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Equine Self Mutilation

March 01, 2000

It's a beautiful winter weekend, and finally you have a full morning to spend at the barn. You're happily grooming your horse when you notice a cluster of patches of wet hair on his side. Peculiar pattern to the wet hairs -- all are lying forwar... Read More

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Shed Ready? Breeding Soundness Exam

March 01, 2000

Reproduction, from Nature’s viewpoint, is a pretty straightforward procedure that begins with breeding and ends with parturition. From the horse owner’s viewpoint, it isn’t all that simple or easy. Many things can happen between those two points... Read More

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Europe Lifts West Nile Virus Restrictions

February 04, 2000

The American Horse Council reports that all restrictions in connection with the West Nile virus outbreak in the United States have been lifted on shipping horses to the European Union. The change took effect as of February 1.... Read More

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Spring Tuning (Athletic Conditioning)

February 01, 2000

Most will agree that thorough preparation of a horse is key to success in athletic competition. With spring hopefully just around the corner, this is an opportune time to discuss conditioning. Of course, the nature of a conditioning program will... Read More

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Dealing With Sand Colic

February 01, 2000

Prompt diagnosis and treatment can ensure that a mild colic doesn't become a fatal colic.... Read More

This radiograph demonstrates the bony abnormalities seen with high ringbone (involving the pastern joint). This film is of the left hind foot of a 10-year-old Quarter Horse used for barrel racing.

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Ringbone in Horses

February 01, 2000

Ringbone, a lameness disease of the pastern and coffin joints, is a degenerative disorder that has no cure. ... Read More

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Nutraceutical Supplements

February 01, 2000

Every tack shop, every feed store, every veterinarian's mobile dispensing van is virtually bulging with them these days--the buckets, tubs, and bottles of nutritional supplements available for your horse. Every horse magazine, including this one... Read More

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Your Interactive Fence

February 01, 2000

Interactive is a common word in our language now. It means an immediate and personal response. You click--your computer displays a response. Your horse "clicks" an electric fence, and it shocks him. The interactivity cues the horse to respect th... Read More

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Foal Heat Diarrhea

February 01, 2000

Can you please tell me what foal heat diarrhea is, and what causes it? Some people say it's because of the mare's hormones being transferred in her milk during foal heat, but other people have said that is an old wives' tale.... Read More

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Still Searching

February 01, 2000

What a shame when a horse has to be put down because of illness or injury. Big Ben, one of the top show jumpers of our era, was euthanized because of colic. While he lived to a ripe old age, had been retired for several years, and was in the... Read More

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Getting A Second Opinion

February 01, 2000

Your horse comes up lame. You call your veterinarian and have him or her come out and examine the animal. Your practitioner prescribes a treatment protocol that is carried out. The horse improves somewhat, but a nagging lameness remains. You cal... Read More

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Artificial Insemination For Horses

February 01, 2000

Artificial insemination of equines has been around a long time and, through the years, has had a profound impact on the horse industry. Most of the impact has been of the positive variety, but there also have been some negatives. Just when... Read More

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Total Parenteral Nutrition

February 01, 2000

Total parenteral nutrition is used when feeding via the GI tract is ill-advised or impossible. ... Read More

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National Reining Breeders Classic 2000 Will Be Better Than Ever

February 01, 2000

In just its first two years, the National Reining Breeders Classic has paid out over a half million dollars and has become the largest added money reining event in the world, with over $215,000 added.

According to NRBC officials, the... Read More

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EU Extends Meat Export Ban Date By One Month

February 01, 2000

Due to United States measures to improve the monitoring program to test for unauthorized substances in fresh meat and meat products, the European Union's import ban of hormone-free beef or any other meat or meat product will not be imposed befor... Read More

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Florida HBPA Announces Gold Level Sponsorship

February 01, 2000

The Florida Horsemen's Protective and Benevolent Association (HBPA), in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of equine health and its impact on performance, has partnered with Merial, the maker of GASTROGARD (omeprazole) Paste, the... Read More

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EU Ban Affects Slaughter Industry

February 01, 2000

An ongoing struggle between the European Union (EU) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the importation of U.S. beef containing growth hormones has, in turn, brought the U.S. slaughter horse industry to a halt.... Read More

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Millennium Mustang Adoption -- A Success in Cyberspace

February 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) started the new millennium off in a big way—adopting 35 mustangs through cyberspace. Over 288 applications flooded into BLM computer e-mail in-boxes during the three week... Read More

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USDA Declares Qatar Free Of African Horse Sickness

February 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a final rule declaring Qatar, a small country on the Persian Gulf, free of African horse sickness (AHS). This change in disease status relieves import restrictions on horses from Qatar.

"Thi... Read More

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HIA Announces Nation's Largest Open House

January 21, 2000

This May, hundreds of horse farms, stables and ranches will take part in an unprecedented hospitality event designed to bring people interested in riding face to face with horses, instructors, breeders, and others who can help them get started.... Read More

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HSUS First Strike! Campaign Combats Animal Cruelty

January 21, 2000

According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, research shows a strong correlation between domestic violence and animal abuse. In a 1997 survey of domestic violence shelters,... Read More

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Balch Re-elected As AHSA President

January 21, 2000

Alan Balch has been re-elected to serve a second term of office as President of the American Horse Shows Association. The Board of Directors voted at the Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, January 12-16, 2000 to support Balch for a further three... Read More

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Pennsylvania Residents Gather To Support Ryerss

January 21, 2000

Over 100 people gathered on Sunday, January 9, in support of Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines. The supporters, including the township supervisors of three separate townships, hope the weekend rally will encourage the Chester County Agricultural Land... Read More

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"On the Slide" Wins AHSA Photo Award

January 21, 2000

"On the Slide," a photograph published in the October 1999issue of The Horse magazine, taken by freelance equestrian photographer Charles Mann, was chosen as the best in equine sports by the American Horse Shows Association (ASHA), as par... Read More

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Rio Vista Products Sponsors $50,000 Grand Prix

January 21, 2000

Horse Shows In The Sun, Inc. (HITS) producer of sixworld-class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, has announced thatRio Vista Products will sponsor Grand Prix show jumping classes at all HITS circuits in 2000. The $50,000 Rio Vista... Read More