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Glaucoma in Foals

November 10, 2001

I am looking for information on glaucoma in foals. Any information will be helpful. ... Read More

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Final Reports from NAHMS Study Released

November 07, 2001

The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has announced the availability of four information sheets based on its Equine '98 study. These sheets represent the final products of the study.

Equine '98... Read More

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MRLS Not Expected To Have Lingering Effects

November 07, 2001

“Our best guess is that mares in foal should produce normal foals, and mares which are open should have no problem getting in foal next year,” stated Dr. John Steiner, a veterinary reproductive specialist with the firm of... Read More

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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus Infection, Jan. 1-Oct. 31, 2001

November 07, 2001

There have been 347 cases (344 confirmed, three probable) of clinical West Nile virus (WNV) infection in horses from 18 States (see Summary by state and county, below). Of 262 horses for which an outcome has been reported to date, at... Read More

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Cushing's and Seizures?

November 05, 2001

Seizures are rare in the horse, and adult horses especially have a high seizure threshold. Cushing's disease can cause seizures, but they are very rarely seen with this disease.... Read More

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Some To Grow On

November 02, 2001

The studies have been done, the jury is in, and the verdict is unanimous: if you want your foals to achieve their optimum growth, with the least risk of developmental orthopedic disorders like contracted tendons and physitis, plan to "creep feed"... Read More

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Flu-Avert Patented; Bound For Canada

November 02, 2001

Heska received a patent for its equine intranasal influenza vaccine, Flu Avert I.N., on March 15, 2001. The unique vaccine is administered in one dose using a nasal applicator.

The modified live vaccine was introduced in November of 1999,... Read More

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Special Report: The Year Of The Strangles

November 02, 2001

Horse owners have experienced an escalated fight with strangles in 2000-2001. Researchers have long observed that the highly contagious upper respiratory disease is more prevalent in some years than others. Historically, this happens about every... Read More

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IN Strangles Vaccine Report

November 02, 2001

While many practitioners and horse owners have used the Pinnacle IN intranasal strangles vaccine with no problems, there have been some reports of adverse reactions and complications. According to Tom Overbay, DVM, of Fort Dodge Animal Health,... Read More

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Vaccine Strains Identified?

November 02, 2001

A study reported in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine said it now is possible to differentiate between the "wild type" strain of S. equi and the modified live strain used in the intranasal vaccine Pinnacle IN. The researc... Read More

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World-Wide Strangles Research

November 02, 2001

"Strangles is probably the most important bacterial disease of the horse," explained John Timoney, MVB, PhD, DSc, MRCVS, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, "and one for which a safe and effective vaccine is so very... Read More

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FEI Veterinary Meetings

November 02, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) held its annual veterinary meetings in Helsinki, Finland, from Feb. 3-6. The FEI Veterinary Committee has the overall responsibility for the management and surveillance of the veterinary aspects of... Read More

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Disease Hampers Britain's Horse Movement

November 02, 2001

Representatives from 27 British equine organizations met in London on March 1 to discuss the potential for spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD), which affects only cloven-hooved animals. The disease was discovered in pigs at a slaughterhouse i... Read More

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Laminitis Researchers Meet

November 02, 2001

Current research suggests that laminitis has either metabolic or vascular causes. The First International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot made no apologies for presenting laminitis research in its current state of... Read More

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New Flu/Herpes Vaccine

November 02, 2001

On April 5, the USDA granted a license to Calvenza, a combination influenza/rhinopneumonitis vaccine produced by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. The company says there are several unique facets to this vaccine. First, the initial two doses are... Read More

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KAEP Honors Vet

November 02, 2001

The Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners honored Steve Conboy, DVM, as its first Distinguished Life Member. Conboy, who retired as Secretary/Treasurer of the group after 18 years of service, was named 1990 Kentucky Veterinarian of the... Read More

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Funds For The Future

November 02, 2001

At a joint meeting of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (KAEP) and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica presented a check for $17,161.12 to the KVMA Foundation to... Read More

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EPM Vaccine

November 02, 2001

On Dec. 18, 2000, a vaccine to prevent EPM was approved by the USDA. As of Jan. 25, a total of 43 states had approved the use of the EPM vaccine under USDA conditional licensure. The vaccine must be used under the supervision of a... Read More

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Learning About Laminitis

November 02, 2001

One of the biggest revelations of the symposium was Pollitt's presentation on his laminitis work at the Australian Laminitis Research Unit, in which he discussed carbohydrate overload-induced laminitis.... Read More

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National Governing Body Disputed

November 02, 2001

In 2000, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) approached the AHSA, which is the current National Governing Body (NGB) of equestrian sport, notifying the AHSA that its policies were not in complete compliance with the USOC constitution or... Read More

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New Relations

November 02, 2001

Ky Mortensen has joined the staff of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as Director of Membership and Industry Relations. He manages the AAEP's sponsorship program and serves as a liaison to the horse industry on public... Read More

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Call For Papers

November 02, 2001

Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and other individuals are invited to submit an abstract, "how to" paper, or review paper for consideration for presentation during the 2001 AAEP Annual Convention in San Diego,... Read More

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Welfare News

November 02, 2001

An endowment, a new facility opening, and a special delivery have given the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) an enthusiastic start to 2001.

The estate of the late Paul Mellon recently announced a $5-million endowment gift to the TRF... Read More

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New Editorial Advisory Board Members

November 02, 2001

The Horse magazine has a large group of people who volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that the information for horse owners contained in these pages is timely, and accurate. These advisors come from all areas of specialty, and... Read More

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Proposed Guidelines For Alternative Therapies

November 02, 2001

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which is the organizing group for all veterinarians, in late December 2000 proposed guidelines for complementary and alternative veterinary medicine. The document states: "These guidelines are... Read More