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Positive Drug Tests at 2004 Olympics

October 25, 2004

Four horses that competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, have tested positive for banned substances, including a gold medal winner. The four positive horses are showjumping gold medal winner Waterford Crystal, ridden by Cian... Read More

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Second International Hoof-Care Summit Looks To Bolster Industry Standards

October 25, 2004

Many of the leading farriers and equine veterinarians from around the United States and the world will again join hundreds of other hoof-care professionals at the second annual International Hoof-Care Summit to be held at the Cincinnati... Read More

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Equine Disease: Second Quarter 2004

October 25, 2004

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks in the second quarter of 2004:

Abortions caused by equine herpes virus (EHV-1) among vaccinated mares were diagnosed on a... Read More

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Top Veterinarian William O. Reed Dies

October 25, 2004

William O. Reed, DVM, died Oct. 23 at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. He was 83 years old.

Internationally regarded as one of the finest equine practitioners of his time, Reed is perhaps most remembered for his surgery on the... Read More

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Managing Skeletal Pain

October 21, 2004

"Management of severe skeletal pain in the horse can be a challenging task in practice, and is complicated by the fact that many drugs used for this purpose are controlled substances," said Jessica Kidd, BA, DVM, CertES(Orth), DipECVS, MRCVS, of... Read More

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BET Pharmacy Featured at KAAHIA Meeting

October 21, 2004

Attendees at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Kentucky Allied Animal Health Industry Association (KAAHIA) expected a lively discussion of compounding regulation and enforcement, as it featured speakers Bob Douglas, BS, MS, PhD, and Stephen Atwood... Read More

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Feed Through Fly Control Options

October 20, 2004

Veterinarians and drug companies agree that feed-through fly control for horses--along with proper land and stable management--can keep barn fly populations under control. Fly control management is a serious problem facing horse farms of all... Read More

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Kentucky VS Embargo Update

October 20, 2004

From the Kentucky Department of Agriculture:

Since Texas has been been removed from the list of vesicular stomatitis-affected states, Kentucky's Administrative Regulation 302 KAR 20:115E now prohibits the entry of all livestock... Read More

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Olympic Equestrians Congratulated by President Bush

October 20, 2004

The Equestrian Olympic athletes that represented the United States in Athens this year had the extraordinary opportunity to meet the President and First Lady at the White House. Following a tradition started with President Gerald Ford, President... Read More

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Seal Will Help Ensure Quality of Animal Supplements

October 20, 2004

The Animal Supplement Council (NASC) has initiated a Quality Seal Program as part of its ongoing effort to improve and standardize the animal supplement industry . The seal is a way for consumers to know that when they buy a... Read More

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All Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released in Texas

October 20, 2004

For the first time since May 19, Texas has no animals or herds restricted because of vesicular stomatitis (VS), a blistering disease that can temporarily debilitate affected equine animals, cattle, goats, deer, swine, or other susceptible... Read More

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Joint Maintenance (Book Excerpt)

October 20, 2004

Equine athletes are really no different than human athletes in regard to the effects of aging, exercise, and other use on the joints. Because this is the case, if a horse is used for regular performance, competition, or other exercise activity... Read More

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Feeding the Problem Horse

October 19, 2004

Editor's Note: This excerpt is from Chapter 3 of Care & Management of Horses by Heather Smith Thomas. The book is available from Read More

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Kentucky Panel Adopts Policy on Horse Identification

October 19, 2004

Horses racing in Kentucky will now be identified the morning of their respective races and before leaving the paddock following a directive from Jim Gallagher, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA).

Gallagher,... Read More

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Man Held in Indiana Horse Stabbings

October 18, 2004

According to an Indianapolis newspaper and television station, four horses were stabbed in their Zionsville paddock late on Oct. 5 or very early on Oct. 6. One of the horses was killed in the attacks. The horses were found by their owner,... Read More

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Circus Horse's Death Not Due to Abuse

October 18, 2004

The Grand Rapids Press reported recently that the Sept. 28 death of a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus horse will not be investigated by local animal control officers.

The 14-year-old palomino gelding collapsed and... Read More

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Equine Jet Lag

October 18, 2004

The consequences of jet lag for the equine athlete have become more relevant in recent times due to increased travel of performance horses across multiple time zones for international competition. The effects of jet lag are significantly more detrime... Read More

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Quarantine Lifted at Kentucky Harness Track

October 15, 2004

Standardbred racehorse owners got a scare last week when officials quarantined three barns of horses at the Red Mile, a harness track in Lexington, Ky, because of serologic test results that suggested a horse might have had equine infectious... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation: $600,000 for Equine Health Studies in 2005

October 15, 2004

The race is on toward better equine health. Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has committed nearly $600,000 toward 14 new and continuing veterinary studies for horses in 2005. Foundation-funded scientists at universities throughout the United... Read More

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Plaintiff Would Cooperate in Saddlebred's Exhumation

October 15, 2004

The owner of the ranch near Versailles, Ky., where an American Saddlebred was buried after brutal attacks led to his eventual euthanasia, has expressed in court documents that she would cooperate with requests that the horse's body be exhumed if... Read More

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Meet the Epidemiologist

October 15, 2004

As people have become more health-conscious, and bonds between humans and their animals have deepened, the demand for veterinary specialties such as dermatology, behavior, pathology, and surgery has risen. The following is part of a series... Read More

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Wild Again Pensioned at Three Chimneys

October 15, 2004

Syndicate manager Robert Clay announced Oct. 13 that Three Chimneys Thoroughbred stallion Wild Again is being retired due to declining fertility. "Wild Again has been a distinguished member of our stallion roster for the last 13 years," Clay... Read More

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Champion Thoroughbred Fosters Orphaned Foal

October 13, 2004

Maybe it was an overwhelming maternal instinct. Or maybe it was that headstrong, competitive spirit. Brown Bess wanted another baby. Retired from life as a broodmare, the 22-year-old champion had the roam of a grassy pasture with other pensioned... Read More

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ReRun Takes "Moneighs" to EBay

October 12, 2004

With winter at hand and funding for charitable organizations on the decline, ReRun, Inc. hopes to raise some much-needed funding to sustain the Thoroughbred adoption program by once again offering "Moneighs" at auction on eBay.

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Lameness and Pelvic Height

October 12, 2004

The results of a recent study published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research suggest that hind limb lameness in the horse can be evaluated most effectively and objectively by measuring changes in pelvic height during trotting.... Read More