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Front Foot Flick

February 01, 2002

My 12-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse often "flicks" his left front foot when putting it forward. His previous owners said it was only a cosmetic problem, but my friends say it hurts him when I ride. However, after our latest three-mile... Read More

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Reactions to Other Species

February 01, 2002

This might be a bit off the wall, but I hope you can help. We have had horses here at our farm off and on over the years. Since all of the kids moved out and took their horses a couple of years ago, our barn has been empty. Just recently we... Read More

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Business or Pleasure?

February 01, 2002

If you think that you need help preparing federal income tax returns for your horse activity, then you should seek the assistance of a qualified accountant or tax attorney. If, on the other hand, you think that you can manage the task without... Read More

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Feeding for Performance

February 01, 2002

Feeding high-performance horses is a challenge. If nutritional requirements are met appropriately, performance can be improved over those horses which are fed imbalanced diets in irregular amounts. When working with a veterinarian or nutritionis... Read More

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The ABCs of Vitamin Nutrition

February 01, 2002

Although horses only need relatively small quantities of vitamins, the lack of those tiny amounts can be devastating to your horse's health.

Vitamins comprise one of the six general groups of nutrients--the other groups are water,... Read More

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Working for the Betterment of Horses

February 01, 2002

Moyer and Johnson are excited about the future of equine research, not only at Texas A&M, but around the world. And that excitement was made possible in large part to a woman who wanted to better the world in which horses live.... Read More

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Monitoring Sand Colic With Radiographs

February 01, 2002

Ingestion of sand is an unfortunate consequence of vigorous grazing on sandy soil. The equine digestive tract can handle a certain amount of sand without difficulty, but too much sand can lead to impaction and colic. Medical treatments, includin... Read More

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Intradermal Skin Testing May Not Be Reliable for Diagnosing Heaves

February 01, 2002

Allergens in the pasture and barn are believed to trigger chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD or heaves) in horses. It is unclear whether simply developing an allergy leads to COPD, or if a horse must
be born susceptible to the... Read More

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The Role of Bovine Papillomavirus in Equine Sarcoids

February 01, 2002

Bovine papillomavirus (BPV) has long been suspected of playing a role in the development of sarcoid tumors in horses. Different subtypes of the virus, BPV-1 and BPV-2, have been identified in individual sarcoid biopsies. It is not clear, however... Read More

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Can You Influence Hoof Growth?

February 01, 2002

We ask an awful lot of an animal who walks on his middle toenails. Humans have recognized for centuries that the foundation of a horse's soundness lies in his hooves--"No foot, no horse" is about as basic a principle as there is. It all comes... Read More

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Understanding Horse Health

February 01, 2002

Our friends and colleagues help us in many ways. We've seen an outpouring of caring for friends--and complete strangers--since terrorists took aim at our country on September 11. I think that has made us a little more aware of how we treat... Read More

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A World on the Move

February 01, 2002

The World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) met in Sorrento, Italy, in conjunction with the October 2001 Italian veterinary association annual meeting. WEVA meets every other year in locations designed to attract veterinarians from countries... Read More

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New IgG Stall-Side Test Kit

February 01, 2002

The equine industry has new technology adapted from the livestock industry to do a "stall-side" test of whether foals received an adequate amount of protective antibodies in colostrum (IgG test). This is commonly known as failure of passive... Read More

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Veterinary Schools Get Anderson Sling

February 01, 2002

A newly purchased Anderson sling will provide improved support for horses recovering from neurological problems or surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Oregon State University's veterinary school recently... Read More

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WNV Web Site Launched for Horse Owners

February 01, 2002

Fort Dodge Animal Health has taken a proactive approach to keeping horse owners informed of the spread and dangers of West Nile virus (WNV) by launching a web site and developing educational literature on the disease. In just two years, WNV has... Read More

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Farriers Inducted Into Horseshoeing Hall of Fame

February 01, 2002

Three men who have dedicated their lives to the horseshoeing industry have been named to the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame. Members of the Class of 2002 are Seamus Brady of Bridgewater, N.J., Henry Heymering of Frederick, Md., and... Read More

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Equestrian Groups Take Steps to Resolve Governance Matter

February 01, 2002

USA Equestrian President Alan F. Balch and U.S. Equestrian Team President Armand Leone, Jr. have announced that the executive committees of the two organizations have agreed in principle to a resolution of the equestrian governance matter. This... Read More

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Kansas State's New Andrology Lab

February 01, 2002

Juan Samper, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, the immediate past president of the Society for Theriogenology (a group of domestic animal reproduction experts), is heading a new andrology laboratory focused on reproduction of male animals, especially horses.... Read More

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High-Performance Hoof Care Meets Research at New Hampshire Farrier-Veterinarian Conference

February 01, 2002

The Rochester (NH) Equine Clinic cleverly wed research to practice in its 14th Annual Farrier-Veterinarian Conference, held Dec. 13-14, 2001 and sponsored by Hoofcare & Lameness Magazine.

Washington veterinarian/researcher Olin... Read More

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Wild Horses Shot to Death in North Carolina Preserve

February 01, 2002

Local residents of the remote Outer Banks islands of North Carolina fear that a recent spree of wild horse killings in the western United States might be turning into a disturbing national trend.

In Nov. 2001, four wild horses and a domesti... Read More

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Drug Quality and Antimicrobial Use

February 01, 2002

Would you administer a medication to your horse if the components of the medication were not specified? Most wouldn't unless it's marketed as a miracle drug or unless their veterinarian recommended it. At the recent convention of the American... Read More

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Laminitis in Central Kentucky

February 01, 2002

These findings suggest that the causes of laminitis or conditions associated with laminitis still remains elusive in many of the cases, which prevents us from developing a preventive strategy for this disease.... Read More

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Breaking New Ground: AAEP Convention 2001

February 01, 2002

So much to learn, so little time. That seemed to be the general feeling at the 2001 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention. While some veterinarians likened it to a smorgasbord of educational goodies, others said there wa... Read More

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Hands-On Training: AAEP Convention Wet Labs

February 01, 2002

A series of wet labs was available to veterinarians before and after the scientific sessions. The lab topics included dentistry, lameness diagnosis, neurology, reproduction, ultrasound, advanced ultrasound, and laser surgery.

Juan Samper,... Read More

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Equine Arthritis (AAEP 2001)

February 01, 2002

Scientists' understanding of non-infective arthritis dramatically advances every year, and each year when the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meets, practitioners have the opportunity to absorb the newest information on these... Read More