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Therapeutic Options

August 01, 2005

Not long ago, veterinarians generally considered most forms of alternative medicine to be a "smoke and mirrors" approach to treating horses. Today, many veterinarians are embracing at least two forms of alternative medicine--acupuncture and... Read More

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When to Call the Vet?

August 01, 2005

Any list of clinical signs, conditions, or circumstances that should trigger a call for veterinary help could be endless. Due to the many subtleties and variables involved in episodes of injury or illness, a "do call vs. don't call checklist"... Read More

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McCarron Chooses TRF Retirees for Racing Academy

August 01, 2005

Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has entered into an agreement with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) to supply horses for the North American Racing Academy, a riding school McCarron will open later this year.
 
McCarron'... Read More

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Kentucky Senator Introduces Legislation to Promote Horse Industry

July 29, 2005

Equine Equity Act will provide tax relief for horse owners

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Thursday (July 28) designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing provisions of federal law that favor... Read More

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Afleet Alex Sidelined by Condylar Fracture

July 29, 2005

Cash Is King's Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), underwent surgery yesterday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic after suffering a condylar fracture. The 3-year-old son of Northern... Read More

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Department of Interior Releases Plea for Help in Caring for Mustangs

July 28, 2005

The U.S. of the Interior sent the following letter to the press today requesting help with the ever-increasing populations of mustangs and burros that are exceeding the carrying capacity of Bureau of Land Management acreage.... Read More

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Horse Owner Wins Laminitis Lawsuit

July 28, 2005

Jane McGarel-Groves was awarded 350,000 GBP (about $608,280 US) in damages after suing two veterinarians that treated her 14-year-old dressage horse Annastasia in 2001 with corticosteroid joint injections. The injections inadvertently caused... Read More

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New Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah VS Cases Prompt Embargo Extension

July 28, 2005

Information reported Monday afternoon (July 25) by the USDA indicates vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been confirmed for the first time this year in La Plata and Mesa counties in Colorado, Rio Arriba County in New Mexico, and Grand Count... Read More

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VHW, Inc. Acquires Barnmaster, Inc.

July 27, 2005

VHW, owner of MD Enterprises, Inc., announced the acquisition of Barnmaster, Inc., joining two of the nation's leading manufacturers of barns, stables, and agricultural facilities. Combining these companies brings the strength of more than 55... Read More

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Evidence Heard in Cocaine Case in Australia

July 27, 2005

Racing New South Wales stewards opened an inquiry on Monday (July 25) into the analyst's finding of benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in the urine sample taken from the 3-year-old filly Love You Honey, who finished unplaced in race seven... Read More

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Preventing Bucked Shins

July 27, 2005

Shin soreness, or bucked shins, in Thoroughbred racehorses is a partly preventable condition according to a recent Australian study. Horses with shin soreness display signs of pain on the front of the shins between the knee and fetlock, said ... Read More

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Farnam Introduces Granular Larvacide for Mosquito Control

July 26, 2005

"The most important step any property owner can take to control mosquito populations is to remove all potential sources of stagnant water in which mosquitoes might breed," the USDA advises. Unfortunately, many necessary water sources cannot be... Read More

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South African Study on EIPH

July 26, 2005

An international collaboration of equine researchers launched a study in early July to examine the prevalence and severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in horses in South Africa. The researchers from the University of Pretoria... Read More

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National Steering Committee Formed Following Unwanted Horse Summit

July 26, 2005

Industry groups to meet again in September

Following closely on the heels of the nation's first-ever Unwanted Horse Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 19, a National Steering Committee has been named to perform the... Read More

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Influenza in Horses

July 26, 2005

Editor's Note: This is from Understanding Equine Preventive Medicine by author and veterinarian Bradford G. Bentz, VMD. The book is available from Read More

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Double Fund Raiser for Thoroughbred Charities of America

July 25, 2005

Thoroughbred Charities of America is planning a Charity Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 54th-ranked Saratoga National Golf Club. This year the group is adding Las Vegas Night, with major prizes including Hummers, Vespas, Harleys, hot... Read More

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Repeat Horse Abuser Arrested

July 25, 2005

Georgia Department of Agriculture officials removed seven starving and dehydrated horses from James Leonard Baxley's Appling, Ga., farm on July 15, said Linda Fulmer, manager of Colombia County Animal Care and Control in the eastern part of the... Read More

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Ellis Park Barn Released From Quarantine

July 25, 2005

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released the quarantine of Barn 9 at Ellis Park following a third round of negative test results for the equine bacterial disease known as strangles.

Under the protocol established by the... Read More

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Anthrax in Livestock: Natural Occurrence or Terrorism?

July 22, 2005

Horse owners in most areas of the country would grow wide-eyed if they heard anthrax had been discovered in horses or other livestock in their region. On the other hand, individuals in the Great Plains (North Dakota to Texas) and Intermountain... Read More

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Two Horses Saved From Fire in Canada

July 22, 2005

A 13-year-old girl ran into a burning barn to retrieve a horse, reports The London Free Press online edition. Another horse was... Read More

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Another "Seabiscuit" Equine Actor Retired

July 22, 2005

A Thoroughbred retirement organization has purchased one of the 10 horses that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 film about the horse, says the Miami Herald in a July 21 article.

The Herald article quoted Michael Blowen,... Read More

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Schwartz Joins Veterinary Medical Assistance Team

July 22, 2005

According to a July 20 article in the Mt. Airy Messenger, Allan Schwartz, vice president and co-founder of Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR), has been accepted as a member of a Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT).... Read More

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Racetrack Compost Plan Underway

July 22, 2005

An anaerobic digester serving an Ohio racetrack and the city of Columbus will divert more than 125,000 tons of organic waste away from an area landfill. The composting operation will be built at Scioto Downs, says Read More

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Leadership AQHA Applications Due

July 22, 2005

You can help lead the largest equine breed association in the world, the American Quarter Horse Association, by applying for Leadership AQHA, the Association's training program to identify and train future leaders.

AQHA is accepting... Read More

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Loose Horse Falls in Culvert, Dies

July 22, 2005

Police and rescue personnel were unable to save a horse that escaped from its pasture on Monday and fell into a culvert in Ravenna, Mich., reports Read More