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Anhidrosis Research Challenge Announced

May 01, 2001

An anonymous gift was recently announced by the American Quarter Horse Foundation that has the potential to raise $20,000 per year benefitting equine research and in particular anhidrosis.Anhidrosis, from the Greek meaning "without sweating," is... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found In New Jersey

May 01, 2001

Two crows found in New Jersey have tested positive for the presence of the West Nile virus (WNV), Health and Senior Services Commissioner Christine Grant announced Monday.

Twenty-two birds have been tested so far this season by the New... Read More

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Shock Wave Learning

May 01, 2001

Researchers and clinicians met March 3 in Kentucky to exchange ideas about a treatment that is gaining nationwide attention for its success in healing difficult soft tissue and bone injuries. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has intrigue... Read More

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Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) and Breeding

May 01, 2001

Is it safe to breed a Quarter Horse mare N/H (heterozygous) for hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP)?... Read More

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Disinfecting For Strangles

May 01, 2001

I have a pony on a farm where strangles has broken out. There are about 80 horses on this farm on about 100 acres (split into different pastures). We don't know where the infection started, but horses which show signs are being treated. What... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses: It's Not the Protein

May 01, 2001

Genetics, exercise, and nutrition all play a role in the occurrence of developmental orthopedic disease (DOD) in young horses. There are, however, conflicting theories regarding the role of each. Breeds selected for rapid growth are at an... Read More

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Shockwave: Waves of the Future

May 01, 2001

A new method of treating orthopedic injuries in horses is gaining interest among veterinarians and horse owners. Veterinarians around the world are using extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and are encouraged by the results... Read More

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Poisonous Plants

May 01, 2001

At a training barn in Washington, two prized half-Arabian horses munched on wood chip bedding that had been delivered to the facility. Moments later, both were dead. Among the chips lay a branch of yew, a type of evergreen that can be fatal to... Read More

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Sales Prepping Yearlings

May 01, 2001

As spring moves into summer, the primary focus of activity on many breeding farms is preparation of yearlings for sale. There isn't much scientific research on exercising horses at that young age, yet many farms are using forced exercise to make... Read More

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Coat Improvement With Supplements?

May 01, 2001

Your horse's coat isn't looking as good as it should. Your neighbor attributes her horse's fantastic coat to a supplement she's been using--but then, this is the same neighbor who swears by a lose-fat-while-you-sleep supplement for herself.... Read More

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A Source of a Different Color

May 01, 2001

With this month's issue of The Horse, subscribers receive a supplement valued at $25 as part of their subscription. The Horse Source is the equine industry's most comprehensive directory of products, suppliers, and organizations.... Read More

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Hear The Latest On FMD, EPM, and WNV

April 27, 2001

Tonight The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care will conduct a free seminar for horse owners and industry professionals addressing EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth disease concerns. The seminar is at... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Exempt Iceland From Horse Testing Regulations

April 27, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced April 17 that it is proposing to exempt horses from Iceland from testing for dourine, glanders, equine piroplasmosis, and equine infectious anemia during the quarantine period... Read More

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Year Long Study On Animal Cruelty Released

April 27, 2001

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), as part of its First Strike Campaign, has released the findings of a yearlong study on animal cruelty in the United States. Results from the study show an extremely high number... Read More

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MSPCA Launches Search For Loving Homes

April 20, 2001

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm has launched a search for permanent homes for Clydesdales Surprise, Joe and Prince; Tulip the Pygmy Goat; and a host of brown Swiss Cows. The... Read More

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AHSA Authorizes New Jersey Court Action

April 20, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the United States Equestrian Team (USET) have been in an ongoing struggle over the national governance of equestrian sport (Read More

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July 8-14 Is National Farrier's Week

April 20, 2001

Like everyone else, farriers need an occasional pat on the back in recognition of their dedication, hard work, sacrifice and the impact they have on horses.

That’s what’s behind National Farriers Week,... Read More

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Free First Aid Kits for UK Horseowners

April 20, 2001

Strongid-P is offering U.K. horse owners an additional reason to double dose horses in April, the ideal time for the spring treatment of tapeworm. Strongid-P is giving away Robinson First Aid Kits to those who collect empty sachets... Read More

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New Veterinary Spokespersons Join AAEP On-Call Program

April 20, 2001

Four veterinarians specializing in the care of the Thoroughbred athlete are the newest spokespersons for the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) “On Call” program. Drs. Jeff Blea, Bernard Dowd, Joseph Foerner and Alan Ruggles... Read More

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Wet Lab, Technician CE New To 2001 Encore Meeting

April 20, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) third annual Encore meeting will offer more continuing education opportunities for veterinarians and introduce an education program for veterinary technicians. The meeting,... Read More

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AAEP Members to Deliver Talks at Equine Expos

April 20, 2001

Veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will deliver horse-health lectures as part of the Western States Horse Expo, June 1 – 3 in Sacramento, Calif., and Equitana USA, June 14 – 17 in... Read More

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The Latest From Experts on FMD, EPM, and WNV

April 20, 2001

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care will conduct a free seminar for horse owners and industry professionals addressing EPM, West Nile, and Foot and Mouth disease concerns. The seminar will be Friday, April 27, 2001, at the... Read More

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Orphan Foal Farm Directory

April 20, 2001

The following farms raise orphan foals. If your orphan care service is not listed here or your listing needs to be updated, fax us at 859/276-4450 or e-mail Read More

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Demand For Veterinary Surgical Specialists On The Rise

April 13, 2001

There was a time not too long ago when the family doctor would manage all aspects of their patients' medical needs, including surgery. Eventually, increased understanding of injury and disease combined with advanced surgical techniques gave rise... Read More

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Equine Research Grants Awarded

April 13, 2001

Three veterinarians will share grant money totaling $18,818 to pursue research projects benefiting equine medicine. The grants are awarded annually to resident and graduate student veterinarians, and were approved by the American Association of... Read More