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Equine Medical Center will host "Tuesday Talks"

November 19, 2001

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, will again host its winter "Tuesday Talks" lecture series. These informal lectures feature Equine Medical Center faculty, and guest speakers discussing topics of interest in... Read More

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U.S. West Nile Virus Activity, Nov. 7-13, 2001

November 16, 2001

The following report summarizes West Nile virus (WNV) surveillance data reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through ArboNET and verified by states and other jurisdictions as of Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001.

During the week of... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms WNV Suspect Case

November 16, 2001

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred at Churchill Downs in Jefferson County was confirmed today to have West Nile virus (WNV), according to the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. That horse had been highly suspect and was being treated as a WNV case,... Read More

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Kentucky Logs More WNV Cases

November 15, 2001

Eight horses in Kentucky have been confirmed to have West Nile virus (WNV), and four of those horses have been euthanized. One of the confirmed horses was a Thoroughbred shipped to Fayette County, Kentucky, from Florida which... Read More

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MRLS Jacks Up Insurance Rates; Policies Offered as Incentives

November 15, 2001

Prospective foal insurance used to be about the new owner of a pregnant broodmare protecting his investment after the purchase. At this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale, insurance coverage became an
incentive to buy the mare in... Read More

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EPO Test Raises Questions About Regulation

November 15, 2001

The impact a New South Wales test for erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, will have on horse racing in the United States remains to be seen.The subject will be addressed during the Dec. 4 medication summit in Tucson, Ariz.

A test for... Read More

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Agriculture Department Sponsoring Photo Contest

November 14, 2001

Got an eye for agriculture? If so, you may be interested in a new statewide contest for photographers being sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, West Kentucky Corporation and Kentucky Farm Bureau.

"The goal of this... Read More

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AQHA Unveils "Equestrian Public Service Award"

November 14, 2001

The American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Executive Committee gave the official green light last week to launch a new award to recognize American Quarter Horses, which are specifically used in the public service sector. The Association has... Read More

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Raccoon Another EPM Natural Intermediate Host

November 14, 2001

Researchers at the USDA and The Ohio State University (OSU) have found that the raccoon can serve as an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes the neurological disease equine protozoal... Read More

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West Nile Virus Suspected in Horse at Churchill Downs

November 12, 2001

Officials awaited word Nov. 12 on whether a Churchill Downs-based horse euthanized Oct. 25 had West Nile virus (WNV). A preliminary diagnosis indicated Rocket Express, a 2-year-old colt, had contracted the virus.

The Kentucky State... Read More

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Equitana

November 12, 2001

Held June 15-18 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Equitana featured around 800 demonstrations and educational seminars, the Mane Event, concerts, and hundreds of booths with equine products... Read More

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TV Series Focuses on Horse Genome Project

November 12, 2001

The horse genome project and the pros and cons of genetic tinkering within breeding will be the focus of a "Science Times" segment that will air Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 9:00 (EST). Science Times is a television series produced jointly by National... Read More

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Canker: What Is It?

November 11, 2001

Q: My veterinarian mentioned that she was treating a horse on a nearby farm for canker. What is it? Where does it come from? And how do you treat it? Is it different from thrush?


A: To the best of our... Read More

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Glaucoma in Foals

November 10, 2001

I am looking for information on glaucoma in foals. Any information will be helpful. ... Read More

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Final Reports from NAHMS Study Released

November 07, 2001

The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has announced the availability of four information sheets based on its Equine '98 study. These sheets represent the final products of the study.

Equine '98... Read More

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MRLS Not Expected To Have Lingering Effects

November 07, 2001

“Our best guess is that mares in foal should produce normal foals, and mares which are open should have no problem getting in foal next year,” stated Dr. John Steiner, a veterinary reproductive specialist with the firm of... Read More

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Equine Cases of West Nile Virus Infection, Jan. 1-Oct. 31, 2001

November 07, 2001

There have been 347 cases (344 confirmed, three probable) of clinical West Nile virus (WNV) infection in horses from 18 States (see Summary by state and county, below). Of 262 horses for which an outcome has been reported to date, at... Read More

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Cushing's and Seizures?

November 05, 2001

Seizures are rare in the horse, and adult horses especially have a high seizure threshold. Cushing's disease can cause seizures, but they are very rarely seen with this disease.... Read More

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Some To Grow On

November 02, 2001

The studies have been done, the jury is in, and the verdict is unanimous: if you want your foals to achieve their optimum growth, with the least risk of developmental orthopedic disorders like contracted tendons and physitis, plan to "creep feed"... Read More

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Flu-Avert Patented; Bound For Canada

November 02, 2001

Heska received a patent for its equine intranasal influenza vaccine, Flu Avert I.N., on March 15, 2001. The unique vaccine is administered in one dose using a nasal applicator.

The modified live vaccine was introduced in November of 1999,... Read More

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Special Report: The Year Of The Strangles

November 02, 2001

Horse owners have experienced an escalated fight with strangles in 2000-2001. Researchers have long observed that the highly contagious upper respiratory disease is more prevalent in some years than others. Historically, this happens about every... Read More

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IN Strangles Vaccine Report

November 02, 2001

While many practitioners and horse owners have used the Pinnacle IN intranasal strangles vaccine with no problems, there have been some reports of adverse reactions and complications. According to Tom Overbay, DVM, of Fort Dodge Animal Health,... Read More

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Vaccine Strains Identified?

November 02, 2001

A study reported in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine said it now is possible to differentiate between the "wild type" strain of S. equi and the modified live strain used in the intranasal vaccine Pinnacle IN. The researc... Read More

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World-Wide Strangles Research

November 02, 2001

"Strangles is probably the most important bacterial disease of the horse," explained John Timoney, MVB, PhD, DSc, MRCVS, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, "and one for which a safe and effective vaccine is so very... Read More

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FEI Veterinary Meetings

November 02, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) held its annual veterinary meetings in Helsinki, Finland, from Feb. 3-6. The FEI Veterinary Committee has the overall responsibility for the management and surveillance of the veterinary aspects of... Read More