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First Pour-On Fly Repellent

November 02, 2001

With external pests being a considerable problem this year, owners are looking for any means to prevent attacks by flies and other insects. Boehringer Ingelheim has introduced a pour-on insecticide available only through your veterinarian. Calle... Read More

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Intervet Purchases Bayer Animal Health

November 02, 2001

Intervet became the third-largest supplier of veterinary vaccines in the United States when it recently purchased the North American Bayer Animal Health Biologicals Business.

Klaus Olbers, president of Intervet, Inc., said that Intervet... Read More

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New AAEP Board Member

November 02, 2001

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 Western... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Calls For Pre-Proposals

November 02, 2001

Morris Animal Foundation announces its call for pre-proposals for the fiscal year 2001. The deadline for application is Nov. 1, 2000, and funding is limited to companion animal and wildlife/special species studies. The Foundation is committed to... Read More

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AQHA Accepting Grant Applications

November 02, 2001

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is accepting applications for its annual research grants. AQHAâs Equine Research Committee was founded in 1960 and is comprised of leading Quarter Horse breeders, veterinarians, and individuals... Read More

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West Nile Virus Update

November 02, 2001

Public concern has grown in New England after findings of the West Nile virus in more dead birds and mosquitoes. (For updated WNV coverage, visit Read More

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Survey Attempts To Find Cause Of Headshaking

November 02, 2001

Researchers at De Montfort Universityâs (DMU) School of Agriculture in the United Kingdom are getting closer to putting a halt to headshaking, a problem that plagues some horses for an unknown reason while being ridden. The... Read More

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AHSA Executive Director Resigns

November 02, 2001

Kevin T. Carlon, Executive Director of the American Horse Shows Association since March 1999, has officially resigned from his position. Carlon resigned shortly after expressing concerns of inconsistencies with the Associationâs personnel... Read More

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Associations Team Up With Merial For Ulcer Screening

November 02, 2001

Some of our nation's most competitive racehorses participated in a unique ulcer screening program this year at the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Park. The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (KHBA) at the Derby, and the New... Read More

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Rabies: Eliminate The Risk

November 02, 2001

Never before have horse owners been as aware of the threat of equine illness as this spring and summer. The list of potential nasties has read like a virtual "Whoâs Who in Equine Diseases." Such terms as encephalitis and West Nile have become... Read More

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Bandaging Brochures

November 02, 2001

The care and protection of equine lower limbs through proper bandaging is the subject of a new series of client education brochures developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and Educational Partner 3M Animal Care... Read More

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EIA In Montana

November 02, 2001

Eight cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) have been discovered in Montana in 2000, according to officials from the stateâs Department of Livestock (DoL). All of the infected horses are on or traced from the Tehinnah Ranch in Melrose, Mont.... Read More

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Building The Equine Orthopaedic Center

November 02, 2001

Building plans for construction of the worldâs first Equine Orthopaedic Research Center are underway, and work on the 12,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin no later than Jan. 1, 2001, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins,... Read More

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EPM Treatments, Vaccine

November 02, 2001

Horse owners worried about equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) take note: In the next few months, there could be several new products reaching the market designed to treat or prevent this neurological disease caused by a single-celled... Read More

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Strides Toward Safer Hunt Racing

November 02, 2001

Hunt races have thrilled spectators for years, but the competitors are subject to falls. Aintree and Cheltenham, the largest national hunt racecourses in the United Kingdom, are funding research at the University of Liverpool for the next two... Read More

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EEE In Louisiana

November 02, 2001

Four cases of Eastern equine encephalitis had been confirmed in Louisiana at press time. According to a report from a Louisiana Public Health Epidemiologist, the earliest onset was on March 19, and the other three horses had onsets ranging from... Read More

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Encephalitis In California

November 02, 2001

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus or an unrecognized, but very similar, virus, was isolated from the brain of a horse which died on April 21, 2000, in Ventura County, California. Essentially an East Coast disease, EEE rarely has been... Read More

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UK Strangles Research To Begin

November 02, 2001

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

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AAEP Task Force To Review Vaccination Guidelines

November 02, 2001

A special task force formed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will evaluate and recommend changes to the group's Guidelines for Vaccinating Horses. One of the Task Force's chief assignments is developing broad guidelines... Read More

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The Invincible Farrier Rig

November 02, 2001

Imagine having a farrier and vet examine your horse, take X rays, evaluate the film, and shoe your horse accordingly, all on-site and without waiting. Sound impossible? Harry Krippes, a farrier based in Lowell, Fla., has found a way to make this... Read More

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Unidentified Horse Disease In Hong Kong

November 02, 2001

From mid-April through the beginning of May, an unidentified disease affected racehorses and riding school horses in Hong Kong. Symptoms were very mild and included inappetence and fever (pyrexia). Horses usually regained their normal appetite... Read More

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ICU Opens

November 02, 2001

Just in time for the foaling season, Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates opened its new intensive care unit. The clinic outgrew its old ICU several years ago, and many times staff had to section off areas of the barn aisle and bed them for neonata... Read More

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First West Nile Virus Positive Horses Confirmed in Tennessee, Illinois

November 02, 2001

According to an Oct. 25 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant and Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Emergency management warning, a horse in Greene County, Tennessee, has been confirmed as positive for West Nile... Read More

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West Nile Virus Case Definition

November 02, 2001

“Probable,” “presumptive,” “suspected,” and “confirmed.” All of these words are used to describe equine cases tested for West Nile virus (WNV). The cases might be “confirmed” on a local, state, or national level. What do these... Read More

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Test for EPO in Horses Developed

November 02, 2001

The New South Wales Racing Laboratory has developed a test to detect the drug erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, in racehorses, according to release on the Racing New South Wales Web site. The medication is considered a... Read More