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AQHA Board of Directors Votes on Key Rule Changes at Convention

March 11, 2004

The American Quarter Horse Association Board of Directors voted Tuesday on the recommendations of the AQHA standing committees as approved in the general membership meeting. The following is the final results of the vote regarding hyperkalemic... Read More

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100th Equine Corneal Transplant Performed at UF

March 10, 2004

Veterinary ophthalmologists at the University of Florida completed their 100th corneal transplant on a horse Jan. 9.

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Nominations Open for AQHA Equine Public Service Award

March 10, 2004

Until May 1, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is accepting applications for its Equine Public Service Award. The award recognizes American Quarter Horses that are specifically used in the public service sector, including, but... Read More

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European Buyers Face New Tax on U.S. Imports

March 09, 2004

European horse buyers may be subject to an excise tax of at least 5% on horses they purchase and bring home from the United States as a result of trade sanctions imposed against the U.S. on March 1 by the European Union (EU).

Horses are... Read More

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Neonatal Ultrasonography

March 09, 2004

Using ultrasound to diagnose problems in the horse is not a new concept, but it is not as often used in foals as it is in mares. Rob Franklin, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, of the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital in Victoria, Australia, discussed... Read More

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Rutgers to Hold One-Day Horse Management Seminar This Weekend

March 09, 2004

With the summer show season only months away, recommendations for competition horses and important new information, research, and statistics about the impact of West Nile virus (WNV) on the equine population will be featured at the annual Rutger... Read More

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AQHA Statement on HC/HERDA

March 08, 2004

The American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) statement regarding hyperelastosis cutis (HC) or hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HERDA): 

1. AQHA is aware of the condition known as hereditary equine regional... Read More

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"Pearls of Wisdom" from the Palm Beach Laminitis Symposium

March 08, 2004

The key points presented by each speaker during the Second International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, Nov. 10-11, 2003, were sent to conference attendees by James A. Orsini, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, course... Read More

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Help Needed for Stallion Infertility Research

March 08, 2004

Bhanu P. Chowdhary, BVSc, AH, MVSc, PhD, associate professor in Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine, is trying to find molecular causes of stallion infertility and reduced fertility.

Chowdhary said, "Our research focuses... Read More

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Belgian Hit, Killed by Car in Massachusetts

March 08, 2004

A driver sustained serious injuries when his car struck a 2,000-pound Belgian horse in Westport, Mass., on March 6, according to an article in the online edition of The Herald News, which is based in Fall River, Mass.

"The (32-year-old)... Read More

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Merial's Jack Chellew Receives SRF's Burke Humanity Award

March 05, 2004

Jack Chellew of Merial Pharmaceuticals is the recipient of the second annual Standardbred Retirement Foundation's Burke Humanity Award. Chellew is Senior Sales Representative in the Equine Group for Merial Pharmaceuticals and has been with Meria... Read More

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Paints Ride into Hearts of Leading Hollywood Actor and Screenwriter

March 05, 2004

In Walt Disney Pictures' latest adventure movie, Hidalgo, a special relationship develops between a rider and his horse. The story unfolds with a colorful horse, once considered to be unworthy of competition against other breeds, which... Read More

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Internationally Recognized Veterinarians Join Team at Pfizer Animal Health

March 05, 2004

Robert E. Holland, Jr., DVM, PhD has joined Pfizer Animal Health's Equine division as Senior Technical Service Veterinarian. Pfizer has also recently added renowned practitioner Jay Donecker, VMD, MS, Dipl. ABVP, to its equine veterinary staff a... Read More

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Young Stallion Booklet Dies of Colic

March 05, 2004

Thoroughbred Grade I winner Booklet, who entered stud this year at the Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky., was euthanized the morning of March 4 because of complications from colic at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates veterinary... Read More

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In the Wings Relieved of Stallion Duty Because of Laminitis

March 05, 2004

Darley stallion In the Wings, who won the 1990 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) and was a champion in France, was diagnosed with laminitis the past weekend and has been relieved temporarily from stallion duty. The 18-year-old son of Sadler's Wells... Read More

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Equine Grass Sickness Linked to Clostridium Botulinum

March 05, 2004

A new study completed at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and funded by The Home of Rest For Horses has revealed that grass sickness is strongly associated with low antibody levels to the bacterium Clostridium botulinum... Read More

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Deadly African Horse Sickness Outbreak in Africa

March 03, 2004

Six horses in the Western Cape, Africa, succumbed to an outbreak of African horse sickness (AHS) during the week of Feb. 23, according to several news reports. The affected horses were from the Stellenbosch area, reported Read More

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Neurologic Conditions, In-Depth

March 02, 2004

Assessing neurologic conditions might seem difficult, but with practice and attention to the subtle differences between different conditions' deficits, the process can become easier. Additionally, practitioners discussed vaccination and treatment opt... Read More

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Spaying Mares With Newer, Safer Methods

March 02, 2004

Spaying a mare (ovariectomy) means removing her ovaries so she no longer comes into heat and has a more mellow attitude, like a gelding. An ovariectomy can be done standing (under sedation and local anesthesia) through a flank approach or a... Read More

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Eye Protection from the Sun

March 01, 2004

I have a 14-year-old Paint/Quarter Horse with one blue eye that has been diagnosed with a "detached iris." His iris appears wide open or not even there. My vet suggested providing his eyes with protection from the sun. What is available? I would... Read More

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Continuing Education for Veterinarians and Horse Owners

March 01, 2004

Continuing education is a euphemism for most of life. We learn as we live. But if life is continuing education, then medical science is the fast track. For equine veterinarians, much of our professional continuing education takes place at the... Read More

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Oranges for Treats?

March 01, 2004

Can horses eat oranges? I just bought a 4-year-old gelding who apparently loves oranges.... Read More

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Urban Horses

March 01, 2004

Horses living in the city, who would have ever thought? Where would they graze? What would you do with the manure? Where would you ride? Well, confining horses to a barn, paddock, or small acreage within the city limits has become an everyday... Read More

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A Prosthetic Eye for the Horse

March 01, 2004

Using ocular ultrasonography, he was able to diagnose complete retinal detachment with a large retinal tear. Because of the grave prognosis for recovery of vision, enucleation (removal of the eye) was recommended.... Read More

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Owner-Performed Fecal Exams

March 01, 2004

In the interest of checking fecal samples for types of worms actually present in individual horses, and since I have the equipment, I'd like to do fecal checks here at home. Can you direct me to a chart or a book containing information and... Read More