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Dexamethasone Use in Pregnant Mares

September 01, 2004

Can you help me locate information on steroids given to a mare during pregnancy? The mare has been receiving dexamethasone for cancer up until two months before her due date. The cancer then returned. I would like to help research further... Read More

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Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis and Colic

September 01, 2004

Q: I have a 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding who is HYPP N/H positive. This horse is very gassy and tends to colic once a month, which causes a minor HYPP attack. I have tried everything, from changing his diet (no grain) to jus... Read More

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Diarrhea in Adult Horses: Better Safe Than Sorry

September 01, 2004

But in horses, diarrhea--particularly persistent diarrhea in adult horses--is no laughing matter, and it's certainly not something you should keep to yourself. Because of direct consequences such as dehydration and malnutrition, as well as underlying... Read More

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Changes in Horse Dentistry

September 01, 2004

We all want our horses to have comfort, enhanced performance, more nutrition efficiency, and even a good chance of living longer. So we're all glad to see the changes that are occurring in the field of equine dentistry, a long-neglected part of... Read More

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Welfare is Your Concern

September 01, 2004

For a veterinarian, one of the most important oaths taken is to protect the health and welfare of the animals in your care. For an organization like the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), which is the largest professional... Read More

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Olympic Veterinarians Head Home

August 30, 2004

After a busy month in Athens, Greece, Jack Snyder, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, a professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiologic Services at the University of California, Davis, and a director of the Olympic Veterinary Clinic, returned to the... Read More

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New Bolton Center Accepting Emergency Cases

August 27, 2004

The University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals will accept equine emergency patients, beginning on Monday, Aug. 30. "We have completed the cleaning and refurbishing of additional barns and can now care for emergenc... Read More

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Horse Dies from West Nile Virus at California Racetrack

August 27, 2004

Having identified the first known racehorse to die from the West Nile Virus (WNV) at a California racetrack, equine health authorities are emphasizing the importance of equine vaccinations and booster shots as well as other preventive measures t... Read More

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Biosecurity in a Large Animal Hospital

August 27, 2004

The veterinary profession--like human medicine--is placing new emphasis on infectious disease prevention in patient facilities. Bradford P. Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, discussed this topic at the American College of Veterinary Medicine (ACVIM)... Read More

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Individual Jumping Final Aug. 27

August 27, 2004

Individual Jumping Final Aug. 27 Results... Read More

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AQHA Honors Texan Tom Nicks For Equine Public Service

August 26, 2004

American Quarter Horse Texan Tom Nicks of the Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon recently won the Equine Public Service Award for 2004. This award is designed to honor American Quarter Horses who work in the... Read More

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Olympic Show Jumping Team Wins Silver for the United States

August 25, 2004

Athens, Greece - The United States found the "silver lining" in what turned out to be a nail-biting, stomach-churning jump-off between the States and the Swedes for the silver and bronze Olympic medals. Germany clinched the gold in the evening's... Read More

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McDonald Fourth and Dover Sixth in Dressage Individual Final

August 25, 2004

By the U.S. Equestrian Federation

Athens, Greece - On another windy day at the Markopoulo Equestrian Center, Debbie McDonald of Hailey, Idaho, finished in fourth place and Robert... Read More

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Germans Cruise to Gold in Team Jumping, Americans Win Silver in Jump Off Over Sweden

August 25, 2004

By Joseph Schwerdt, NBCOlympics.com

ATHENS -- Led by defending gold medalists Ludger Beerbaum and Otto Becker, Germany earned its third consecutive Olympic team show jumping... Read More

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Van Grunsven Defends Her Olympic Individual Dressage Title

August 25, 2004

By NBCOlympics.com 

ATHENS -- The Netherlands' Anky van Grunsven knew she had a good performance on Salinero on Wednesday in the last individual dressage event, the... Read More

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Individual Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle Final

August 25, 2004

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Team Jumping Final - Team Round 1

August 25, 2004

Team Jumping Final - Team Round 1 Results... Read More

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Individual Jumping Qualification 2 and 3

August 25, 2004

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Ulcers in Horses: Problems of Domestication

August 25, 2004

Domestication has created problems for the horse, including stomach ulcers. Stress of confinement and unnatural conditions, stress from emotional and physical aspects of athletic careers--all the stresses that go with trying to adapt to human managem... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Outbreak in New York

August 25, 2004

Potomac Horse fever (PHF) season is now underway in New York. "There are no actual numbers for the (amount of) disease because it is spread out," according to Jenny Gold, DVM, an equine veterinarian in the large animal clinic at Cornell... Read More

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ID Program Gets Funds, Suggestions

August 25, 2004

The push for the National Animal Identification Program has picked up momentum with formation of a consortium, the contribution of millions of dollars from the USDA, and recommendations from The Jockey Club on how equine identification should... Read More

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United States Jumping Team in Medal Hunt

August 24, 2004

The United States is tied with the Netherlands for second place after the first round of the team jumping competition at the Markopoulo Equestrian Centre, trailing Germany by four penalties. Beezie Madden, of Cazenovia, N.Y., on Authentic stood... Read More

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Hurricane Charley Update; How You Can Help

August 24, 2004

Things are settling down for the animals in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, said Alan Schwartz of Days End Farm Horse Rescue of Lisbon, Md., on Aug. 23. "We treated a couple of horses, a bull, some pigs and goats, mostly for... Read More

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Birth Control For Rescue Horses

August 23, 2004

This summer, Habitat for Horses, a non-profit equine rescue center in Hitchcock, Texas, began giving mares the porcine zona pellucida (PZP) vaccine, an animal form of birth control. Since HR 857, a bill that would eliminate... Read More

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Future of Wyoming Wild Horses

August 23, 2004

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will remove up to 1,400 excess wild horses from six herd management areas in the southwest and south-central Wyoming rangelands, according to The Casper Star Tribune. The BLM's appropriate management... Read More