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Long Gestations

February 01, 2001

Do you have information on mares which have had exceedingly long gestations with loss of the foal at birth and premature placental separation? My mare had one pregnancy that resulted in the above problems and is now in her second pregnancy.... Read More

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AAEP Accepting Nominations For Welfare Award

January 26, 2001

Nominations are now being accepted for the Lavin Cup, the equine welfare award presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Lavin Cup recognizes a non-veterinary organization or individual that has... Read More

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AAEP Issues Call For 2001 Convention Papers

January 26, 2001

Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and other individuals are invited to submit an abstract, “how to” paper or review paper for consideration for presentation during the 2001 AAEP Annual Convention... Read More

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Mortenson Joins AAEP Staff

January 26, 2001

Mortensen has joined the staff of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as Director of Membership and Industry Relations. His responsibilities include managing the AAEP’s sponsorship program and serving as liaison to the horse... Read More

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NEET Meeting Addresses Transportation Issues

January 26, 2001

The first National Exposition on Equine Transportation (NEET) will be held March 9-11 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. NEET, sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Council, will feature seminars, demonstrations, and exhibits promoting safe... Read More

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TRF Kentucky Farm Welcomes First Foal

January 26, 2001

The first Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) foal was born on January 17 at the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, Ky.Logan's Blush (1987), by Great Prospector, out of Full Blush, foaled a strong, healthy colt by... Read More

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AHSA Presents Proposal For A National Governing Body

January 19, 2001

A Proposal for a Single, Unified Structure for Equestrian Sport was made by the American Horse Shows Association members on the AHSA/USET (United States Equestrian Team) Strategic Planning Initiative Drafting Task Force to the AHSA Board Of... Read More

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USA Equestrian: The National Governing Body For Equestrian Sport

January 19, 2001

During the last several months, representatives of the AHSA and the USET have been engaged in a Strategic Planning Initiative (SPI). This process was undertaken at the direction of the USOC, whose Membership and Credentials Committee found that... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy Symposium To Be Held

January 19, 2001

Veterinarians will have the opportunity to learn about the physics and technology of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Shelbyville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Studies on... Read More

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Eq West Equine Exposition Cancelled in San Diego

January 19, 2001

VNU, the company that purchased Equitana USA and its West Coast regional show, EqWest, announced after the 2000 EqWest show that the California equine exposition would not be renewed for 2001.

"It was a difficult decision, but we couldn'... Read More

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The Risk of EIA In Foals

January 05, 2001

From Equine Disease Quarterly, a publication funded by Underwriters At Lloyd's of London, Brokers, And Their Kentucky Agents

Although it seems counter to logic, acquiring equine infectious anemia (EIA) by being alongsid... Read More

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Blood-Horse Publications Accquires The Equine Image

January 05, 2001

The Blood-Horse, Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Equine Image magazine, a publication serving equine art enthusiasts since its founding in 1986. The magazine was acquired for an undisclosed sum from its prior owner, Heartland... Read More

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Effects of Warm-Up On Performance

January 05, 2001

From Equine Disease Quarterly, a publication funded by Underwriters At Lloyd's of London, Brokers, And Their Kentucky Agents

Warm-up exercise enhances blood flow to the active muscles and increases muscle temperature.... Read More

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Young Horses in Training and Injury Risks

January 01, 2001

Everyone involved in the racing industry knows that one of the major problems in training horses is keeping them free from injury. Bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments are placed under considerable strain during training and racing,... Read More

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Forage Alternatives

January 01, 2001

Man might not live by bread alone, but horses can live on forage just fine. As grazing, herbivorous animals, forage (grasses and plants that grow on pastureland) is what they're designed to eat. Other components of the equine diet--grains, fats,... Read More

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Ain't Doin' Right Diagnostics

January 01, 2001

Many horses can be off in their performance, yet not show clinical signs of lameness. There might be no answers after the customary diagnostic work-up, leaving veterinarian and owner scratching their heads and looking for the next stop in the... Read More

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Bizarre Behavior

January 01, 2001

We have a new problem with our old family pony. Pokey is a Shetland gelding that we have had since our first of five daughters was five years old. We figured he was about 10 years old in 1978 when we got him, so he is now just over 30. Pokey... Read More

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Imprinting Foals

January 01, 2001

Editor's Note: Nothing is without controversy, especially in the equine world. Some equine behaviorists question certain aspects of Dr. Miller's theories and practices, and their opinions regarding foal "imprint training" appear below.... Read More

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Embryo Transfer in Equine Breeding Programs

January 01, 2001

Once an experimental technology, embryo transfer has become an integral part of breeding programs throughout the world. Experience and technological improvements have made it a productive and relatively reliable procedure. Unlike the in-vitro... Read More

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Colorado Horse Owners Fight Back

January 01, 2001

Following a far-reaching campaign to educate citizens of Colorado on the dangers of reclassifying the horse as a companion animal, the state did not see this issue on the 2000 ballot as had been predicted. There was an abundance of animal rights... Read More

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Wild Herd Dispersed

January 01, 2001

Controversy arose when feral horses from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota were culled for open auction (as opposed to BLM-type adoptions) in October 2000. The problem was that mares and stallions culled from the herd for auction... Read More

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Are Straight Hocks a Problem?

January 01, 2001

Does having straight hocks cause a horse to trip or to react any different than a horse without this? Will they tire more easily climbing hills when on a trail? What safety considerations should I be thinking about? --Lynn... Read More

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Problems with Cataracts?

January 01, 2001

Q: I am thinking of buying a 6-year-old mare that has cataracts in both of her eyes. What kind of problems would I be in for if I decide to buy this sweetheart?

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Breeders' Cup Horse Dies

January 01, 2001

Juddmonte Farms' Spanish Fern died of internal bleeding resulting from a fractured pelvis the evening of the Breeders' Cup day of championship Thoroughbred races at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. The 5-year-old mare pulled herself up shortly after... Read More

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Reproductive Problems in the Draft Horse

January 01, 2001

Draft mares usually make excellent mothers, providing a large amount of milk and rarely rejecting a foal. Because of these traits, draft mares make good nurse mares; some mares can even support and feed two foals. Also, the tendency for multiple... Read More