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New AAEP Board Members Selected

June 29, 2001

Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, and Mr. Duncan Alexander have been appointed to three-year terms on AAEP Board of Directors. Both will begin their terms in January 2000.

Dr. White, of Leesburg, Virginia, will serve as a... Read More

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Find Rules To Equestrian Sports Online

June 29, 2001

RulesCentral.com has been launched, a site that provides official rules and regulations for thousands of sports and games.

Equestrian rules ranging from driving to vaulting can be found when yo... Read More

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Quest Gel Dewormer Rumors

June 29, 2001

Rumors about Quest Gel Dewormer have continued to circulate over the Internet regarding its safety. Internet allegations have been anonymous, with the same e-mails being posted repeatedly over the past three years. Tom Overbay, DVM, Director of... Read More

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Update On Foot and Mouth Recommendations

June 22, 2001

Release from Great Britain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAFF)

5 June 2001

Advice for horse owners during the foot and mouth outbreak

Though horses are not susceptible to infection by... Read More

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Burghley Will Go On Despite Foot And Mouth Concerns

June 22, 2001

Tickets have gone on sale for Europe’s only four-star three-day event in 2001, the Burghley Pedigree Horse Trials, Stamford, Lincs, to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in spite of the foot and mouth disease outbreak. The Badminton three-day event was... Read More

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AHSA Announces Proposed Name Change, Board Meeting Arrangements

June 22, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association, Inc. (AHSA) announced June 19 that its directors will consider a change of name for the organization at its Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 2001 in Lexington, KY. The officers and... Read More

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Georgia Quarantines 41 horses, Tests 50 More For Equine Infectious Anemia

June 22, 2001

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin said on June 15 that 41 horses are quarantined at 10 different North Georgia locations due to exposure to equine infectious anemia (EIA).

"We have tested these 41 quarantined in the... Read More

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Update On The Status of West Nile Virus Surveillance Mapping for 2001

June 22, 2001

The National Atlas of the United States of America will not be producing West Nile maps in 2001, however, another component of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information (CINDI), will be... Read More

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Rio Vista To Give Award To Outstanding Animal Rescue

June 22, 2001

Rescue agencies or individuals active in rehabilitating or saving mistreated horses and dogs are being encouraged to contact Rio Vista Products for details on nominating candidates for their annual Hank Award program. Deadline for entries is... Read More

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Hooved Animal Humane Society Receives New Executive Director

June 22, 2001

The Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) will celebrate its 30th birthday later this year. On June 11, Dr. Lydia Miller joined as the organization’s new executive director, and plans to renew members’ commitment to the mission and planning for 30... Read More

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FEI Seminar For Endurance Officials

June 15, 2001

According to news reports from the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) the international governing body for horse sport, 41 experienced endurance judges vets and stewards attended a very successful seminar given by Dr. Jerry Gillespie of th... Read More

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Moore to Present State-of-the-Art Lecture at 2001 Annual Convention

June 15, 2001

James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, one of the world's foremost authorities on equine gastrointestinal disease, will present the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 47th Annual Convention in... Read More

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New Director Of Education Joins AAEP

June 15, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) announces the hiring of Lori Roberts as director of education. Her duties include managing the AAEP's new horse health web site, myHorseMatters.com, and developing outreach programs and... Read More

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Initial Pericarditis Survey In Yearlings Brings Good News

June 14, 2001

Dr. Doug Byars, head of the internal medicine unit at Haygard-Davidson-McGee veterinary firm in Lexington, Ky., reported that examinations on three farms of 150 Thoroughbred yearlings revealed... Read More

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Central Kentucky Pericarditis Cases: Nearly 60

June 14, 2001

The incidence of known pericarditis cases in Central Kentucky has reached nearly 60 horses. At least a dozen horses have died because of the condition, which produces inflammation of, and fluid in, the sac surrounding the... Read More

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Areas With Spring Loss Syndrome Cases

June 14, 2001

Many counties in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia have reported cases of the spring syndromes. The Kentucky information was compiled from the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center and private practitioners. The Ohio and West Virginia... Read More

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Kentucky's Pericarditis Cases Called 'Clinically Significant'

June 14, 2001

Additional cases of pericarditis are occurring in Kentucky and possibly other states (including Ohio), with the problem now claiming... Read More

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EVA Video Available To Public

June 08, 2001

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a video entitled “Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA): A Manageable Problem.” EVA is an acute, contagious viral equine disease that can cause fever, respiratory illness, ocular... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found In Rhode Island Birds

June 08, 2001

Rhode Island's Department of Environmental Management has announced two crows have tested positive for West Nile Virus. The crows were collected from Charlestown and Warwick last week and are the first to test positive in Rhode Island this year.... Read More

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Lasix Has A New Name

June 08, 2001

The name has changed, but the drug has not. Lasix is now SALIX in the veterinary industry. When Intervet acquired Hoechst Roussel Vet in November 1999, Intervet agreed that Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Hoechst AG) would retain Lasix as the... Read More

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Massachusetts West Nile Information Line Opens

June 08, 2001

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's West Nile virus information line opened on June 1.

If you are a Massachusetts resident and wish to speak with someone concerning WNV during business hours, or leave a telephone message... Read More

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Bush's Request Includes $35 Million To Guard Against Foreign Animal Disease

June 08, 2001

The President's FY2001 supplemental appropriations request to Congress will include an additional $35 million for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enhance activities designed to protect U.S. agriculture from serious animal... Read More

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Advice On Getting Mares In Foal After Losses

June 07, 2001

Bob Douglas, PhD, owner of BET Labs in Kentucky, specializes in working with veterinarians and farm owners to assist in reproductive problems of mares and stallions. He works with Northern and Southern Hemisphere breeders, and said his clients... Read More

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Mare Reproductivity A Timely Topic At Farm Managers Meeting

June 05, 2001

Michelle LeBlanc, veterinarian, discussed mare reproductivity at farm managers meeting. On April 30, the Kentucky Thoroughbred... Read More

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Cloudy Fetal Fluids

June 04, 2001

Cloudy placental fluids and disturbances in the placental membranes were seen on ultrasound before many of the mares lost their pregnancies. Some mares that had these symptoms did not lose their pregnancies... Read More