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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

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Conference For Laminitis Research

November 02, 2001

Treating laminitis is a frustrating assignment for a veterinarian, who must juggle the welfare of the horse, the emotions of the owner, and the skills of collaborating farriers and therapists, and keep up with the latest information on drug... Read More

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Psyllium Mucilloid Effective In Removing Intestinal Sand?

November 02, 2001

Horses living near a coast or in the warm desert sun might seem to have a luxurious life, but many equines in these areas are threatened by abdominal sand on a daily basis. These occurrences were a problem for a group of veterinarians from... Read More

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Sperm Sorting

November 02, 2001

Sex pre-selection in horses might become a commercial reality. The sperm sorting method initially was developed by USDA scientists about 12 years ago. XY Inc., a Fort Collins, Colo., biotech company, now can sort more than 2,000 male- and... Read More

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Blood-Horse Publications Purchases The Equine Image

November 02, 2001

The Blood-Horse, Inc., the parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, has announced the acquisition of The Equine Image magazine. This is a publication serving equine art enthusiasts since its founding in 1986. The magazine... Read More

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Reproduction Symposium

November 02, 2001

Veterinarians were offered a unique experience at the Bluegrass Equine Reproduction Symposium. This meeting was for practitioners who wanted to learn more about state-of-the-art technology and practices in equine reproduction, and offered not... Read More

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Computerized Radiography Reveals Details

November 02, 2001

You stare blankly at a nearly indiscernible abnormality in your horse's fetlock X ray as your veterinarian puts the film on a light box. He points at a bone chip, but all you see is the glaring white form of your horse's bone. All too often this... Read More

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Horses Becoming Wimps?

November 02, 2001

Many Thoroughbred racehorses aren't as tough today as their yesteryear counterparts, at least in the opinion of Bill Moyer, DVM, a professor and department head at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Moyer was one of... Read More

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AHSA Names New Executive Director

November 02, 2001

Lori Rawls recently was appointed executive director of the American Horse Shows Association by Alan F. Balch, the organization's president. Rawls was chosen with the unanimous recommendation of the AHSA Search Com-mittee and Executive Committee... Read More

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Honor Your Vet

November 02, 2001

The American Farriers Journal is accepting nominations for the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame's class of 2001. The Hall of Fame was established by the American Farriers Journal in 1997 to recognize veterinarians wh... Read More

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Pony Club Opens New Headquarters

November 02, 2001

The United States Pony Clubs (USPC) held the dedication and grand opening of its new permanent headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 27. The building was dedicated to Joan Birnie Hamill of Wayne, Ill., a long-time supporter of USPC.... Read More

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Vets Help Horses, People

November 02, 2001

Every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, a group of 10-15 veterinarians travel to a remote area of Arizona that can only be reached by helicopter, pack animal, or on foot. These members of Veterinary Christian Fellowship (VCF) gather to... Read More

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Ultrasound Seminar At CIRALE

November 02, 2001

Ultrasound isn't just for prenatal examinations anymore. In the veterinary community in the past year, emphasis has been placed on ultrasound diagnosis of injuries, and this has been reflected in seminars all over the world. More than 20... Read More

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West Nile Virus--Mosquito Not Required

November 02, 2001

Researchers at the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., recently discovered that West Nile virus can be passed from bird to bird in a laboratory setting without the bite of a mosquito.... Read More

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Health Of Pony Club Horses

November 02, 2001

Each year, hundreds of thousands of research dollars go toward investigating ways to keep money-earning, highly competitive athletic horses physically sound and at their peak performance. One researcher in Australia has chosen a different type o... Read More

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Australian Research Helps Horse Owners: New Projects Down Under

November 02, 2001

The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) of Australia recently reported two projects that will be funded through 2001. One will evaluate the economics of the horse industry, and the other will look at safety.... Read More

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Dryland Distemper

November 02, 2001

One of the most commonly diagnosed bacterial problems in California (and several other western states) is dryland distemper, otherwise known as pigeon fever. This disease is caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and is seen... Read More

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Fires

November 02, 2001

Drought and wildfires that laid waste to millions of acres were twin scourges of the West this past summer. The drought came first, leaving forests and rangelands tinder dry. Then came lightning strikes and careless acts by humans that resulted... Read More

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Integrated Therapies Conference

November 02, 2001

Integrated therapies--the preferred term for complementary or alternative therapies--were one of the most popular topics at the Tufts Expo. Allen Schoen, DVM, MS, who led the three-day seminar, discussed therapies for all animals, including... Read More

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Emergency Roundup

November 02, 2001

A total of 353 horses was gathered in an emergency roundup Oct. 2-4 in the Paisley Desert Herd Management Area (HMA) in Oregon, part of the Lakeview Resource Area of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The herd is gathered periodically to... Read More

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Tufts Animal Expo: Futuristic "First" for Health Conferences

November 02, 2001

They came, they learned, they looked, and they even laughed. More than 4,000 animal health professionals descended on Boston in October for the inaugural Tufts Animal Expo, hosted by the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and a roste... Read More