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Horse Play

January 01, 2001

I have a report to do for science class on animal behavior (middle school, fifth grade). My teacher, Mr. Brennan, said to pick a favorite animal species and a favorite type of behavior. My favorite animals are wild horses, and my... Read More

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West Nile Update

January 01, 2001

West Nile virus is beginning to peek out from the mysterious hiding places where it overwintered since an outbreak in late 1999. Five additional birds have been found dead with the virus-- four in New York, and one in New Jersey. Officials... Read More

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Derby News

January 01, 2001

Derby Favorite Fusaichi Pegasus (left) cooled down in the barn area after winning the 126th Kentucky Derby on May 6. A favorite had not won the Derby since 1979, but Fusaichi Pegasus broke the streak under jockey Kent Desormeaux. Aptitude was... Read More

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Pasture Feeding Aggression

January 01, 2001

My yearling colt came from a place where he was kept with a group of yearlings. All were fed their grain in buckets along a fence line, with the buckets hung on posts. I now have him in with one other yearling, a filly which I got at the sam... Read More

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Tying-Up in Horses: Causes and Management

January 01, 2001

Perhaps the most frustrating of all problems that affect the athletic horse is the syndrome known as tying-up. Tying-up is a broad term that frequently is used to describe a wide variety of muscle disorders that affect the performance horse.... Read More

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Florida Gears Up for West Nile Virus

January 01, 2001

Seasoned with the experience of handling Eastern encephalitis (EE, formerly known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE) and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) outbreaks, the state of Florida is preparing a strong defensive line to protect its... Read More

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Shockwave: Sounds of the Future

January 01, 2001

An extracorporeal shock wave therapy device sounds high-tech, and it is. Based on the same technology that is used in human medicine to break up kidney stones, shock wave therapy is being defined, and refined, for use in treating various injurie... Read More

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AHSA and MSPCA Launch Transportation Guidelines

January 01, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm & Equine Centre have published Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road & Air.

These guidelines... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Caught in Australian Quarantine

January 01, 2001

Detection of a horse positive for piroplasmosis caused significant concern at a Victoria, Australia, Quarantine facility in March. The situation made officials thankful that quarantine surveillance methods were already in place—plans which arose... Read More

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Grayson Jockey Club Research Grants

January 01, 2001

The directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Fundation have awarded a total of $825,389 to fund a total of 23 research projects during the year 2000.

The amount represents a new record for the Foundation. The board approved funding for... Read More

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InfoBytes

January 01, 2001

The National Animal Health Monitoring System’s (NAHMS) Equine ’98 Study was designed to provide the horse industry with information on the nation’s equine population for education and research. Sponsored by the USDA Animal and Plant Health... Read More

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Animal Health Foundation

January 01, 2001

In 1984, a grass-roots effort was created in order to fund research of different ailments of the horse. The group called themselves the Animal Health Foundation (AHF), and were led by Don Walsh, DVM, a veterinarian in the St. Louis area of... Read More

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VetCentric Serves Vets and Owners

January 01, 2001

In June of 1999, two veterinarians and a talented entrepreneur introduced a web site that could serve as an educational resource for owners of all types of animals, and a unique marketing and e-commerce tool for practitioners. The resulting... Read More

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Equine Veterinary Books Available

January 01, 2001

The W.B. Saunders Company offers a catalog that features a variety of in-depth equine medicine and surgery books for veterinarians. In addition, W.B. Saunders invites professional authors to submit proposals for editorial evaluation.

The... Read More

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Overo Lethal White Syndrome

January 01, 2001

Overo Lethal White Syndrome (OLWS) is a condition that occurs in newborn foals. The condition is genetic, and both parents carry the defective gene. Horses which carry this gene are most commonly overo white patterned horses (frame overos), but... Read More

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Does Your Vaccine Program Need an Overhaul?

January 01, 2001

How would you like to spend less money, yet do a better job of protecting your horse against disease? Ongoing research suggests that traditional vaccination schedules might not be protecting our foals adequately. There is even... Read More

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Biter Gone Bad

January 01, 2001

We've been raising a Welsh pony for the kids. At about nine months of age, he started with constant nipping at your arm and the lead shank, kind of playing with you. We read on the Internet that this biting is a "colt thing," and that it... Read More

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West Nile Studies Begin

January 01, 2001

The mysteries of West Nile virus are being uncovered at Colorado State University (CSU), thanks to a joint effort of the United States Equestrian Team (USET), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the United States Department of Agriculture... Read More

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USDA Proposes Semen Regulation Amendment

January 01, 2001

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to eliminate import requirements for equine semen from Canada.

Under the proposed amendment, equine semen originating from Canada would no longer need an import... Read More

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Drug Testing in 2000

January 01, 2001

Drug testing is about to move into the 21st Century for horseracing. Research findings at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center could make the use of urine in post-race drug testing a thing of the past within a very short time.... Read More

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Genetic Color Cross Problem?

January 01, 2001

Q: I have a dun mare which I was considering breeding this year to a buckskin stallion. I was informed that there might be some problems with this particular cross due to the dun color factor. The foal might be lethal white or albino. Read More

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EIA in New Mexico

January 01, 2001

Near Sunland Park, New Mexico, eight horses recently tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA). Initially, two horses were found to be positive during a routine testing for a sale. The rest of their herd was tested immediately, and the... Read More

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Pennsylvania EIA Update

January 01, 2001

The number of horses testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Northeastern Pennsylvania has risen to 26. Of these horses, 24 have been euthanized, and two horses remain under quarantine for life. All horses can be traced back to two... Read More

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EIA Awareness Spreads

January 01, 2001

Show officials around the country have been cracking down on enforcement of having negative Coggins tests with horses. For example, two trailerloads of entries into a Mobile, Ala., horse show made the news in February when they were rejected for no... Read More

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Colorado Legislation

January 01, 2001

Legislation passed by voters in Estes Park, Colo., might have an unintended negative impact on area horse competitions. Initiative 200 was placed on the November 1999 ballot in the mountain tourist town by opponents of a proposed wildlife center... Read More