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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus Illness in 2002: Jan. 1-Sept. 17

September 18, 2002

The total number of equine cases of illness caused by West Nile virus (WNV) confirmed at the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) or reported by state officials so far this year is now 5,380. That is an increase of 774 cases... Read More

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Pennsylvania Stops Testing Birds for West Nile Virus

September 17, 2002

Starting today through next spring, Pennsylvania’s West Nile virus program will no longer accept birds for routine testing in 29 counties. However, state officials are asking citizens to continue phoning 877/PA-HEALTH to report dead birds that... Read More

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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus Illness in 2002: Jan. 1-Sept. 12

September 14, 2002

The total number of equine cases of illness caused by West Nile virus (WNV) confirmed at the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) or reported by state officials so far this year is 4,606, as of Sept. 12. The cases are from 32... Read More

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Preakness Runner-Up Positive for West Nile Virus, Condition Improving

September 11, 2002

Magic Weisner, the popular gelding who finished second at long odds in the Preakness, was diagnosed Monday with West Nile virus (WNV), said Dr. Bob Vallance, a Maryland veterinarian.

Vallance, Magic Weisner's local veterinarian, has bee... Read More

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New CSU Semen Facility Meets International Standards

September 11, 2002

The new stallion barn at Colorado State University’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory, specifically designed to meet the requirements for exporting semen internationally, is now complete and prepared to handle client requests around the... Read More

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Saskatchewan Horses Test Positive for West Nile Virus

September 11, 2002

Six horses in Saskatchewan, Canada, have been diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV). Horse owners are encouraged to take preventive measures. A conditionally licensed vaccine can be obtained through your veterinarian.

West Nile virus... Read More

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Ohio University Equestrian Team Devastated by Fire

September 11, 2002

The Ohio University Equestrian Team (OUET), 2002 Miller's Cup Team Champions (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national winners), lost a barn, an arena, a tack room, a trailer, all of their tack and one horse to a fire that ripped through... Read More

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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus Infection in 2002: Jan. 1-Sept. 8

September 10, 2002

Illness caused by West Nile virus (WNV) infection has been confirmed by the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in equids from 30 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,... Read More

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More than 600 Equine Cases of West Nile Virus in Nebraska

September 10, 2002

The number of WNV cases continues to rise in Nebraska horses, with more than 600 testing positive with the disease. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture updated its numbers on Sept. 9, with 647 positive equine cases documented in 83... Read More

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Kentucky Equine West Nile Virus Case Count Climbs to 150

September 10, 2002

The number of cases of West Nile virus in Kentucky equine in 2002 reached 150 when 17 cases were confirmed on Sept. 6, the state Department of Agriculture reported.

The most recently confirmed cases were spread among 15 counties from... Read More

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Behavior Symposium will Feature Natural Horsemanship

September 06, 2002

Horse owners will have the chance to saddle up alongside Robert M. Miller DVM, to experience the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort's "Natural Horsemanship" symposium offered Nov. 17-20, 2002. The event is designed to introduce equine enthusiasts to... Read More

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American Quarter Horse Association, Foundation Present West Nile Virus Seminar

September 04, 2002

Anyone interested in learning more about West Nile virus (WNV), its effects on horses, treatments and vaccines are invited to attend a free seminar presented by the American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Foundation's... Read More

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Eventing Recommended for Exclusion from the 2008 Olympics

September 04, 2002

The Olympic Programme Commission report recommending that eventing be excluded from the 2008 Olympics was presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board on Aug. 28 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The commission was in... Read More

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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus Infection in 2002: Jan. 1-Sept. 2

September 04, 2002

Illness caused by West Nile virus (WNV) infection has been confirmed by the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in equids from 28 states this year as of Sept. 2: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois,... Read More

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West Nile Virus Vaccine Q&A

September 03, 2002

The following information is from Rocky Bigbie, DVM, a representative of Fort Dodge Animal Health, the company that manufacturers the West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine. Company officials recommend that horse owners consult with their own... Read More

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Equine Herpes Outbreak in Australia

September 03, 2002

A mare (or mares) imported from North America to Victoria, Australia, is believed to be at the center of the latest outbreak of equine herpes virus (EHV-1), or equine rhinopneumonitis virus, in Australia. 

As the Australian... Read More

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Officials Report 112 Equine Cases of West Nile Virus in Kentucky

September 03, 2002

Twenty-three cases of West Nile virus in Kentucky horses were confirmed Monday, the state Department of Agriculture reported. The number of Kentucky horses with the virus in 2002 now is 112.

The 23 horses confirmed today are of 10... Read More

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Summary of Recent Australian Quarantine Case

September 03, 2002

The Australian Horse Industry Council has congratulated the quarantine authorities for their action and decisions in the case of a horse that became sick during quarantine in Sydney.

Horse Council president, Dr Paul O'Callaghan said "The... Read More

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Horse Auctions: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

September 01, 2002

For some, a horse auction is an excellent place for buyer and seller to meet and arrive at fair market value for an animal. To others, a horse auction is the place where good money was spent on a horse which couldn't, or didn't, perform up to... Read More

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Cataracts and Lens Problems

September 01, 2002

Everyone has heard of cataracts. We think of them as affecting older humans, and sometimes they are found in children and young adults. Yet, cataracts also are seen in horses. A cataract is an opacity or clouding of the lens (a large transparent... Read More

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Pre-Sale Questions

September 01, 2002

A pre-sale veterinary examination for a horse of any age in any discipline should address two questions. Can this particular individual, in the opinion of the examiner, be expected--barring illness or injury--to reach competition in a timely... Read More

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Salvation from Slaughter

September 01, 2002

There are numerous horse auctions in the United States. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has commissioned a private study of some auction houses to learn: Where are these horses coming from? How many are there? What is their... Read More

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What's a Thumper?

September 01, 2002

My training is in equine myotherapy; I specialize in sports massage, stretching, and hydrotherapy. Sometimes I get asked about a thumper. I have an idea of what it is and its use, but am not sure if I'm correct. The only thing I am sure of i... Read More

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Stallion Mounting Behavior

September 01, 2002

I'm a veterinarian asking this question on behalf of clients who are standing a stallion at stud. The stallion isn't new to breeding or to this farm; he's in his third or fourth breeding season. He normally breeds eagerly, without hesitation... Read More

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Putting Weight on Hard Keepers

September 01, 2002

Is your horse a "hard keeper?" If so, you are well aware of how difficult it is to maintain adequate or desirable body condition in this type of horse. The reality is that no two horses are the same when it comes to the amount of feed (and numbe... Read More