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West Nile Virus (WNV) Notes

October 11, 2002

PA West Nile Virus Web Site Expanded

Visitors to Pennsylvania's West Nile virus website—http://www.WestNile.state.pa.us —now can get weekly updates on the statewide mosquito surveillance... Read More

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Fifth Annual EQUITANA USA Hosts 53,234

October 11, 2002

EQUITANA USA, “The World's Fair of Equestrian Sports,” hosted 53,234 horse lovers from across the country and abroad at its fifth annual North American show June 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

“This year's attendance... Read More

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UK Team Attacks Strangles

October 11, 2002

A leading UK horse charity has teamed up with genome researchers in an effort to beat the equine disease strangles. The Home of Rest for Horses, based in Buckinghamshire, England, has financed a £250,000 ($390,000) project to decode all the gene... Read More

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FEI Approves Reining As Newest Discipline

October 11, 2002

During its General Assembly Meeting April 13-15 held in Mainz, Germany, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) approved reining as its newest discipline. The FEI acceptance places reining in a position to move forward as a major... Read More

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Equine Research the Winner as Standardbred Breeders and Community Support ERC's Flamboro Fundraiser

October 11, 2002

Response to the Equine Research Centre's (ERC) second annual Flamboro Downs Night at the Races fundraiser was “absolutely amazing”, according to the Centre's President, Dr. Andrew Clarke.

“It is always heartening to see the support of... Read More

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Exchange Offered To Young Adults Pursuing Equine Career

October 11, 2002

Communicating for Agriculture (CA), a non-profit rural advocacy organization, is offering young adults pursuing a career in the equine industry the opportunity to travel to England in July 2000 for a month-long stay at an equine stable. Trainees... Read More

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David Foley Named Executive Director Of AAEP

October 11, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has announced the appointment of deputy executive director and convention manager David Foley as its new executive director, effective May 1. Foley succeeds Gary Carpenter, who leaves the... Read More

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CSU Veterinary Medicine Program Ranks High

October 11, 2002

Colorado State University's Veterinary Medicine program was ranked second in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual 2001 Graduate Guide issued recently.

The veterinary medical program, which awards Doctor... Read More

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Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House

October 11, 2002

The 21st Annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House will be running April 7-9 at Colorado State University.

In addition to lectures and presentations by faculty, staff and professionals at the hospital, the open house will offer a... Read More

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West Nile Threat Moves Dressage Olympic Selection To Florida

October 11, 2002

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has changed the location of its Dressage Olympic Selection Trials, scheduled for the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21.

The trials, which will also serve as the State Line Tack/USET Grand Prix... Read More

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AHC seeks USDA Appropriation for Horse Industry in Fiscal Year 2001

October 11, 2002

On February 7, 2000, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) presented its proposed Fiscal Year 2001 budget to Congress. This marks the beginning of the annual budgeting process for the federal government.

During this budget... Read More

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Watch Out For Screwworm

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is alerting veterinarians and others involved in the livestock industry in certain areas of the United States to be on the lookout for screwworm.

On Februar... Read More

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Horse Owners Sentenced For USDA Import Violations

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that horse facility owners Emil and Anna Jung of Gehlenberg-Friesoythe, Germany, have been sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts each of false statements and mail fraud.

On... Read More

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Horse Dealer Fined $10,000 For Falsifying Tests

October 11, 2002

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Bodee Baldwin of Amarillo, Texas, has been formally sentenced in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, Va., for making false statements to a federal agency.

Baldwin was sentenced Feb.... Read More

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West Nile Still Here

October 11, 2002

West Nile encephalitis virus caused an outbreak and deaths in humans and horses in the northeastern United States in the late summer and early fall of 1999. Recent isolations of the virus from adult mosquitoes and a dead bird in New York state... Read More

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EVA Confirmed In Kentucky

October 11, 2002

An outbreak of equine viral arteritis (EVA) was confirmed on one Thoroughbred farm on March 20.... Read More

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Most Influential Horsemen Announced

October 11, 2002

The following are the 50 horsemen featured in the Chronicle Of The Horse's Turn of the Century Issue; The Chronicle's editorial staff joined 24 accomplished horsemen in selecting the final roster of winners, including: Neil Ayer,... Read More

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Horse Town Opens Its Doors To Visitors

October 11, 2002

It's more than just a town. The new exhibit at the American Quarter Horse Heritage Center & Museum offers a world of opportunity to anyone interested in learning about horses.

A family-oriented, hands-on exhibit, “Horse Town”... Read More

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Cookie Company Fears Snacks Will Be Mistaken For Horse Treats

October 11, 2002

A well-known snack foods manufacturer thinks its customers have a hard time telling the difference between the low fat cookies it makes for people, and treats made for horses.

Multi-national giant Nabisco Brands Company, manufacturer of... Read More

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The Piedra Foundation Announces Grants, Seminars, Events

October 11, 2002

2000 TPF Applied Equine Medical Research Grants

The Board of Directors of the Oak Tree Racing Association recently announced that they will renew funding for The Piedra Foundation's Applied Equine Medical Research Grants which began i... Read More

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Combating Founder's Worst Attack

October 11, 2002

Whether you are a horse owner, trainer, stable manager or farrier, there's nothing worse than opening the stable door to discover founder in one of your horses. This crippling disease often leads to the demise of the horse.

But thanks t... Read More

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American Horse Publications Approves Its First Electronic Publication Members

October 11, 2002

Six equine websites have been recognized as American Horse Publications (AHP) Electronic Publication members since the new membership category was approved by the general membership at its annual meeting in Nashville last year. New Media... Read More

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Colorado State Sets Open House For New Bioresearch Facility

October 11, 2002

Area residents are invited to tour Colorado State University's new BioEnvironmental Hazards Research Building March 17.

The building, which is completed but will not be operational during the tour, is a state-of-the-art facility on the... Read More

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West Nile Virus Panel Discussion

October 11, 2002

The James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health will convene a panel discussion on West Nile Virus, March 6 at Tel-A-Race, Hauppauge, Long Island. The discussion will begin at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Walter Maclyn Conlon, President and CEO of Suffolk... Read More

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Publisher And Farm Managers Team Up To Benefit Humane Society

October 11, 2002

The Blood-Horse Charitable Foundation, a division of The Blood-Horse, Inc., an international equine publishing house, will present a donation to the Lexington Humane Society on Wednesday, March 1, 2000, that will enable the purchase of a new... Read More