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Collapsible Cross-Country Fences to be Tried in Britain

April 01, 2002

In the wake of several fatal injuries to international-level three-day event competitors in 1999 and 2000, cross-country course designers began working to come up with safer fence designs, including fences which "give" on impact. Over the past... Read More

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Saville Joins Advisory Board for The Horse

April 01, 2002

William J.A. Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM of The Ohio State University's (OSU) Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, is the newest addition to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Horse. Saville joins a group of 49 equine... Read More

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NRHA Million Dollar Sire Dies

April 01, 2002

National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame stallion and Million Dollar Sire Topsail Cody died Feb. 23 from colic. Foaled in 1977, Topsail Cody won the 1980 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, then earned the American Quarter Horse... Read More

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U.K. Horses to Have Passport for Life

April 01, 2002

The United Kingdom's Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs minister Alun Michael announced on Feb. 14 that all horses and ponies in England and Wales must be given a unique registration number and a "passport" for life.

By Dec... Read More

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Florida Reports First West Nile Virus Cases For 2002

April 01, 2002

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) reported Feb. 18 that the first equine cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2002 had been found. Three horses tested positive for WNV in... Read More

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U.K. Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic Officially Over

April 01, 2002

The United Kingdom has regained its status as a foot and mouth disease (FMD)-free country at an international meeting of veterinarians in Paris, France, in January. The official statement was made Jan. 22 by the U.K.'s Department of Environment,... Read More

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Cyanide Study in Caterpillars

March 29, 2002

Terry Fitzgerald, PhD, a distinguished university professor of biological sciences at the State University of New York College at Cortland, said recent research has shown that the Eastern tent caterpillar does a very good job of depleting the... Read More

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New Web Site Offers Information About Equine Research

March 29, 2002

A new Web site, http://www.EquineResearch.net, details current equine research funded by four major organizations. It is a cooperative effort involving the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the... Read More

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Colorado State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital Offers Education During Open House

March 27, 2002

Animal care, behavior, and medical treatment will be explored through tours, workshops, and exhibits during the 23rd annual James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House in Fort Collins. Open House hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 and 6,... Read More

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West Nile Virus in Louisiana

March 27, 2002

Last week, Louisiana officials announced the state’s first finding of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2002. A cardinal bird from East Baton Rouge Parish tested positive for WNV at the Louisiana Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the Louisiana State... Read More

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Sample Letter to Legislators Concerning Supplements Available

March 25, 2002

A member of The Horse’s Editorial Advisory Board has offered this sample letter for horse owners and members of the horse industry who oppose the impending crackdown on animal nutritional supplements. (See Read More

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Supplements Facing Federal Regulation, Ban

March 21, 2002

There are some regulatory rumblings that could change the way all of us feed and take care of our horses every day. Unless the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an ingredient for use in an animal feed or supplement product, it is... Read More

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Regulation of Equine Supplements

March 21, 2002

The following is an in-depth explanation of the supplement regulation issue. For a condensed version, visit Read More

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New Deworming Drugs and Distribution

March 21, 2002

Three new deworming products and a shift in distribution of the popular Zimecterin and Equimectrin dewormers are offering horse owners new options in deworming their horses. The popular dewormer Zimecterin, developed and manufactured by Merial... Read More

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Gary L. Carpenter Named Executive Director of the AQHF

March 21, 2002

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) announced March 19 that Gary Carpenter will join the organization as Executive Director of the American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF). Carpenter, who will bring more than 20 years of service and... Read More

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White Line Disease Concerns: Letter To The Editor

March 20, 2002

Until about three years ago, I had never heard the term "White Line Disease" [WLD]. I'm sure our horses had it but it was never enough of a problem to even hang a name on it. I had noticed that certain horses, where they should have had a nice white ... Read More

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Prolonged Use of Bute Detrimental to Joint Cartilage

March 18, 2002

Chronic use of phenylbutazone, or Bute, in horses with joint problems could be causing more problems than it’s preventing. A recent study has shown that Bute and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) might be detrimental to... Read More

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Therapeutic Medications in the Spotlight Once Again

March 15, 2002

As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared to release the results of round two of its super-testing program (an initiative to identify drugs that may be used and to streamline the... Read More

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APHIS Selects New Director of National Veterinary Services Laboratories

March 13, 2002

Randall L. Levings, DVM, was recently selected as the director of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), according to a USDA... Read More

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AQHA Equestrian Public Service Award Application Online

March 13, 2002

The application for the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Equestrian Public Service Award is now available online at Read More

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Indiana Slaughter Transport

March 13, 2002

Legislation affecting horses intended for slaughter is not only a hot topic in federal legislation (see information on the proposed bill to ban slaughter at Read More

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Dental Correction and Feed Digestibility

March 13, 2002

Equine dental abnormalities are among the top five most common medical problems encountered by equine veterinarians. Clinical evidence has shown that horses with severe tooth hooks and points that were corrected gained weight... Read More

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Racetrack Vets Could Form Own Organization

March 12, 2002

As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared for its March 12 meeting, some racetrack veterinarians moved closer to forming their own organization.

Representatives from The Race... Read More

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First National Equine Identification Symposium to be Held

March 12, 2002

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced that the first-ever National Equine Identification Symposium will be held at ID/INFO EXPO 2002, a conference and trade show devoted to the subject of animal identification and... Read More

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Spring Syndromes Theories

March 11, 2002

A meeting of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners on March 7 brought together six of the leading researchers/investigators dealing with mare reproductive loss and other syndromes seen in the spring of 2001 in central Kentucky and... Read More