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Foot Dialogue Feeds the Mind

November 01, 2003

Purina Mills nutritionist Randal Raub, PhD, began his lecture at the 2003 Purina Farriers' Conference with a little-known statistic--horse owners are most likely to discuss their horses' nutrition with their veterinarians, followed by their... Read More

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AAFCO Takes Action Against Feeds Containing Kava

November 01, 2003

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) announced to its members and to the feed industry on Aug. 4 that kava should not be used as an ingredient in animal feeds. An enforcement strategy event for kava in animal feeds,... Read More

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4-1-9 Horse Purchasing Scam

November 01, 2003

Some scam artists in Nigeria and other West African countries have engineered a particularly nasty Internet scam, known as the 4-1-9 or advance fee fraud scheme. All classified ad web sites have been fair game to the fraudsters, including online... Read More

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Horses Weather Hurricane Isabel

November 01, 2003

Hurricane Isabel hit the North Carolina and Virginia coasts 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... Read More

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Barn Fire Kills 19 Horses

November 01, 2003

A proactive passerby helped save the lives of eight horses in a burning barn early Sept. 10 at Equestrian Park in College Station, Texas. Sixteen died in the fire due to burns and/or smoke inhalation and three more were euthanized shortly... Read More

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Serving the Industry

November 01, 2003

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2003 AAEP CONVENTION
NEW PRODUCTS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is the leading provider of continuing education for veterinarians. Their... Read More

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Surviving Colic

November 01, 2003

In decades past, colic treatment was actually a misnomer. "Treatment" consisted of waiting out the colic while offering sedative-like drugs to dampen a horse's misery. Either his body healed of its own accord, or he succumbed to death from... Read More

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Strangles: Horses at Risk

November 01, 2003

Strangles is a malady that has afflicted horses for hundreds of years. In fact, it was first described in a veterinary publication back in 1614. During the ensuing years, many horses have suffered from strangles. Most have recovered, but some... Read More

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Colic Emergency!

November 01, 2003

Large colon torsion is one of the most severe and life-threatening forms of colic. Although survival of horses with large colon torsion can be as high as 80-90%, the overall survival rate is 30-50% due to delays in transport or performing surgery. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards Grant to Equine Medical Center

November 01, 2003

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., recently was awarded a $25,000 grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America. Grant funds are designated for building research facilities to enable collaborative research efforts to... Read More

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Veterinary Advisory Board Established at Equine Medical Center

November 01, 2003

A Veterinary Advisory Board made up of equine practitioners in Virginia and Maryland has been created for the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va. Like members of the Equine Medical Center's Council, Veterinary Advisory... Read More

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AAEP Approves New Tail Docking Position Statement

October 31, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) board of directors recently approved a new position statement regarding the tail docking of horses. The statement was written by the Equine Welfare Committee and reads as... Read More

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IDEXX Laboratories Purchases Equine Biodiagnostics, Inc.

October 31, 2003

The IDEXX Reference Laboratory group of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), earlier this month announced the purchase of Equine Biodiagnostics, Inc. (EBI). Based in Lexington, Kentucky, EBI specializes in diagnostic testing for the... Read More

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Health Seminars and Forums Offered at first U.S. Equestrian Meeting

October 31, 2003

U.S. Equestrian will be offering a variety of seminars during its First Meeting and Sports Summit to be held Jan. 14 – 18, 2004, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners... Read More

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spcaLA Needs Your Support To Help The Animals During Southland Fires

October 31, 2003

As fires continue to ravage the Southern California Region, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles' (spcaLA) resources are stretched from the high demand. From the Mexican border up to Ventura County thousands of... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Council Partners with UK to Study Inolin, Dizocilpine

October 28, 2003

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council is moving forward on research to develop tests for presence of the drugs inolin, a bronchodilator which could also enhance performance, and dizocilpine, a potential stimulant. The council is also working... Read More

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Facilities Take in Horses as California Wildfires Rage

October 28, 2003

Despite the nine massive wildfires that have charred nearly 500,000 acres and continue to burn in Southern California, only one Thoroughbred farm was reported to have suffered any damage, and it was considered minor, according to Dawn Gerber of... Read More

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LSU Vet School to Host Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop

October 28, 2003

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will host its annual Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop Feb. 7-8, 2004, at the school. The workshop is open to horse breeders, but is limited to 18 participants.

This hands-on workshop is held t... Read More

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Defendants in Mare Torture Killing Going to Trial

October 28, 2003

Two Northern California men who pleaded "no contest" Sept. 4 to felony animal cruelty stemming from the torture death of a 24-year-old Thoroughbred mare were allowed to withdraw their pleas and have been scheduled to face trial Dec. 1.

A... Read More

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Storming Home Injured Heel; Others Sustain Minor Problems

October 26, 2003

Sheikh Maktoum's Storming Home, seventh as the 2-1 favorite in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), had a chunk taken out of his right hind foot when he was involved in a bumping incident with Sulamani rounding the first turn.

Joh... Read More

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Compounding Roundtable Transcript

October 22, 2003

Following is the transcript of the Roundtable Discussion on Compounding for the Equine Veterinary Profession sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health and held in New York on Aug. 30. In attendance were Gary White, DVM (Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, who... Read More

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USOC Board Approves U.S. Equestrian As NGB For Equestrian Sport

October 22, 2003

Setting the stage for a new era for equestrian sport, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors gave final approval to a new National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of equestrian.

The new organization, formed through the... Read More

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Rescued Mare Recovers from Leg Surgery

October 21, 2003

The operation to straighten the joint lasted six hours, including the hoof wall reshaping, and cast application. "We broke down all the bony callous, placed the lower limb back in alignment with her cannon bone, and plated it with a dynamic hip screw... Read More

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New Veterinary School Hospital Director Named

October 21, 2003

Bill Gengler, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, has been named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, effective October 13th.

He brings a strong... Read More

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Illinois Tax to Benefit Equine Research, Education

October 20, 2003

Illinois horse owners polled in a statewide referendum on Oct. 7 approved an innovative new program that establishes an elective tax on horse feed products that will benefit equine research and education in the state.

Sponsored by... Read More