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Five Montana Horses Diagnosed with WNV

August 17, 2006

West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in horses in five Montana counties, state Livestock Department officials said Wednesday (Aug. 16).

Horses in Cascade, Glacier, Phillips and Yellowstone counties and a second horse in Flathead... Read More

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Purina Releases Statement Regarding Texan Toxicity Incident

August 17, 2006

Press release from Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC:

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine has advised Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC that it has completed its investigation of the Brazos County, Texas, horse mortality... Read More

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Lay Equine Dentist Files Veterinary Practice Act Lawsuit in Minnesota

August 17, 2006

The Institute for Justice Minnesota Chapter has announced in a press release that it is challenging the state's veterinary licensing process on behalf of a lay (non-veterinarian) equine dentist who is referred to as a "teeth floater." Chris... Read More

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Lost in the Fog to Undergo Tests Friday

August 17, 2006

Doctors at the University of California-Davis veterinary school will run extensive tests on Lost in the Fog Friday in order to determine whether they will perform surgery to remove what is believed to be a cancerous mass from his spleen. If the... Read More

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Equine VS Case Confirmed in Wyoming

August 17, 2006

The Wyoming State Veterinary Lab has verified that the country's first case of vesicular stomatitis (VS) for 2006 has been confirmed in a Natrona County horse. The following was released by USDA's Animal Plant and Health Inspection... Read More

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WEG Team Members Comment on Upcoming Games

August 16, 2006

In a conference call held today in cooperation with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), five members of the U.S. 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) team answered a wide range of general media questions. On the phone from Germany were... Read More

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AAEP Hosts Farriers Meeting at Convention

August 16, 2006

A first-time educational event for farriers will be held in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 3-6. This special program just for farriers will consist of multiple... Read More

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Oldest Known Przewalski Horse Dies

August 16, 2006

The world's oldest known Przewalski horse, a mare called Cilka whose ancestors lived in the grasslands of central Asia, has died in the Prague zoo in the Czech Republic.

Cilka was euthanatized Saturday, zoo spokesman Vit Kahle said. The... Read More

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Lost in the Fog Suspected to Have Cancer

August 16, 2006

Doctors at the University of California-Davis veterinary school, through a stomach sonogram, have found a mass in Lost in the Fog's spleen that they suspect is a lymphoma, according to Greg Gilchrist, who trains last year's Eclipse Award-winning... Read More

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Three Horses Killed on North Carolina Highways

August 16, 2006

Three horses have been struck by cars near Rocky Mount, N.C. in recent days, according to the Read More

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Shredded Court Documents Give Horse Allergy Relief

August 16, 2006

An allergy to hay and straw dust can be a tough sentence for a horse. But a black-and-white U.K. lesson horse with the problem is breathing more easily after a local community justice center and two magistrates' courts began donating shredded... Read More

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Scientists Investigate Dewormers' Effects on Bowel Walls

August 15, 2006

Recent research indicates that when selecting a dewormer, horse owners should consider the season, their horse’s access to grass, and his body condition. German scientists have shown that the bowel walls of small strongyle-infected ponies become... Read More

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A Horse for Life; BHS Announces Second Equine Welfare Conference

August 15, 2006

After great demand, The British Horse Society, in partnership with The Home of Rest for Horses, are holding a second equine welfare conference on September 24, 2006 at Bailbrook House,... Read More

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Special Edition of Talkin' Horses to Feature Barbaro's Surgeon

August 15, 2006

Bloodhorse.com has announced a special edition of Talkin' Horses that will feature Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.... Read More

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First Dover Saddlery Retail Store in Maryland to Open

August 15, 2006

Dover Saddlery Retail, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dover Saddlery announced yesterday (Aug. 14) that the Grand Opening of its new store in the Hunt Valley, Md., will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Equestrians are invited to join in the... Read More

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Lost in the Fog Treated for Colic

August 15, 2006

Last year's Elicpse Award-winning sprinter Lost in the Fog is being treated for "a slight case" of colic at the University of California-Davis veterinary school, according to his trainer, Greg Gilchrist, who accompanied his stable star to... Read More

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Canada's Vet Definition Dilemmas

August 15, 2006

The Supreme Court of British Columbia's recent injunction prohibiting a farrier from practicing equine dentistry is the latest episode in an ongoing conflict between the veterinary associations of Canada's three westernmost provinces, animal owners, ... Read More

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From Foal to Finish; Kentucky Equine Research to Host Nutrition Conference

August 15, 2006

Kentucky Equine Research,... Read More

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Missing Quarter Horse Found Safe in New York

August 15, 2006

Tattoo Charlie, a 15-hand bay Quarter Horse gelding, turned up yesterday (Aug. 14) in a field in Monroe County, N.Y., after he had been missing for more than seven days.

Charlie and three of his pasturemates were spooked early on the... Read More

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Bay Quarter Horse Missing in Monroe County, N.Y.

August 14, 2006

Tattoo Charlie, a 15-hand bay Quarter Horse gelding, escaped from his pasture in Monroe County, N.Y. early on Aug. 7 after he and three pasturemates in the enclosure were spooked. The other horses were recovered, but Charlie--who was last... Read More

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Farnam Presents More Than $51,000 to 2006 WEG Show Jumping Team

August 14, 2006

Partner-level sponsor of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Farnam Companies presented a check on Aug. 11 for $50,167.27 to USEF for the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Show Jumping Team. Farnam is the official sponsor of the... Read More

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2006 FEI World Equestrian Games Content Area Now Online at USEF.org

August 14, 2006

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced the newest addition to www.usef.org--the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) content area. Found online at Read More

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Alltech to Hold 2007 Young Animal Scientist Contest

August 14, 2006

Due to positive response and participation, global animal health company Alltech will hold a second Young Animal Scientist (YAS) contest in 2007. The contest is scheduled to begin in the fall semester of 2006 and a winner will be announced in th... Read More

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Equine Medical Genetics Chosen as $2.5-Million Consortium Project

August 14, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) and the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine (UM) jointly announced on Aug. 9 that the foundation has committed to raise $2.5 million over five years to fund the top-ranked consortium project... Read More

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Officials Break Ground for the University of Minnesota Equine Center

August 14, 2006

The Minnesota horse community celebrated groundbreaking for the $14 million University of Minnesota Equine Center on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9. The soon-to-be-built facility has been designed to provide an ideal atmosphere for... Read More