAMU) on roping horses determined, "Horses used for heading were most commonly affected by lameness in the right forelimb. Horses used for heeling had more bilateral hind limb lameness than horses used... Read More

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Study: Horse Industry Produces $102B in Spending

June 28, 2005

The horse industry in the United States contributes $39 billion in direct economic impact and generates about $102 billion in total spending, according to a detailed economic impact study released June 28.

The Economic Impact of the... Read More

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Hosts Large-Animal Rescue Training

June 28, 2005

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will once again offer an extensive three-day training course on August 8-10, 2005, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This training is designed to educate first responders such as firefighters, police... Read More

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Principles of Disease Prevention

June 28, 2005

Editor's Note: This is Chapter 1 of Understanding Equine Preventive Medicine by author and veterinarian Bradford G. Bentz, VMD. The book is available from Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Hosts Equine Consortium Summit

June 28, 2005

Morris Animal Foundation, the world's largest private funding source for companion animal and wildlife health studies, gathered some of the nation's top authorities in equine research to pinpoint equine health priorities and address the... Read More

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Responsible Needle Disposal

June 27, 2005

The implications of improperly disposed needles can be staggering. Not only can a nasty puncture wound to humans, pets and wildlife be incurred, in doing so, these needles can carry dangerous vaccines, medications, pathogens and antibiotics into the ... Read More

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C. Immitis Antibody Prevalence

June 27, 2005

Horses can get the potentially severe and fatal disease coccidioidomycosis from the fungus Coccidioides immitis, which grows in portions of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. However, researchers recently discovered that... Read More

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Methicillin-Resistant Staph Bacteria Passed From Humans to Horses

June 27, 2005

"What do animal diseases have to do with people?" posed Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, an associate professor at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College. "We are just one big global population with subsets," he answered. Wees... Read More

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MRSA Surveillance in Horses at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital

June 27, 2005

Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) upon arrival to a veterinary hospital is useful for detecting cases of the "superbug" early so affected horses can be isolated, said Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, a... Read More

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National Economic Impact Study to be Released

June 24, 2005

The release of what is being called the most comprehensive study ever done on the horse industry in the United States will be released June 28 in Washington, D.C.

The study, called "The Economic Impact of the Horse Industry in the United... Read More

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BLM's Web Site Restored

June 24, 2005

The Bureau of Land Management announced June 17 that it has restored public access to its national web site (www.blm.gov), which the agency had taken down for several weeks while it resolved issues... Read More

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ACVIM Forums Breaks Attendance Record

June 22, 2005

The 23rd annual American College of  Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum shattered attendance records with a total of 3,251 attendees in Baltimore, Md., June 1 – 4.

Baltimore's attendance surpassed the previous record of 3,07... Read More

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California: Three Equine Cases of WNV for 2005

June 21, 2005

As of June 17, three cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been detected in California horses. All three cases are recovering.

The first case, a 3-year-old Quarter Horse in Plumas County, was reported on June 1. The second and third cases... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Utah

June 20, 2005

On June 17, the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in a horse on a premises in Garfield County, Utah. This is the first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis in the... Read More

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Eastern Encephalitis Cases Reach 51 in Florida

June 20, 2005

Florida officials have already tallied 51 confirmed cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in 2005 as of June 17 (46 of them since May 1), and the state could be approaching a record year for EEE infections. Florida practitioners received a... Read More

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Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine Names Equine Facility in Honor of Famed Horse Surgeon

June 20, 2005

An area of Cornell's Comparative Orthopedics Laboratory was renamed in an effort to honor famed equine surgeon John Donald (J.D.) Wheat, DVM '45, during alumni reunion activities at the College of Veterinary Medicine on June
11.

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Kentucky Embargoes for Utah VS Outbreak

June 20, 2005

With horses in both Davis county and Garfield county, Utah, having been diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS), Kentucky's Administrative Regulation 302 KAR 20:115 now prohibits the entry of all livestock, wild and exotic animals into Kentucky... Read More

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Product Name Dispute

June 17, 2005

Platinum Performance Inc., a California manufacturer of nutritional products for horses, companion animals, and humans, has asked a U.S. District Court for a preliminary injunction against Farnam Companies Inc. to prevent Farnam's use of the... Read More

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Split Verdict in Central Kentucky Horse Abuse Case

June 17, 2005

The two central Kentucky women charged with animal cruelty after authorities seized their 24 horses from a Lexington farm in January 2005 received a split verdict in court on June 8. After a two-day trial, the mother, Nancy Nygaard, was acquitte... Read More

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Thoroughbred Sire Lyphard Euthanatized at Age 36

June 17, 2005

Lyphard, one of the great sires of recent times and certainly one of the longest living, was euthanatized June 10 at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky.

Pensioned in 1996 at age 27, Lyphard lived to be 36.

"Lyphard has been a part... Read More

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Giacomo Out for the Year; Will Stand at Adena Springs Upon Retirement

June 17, 2005

Jerry and Ann Moss' homebred Giacomo, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be sidelined for the remainder of the year with a bone chip in his left front ankle, suffered in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Trainer John Shirreffs said the... Read More

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Churchill EHV-1 Quarantine Released

June 16, 2005

Results from the three horses remaining under quarantine in Barn 17 at Churchill Downs were received earlier today, with all three of the animals being reported negative by a nested PCR assay for equine herpesvirus Type 1 (EHV-1). These negative... Read More

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Hold Order Lifted at Maryland Horse Facility

June 15, 2005

On Saturday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m. the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) lifted the "Animal Hold Order" at the Columbia, Md. horse facility that has been handling a neurologic equine herpesvirus situation since late March. The lifting of... Read More