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Supplements Facing Federal Regulation, Ban

March 21, 2002

There are some regulatory rumblings that could change the way all of us feed and take care of our horses every day. Unless the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an ingredient for use in an animal feed or supplement product, it is... Read More

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Regulation of Equine Supplements

March 21, 2002

The following is an in-depth explanation of the supplement regulation issue. For a condensed version, visit Read More

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New Deworming Drugs and Distribution

March 21, 2002

Three new deworming products and a shift in distribution of the popular Zimecterin and Equimectrin dewormers are offering horse owners new options in deworming their horses. The popular dewormer Zimecterin, developed and manufactured by Merial... Read More

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Gary L. Carpenter Named Executive Director of the AQHF

March 21, 2002

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) announced March 19 that Gary Carpenter will join the organization as Executive Director of the American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF). Carpenter, who will bring more than 20 years of service and... Read More

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White Line Disease Concerns: Letter To The Editor

March 20, 2002

Until about three years ago, I had never heard the term "White Line Disease" [WLD]. I'm sure our horses had it but it was never enough of a problem to even hang a name on it. I had noticed that certain horses, where they should have had a nice white ... Read More

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Prolonged Use of Bute Detrimental to Joint Cartilage

March 18, 2002

Chronic use of phenylbutazone, or Bute, in horses with joint problems could be causing more problems than it’s preventing. A recent study has shown that Bute and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) might be detrimental to... Read More

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Therapeutic Medications in the Spotlight Once Again

March 15, 2002

As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared to release the results of round two of its super-testing program (an initiative to identify drugs that may be used and to streamline the... Read More

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APHIS Selects New Director of National Veterinary Services Laboratories

March 13, 2002

Randall L. Levings, DVM, was recently selected as the director of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), according to a USDA... Read More

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AQHA Equestrian Public Service Award Application Online

March 13, 2002

The application for the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Equestrian Public Service Award is now available online at Read More

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Indiana Slaughter Transport

March 13, 2002

Legislation affecting horses intended for slaughter is not only a hot topic in federal legislation (see information on the proposed bill to ban slaughter at Read More

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Dental Correction and Feed Digestibility

March 13, 2002

Equine dental abnormalities are among the top five most common medical problems encountered by equine veterinarians. Clinical evidence has shown that horses with severe tooth hooks and points that were corrected gained weight... Read More

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Racetrack Vets Could Form Own Organization

March 12, 2002

As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared for its March 12 meeting, some racetrack veterinarians moved closer to forming their own organization.

Representatives from The Race... Read More

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First National Equine Identification Symposium to be Held

March 12, 2002

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced that the first-ever National Equine Identification Symposium will be held at ID/INFO EXPO 2002, a conference and trade show devoted to the subject of animal identification and... Read More

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Spring Syndromes Theories

March 11, 2002

A meeting of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners on March 7 brought together six of the leading researchers/investigators dealing with mare reproductive loss and other syndromes seen in the spring of 2001 in central Kentucky and... Read More

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Grayson To Fund 22 Equine Research Projects In 2002

March 11, 2002

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has authorized funding of 22 equine research projects for a total of $777,524 in the year 2002. The scientific research will address various important issues of horse health... Read More

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Kentucky Veterinarians Discuss Syndrome Theories

March 08, 2002

What might at first have seemed like a confusing, and slightly overwhelming, presentation of information the night of March 7 concerning the various theories surrounding the five syndromes that struck Kentucky and other places in the spring of... Read More

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Slew's Successful Surgery

March 06, 2002

Seattle Slew underwent surgery to fuse two arthritic joints in his neck on Saturday, March 2.... Read More

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AAEP Joins AQHA Alliance

March 06, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has joined the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Marketing Alliance, according to an announcement made at the 62nd Annual AQHA Convention in Dallas, Texas.

Through this... Read More

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Practitioner's Symposium to Feature Beroza

March 06, 2002

Gregory Beroza, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ABVP, will be the featured equine lecturer on May 18 at the annual American Board of Veterinary Practice (ABVP) Practitioner's Symposium in Manhattan Beach, Calif. The ABVP is sanctioned by the American... Read More

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NRHA Million Dollar Sire Topsail Cody Dies

March 03, 2002

National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame stallion and Million Dollar Sire, Topsail Cody, died February 23 from colic. Foaled in 1977, Topsail Cody won the 1980 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, then earned the American Quarter... Read More

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Purchase Exam: What Does It Do For You?

March 01, 2002

Purchasing a horse means embarking on an exciting adventure. It is a big step along a path of realizing equestrian dreams and goals, no matter how small or large these might be. A new horse becomes part of your family and a distinctive part of... Read More

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Smaller Horses, Bigger Reproductive Problems

March 01, 2002

Big gifts come in small packages. That's a fine sentiment when it comes to presents, but when it refers to miniature horse reproduction, that big gift/small package combo can be a little tough on the mare. It's not so great for the foal, either.... Read More

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Common Foal Eye Problems

March 01, 2002

The foal's eyes are fully developed at birth. Disorders of the foal eye might be noted at birth, or they can be inherited or acquired after birth. Low tear film production, a round pupil, reduced corneal sensation, and a temporary lack of some... Read More

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The Equine Immune System

March 01, 2002

Vaccines are designed based on the specific nature of an antibody response to an antigen. In other words, the antibody will work only against the antigen that stimulated its production. A "booster" creates more antibodies, a quicker response, an... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares

March 01, 2002

The broodmare goes through three phases of reproduction--early gestation, late gestation, and lactation. Mares in good body condition cycle earlier in the year, require fewer cycles per conception, have a higher pregnancy rate, and are able to... Read More