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USDA Proposes Amendment To Animal Semen Import Regulations

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to eliminate import requirements for canine and mule semen from anywhere in the world and for equine semen from Canada.

"We believe these changes are warranted because these imports pose n... Read More

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USDA And Tenn. Horse Owner Settle HPA Charges

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Bobbie Jo Garrison, a horse owner in Crossville, Tenn., have settled charges of Horse Protection Act (HPA) violations.

"Soring is a cruel and abusive practice; it is not an acceptable method of... Read More

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Horse Dealer Enters Plea Agreement

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Bodee Baldwin of Amarillo, Texas, has signed a plea agreement in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, Va.

In July 1999, Baldwin was indicted on five counts of false statements... Read More

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Research Centre Announces Breeders' Workshop

October 11, 2002

The Equine Research Centre (ERC) at Guelph, in partnership with Glengate Farms of Campbellville, Minitube of Canada and the Semex Alliance, continues to respond to the needs of horse breeders with a two-day workshop, on March 4 & 5, 2000. Th... Read More

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Pennsylvania EIA Update

October 11, 2002

The amount of horses testing positive for Equine Infectious Anemia in Northeastern Pennsylvania has risen to 26. Of these horses, 25 have been humanely destroyed, while one horse remains under quarantine for life.

All horses can be... Read More

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Last Year's Drought on This Year's Pasture?

October 11, 2002

Throughout Kentucky, the summer of 1999 will be remembered for hot days and a lack of rain. While the drought and its effects were readily noted this past summer and fall, horse owners need to consider what the drought may have done to their... Read More

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Equine Programs Get Specific

October 11, 2002

Colleges and Universities around the country have been offering degrees in Equine Studies for years. Only recently have these colleges become more specialized in the degrees that they offer. Two colleges have made recent strides forward in their... Read More

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New Staff Writer For The Horse

October 11, 2002

The Horse, a monthly magazine devoted to equine health care, and the print form of The Horse Interactive, has named Stephanie L. Church to the position of staff writer.

Church, 22, a native of Powhatan, Virginia, joined The... Read More

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LVMA/AAEP Foundation Scholarship Awarded

October 11, 2002

 

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) Equine Committee recently named Jill Baillie of the Louisiana State University Class of 2000 as the recipient of the 1999 LVMA foundation scholarship.Read More

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AAEP Releases Racetrack Practitioners Directory

October 11, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published a new directory of racetrack veterinarians. More than 700 AAEP members currently practicing at racetracks across the country are listed.... Read More

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USDA Funds Genome Project

October 11, 2002

The horse genome effort received a major boost in April 1998 when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved renewal of an initiative of the National Animal Genome Project which, for the first time, includes support for... Read More

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Testing Supplement Efficacy

October 10, 2002

How do you know if something, anything from a car to a blender to a vitamin supplement, works? You test it in a manner consistent with the way it’s going to be used, using specific, relevant measures of performance, and evaluate it according to... Read More

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West Nile Virus Detected in Washington

October 09, 2002

West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in a dead raven collected near Newport, Wash. Testing at the National Wildlife Health Center Laboratory in Madison, Wisc., confirmed the virus. This is the first WNV detection in Washington, according to... Read More

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Australian Horse Council Investigating Industry Insurance

October 09, 2002

The Australian Horse Industry Council has received funding to begin a process to help the industry with Public Liability Insurance (PLI). The group is developing a code of practice, implementation guides, risk management regimes, and an... Read More

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Equine Salmonellosis in the United States and Kentucky

October 09, 2002

Salmonella spp. cause a multitude of diseases in horses, including diarrhea, abscesses, septicemia, and other ailments. Over 2,200 serotypes of salmonellae are known and can be identified at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories... Read More

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Airway Health

October 03, 2002

Many trainers judge the health of their horses’ airways by listening to the sounds the animals make while they are exercising. Airway Dynamics of Midway, Ky., is doing the same thing more scientifically by using high-tech equipment. Veterinarian... Read More

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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus Illness in 2002: Jan. 1-Sept. 29

October 03, 2002

The total number of equine cases of illness caused by West Nile virus confirmed at the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories or reported by state officials so far this year is 7,462.  That is an increase of 1,239 cases... Read More

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New Flair Nasal Strip Study

October 03, 2002

A recent study completed by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) suggests that Flair nasal strips decrease the amount of work required for respiratory muscles in equine athletes during intense exercise, and might reduce the amount of... Read More

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Fall Deworming

October 01, 2002

Fall is approaching rapidly and brings with it such predictable events as raking leaves, Thanksgiving dinner, and weekend football. Autumn also heralds changes in parasite activity that are equally predictable. However, just as the environmental... Read More

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West Nile Virus Alert!

October 01, 2002

by Kimberly S. Herbert and Stephanie L. Church

West Nile virus is a dangerous and scary disease, and it is spreading across North America very quickly. However, this is one of the few times when horses have it better than humans when it... Read More

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Halternatives

October 01, 2002

The past 15 years, various techniques have resulted in a type of Arabian "halter" presentation that poses the horse in a now-familiar stance. What is missing in this presentation? To me it's the evidence of trust, affection, and mutual esteem... Read More

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Carnivorous Horses

October 01, 2002

While taking questions from the audience at a one-day behavior program in New Zealand this May, a well-respected horse owner and trainer described behavior she had recently witnessed in a horse involving a scenario I had never heard or thought... Read More

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Bedding Benefits and Risks

October 01, 2002

Most horse owners take great pride in providing their horses with clean, nice-looking stalls; some of us might even throw in that extra bit of bedding for added comfort. But could we be unknowingly harming our horses more than helping them? Let'... Read More

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Feed for Speed

October 01, 2002

Few dispute that nutrition is important for athletic performance in racehorses. However, I'd wager that there is much less agreement among horse owners, nutritionists, and veterinarians when asked to expound upon the "nitty gritty" of what works... Read More

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Cardiovascular Changes With Moldy Corn Poisoning

October 01, 2002

Fumonisins are toxic byproducts of the fungus Fusarium verticilloides, which often grows on corn. These mycotoxins can cause leukoencephalomalacia (moldy corn poisoning) in horses, and are undetectable to the naked eye. Horses exposed to... Read More