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New Jersey Horse Succumbs To West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

Agriculture Secretary Art Brown Jr. said Tuesday (Sept. 5) that the death last week of a six-year-old Thoroughbred gelding in Tuckahoe, Cape May County, has been attributed to infection with the West Nile virus (WNV), in... Read More

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New York West Nile Equine Case Confirmed

October 11, 2002

Euthanized Horse from Staten Island Tests Positive for West Nile

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Nathan L. Rudgers announced August 29 the death of a 26-year old horse on... Read More

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Equine West Nile Case Confirmed In Rhode Island

October 11, 2002

The Department of Environmental Management announced Monday the first finding of West Nile Virus in Rhode Island.

The positive result came from a horse stabled on Saugatucket Road in Wakefield that was... Read More

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West Nile Virus Updates In New England

October 11, 2002

There still have not been any confirmed U.S. equine West Nile Virus cases in 2000. (August 24)

New York

New York City Health Commissioner Neal L.... Read More

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AAEP Brings Horseman's Day To San Antonio

October 11, 2002

Health-care education for horse owners will take center stage when the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) holds its first-ever Horseman's Day, November 30, 2000, in San Antonio, Texas. Designed for the horse owner and caregiver,... Read More

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Convention Offers Hot Topics In Equine Medicine

October 11, 2002

More than 85 of the world's leading equine experts will discuss the latest advances in horse health during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 46th Annual Convention, November 26-29 in San Antonio, Texas. The four-day... Read More

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Proceedings From AAEP Encore Available

October 11, 2002

Proceedings from the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) second annual Encore seminar, held July 28 - 30, 2000 in Orlando, Fla., are now available for purchase. Featured are two illustrated presentations by Chris Pollitt, BVSc,... Read More

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Latest New England WNV Updates

October 11, 2002

There still have not been any confirmed U.S. equine West Nile Virus cases in 2000. (August 17)

Connecticut

Yesterday, the State of Connecticut... Read More

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West Nile Virus Is Confirmed In Rhode Island

October 11, 2002

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced Sunday, August 13, that West Nile Virus has been found in a dead crow. The bird was collected in Warwick on August 8 and was tested at the University of Rhode Island's... Read More

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Five Birds Collected In Brooklyn, NY Test Positive For West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

Today (August 16) it was announced that the New York State Department of Health confirmed yesterday that blood samples obtained from five live wild birds collected in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn have tested positive for West Nile virus. Blood... Read More

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2000 American Horse Council Convention

October 11, 2002

Equine Health: From Local Disease to National Disaster 

Animal health emergencies, and the tools for dealing with them, have changed dramatically in recent years. Recent events have demonstrated that sudden... Read More

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Three Human Cases Of West Nile Virus In New York

October 11, 2002

New York City Health Commission announced Saturday, August 12, that a 64 year-old woman and a 63 year-old man, both residents of Staten Island, tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) at the New York City Department of Health's laboratories.... Read More

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Two More Cases Of EEE Confirmed in Virginia

October 11, 2002

The USDA National Veterinary Services laboratory in Ames, Iowa has confirmed that two more horses submitted for testing by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). These... Read More

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New York Man Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

New York City Health Commissioner Neal L. Cohen, M.D., announced Friday, August 4, that a 78 year-old Staten Island man has tested laboratory-positive for West Nile virus. Serum and spinal fluid samples from the patient were received by the New... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed In Virginia

October 11, 2002

The USDA National Veterinary Services laboratory in Ames, Iowa has confirmed that three horses submitted for testing by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services are positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Results are... Read More

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LSU Veterinarians Recieve Grant To Help Fight Laminitis

October 11, 2002

Each year veterinarians worldwide wrestle with laminitis, a critical, debilitating horse disease that often causes chronic lameness or death in the animal. Despite the high number of laminitis patients veterinarians examine and treat, prevention... Read More

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Veterinarians Urge Horse Owners To Vaccinate Against Eastern Equine Encephalitis

October 11, 2002

In the last two weeks, six horses that died in the Chesapeake and Suffolk area with central nervous system symptoms have been referred to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Regional Animal Health Laboratory System for... Read More

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Challenge Benefits Equine Research

October 11, 2002

One of the primary goals for the American Quarter Horse Foundation is to provide financial support for equine research. Throughout the past few years AQHF has been successful in raising thousands of dollars for equine research, however, a new... Read More

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Protect Your Animals Against West Nile Virus

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recommending that animal owners take several precautions to protect their animals from West Nile virus.

"Given that mosquitoes were associated with the 1999 outbreak, the key to preventing or... Read More

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NY State Health Department Announces West Nile Virus Detected In Mosquitos and Four More Birds

October 11, 2002

New York State Health Commissioner Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. P.H. announced July 17 that the State Health Department for the first time this year has identified preliminary evidence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes by using a rapid,... Read More

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USDA Seeks Comments On Animal Welfare Act Research Regulations

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering replacing or modifying the system used to classify animal pain and distress for animals used for research, tests, experiments, or teaching. USDA is also considering creating an Animal Welfare Act... Read More

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University of Maryland to Offer Equine Business Management Program

October 11, 2002

Beginning this fall, the University of Maryland's Institute of Applied Agriculture will offer a two-year certificate program in Equine Business Management. The program is designed to train people who wish to own and/or manage horse boarding... Read More

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FEI Eventing Committee Meets In Chantilly

October 11, 2002

The Eventing Committee met at the end of June to finalize the Safety measures and rule modifications following the "Hartington" International Eventing Safety Committee report.

The Committee agreed on the following issues and amendments... Read More

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Montana Veterinarian Elected To The AAEP Board of Directors

October 11, 2002

Duncan F. Peters, DVM, MS, has been elected to a three-year term on the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Board of Directors. Peters, of Kalispell, Mont., will represent the members of the nine states which comprise the Wester... Read More

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New Fact Sheets Available For The Horse Industry Notebook

October 11, 2002

The American Youth Horse Council has released a new set of facts sheets, which supplement the well-known Horse Industry Handbook. Thousands have come to rely upon the Horse Industry Handbook as an indispensable source for... Read More