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Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy Confirmed in Virginia

May 30, 2002

Detection of a neurological illness in Virginia thought to be equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) myeloencephalopathy was recently confirmed as such at several laboratories throughout the United States.

The organism causing EHV-1 can cause... Read More

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Caterpillar Update

May 23, 2002

The newest study on early fetal loss and Eastern tent caterpillars began on May 21 and will continue for the next three weeks. The research is funded by the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and headed by internal medicine specialist Bill... Read More

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Update on 2002 Early Fetal Loss in Central Kentucky

May 22, 2002

Figures generated from ultrasound... Read More

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West Nile Virus in Washington, D.C., New York, and New Jersey

May 22, 2002

Department of Health representatives from Washington, D.C., New York, and New Jersey have detected their first avian cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2002. Washington, D.C., reported its first WNV-infected bird on May 13, which was found May 1 ... Read More

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AQHA Equine Public Service Award Nominations Due June 3

May 22, 2002

Nominations for the first American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Equine Public Service Award are due June 3, 2002. Presented by the AQHA, the Equine Public Service Award will recognize an outstanding American Quarter Horse that works in the... Read More

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Gauging MRLS Impact a Tough Task

May 21, 2002

It appears the number of incidents and symptoms of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) in Central Kentucky are slowing, but there is still no definitive way to arrive at that conclusion. The number of fetuses taken to the University of... Read More

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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome 2002 Update

May 21, 2002

Report from Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

From December 30, 2001 to May 18, 2002, a total of 759 equine abortions had been submitted to the Livestock Disease Diagnostic... Read More

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Central Kentucky Pasture Update and Recommendations

May 17, 2002

A report was issued today by Jimmy Henning, Extension Forage Specialist in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. The text follows:

Many questions... Read More

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National Animal Supplement Council Submits Proposal

May 17, 2002

The supplement manufacturing industry has submitted a proposal to federal regulatory agencies that includes provisions for establishing common industry standards for manufacturing processes, allowing focus toward finished product safety through... Read More

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The Picture of MRLS in One Month...

May 15, 2002

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is funding a collaborative look at caterpillars, their frass (excrement), and early fetal loss associated with mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). It is possible that after this experiment--which... Read More

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Pharmacia Contributes to Equine Science Program

May 15, 2002

 Pharmacia Animal Health recently announced a $5,000 pledge to a fundraising campaign supporting the Equine Science Center at Cook College of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The campaign goal is to raise $7 million by... Read More

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West Nile Virus Detected in Three More States

May 15, 2002

Virginia, Illinois, and Pennsylvania have been added to the list of states affected by West Nile virus (WNV) in 2002. While WNV has been detected in all three states in past years, these positive bird findings showed up very early compared to... Read More

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Horse Sense Used in Making Animated Film

May 14, 2002

Most horse owners cringe when they see non-horse people trying to present equines to the public based on what they think they know. At DreamWorks, which is releasing the animated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron on May 24, animators an... Read More

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Grayson To Fund New MRLS Research Project

May 10, 2002

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is funding a new project with the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners to seek critical information on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS). The project will involve monitoring of mares to seek... Read More

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UK Studies On-Going, Including Caterpillars/MRLS

May 09, 2002

A research project begins well before the experiment starts. That was the case of the recently completed collaborative effort at the University of Kentucky that associated the Eastern tent caterpillar and its frass (excrement) and mare... Read More

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Kentucky Farm Managers Discuss MRLS

May 08, 2002

A last-minute change in the program for the monthly meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club had everyone focusing on this year’s incidences of mare reproductive loss syndrome on the evening of May 7. A panel was put together to... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy in Virginia

May 08, 2002

Four cases of mysterious illness in Northern Virginia horses have been attributed to equine herpesvirus (EHV) myeloencephalopathy, a rare neurologic version of EHV type 1, which is typically recognized in its respiratory form as rhinopneumonitis... Read More

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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Report

May 08, 2002

Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome
May 8, 2002

Report from Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

From December 30, 2001 to May 4, 2002, 604 equine abortions had been submitted to the... Read More

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Methods for Diagnosing Lameness

May 08, 2002

After an exciting day of cross country at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on April 27, horse owners and enthusiasts gathered to hear top equine veterinarians from Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital speak on health issues pertaining to the sport... Read More

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Superstar Seattle Slew Dead at 28

May 07, 2002

Seattle Slew, the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated, died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington. On May 7, 1977, exactly 25 years ago, Slew won the Kentucky Derby. Seattle Slew had been the last... Read More

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MRLS Timeline

May 07, 2002

2001

April 7--The temperature high in Lexington is 84 degrees; 23 degrees above normal.

April 17--The temperature low in Lexington is 29 degrees; 19 degrees below... Read More

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Early Fetal Loss Low

May 07, 2002

According to Dr. Richard Holder, a practitioner with the Lexington, Ky., firm of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee who specializes in mare reproduction and fetal sexing, early fetal loss is occurring this year as it did last year, just at a much... Read More

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Some Farms Seeing No Losses

May 07, 2002

Reports from Central Kentucky and Ohio note that many farms are seeing no early fetal loss, late-term abortions, or term births of compromised foals. Dr. Roger Murphy, a private practitioner in Central Kentucky who was president last year of the... Read More

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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Is Back in 2002

May 06, 2002

“It’s definitely here,” said Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, an internal medicine specialist with the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary medical center in Lexington, Ky. “It’s not as consistent thus far, but a few farms are bringing us foals... Read More

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Buddha Injury Still Uncertain

May 06, 2002

Diagnostics were still being done on pre-Derby second choice Buddha on the Monday after the race. His attending veterinarian, Dr. Ken Reed, said while they hadn’t found out a whole lot more, Buddha was sent on Sunday night (May 5) to Rood and... Read More