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AHSA Releases Submission to USOC

March 02, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association, Inc. (AHSA) today (March 2) publicly released its submission to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Membership and Credentials Committee.

In commenting on its summary presentation to the... Read More

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FMD Hampers Bristish Horse Movement

March 02, 2001

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has interrupted race meets and horse transport in Great Britain and Ireland. Foot and mouth disease is an acute, highly contagious, viral infection of domestic and wild cloven-hooved animals. Horses are... Read More

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AHSA Approves Budget Supplement

March 02, 2001

A special meeting of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) Executive Committee was held late on Feb. 22. Its members voted to approve a supplement to the 2001 budget of approximately $3.5 million, immediately responding to any threat to... Read More

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Conditioning the Older Horse

March 01, 2001

What are the effects of advancing years on athletic performance? ... Read More

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The Trouble With Twins

March 01, 2001

Breeders should endeavor to remove one of the twin embryos early in pregnancy.... Read More

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Ready, Steady, Grow--Feeding Young Horses

March 01, 2001

We don't have all of the answers when it comes to feeding young horses. A nutrition program that doesn't promote--and possibly helps prevent--developmental orthopedic disease (DOD), including osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), is critical at this... Read More

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Equine Vacations: Let's Go Ride!

March 01, 2001

"You can have the best of both worlds," is how Karen May of the North Fork Guest Ranch described a ranch vacation for horse people. "It's riding with all the amenities. You can ride and enjoy seeing different country on... Read More

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Baby Teeth

March 01, 2001

Perhaps one of the most neglected aspects of equine health, until a problem manifests itself, is the monitoring and care of a young horse's baby teeth. After all, they are only temporary and are shed at various stages to make way for permanent... Read More

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Ovarian Tumors

March 01, 2001

Whether you operate a breeding operation or have a mare as a riding or competition mount, there are certain problems that you might face just because your horse is female. One of those problems is the ovarian tumor. Tumors can cause estrous... Read More

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Equine Narcolepsy

March 01, 2001

As Jennifer Johnson stood in the lineup awaiting the judge's decision with her recently acquired Quarter Horse mare Dobie Breeze, the last thing she expected was that her mount suddenly would collapse in a heap beneath her. But that's just what... Read More

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Can You Breed for Speed or Stamina?

March 01, 2001

For centuries, horsemen have tried to breed for speed and endurance and found that the greatest genetic potential can yield disappointment as easily as reward. Consider the indomitable Secretariat, who sired a string of mostly unremarkable... Read More

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The Equine Spine--Back To Work

March 01, 2001

First, how can we visualize and understand what's going on under that hair, skin, and muscle? Denoix has diagnostic steps to examine a horse with performance problems that he believes might stem from the spine.... Read More

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Special Report: EPM

March 01, 2001

The world of equine health will never be the same. That statement seems out of context when talking about one research project about one parasite that causes one disease. But, horse owners know that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)--the... Read More

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Is Your Horse Enrolled In A Wellness Program

March 01, 2001

A wellness program for your horse will save you time, money, and most of all the headache of worrying if you're doing the right things at the right time. But with all the sources of horse health care information available today, how do you decid... Read More

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Quality Control

March 01, 2001

Life Data Labs, the producer of Farrier's Formula and other equine nutrition products, recently became one of the first equine nutrition manufacturers to receive International Organization for Standard-ization (ISO) 9001 certification for animal... Read More

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Weanlings for Education and Profit

March 01, 2001

The horses were used to teach a class of inexperienced students horse care, and then were sold as yearlings in a private auction benefiting the Rutgers equine research program. The program was so successful the college currently is working with ... Read More

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Drugs And Medication Rules Change Minimally

March 01, 2001

Rule change proposals that would have dramatically changed drug testing procedures of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) were withdrawn at the organization's annual meeting held Jan. 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The AHSA... Read More

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Equine Welfare Award

March 01, 2001

Nominations are being accepted for the Lavin Cup, the equine welfare award presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Lavin Cup recognizes a non-veterinary organization or individual that has demonstrated... Read More

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Umbilical Hernias

March 01, 2001

Q: I am currently looking at a filly to purchase. She had an umbilical hernia, which the owner had repaired. I was wondering if this is a heritable condition. What is the likelihood that if this filly was used for breeding purposes in the future... Read More

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EPM Vaccine and the Western Blot Test

March 01, 2001

I am very excited to hear that there is a vaccine for EPM (equine protozoal myeloencephalitis)! Three and a half years ago, I had to put down an outstanding colt who was only 14 months old. He suffered from both CVM (cervical vertebral... Read More

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FEI Contiunes Fight Against Doping

February 23, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has signed an extended contract with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA,). The previous contract with WADA expired on Jan. 1. The FEI has joined many other International Federations in their continuou... Read More

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FEI Holds Annual Veterinary Meetings

February 23, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) had its annual combined meetings of the Medication Control Panel (MCP) Testing Veterinarians, the Medication Sub-Committee, and the Veterinary Committee in Helsinki, Finland, Feb. 3-6. Orion Animal... Read More

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Penelope Whitman Mullinix Joins Equine Images

February 23, 2001

Equine Images, an international quarterly magazine for equine art enthusiasts, published by The Blood-Horse, Inc., announces that Penelope Whitman Mullinix will join the publication as managing editor effective February... Read More

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Middleburg Research Ride

February 16, 2001

The first annual Middleburg Research Ride will be held in Middleburg, Virginia on April 1, 2001. This 50-mile Endurance competition (the first research of this kind in the exercising horse) is being held by Virginia Tech at its Middleburg... Read More

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Nutramax Establishes The Chief's Pride Awards

February 16, 2001

Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., has established The Chief's Pride Awards in honor of Pride, an inaugural Cosequin Equine Exemplary Service Award winner and retired Rochester, NY police horse. Each year for the next three years, the Rochester Chief... Read More