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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

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Addendum

November 01, 2001

We received a request from a veterinarian to add the following health problems to "Contagious Critters" (The Horse, May 2001, online at Read More

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Grants Awarded

November 01, 2001

Three veterinarians will share grant money totaling $18,818 to pursue research projects benefiting equine medicine. The grants are awarded annually to resident and graduate student veterinarians, and were approved by the American Association of... Read More

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Hoof Repair Adhesive Discontinued

November 01, 2001

The popular two-part adhesive compound used to patch cracks, fill in hoof wall defects, and "glue" on horseshoes will no longer be sold for use on horses. Sold under various trade names--Thoro-Grip, Hoof Life, Equilox, Grand Circuit, Equi-Bond,... Read More

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Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium

November 01, 2001

The second annual Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium, hosted by the Equine Research Centre (ERC) in Guelph, Ontario, on March 23-24, brought together leaders in the fields of nutraceutical research and manufacturing. Symposium organizer Wendy... Read More

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Non-Toxic Linseed

November 01, 2001

Horse owners wanting to take advantage of flaxseed's omega-3 content can rest easy. Flaxseed, or linseed, has a reputation as a toxic substance to horses when fed uncooked--earned because the seeds contain a small amount of cyanogenetic... Read More

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New Spokespersons for "On-Call" Team

November 01, 2001

Four veterinarians specializing in the care of Thoroughbreds are the newest spokespersons for the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) "On Call" program. These practitioners join more than 30 AAEP-member veterinarians who provide... Read More

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HMT Offers ESWT

November 01, 2001

High Medical Technologies (HMT) was inadvertently omitted from the list of extracorporeal shock wave therapy manufacturers in the May issue of The Horse. The company is based in Switzerland.

HMT High Medical Technologies A.G.... Read More

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European Disease Affects Slaughter Industry

November 01, 2001

Concerns over mad cow disease and the resurgence of foot and mouth disease in Europe has had a devastating effect on the European beef cattle industry, and has brought about an increased demand for horse meat. Mad cow disease has created fears... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Information Available

November 01, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently released a brochure about vesicular stomatitis for the horse owner. Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a contagious disease that afflicts horses, livestock, wildlife, and humans. Althoug... Read More

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Rochester Veterinary Seminar

November 01, 2001

Veterinarians and technicians gathered Feb. 8-9 at the Rochester Equine Clinic (REC) in New Hampshire for the 21st annual Veterinarian and Technician Conference on Equine Medicine and Surgery. Eighty attendees listened to a dozen speakers presen... Read More

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Health Spa For Horses and Owners

November 01, 2001

Europe's first equine health spa will open soon, offering a unique health care experience for horses and their owners. The Centre for Natural Equine Therapy will be located in Gloucester-shire, England, and will offer everything for injury... Read More

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Reproductive Loss Survey Confirms Some Beliefs; Belies Others

November 01, 2001

Results from the survey of 133 farms in Central Kentucky regarding the early fetal loss and late-term abortions that occurred this spring substantiated some of the preliminary ideas held by researchers and veterinarians. The survey also put to... Read More

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Behind the Reproductive Loss Survey Numbers

November 01, 2001

"This survey was to identify risk factors, not causes," emphasized Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. Dwyer led the team that surveyed 133 Central Kentucky farms. Some farms were... Read More

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Ohio Searches for Reasons Behind Its Spring Losses

November 01, 2001

The same survey questions used to look at risk factors in mares with late-gestation and early fetal losses in Central Kentucky are being used to investigate the outbreak in Southeastern Ohio.

Stephe... Read More

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Frazer Joins Editorial Advisory Board

November 01, 2001

The Horse magazine is proud to have a large group of people serve on our Editorial Advisory Board. They volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that the information contained in these pages is accurate and beneficial to our readers.... Read More