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Equine Narcolepsy

March 01, 2001

As Jennifer Johnson stood in the lineup awaiting the judge's decision with her recently acquired Quarter Horse mare Dobie Breeze, the last thing she expected was that her mount suddenly would collapse in a heap beneath her. But that's just what... Read More

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Can You Breed for Speed or Stamina?

March 01, 2001

For centuries, horsemen have tried to breed for speed and endurance and found that the greatest genetic potential can yield disappointment as easily as reward. Consider the indomitable Secretariat, who sired a string of mostly unremarkable... Read More

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The Equine Spine--Back To Work

March 01, 2001

First, how can we visualize and understand what's going on under that hair, skin, and muscle? Denoix has diagnostic steps to examine a horse with performance problems that he believes might stem from the spine.... Read More

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Special Report: EPM

March 01, 2001

The world of equine health will never be the same. That statement seems out of context when talking about one research project about one parasite that causes one disease. But, horse owners know that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)--the... Read More

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Is Your Horse Enrolled In A Wellness Program

March 01, 2001

A wellness program for your horse will save you time, money, and most of all the headache of worrying if you're doing the right things at the right time. But with all the sources of horse health care information available today, how do you decid... Read More

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Quality Control

March 01, 2001

Life Data Labs, the producer of Farrier's Formula and other equine nutrition products, recently became one of the first equine nutrition manufacturers to receive International Organization for Standard-ization (ISO) 9001 certification for animal... Read More

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Weanlings for Education and Profit

March 01, 2001

The horses were used to teach a class of inexperienced students horse care, and then were sold as yearlings in a private auction benefiting the Rutgers equine research program. The program was so successful the college currently is working with ... Read More

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Drugs And Medication Rules Change Minimally

March 01, 2001

Rule change proposals that would have dramatically changed drug testing procedures of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) were withdrawn at the organization's annual meeting held Jan. 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The AHSA... Read More

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Equine Welfare Award

March 01, 2001

Nominations are 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 demonstrated... Read More

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Umbilical Hernias

March 01, 2001

Q: I am currently looking at a filly to purchase. She had an umbilical hernia, which the owner had repaired. I was wondering if this is a heritable condition. What is the likelihood that if this filly was used for breeding purposes in the future... Read More

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EPM Vaccine and the Western Blot Test

March 01, 2001

I am very excited to hear that there is a vaccine for EPM (equine protozoal myeloencephalitis)! Three and a half years ago, I had to put down an outstanding colt who was only 14 months old. He suffered from both CVM (cervical vertebral... Read More

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FEI Contiunes Fight Against Doping

February 23, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has signed an extended contract with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA,). The previous contract with WADA expired on Jan. 1. The FEI has joined many other International Federations in their continuou... Read More

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FEI Holds Annual Veterinary Meetings

February 23, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) had its annual combined meetings of the Medication Control Panel (MCP) Testing Veterinarians, the Medication Sub-Committee, and the Veterinary Committee in Helsinki, Finland, Feb. 3-6. Orion Animal... Read More

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Penelope Whitman Mullinix Joins Equine Images

February 23, 2001

Equine Images, an international quarterly magazine for equine art enthusiasts, published by The Blood-Horse, Inc., announces that Penelope Whitman Mullinix will join the publication as managing editor effective February... Read More

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Middleburg Research Ride

February 16, 2001

The first annual Middleburg Research Ride will be held in Middleburg, Virginia on April 1, 2001. This 50-mile Endurance competition (the first research of this kind in the exercising horse) is being held by Virginia Tech at its Middleburg... Read More

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Nutramax Establishes The Chief's Pride Awards

February 16, 2001

Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., has established The Chief's Pride Awards in honor of Pride, an inaugural Cosequin Equine Exemplary Service Award winner and retired Rochester, NY police horse. Each year for the next three years, the Rochester Chief... Read More

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HSUS and FEMA Sign Historic Agreement

February 16, 2001

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in December signed an historic agreement through FEMA's Project Impact to assist communities and individuals to include animals in their disaster... Read More

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Strangles Cases Move Time, Site of 'Repo' Horse Sale

February 09, 2001

"Just when you think it can't get much worse, it got worse," said Boyd Browning, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fasig-Tipton Thoroughbred auction firm, on Feb. 5. Browning was discussing complications involving the... Read More

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Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines Debuts New Web Site

February 09, 2001

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is proud to announce the debut of their new web site at www.ryerss.com. The site features information on the farm's history, its current equine residents, how to volunteer and how to donate to the farm's mission.... Read More

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Auburn To Celebrate Construction of New Facility

February 09, 2001

Auburn University will have a special "Celebration of Construction" ceremony on Feb. 14 to mark the beginning of a new Large Animal Teaching Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The event will be at 2 p.m., at the building site next t... Read More

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Conference Combines Disease And Nutrition

February 09, 2001

Recent developments in equine disease and nutrition will mesh to become the focus of the eleventh annual Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers April 30-May 1, 2001 in Lexington, Ky. Sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research, Inc. (KER), the... Read More

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Guide To Foal Critical Care Clinics (U.S. and Canada)

February 07, 2001

The following university and private clinics are equipped to accept and treat critically ill foals. If your clinic is not listed here or your information here needs to be updated, please send us your information by fax at 859/276-4450 or e-mail... Read More

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National Governing Body Information Available

February 06, 2001

For those interested in the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Equestrian National Governing Body issue, the following important information has been added and is now available on the AHSA web site at Read More

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EPM Vaccine Licensed

February 02, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Dec. 18 that it had issued a conditional license to Fort Dodge Laboratories, Inc., of Fort Dodge, Iowa, a division of American Home Products, Inc., for a vaccine intended to aid in the prevention o... Read More

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West Nile Virus Update for 2000

February 02, 2001

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a list of additional equine cases of West Nile Virus for the year 2000. There were 2 additional equine clinical cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection confirmed during the period... Read More