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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

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Kentucky Public Invited to Attend Farm Policy Conference

November 02, 2001

Decisions made in Washington D.C. will have a profound effect on the future of Kentucky agriculture. To learn about that impact, the public is being urged to attend a daylong educational conference, "2002 Farm Policy and You."

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West Nile Virus Surveillance

November 01, 2001

West Nile virus (WNV) is in the United States to stay, and horse owners should not assume that exposure is limited to the northeastern part of the country.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Surveillance Maps Available

November 01, 2001

Web-based maps illustrating results from 2001 West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance will be available through the collaboration of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Center for... Read More

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Test-Tube Foals Born In England

November 01, 2001

Europe's first successful intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) foals were recently born in Newmarket, England, as a part of a research program designed to create better sport horses. The foals were born March 21 and 28.

Professor Twink... Read More

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Horses Abandoned At Racetrack in Pakistan

November 01, 2001

A racecourse that hosted Pakistan's largest races has closed, and more than 200 Thoroughbreds there are slowly starving, according to the Associated Press.

The racetrack was shut down after a dispute with the government about licensing fees... Read More

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EIA In Georgia

November 01, 2001

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said on June 15 that 41 horses are quarantined at 10 different North Georgia locations due to exposure to equine infectious anemia (EIA).

"We have tested these 41 quarantined in the Adairsville,... Read More

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LeBlanc Named Theriogenologist of the Year

November 01, 2001

Michelle M. LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT, a professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and member of The Horse's Editorial Advisory Board, was recently named 2000 Theriogenologist of the Year by the American College... Read More

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Quest Gel Rumors

November 01, 2001

Anonymous allegations posted repeatedly over three years continue to circulate on the Internet regarding the safety of Quest Gel Dewormer. Tom Overbay, DVM, Director of Professional Services at Fort Dodge Animal Health (FDAH). recently addressed... Read More

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Morocco Receives Horse Ambulance

November 01, 2001

The Equine Centre at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Nevins Farm has expanded its reach internationally. Recently, the Centre, one of the nation's only open-door shelters for horses and farm... Read More

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HAHS Gets New Executive Director

November 01, 2001

Lydia Miller, DVM, joined the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) as its new executive director on June 11. She will help the organization celebrate its 30th anniversary of promoting and ensuring humane treatment of horses and other hooved... Read More

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Computerized Radiography on the Road

November 01, 2001

The benefits of digital or computerized radiography (CR) have advanced one step further. Not only can veterinarians adjust the sharpness, contrast, and brightness of their X rays on-screen for closer scrutiny, they can also do this quickly and... Read More

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AAEP/AFA Join Efforts to Educate Veterinary Students

November 01, 2001

Two organizations have combined their resources to provide veterinary students supplemental education in podiatry through day-long short courses. Since most veterinary schools provide little training in farriery due to other curriculum time... Read More

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Auction Will Launch to Expand Intensive Care Unit

November 01, 2001

The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) in the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine will launch its first annual multiple-breed Stallion Service Auction in September to generate funds for expansion of the teaching hospital's... Read More

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Spring Syndromes Cost Industry Millions

November 01, 2001

Several states, especially Kentucky, were struck this spring with a series of mysterious syndromes, the worst of which caused early fetal loss and late-term abortions in a large population of mares in Central Kentucky. The losses in the... Read More

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Rochester Reaches Out to Clients

November 01, 2001

Rochester Equine Clinic held its annual Client Continuing Education Day on April 21. The event, held at the Rochester, N.H., facility, was sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health, Pfizer Animal Health, and Merial. Guest speakers included Rob Keene... Read More

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FEI General Assembly Meets In San Francisco

November 01, 2001

At the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) 2001 General Assembly meeting on April 24-27, officials and delegates supported the FEI's focus on equine welfare. The FEI assumes responsibility for the position of horse sports in the world. At... Read More

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Beware of "Renegade" Drug Manufacturing

November 01, 2001

Veterinarians and horse owners might be administering medications made from an illegally obtained drug (active ingredient) manufactured with no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection or oversight as to purity, potency, or safety.... Read More

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Immunology Researchers Share Information

November 01, 2001

The Havemeyer Foundation has supported a yearly international workshop for a decade, with the goals of sharing new information and techniques of relevance to equine health, fostering research collaboration internationally, and setting directions... Read More

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Ohio Readies for West Nile

November 01, 2001

West Nile virus (WNV) isn't disclosing any secrets about which direction it's headed next, but Ohio is considered to be in its path, and state officials have responded accordingly. A West Nile Virus Workgroup was formed in 2000,... Read More

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Florida West Nile Surveillance

November 01, 2001

Spring and summer are when frequent rains encourage mosquito population growth, increasing the risk of arboviruses (diseases spread by arthropod vectors) for equine populations. West Nile virus (WNV) looms as a possible threat, and the state of... Read More