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Phillip Dutton Teams Up With Cosequin

May 11, 2001

Olympic Gold Medalist Phillip Dutton and Cosequin have teamed up to create a mutually beneficial partnership program. Dutton, who won the Team Gold Medal for Three-Day Eventing at the 2000 Sydney Olympics as well as the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, ha... Read More

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Stallion Kills 4-year-old Boy

May 11, 2001

According to an Associated Press report, a 4-year-old boy in Colcord, Okla. was killed May 2 by a stallion that jumped a fence and attacked him as he played in his front yard.

The horse, which was owned by the boy's family, and had graze... Read More

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Glossary Of Terms For Mare Reproductive Loss Syndromes

May 11, 2001

Following is a glossary of terms related to the mare reproductive loss syndromes in horses. This will be a living document--we will add to it as requested or as necessary. If you have any terms you would like to see listed on this document,... Read More

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Florida Only State Requiring Special Permit for Kentucky Shippers

May 06, 2001

Concerns about reports of late term abortions and early fetal loss in Kentucky mares has caused only Florida to enact special restrictions on horses shipping in from the Blue Grass.

Kentucky state veterinarian Dr. Don Notter said he has... Read More

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Florida Officials Tracking Requests for Horse Shipments; Van Companies Busy

May 06, 2001

Officials with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Animal Industry, reported early Thursday afternoon that in 2 1/2 days they have received applications for 71 permits for horse shipments from Kentucky to... Read More

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Florida Veterinary Students Gain Valuable Experience

May 05, 2001

Lisa Hinder, president of the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP), and approximately 20 other University of Florida veterinary students who belong to SCAAEP have had a regimen of activities that would mak... Read More

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Wildlife Disease: Contagious Critters

May 01, 2001

Diseases from other animals pose a constant threat to our horses. Disease-causing agents, or pathogens, lurk in local wildlife, fly overhead in birds, and lay in the next field inside cows peacefully chewing their cuds. These disease agents--whether ... Read More

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Elective Cesarean Sections: Who Needs Them?

May 01, 2001

Many horse breeders and owners are familiar with the circumstances that necessitate an emergency cesarean section. Those circumstances involve the mare and/or unborn foal being in imminent danger due to birthing difficulties (also known as... Read More

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The Educated Equestrian

May 01, 2001

How can you become a better, more informed rider, owner, breeder, manager, groom, conformation judge, health spotter, tack fitter, and just all-around horse person? By allowing yourself the time to learn. Many horse owners take... Read More

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Parasite in Horses: A Primer

May 01, 2001

Even at low concentrations, internal parasites have a less than ideal impact on your horse's health and well-being. Parasites steal nutrients from their host and can leave him undernourished and anemic. They can produce open sores and intense itching... Read More

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The Foundation of Health

May 01, 2001

Secretariat, one of the most admired horses in recent years, was humanely destroyed in 1989 because of intractable laminitis. This devastating inflammation between the bone and hoof has been the finish of many horses, ever since the horse was... Read More

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Foot and Mouth Disrupts Activities

May 01, 2001

The current outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Europe has severely disrupted movement of horses among countries in Europe, and exports to the United States and other overseas countries. The highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed... Read More

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June Declared Disaster Preparedness Month

May 01, 2001

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has declared June National Disaster Preparedness Month for Animals. HSUS is launching programs to educate America on the need and the details for disaster preparedness for horses. These developments... Read More

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$1 Million For Equine Research

May 01, 2001

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Board of Directors recently approved funding for 11 new projects. An additional project will be funded on the properties of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. The Foundation is inviting researchers to... Read More

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Compounded Ulcer Products: Buyer Beware

May 01, 2001

Scientists are warning horse owners and veterinarians to be cautious of compounded (private pharmacy-mixed) gastric ulcer medications. One study showed that a compounded product was not absorbed very well, while another researcher warned against... Read More

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Anhidrosis Research Challenge Announced

May 01, 2001

An anonymous gift was recently announced by the American Quarter Horse Foundation that has the potential to raise $20,000 per year benefitting equine research and in particular anhidrosis.Anhidrosis, from the Greek meaning "without sweating," is... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found In New Jersey

May 01, 2001

Two crows found in New Jersey have tested positive for the presence of the West Nile virus (WNV), Health and Senior Services Commissioner Christine Grant announced Monday.

Twenty-two birds have been tested so far this season by the New... Read More

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Shock Wave Learning

May 01, 2001

Researchers and clinicians met March 3 in Kentucky to exchange ideas about a treatment that is gaining nationwide attention for its success in healing difficult soft tissue and bone injuries. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has intrigue... Read More

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Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) and Breeding

May 01, 2001

Is it safe to breed a Quarter Horse mare N/H (heterozygous) for hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP)?... Read More

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Disinfecting For Strangles

May 01, 2001

I have a pony on a farm where strangles has broken out. There are about 80 horses on this farm on about 100 acres (split into different pastures). We don't know where the infection started, but horses which show signs are being treated. What... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses: It's Not the Protein

May 01, 2001

Genetics, exercise, and nutrition all play a role in the occurrence of developmental orthopedic disease (DOD) in young horses. There are, however, conflicting theories regarding the role of each. Breeds selected for rapid growth are at an... Read More

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Shockwave: Waves of the Future

May 01, 2001

A new method of treating orthopedic injuries in horses is gaining interest among veterinarians and horse owners. Veterinarians around the world are using extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and are encouraged by the results... Read More

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Poisonous Plants

May 01, 2001

At a training barn in Washington, two prized half-Arabian horses munched on wood chip bedding that had been delivered to the facility. Moments later, both were dead. Among the chips lay a branch of yew, a type of evergreen that can be fatal to... Read More

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Sales Prepping Yearlings

May 01, 2001

As spring moves into summer, the primary focus of activity on many breeding farms is preparation of yearlings for sale. There isn't much scientific research on exercising horses at that young age, yet many farms are using forced exercise to make... Read More

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Coat Improvement With Supplements?

May 01, 2001

Your horse's coat isn't looking as good as it should. Your neighbor attributes her horse's fantastic coat to a supplement she's been using--but then, this is the same neighbor who swears by a lose-fat-while-you-sleep supplement for herself.... Read More