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Slaughter Industry Interrupted by EU Ban

April 01, 2000

Horse slaughter plants in the United States are operating on a month by month basis because of a dispute between the European Union (EU) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

"We are just a pawn in a much larger... Read More

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Colorado Braces for Reclassification

April 01, 2000

Animal rights activists are putting forth an effort to reclassify the horse as a companion animal rather than livestock in Colorado. The Colorado Horse Council (CoHoCo), in cooperation with the Colorado Horse Development Authority, has been... Read More

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American Horse Council President Addresses Recreation Issues

March 31, 2000

American Horse Council (AHC) President Jay Hickey spoke to the International Livestock Congress in Houston, Texas on February 25 on future national issues that might impact the recreational segment of the horse industry. The address was part of... Read More

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Peak Fitness

March 01, 2000

In the last issue we considered some of the adaptations that occur in horses during training. To recap, we know that improvements in cardiovascular and muscle function occur quite... Read More

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Coffin Bone Fractures

March 01, 2000

My horse has been diagnosed with a fractured coffin bone. What could have caused it, and what is the prognosis?

Fractures of the coffin bone or distal phalanx usually occur in the horse following some type of trauma, often from... Read More

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Rotavirus in Foals

March 01, 2000

"But we've never had rotavirus in our foals." Read on and consider yourself lucky if your foals have never had rotavirus and you have breezed through the past foaling seasons sans diarrhea. With the increasing transportation of horses comes the... Read More

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Foal Handling And Restraint

March 01, 2000

This scenario is all too familiar to veterinarians; it seems like I hear it at least once a year: "I decided today would be a good day to teach my foal how to lead. We had just weaned her a few days ago, so we led her out of the stall, and she... Read More

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Surprise Win For Barrongate At AHSA Vaulting Selection Trial

March 01, 2000

The Barronsgate Vaulting Team stunned spectators with a beautifully composed and solidly performed Kur (freestyle routine) on the last day of these AHSA selection trials in Agoura, CA. The spectators responded with a standing ovation. Coming fro... Read More

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Rio Vista Products Unites Rescue Agencies

March 01, 2000

James B. Towle, president of Rio Vista Products, announced March 13 that he will offer all equine rescue agencies as much space necessary on the company's web site and in its Journal, so they may list their horses that are available for... Read More

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Synthetic Estrogen Drug Receives FDA Approval In 1.25mg Strength

March 01, 2000

Duramed Pharmaceuticals announced March 13 that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental new drug application for Cenestin tablets in the 1.25 mg dosage strength. Cenestin,... Read More

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Seniors Day at HITS Desert Horse Park

March 01, 2000

Seniors will be admitted free to the HITS Desert Horse Park in Indio, California on March 5 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for the Fourth Annual Seniors Day festivities. Sponsored by Heritage Palms, KESQ TV3, and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies,... Read More

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$75,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge

March 01, 2000

More than 130 top hunter horses are currently battling for qualifying slots in the $75,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge--the largest purse ever offered in a hunter competition. On March 12, the top 10 hunter horses in Indio, Ocala, and... Read More

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Blood-Horse Launches ECLIPSE PRESS

March 01, 2000

The Blood-Horse, Inc., an international publishing house for top Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, videos, CD-Roms and annual references, announces "ECLIPSE PRESS" as its new book publishing division. Previously, Blood-Horse... Read More

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Qualifications Announced For Junior Dressage Team Championships

March 01, 2000

Applications are now being accepted for the 2000 AHSA/Cosequin Junior Dressage Team Championships, scheduled to be held August 10-13 at High Prairie Farm, Parker, Colorado. The fourth annual Jr. Championships are one of three AHSA competitions t... Read More

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Equine Self Mutilation

March 01, 2000

It's a beautiful winter weekend, and finally you have a full morning to spend at the barn. You're happily grooming your horse when you notice a cluster of patches of wet hair on his side. Peculiar pattern to the wet hairs -- all are lying forwar... Read More

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Shed Ready? Breeding Soundness Exam

March 01, 2000

Reproduction, from Nature’s viewpoint, is a pretty straightforward procedure that begins with breeding and ends with parturition. From the horse owner’s viewpoint, it isn’t all that simple or easy. Many things can happen between those two points... Read More

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Europe Lifts West Nile Virus Restrictions

February 04, 2000

The American Horse Council reports that all restrictions in connection with the West Nile virus outbreak in the United States have been lifted on shipping horses to the European Union. The change took effect as of February 1.... Read More

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Spring Tuning (Athletic Conditioning)

February 01, 2000

Most will agree that thorough preparation of a horse is key to success in athletic competition. With spring hopefully just around the corner, this is an opportune time to discuss conditioning. Of course, the nature of a conditioning program will... Read More

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Dealing With Sand Colic

February 01, 2000

Prompt diagnosis and treatment can ensure that a mild colic doesn't become a fatal colic.... Read More

This radiograph demonstrates the bony abnormalities seen with high ringbone (involving the pastern joint). This film is of the left hind foot of a 10-year-old Quarter Horse used for barrel racing.

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Ringbone in Horses

February 01, 2000

Ringbone, a lameness disease of the pastern and coffin joints, is a degenerative disorder that has no cure. ... Read More

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Nutraceutical Supplements

February 01, 2000

Every tack shop, every feed store, every veterinarian's mobile dispensing van is virtually bulging with them these days--the buckets, tubs, and bottles of nutritional supplements available for your horse. Every horse magazine, including this one... Read More

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Your Interactive Fence

February 01, 2000

Interactive is a common word in our language now. It means an immediate and personal response. You click--your computer displays a response. Your horse "clicks" an electric fence, and it shocks him. The interactivity cues the horse to respect th... Read More

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Foal Heat Diarrhea

February 01, 2000

Can you please tell me what foal heat diarrhea is, and what causes it? Some people say it's because of the mare's hormones being transferred in her milk during foal heat, but other people have said that is an old wives' tale.... Read More

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Still Searching

February 01, 2000

What a shame when a horse has to be put down because of illness or injury. Big Ben, one of the top show jumpers of our era, was euthanized because of colic. While he lived to a ripe old age, had been retired for several years, and was in the... Read More

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Getting A Second Opinion

February 01, 2000

Your horse comes up lame. You call your veterinarian and have him or her come out and examine the animal. Your practitioner prescribes a treatment protocol that is carried out. The horse improves somewhat, but a nagging lameness remains. You cal... Read More