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Care for Adopted Wild Horses and Burros

July 01, 2006

Wild horses and burros adapt well to changes in their natural environments. The same holds true for their transition to domestic life. With a few preventive measures, they should have few health problems and won't need veterinary care beyond that... Read More

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Savage Stallions

July 01, 2006

Q: I have worked with many different breeding stallions, including Thoroughbreds and Warmbloods back east, then mostly Arabians and Quarter Horses in Texas. We now have a halter stallion that does something I've never seen... Read More

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Recovery...of Sorts

July 01, 2006

Same storm, starkly different effects. There was a very different disaster area waiting for me in coastal Mississippi than I saw in Louisiana eight months earlier, and recovery has been markedly different. In both regions, all forms of life were at... Read More

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Recovering From EPM

July 01, 2006

My horse was diagnosed about six months ago with EPM. Can I help him gain his strength back in his hind legs?... Read More

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Torn Eyelid Injury

July 01, 2006

Any injury that tears skin or causes painful swelling around the eye should receive immediate veterinary attention. ... Read More

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Altitude Affects Anesthesia

July 01, 2006

High altitudes can affect an animal's blood pressure; it's the reason athletes must acclimate themselves to high altitude conditions long before they compete in them. University of California (UC), Davis, researchers were concerned that this... Read More

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Failure of Racehorses to Train and Race

July 01, 2006

It's commonly known that racehorses endure extreme physical and mental stresses preparing for a racing career, which can lead to injuries and illnesses. In a University of Cambridge study, researchers sought to quantify ailments endured by today's... Read More

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Thoughts on Barbaro

July 01, 2006

No one knows why it happens, but it does. Whether the horse involved is a Kentucky Derby winner like Barbaro, or a backyard companion, it is rare when an owner doesn't face losing a horse to some sort of catastrophic injury or disease during a... Read More

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The Equine Back: Conformation and Injuries

July 01, 2006

Even a horse with excellent conformation can wind up with back problems if ridden by a rider out of balance or if outfitted with inappropriate tack.... Read More

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Freedom Contained

July 01, 2006

Romantic images swirl through the mind when one considers America's wild horses. For some the image might be that of a beautiful wild stallion racing across the prairie, mane and tail flying in the wind as he celebrates his freedom. For others, the... Read More

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More Than a Bad Habit

July 01, 2006

Many horses are kept in an unnatural environment--confined in stalls or small pens. Some of them resort to repetitive behaviors such as cribbing, weaving, or stall walking. Most of these horses are fed concentrated, high-energy rations they... Read More

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Hurricane Update: Healing Storm Scars

July 01, 2006

The ghastly, distressing images on network television and in newspapers aren't there to haunt our daily lives, but post-Katrina destruction remains a bitter reality for many horse owners in the Gulf Coast region. For some, the wounds of Katrina... Read More

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Sand: More Concerns Than Colic

July 01, 2006

Perhaps the thought of sand conjures up images of tropical beaches, azure waters, and pure relaxation. But tie that word to colic and you have anything but an idyllic scene. Sand colic, like other variations on the colic theme, can cause anythin... Read More

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White Line Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

July 01, 2006

Good hoof hygiene and recognizing early signs of the disease are essential to controlling the problem.... Read More

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Learning to Earn

July 01, 2006

Considering a career in the horse industry? Formal education here is as necessary as for any other profession and as available. Many people who want to enter the horse industry are not aware of the opportunities for attaining marketable skills.... Read More

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Derby Winner Barbaro Injured

July 01, 2006

Barbaro's breakdown after the start of the May 20 Preakness Stakes captured the concern of horse owners and enthusiasts watching on network television and at the Baltimore, Md., track. Equine veterinary medicine was catapulted into the spotlight,... Read More

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Landmark DNA Sequencing to Begin

July 01, 2006

The same government agency that completed the human genome in 2003 has identified the horse as a probable target for future DNA sequencing research. While a final decision will be announced in the near future, the Broad Institute, a member of the... Read More

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Ferdinand Derby Anniversary Impetus for Slaughter-Ban Push

July 01, 2006

Supporters of legislation that would ban the transport of horses to slaughter for human consumption hope the measure will pass Congress this year, a co-sponsor of the bill said in May.

A media teleconference on the issue was held the week of... Read More

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Buyers Surveyed on Disclosure of Surgeries

July 01, 2006

Thousands of Thoroughbred buyers were sent surveys asking what they think about the mandatory disclosure of surgeries that cause permanent changes in the conformation of sale horses.

Distribution of the questionnaires began in mid-April. The... Read More

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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