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Weaving in Horses: Another Look

April 01, 2005

In this time of enlightened horse management, it is staggering that the myths and folklore surrounding stable "vices" still refuse to die, and therefore the repetitive behaviors themselves continue to thrive. Even the term "vice" implies the... Read More

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Breaking News: Neurologic Herpesvirus Strain Mutation

April 01, 2005

New equine herpesvirus type-1 findings from a research collaboration between George Allen, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, and Nicholas... Read More

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Strangles Guidelines Released to the Public

April 01, 2005

In 2005, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) released its consensus statement on guidelines for treatment, control, and prevention of strangles, which is caused by Streptococcus equi. The 12-page paper took a year... Read More

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Saddlebred to be Reburied at Kentucky Horse Park

April 01, 2005

The body of champion Saddlebred Wild Eyed and Wicked will be re-interred at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington after forensic study.

Wicked, a two-time winner of the Saddlebred Triple Crown, was one of five Saddlebreds that were injected... Read More

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Horse Slaughter Legislation Reintroduced

April 01, 2005

The Horse Slaughter Prevention Act has been reintroduced to Congress as bill H.R. 503. Congressman John Sweeney of New York is the lead sponsor of H.R. 503 and introduced the bill on Feb. 1 as "A bill to amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibi... Read More

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Respiratory Disease Seminar

April 01, 2005

Influenza, equine herpesvirus, and strangles were highlighted by Bonnie Rush, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and section head of equine internal medicine at Kansas State University, at a Feb. 4 seminar sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health in... Read More

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Olympic Appeal Over Drugs

April 01, 2005

According to the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI), German Olympian Ludger Beerbaum filed an appeal on Feb. 3 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the decision taken by the FEI Judicial Committee. The committe... Read More

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Jurisdictions Begin Milkshake Testing

April 01, 2005

Following recommendations issued in January by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, several racing jurisdictions have approved plans to test horses for evidence of "milkshaking" or excess levels of total carbon dioxide (TCO2)... Read More

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FEI Task Force on Medication and Doping Holds Second Meeting

April 01, 2005

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) Task Force on Medication and Doping, chaired by Sven Holmberg of Sweden, held its second meeting in Paris, France, on Feb. 2. The six-person task force was established in late 2004 to... Read More

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Breeding Efficiency in Kentucky Thoroughbred Mares

April 01, 2005

Management and veterinary care are important factors that contribute to the overall pregnancy rate of the Thoroughbred mare, said Karin Bosh, a graduate research assistant in the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science. Bosh... Read More

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Central Kentucky Abortion Submissions Suggest Normal Foaling Season

April 01, 2005

Central Kentucky equine abortion submissions to the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) so far in 2005 do not indicate mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). MRLS struck horses in several states (including... Read More

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Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test Still the Gold Standard for Detecting Anthelmintic Resistance

April 01, 2005

Swedish veterinarians recently determined that the larval development assay (LDA, a fecal test) is not a reliable alternative to the fecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) in measuring anthelmintic (dewormer) resistance of strongyles in the... Read More

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Rutgers Annual NAERIC Yearling Benefit Auction

April 01, 2005

Twelve Belgian/Quarter Horse cross yearlings will be sold on May 1, 2005, at the sixth annual auction of its kind to benefit the Rutgers Cook College Young Horse Teaching and Research Program in New Brunswick, N.J.

The annual selection and... Read More

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R. Equi Pneumonia Linked to Large Farms, Lots of Horses

March 31, 2005

Farms with large acreage and many mares and foals are more likely to have cases of R. equi foal pneumonia than smaller farms with fewer horses, according to a recently published Texas A&M University (TAMU) study. Additionally, farms... Read More

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Veterinarian Describes Maryland Disease Cases; Officials Rule Out Rabies

March 31, 2005

Three horses succumbed to neurologic illness and were euthanatized at the Columbia Horse Center (CHC) in Columbia, Md., last week, according to the animals' attending veterinarian. Two more horses at the facility developed signs of the... Read More

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California Strangles Outbreak; At Least 60 Horses Affected

March 30, 2005

A strangles outbreak has placed a boarding stable in northern Los Angeles County, Calif., under quarantine, and more than 60 horses at the farm remain under close observation. The outbreak of the highly contagious upper respiratory disease cause... Read More

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Exercise Exhaustion

March 29, 2005

Exercise exhaustion can occur after relatively brief maximal exercise or after prolonged submaximal exercise.... Read More

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Athens Gold Medalist Cian O'Connor Disqualified

March 29, 2005

Following a hearing held in Zurich, Switzerland, on March 27, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) Judicial Committee determined that there had been a breach of FEI General Regulations Art. 146.2 at the 2004 Olympic Games in... Read More

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GBED Linked to Quarter Horse Bloodlines

March 29, 2005

Glycogen-branching enzyme disorder (GBED) has likely been a cause of neonatal mortality in Quarter Horses for decades, according to Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, who gave an update on her research on the disorder at the recent conference of the... Read More

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Precautions Taken to Prevent Strangles Spread

March 29, 2005

Though cases of strangles at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida appear to have been confined, the five positive tests for Streptococcus equi set in motion a chain of events up and down the East Coast.

New York Racing... Read More

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Update on Equine Health Concern in Maryland

March 28, 2005

As part of its response to an equine health concern at a barn in Columbia, Md., the Maryland Department of Agriculture reports that the situation is stable and that every measure is being taken to determine the illness that caused three horses t... Read More

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Greater Good Listed a Colt, But Unable to Breed

March 25, 2005

Should Greater Good win the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), it would make the second time in the past three years the winner cannot stand at stud.

Funny Cide, who won the 2003 Derby, is a gelding. Greater Good is listed as a colt but... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 in New York

March 25, 2005

Three horses have died or were euthanatized following infection with equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) at a boarding facility in Tioga County, N.Y. The first case was detected about two weeks ago, said officials at the New York State Department... Read More

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Maryland Officials Respond to Equine Health Concerns in Howard County

March 25, 2005

Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) veterinarians are responding to concerns regarding three horses euthanatized due to illness in Columbia, Md.

Private veterinarians contacted MDA's veterinarians and are working closely with... Read More

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Progress in Solving the Horse Genome Puzzle

March 24, 2005

Equine researchers around the world are gearing up for the sixth International Equine Genome Workshop, to be held in Dublin, Ireland, this summer. The meeting will allow participating scientists to move one step closer to achieving their... Read More