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Badminton Veterinarian Weighs in on Eventing's New Short Course

July 01, 2006

At the May 4-7 Badminton Horse Trials in England, veterinarians conducted an informal study to assess weight loss of elite eventing horses during the sport's new shortened endurance phase. Preliminary results suggest weights of well-conditioned... Read More

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MRLS and Vesiviruses?

July 01, 2006

Oregon State University (OSU) researchers announced on June 23 that they linked vesiviruses to abortions seen during Central Kentucky's bout with mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) in 2001 and concluded that vesivirus-specific reagents shoul... Read More

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Equine Viral Arteritis Outbreak Reported in New Mexico

June 30, 2006

On June 26, the Office International des Epizooties (O.I.E.) Reference Laboratory for Equine Viral Arteritis at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Read More

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Wrangler to Sponsor The HorseTV Channel

June 30, 2006

The HorseTV Channel announced today that Wrangler has signed on for a one year sponsorship of the network. The agreement details several points including strategic co-marketing and promotion plans.


"In addition to being the leader in... Read More

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National Youth Horse Leaders Set Sights on Denver for 2007

June 30, 2006

The 30th Annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium, presented by the American Youth Horse Council (AYHC),  will be held on March 9-11, 2007 in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Denver, Colorado.

The 2007 event... Read More

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Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Adds Strassburger to Board

June 30, 2006

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Strassburger to its Board of Directors.

"As ELCR continues to grow in influence nationally, it is important to attract people with strong... Read More

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Michigan Experiencing Surge in Terrestrial Rabies Cases

June 30, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health’s Bureau of Laboratories has detected a total of 23 cases of rabies out of 986 animals tested through June 26, 2006. These include 18 bats, four horses, and one skunk. Over the same time period in 2005... Read More

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MRLS Cases in New Jersey

June 30, 2006

A farm in Northern New Jersey experienced high abortion rates in early June in fields where there were Eastern tent caterpillars. Samples from those aborted fetuses were sent to the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center fo... Read More

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Platelet-Rich Plasma for Tendon and Ligament Problems

June 30, 2006

A Cornell University researcher recently showed that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can enhance the healing response and quality of repair at the cellular level in treatment of tendonitis and suspensory ligament desmitis. Lisa A. Fortier,... Read More

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AAEP Invites Farriers to Attend 2006 Convention

June 29, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is inviting farriers to attend their 52nd Annual Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas on December 3-6, 2006. 

This year's program will consist of multiple sessions... Read More

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Virginia Equine Medical Center Records Successful Year for Neonatal Foals

June 29, 2006

"It's been quite a successful year," said Dr. Martin Furr, the Adelaide C. Riggs Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the clinical faculty member who coordinates Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's Read More

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One Kentucky MRLS Case

June 29, 2006

The University of Kentucky’s Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) has reported one confirmed case of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) this year. The case was from a farm in Boyle County that reported to have caterpillars at that time... Read More

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Plan Finalized to Set Policies on Withdrawal Times for Therapeutic Medications

June 29, 2006

During its meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the Board of Directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) finalized a two-part plan to establish model policies for withdrawal times for... Read More

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Australian Vets Urge Precautions Against Hendra Virus

June 29, 2006

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging horse owners in south east Queensland to keep feed and water under cover and to stable horses overnight where possible, following the identification of Hendra virus in a horse on the Sunshine... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Elects New President

June 29, 2006

Johnathan Miller, a Virginia-based businessman and part-time breeder, has been elected president of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation by the organization's Board of Directors. He succeeds Terence... Read More

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Equine Species Working Group Unveils New Web Site

June 29, 2006

 The Equine Species Working Group is announcing the release of their new web site: Read More

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Topics on Racing, Breeding, Sales, and Health Covered at Breeders Meeting

June 28, 2006

Note: The bi-annual International Breeders Meeting was held on May 30 in Tokyo and was hosted by the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association. Delegates from 16 countries along with each country's associated veterinarians and observers met to... Read More

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North Dakota Logs First Anthrax Cases of 2006

June 28, 2006

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Two head of cattle have died of anthrax, the first cases of the disease reported in North Dakota this year. "This is a warning for North Dakota producers to talk with their veterinarians about having thei... Read More

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New "Shadow a Veterinarian" Program Available for Students

June 28, 2006

The AAEP Student Program and the AAEP Foundation have created the "Shadow a Veterinarian" program for students of all ages interested in pursuing a career in equine veterinary medicine. Participating... Read More

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ID/INFO EXPO 2006 to Cover NAIS, Other Animal ID Developments

June 28, 2006

ID/INFO EXPO 2006 will provide the latest information on the National Animal Identification... Read More

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The Preparation Checklist for Pack Trips

June 28, 2006

Once you have your destination in mind and have set about procuring all the necessary information, think about your equipment, such as packsaddles, tents, sleeping bags, cooking and eating utensils, and, it seems, a million other things.... Read More

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Riders Urged to Monitor for Trail Classification Downgrades

June 27, 2006

In an effort to avoid downgrading of trails across the nation, Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA) is urging anyone who uses trails for hiking, camping, backpacking, horse or mule packing, hunting... Read More

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Western Stockmen's Issues Recall of Pride Mature Horse Feed

June 27, 2006

Western Stockmen's of Caldwell, Idaho, a business unit of J.R. Simplot Company, is recalling all Pride Mature Horse feed with the lot number 7701-050306. The lot might contain monensin sodium (Rumensin), a drug compound approved for use in some... Read More

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Rutgers Reminds Riders and Motorists to Follow the Rules of the Road

June 27, 2006

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Emirates Appeals Panel Upholds Brass Hat Disqualification

June 27, 2006

A three-member appeals panel of the Emirates Racing Authority has upheld the disqualification of Thoroughbred Brass Hat from his second-place finish in this year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and the $5,400 fine imposed on trainer Buff Bradley.... Read More