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Parasitologist Honored

December 22, 2000

A parasitologist on faculty in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech was recently recognized with the most distinguished honor conferred by the American Society of... Read More

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Foal Exercise Influences Final Muscoloskeletal System

December 22, 2000

Keeping a foal in a stall around-the-clock might keep his coat shiny and his body free of nicks and bumps from roughhousing with peers in the pasture, but in the long run, that could cause him serious problems as an active adult. P. René van... Read More

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Referral Dystocias

December 22, 2000

Rolf Embertson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, a surgeon on the staff at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. described their on-call dystocia and neonate teams at the annual meeting of the Society For Theriogenology and American... Read More

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Seattle Slew Returning To Breeding Shed

December 15, 2000

Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew is heading back to the breeding shed in 2001 after recovering from neck surgery in April and passing recent semen tests that indicate his fertility problems were temporary.

Robert Clay, owner of Three... Read More

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State Agencies Ask Floridians To Look For West Nile Virus

December 15, 2000

The Florida Departments of Health (DOH), Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) are asking Floridians to help determine if West Nile virus (WNV) arrives in the state.

Dead bird... Read More

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Saudi Arabia Bans French Horses

December 15, 2000

Saudi Arabia banned the importation of horses and birds from France Dec. 9, due to fears of a possible spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) into the country. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the ban was prompted by “cases of horses... Read More

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BHS Warns of Unscrupulous Dealers

December 15, 2000

The British Horse Society (BHS) recently issued a warning to British horse owners about the dangers of unscrupulous dealers. BHS reports that dealers have been advertising in equestrian magazines for “companion” horses. Owners sell horses to... Read More

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Horse TV Will Debut January 1st, 2001

December 08, 2000

HorseTV will debut on January 1, 2001 as part of the initial broadcast launch of RFD-TV, the new 24-hour a day television network dedicated to serving the needs of rural America. RFD-TV and HorseTV will be seen on DISH Network's· Channel 9409.... Read More

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Pioneer In Equine Veterinary Medicine Honored By Colorado State

December 08, 2000

Colorado State honored one of the nation's pioneers in equine reproductive science in a ceremony Dec. 1, at the dedication of the Equine Center as the B.W. Pickett Equine Center.

Pickett, who first came to Colorado State in 1967 as... Read More

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Farnam Acquires Sure Nutrition

December 08, 2000

Farnam Horse Products Group has announced that it has acquired Sure Nutrition horse products, expanding its current line of over-the-counter horse supplements. The Sure Nutrition line includes products suc... Read More

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Blood Builders (Hematinics)

December 01, 2000

Administration of hematinics (also known as "blood builders") to horses, either in the form of dietary supplements or as injectable compounds, is commonly practiced by owners, trainers, and veterinarians. The general objective in using these... Read More

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Sole Bruising

December 01, 2000

A bruised sole can happen as quickly and simply as a horse stepping on a rock or working on a hard surface. It can occur as the result of excessive hoof trimming, or be associated with laminitis. Sole bruising can be an uncomplicated condition... Read More

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Playful Rearing

December 01, 2000

We recently received an orphaned colt from a very reputable breeder friend who had neither the time nor facilities to raise the baby. We picked him up when he was five hours old, and he is now three weeks old. Health-wise he is doing fine. H... Read More

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Terrible or Tolerant? Training Horses for Vet Procedures

December 01, 2000

One of the most frustrating scenarios for horse owners and veterinarians is the horse that's hard to treat.... Read More

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A Gold Medal Performance

December 01, 2000

The Olympics were a huge success for all three equestrian disciplines--eventing, dressage, and jumping. Since the test event at the Olympic site last September, it had been an eagerly awaited competition. In the end, all... Read More

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Drug Testing Integrity

December 01, 2000

Forty veterinarians, chemists, and horse industry professionals met Oct. 6-8 for the eighth Testing Integrity Program (TIP) workshop at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. TIP was formed in 1995 as a non-profit... Read More

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PMU Foals Arrive

December 01, 2000

Young exuberance greeted elderly wisdom in October at Ryerrs Farm for Aged Equines. Thirty-five foals were brought from pregnant mare urine (PMU) ranches to the farm in Pottstown, Penn., for a brief respite before their adoptive owners took them... Read More

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Youth Horse Leaders Will Meet in Colorado

December 01, 2000

The annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium held by the American Youth Horse Council will be held on February 2-3, 2001 at the Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Symposium provides an exceptional opportunity to... Read More

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AAEP Names Tom Lenz New Vice President

December 01, 2000

Thomas R. Lenz, DVM, MS, has been named the 2001 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.  The appointment was announced in August during the AAEP Board of Directors meeting in Gleneden Beach, Ore.  He will... Read More

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Gary L. Carpenter to Receive AAEP Stubbs Award

December 01, 2000

Executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club Gary L. Carpenter has been selected as the 2000 recipient of the George Stubbs Award, presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).  The award... Read More

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AAEP Honors Two With New Service Award

December 01, 2000

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named R. Bruce Hollett, DVM, MS, and Mrs. Lucy Kester as the recipients of its first-ever Distinguished Service Award.  The honor recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

December 01, 2000

Q: How can I collect colostrum from a mare and save it for future use, and how long can I keep it?


A: Colostrum or "first milk" is the thick, yellow secretion from the mammary gland... Read More

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Three To Be Honored As AAEP Distinguished Life Members

November 27, 2000

Three past presidents of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be honored with the group's 2000 Distinguished Life Member award.  James Coffman, DVM, Gary Lavin, VMD, and Robert Shideler, DVM, will be recognized for their... Read More

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USGS Researchers: West Nile Moves Bird-to-Bird

November 27, 2000

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey said recently that the West Nile Virus can be transmitted from bird-to-bird in a confined laboratory setting. It had been thought that the virus was only transmitted through mosquito bites.... Read More

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Public Meeting on Veterinary Biologics To Be Held

November 27, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Center for Veterinary Biologics is announcing its tenth annual public meeting to discuss regulatory and policy issues related to the manufacture, distribution, and... Read More