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AAEP Encore Educates Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

June 01, 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, which features... Read More

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Results From Informal Spring Loss Questionaire

June 01, 2001

We thank those of you who participated in last week's survey of farms experiencing symptoms similar to the spring loss syndromes. We had over 150 individuals respond since May 25, from all areas of North America. We received many replies from... Read More

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More West Nile Virus Findings In New Jersey

June 01, 2001

Two crows collected in Edison, New Jersey, May 22 and 24 tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). To date, 118 crows and 1 hawk have been tested by the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services' Public Health and Environmental Laboratory.... Read More

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Maryland Crow Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

June 01, 2001

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Laboratories confirmed May 24 that a crow found in Baltimore City tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). This first confirmed crow of the 2001 season was found in the 3100 block... Read More

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Jamco And Life Horse Help Make Dreams Come True

June 01, 2001

In a fundraising effort, Jamco Trailers of Seaforth, Ontario joined with Life Horse, a national non-profit organization, to raffle off a brand new J2000 trailer. The lucky winner, Gail Suter of Mt Airy, MD had her ticket drawn at the Horse World... Read More

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AQHA Offers Day Camp For Kids

June 01, 2001

It's camp time again and the American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum is gearing up for the third annual Camp It Up! With overwhelming response from the last two years, there will be two sessions of the half-day camp this... Read More

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Internet Adoption Of Wild Horses and Burros

June 01, 2001

The U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management will be holding an on-line Wild Horse and Burro Internet adoption June 28-July 19. Your family can adopt a horse or burro with just a click of your computer's mouse. There will be 44... Read More

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High-Performance Broodmares?

June 01, 2001

Q: I have heard that breeding a mare does irreversible damage to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles -- that once a mare is bred, she can't return to the performance ring, i.e., reining. Any reports or information on mares that have been... Read More

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Muscle Toning and Development

June 01, 2001

A number of horses I've seen appear to have asymmetrical muscle development, particularly over the shoulder area, which can make saddle fitting difficult. Many publications seem to say that the larger shoulder indicates that the horse is... Read More

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AAEP UPDATES: New Board Members

June 01, 2001

Three new directors have been elected to the board of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Terms for the new directors will begin at the 2001 AAEP Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 24-28.

The newly elected... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers: A Pain in the Gut

June 01, 2001

Over the last 10-12 years, veterinarians and researchers have documented an alarmingly high prevalence of gastric ulcers in horses. Worse, the prevalence seems to be even higher in horses in training, particularly racehorses. Of course, the rise... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy: Use it Logically

June 01, 2001

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is an established medical treatment (see The Horse of May 2001). Originally utilized to treat human kidney stones non-invasively, additional applications for this technology have been discovered.... Read More

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Veterinarians Report Pericarditis Cases Still Being Seen

May 31, 2001

Horse owners should not become too lax even though researchers say the insult that caused the foal losses and other health problems this spring in Kentucky and other states probably is past.

There still are lingering problems in the aftermat... Read More

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Researchers Probing How Mares Ingested Cyanide; 150 Farms Surveyed

May 31, 2001

Scientists now believe they know why more than 500 foals died and mares spontaneously aborted several thousand more early pregnancies on central Kentucky's horse farms this spring.

Their work, however, is far from finished as... Read More

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Attending to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Costly

May 31, 2001

While cost isn't always the most important consideration when it comes to a crisis, over time, the costs can add up.

For example, since Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome materialized in Kentucky, veterinarians and farm managers have been... Read More

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Epidemiologic Survey Teams Begin

May 31, 2001

Beginning Wednesday May 30, trained veterinarians, researchers and technicians will be contacting and visiting farms to administer an in-depth confidential farm survey. Questions will involve routine farm management, pasture management, and... Read More

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Non-Thoroughbred Breeding Farms Wanted

May 31, 2001

Attention to all non-Thoroughbred horse farms in Kentucky with more than 20 mares. If mares were bred between March 1 and May 1, examined by ultrasound as being in foal prior to 40 days and also after 60 days of gestation we strongly encourage... Read More

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Daily MRLS Information Updates Cease

May 31, 2001

As of May 25, we will be discontinuing the posting of daily reports from the UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC). Both field reports from equine practitioners and submissions to the LDDC, indicate a sharp decline in number of MRLS... Read More

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May 25 MRLS Update

May 31, 2001

Following is from the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture as of Friday, May 25, at 5 p.m. More information can be found on their web site at Read More

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Dead Crow Found In Milford, Connecticut Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

May 25, 2001

From the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

On May 23, the State Mosquito Management Program announced the first bird positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Connecticut, submitted from Milford and tested... Read More

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Armadillo Linked to EPM

May 25, 2001

A recent study from the University of Florida found that the nine-banded armadillo is an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes the neurological disease equine protozoal... Read More

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AVMA Wants Legislation Preparing For Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks

May 25, 2001

The AVMA is working with officials in Washington, DC, to draft legislation outlining procedures for preventing the introduction of a foreign animal disease in North America, and a well-coordinated emergency response plan to be implemented in the... Read More

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CDC Links E.coli Illnesses to Farm Visits, Agency Issues New Strategies

May 25, 2001

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late April released the results of a study linking outbreaks of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Washington and Pennsylvania to contact with farm animals.

Along with the study, the CDC... Read More

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EPM Study

May 25, 2001

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a serious and often fatal neurologic disease of equids. Animals affected by EPM can demonstrate a variety of clinical abnormalities, and signs can vary tremendously in severity. Classically, horses wit... Read More

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Foals To Be Microchipped In Ireland

May 25, 2001

All non-thoroughbred horses born in Ireland from this year onwards are to be microchipped and DNA typed in a joint venture between the Northern Ireland Horse Board and the Irish Horse Board.

Weatherbys introduced the microchipping of all... Read More