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The Impact of West Nile Virus

November 01, 2001

Before the late summer of 1999, most veterinarians in the United States could not have told you much about West Nile virus (WNV). Most regulatory veterinarians, like myself, only knew that WNV didn't exist in the Western Hemisphere, and it wasn'... Read More

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West Nile Virus Migrates to the Southeast

November 01, 2001

The year's first four equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States have been confirmed in Florida. Three positive horses were located in Jefferson County, and one was found in bordering Leon County. The United States Department of... Read More

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FDA Approves First EPM Treatment

November 01, 2001

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to treat equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses. Bayer Animal Health of Shawnee Mission, Kan., is the sponsor of the drug ponazuril, which will have the trade name... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in Ohio

November 01, 2001

At press time, West Nile virus (WNV) had officially arrived in Ohio, according to state and local health officials. The virus was found in a blue jay in Lake County, in northeastern Ohio. This is the farthest west that WNV has been found in the... Read More

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Skunk Revealed as an EPM Intermediate Host

November 01, 2001

Researchers have discovered that the striped skunk can serve as an intermediate host in the laboratory for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). The striped skunk's... Read More

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Relief Comes to Abandoned Horses in Pakistan

November 01, 2001

The first wave of outside assistance has reached the Karachi Race Course in Pakistan. On July 1, the Associated Press reported that 250 abandoned horses were at the racetrack and had not been moved... Read More

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Gene Mapping Workshop Shows Great Progress

November 01, 2001

In the past two years, researchers have more than doubled the known number of landmarks for the equine gene mapping project, bringing the total mapped markers and genes to nearly 1,000. Horse geneticists... Read More

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Pacemaker Recipient Gives Birth

November 01, 2001

A Thoroughbred/Irish Draught mare received a pacemaker in groundbreaking surgery at Great Britain's Royal Veterinary (UK) College's Sefton Equine Hospital in February. Seven-year-old Xena was weak... Read More

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International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame Finds A Home

November 01, 2001

The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame has found its permanent home. Beginning on Jan. 21, 2002, visitors to the Kentucky Derby Museum can visit the exhibit dedicated to farriers who have been... Read More

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Wyoming Herpesvirus Outbreak

November 01, 2001

An equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) outbreak has affected nearly 50 horses and caused the deaths of seven horses in Wyoming. The outbreak occurred at Paradise Ranch in Johnson County near Buffalo.... Read More

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Intervet Newest AAEP Educational Partner

November 01, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is proud to announce the addition of Intervet, Inc., to its team of Educational Partners. The Educational Partners program is a group of... Read More

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EPM Treatment Research

November 01, 2001

More than 50 years ago, horses at The Jockey Club in San Paulo, Brazil, were suffering from a neurologic disease that caused muscle wasting. In 1964, that same disease was seen in North America. Robert MacKay, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, of the... Read More

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West Nile Virus In 18 States & D.C.

November 01, 2001

Since its first appearance in this country in 1999, West Nile virus (WNV) has found its way into the everyday vocabulary of the horse community as it has made its way through 18 states... Read More

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Clinical Signs of West Nile Virus

November 01, 2001

Nathan Slovis, DVM, an internal medicine specialist at the veterinary firm of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee in Lexington, Ky. diagnosed the first equine case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Kentucky, and described... Read More

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EEE Outbreak in Wisconsin

November 01, 2001

As many as 30 horses in northwestern Wisconsin recently died from what officials believe is Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE). Most of the cases were found in an area 30 miles north of Eau Claire,... Read More

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Anthrax Affects Everyone

November 01, 2001

Anthrax is a rapidly developing, acute or sub-acute, fever-producing, infectious disease of all warm-blooded species, including humans. It is a dangerous, reportable disease that when suspected in an animal should be brought immediately to the... Read More

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How Does Your Horse Score?

November 01, 2001

Keeping a close eye on your horse's body condition and weight is perhaps the best way to gauge the effectiveness of a feeding program. We all want our horses to be in tip-top shape, well-muscled, and neither too fat nor too thin. The problem?... Read More

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West Nile Virus Update for 2001

November 01, 2001

Horses in Alabama, Virginia, and Louisiana have been battling West Nile virus (WNV) for the first time since it hit the Western Hemisphere in 1999. In the meantime, veterinarians, public health officials, and horse owners are anticipating the... Read More

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EIPH: Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

November 01, 2001

Perhaps the most widely recognized of all disorders affecting racehorses is "bleeding," or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). We now know that most racehorses bleed at some time during their careers. In fact, many horses might bleed... Read More

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Stallion Sexual Behavior: When Is He Mature?

November 01, 2001

How young is too young to breed a colt? We have a coming 2-year-old who acts like he is ready to breed. We don't have any horses to breed to him, but the question came up for discussion last night among a group of guys. This colt was out... Read More

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The Making of a Veterinarian

November 01, 2001

"We are pleased to notify you that you have been accepted by the College of Veterinary Medicine as a first-year student in the professional curriculum beginning August 22, 2002." These few words are the light at the end of a long tunnel, and the... Read More

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Ovulation

November 01, 2001

There is a rhythm to nature. Season follows season, with each having a specific purpose to serve in the grand scheme of things. There is a time for planting, a time for growing, a time for harvesting, and a time for resting to prepare for the... Read More

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Mating Mares Q&A

November 01, 2001

Readers ask questions of equine reproduction experts

Earlier this year, The Horse made a request to its Horse Health E-Newsletter subscribers: What questions do you have for specialists about breeding your mares? Our e-mail... Read More

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Time to Get Mulish

November 01, 2001

Because of our closeness to nature and our dealings with domestic creatures that still exhibit many of their wild instincts, horse owners are blessed with a high sense of survival. (How many times have you almost been hurt by horses, but... Read More

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Hoof Pads for Healing

November 01, 2001

They come with an assortment of labels: "high-tech hoof pads," "comfort system pads," "hoof support systems," etc. They come in a variety of thicknesses and materials. But by whatever they’re dubbed, these designer pads have two things in common... Read More