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Endoscopic Exams Indicate Racing Potential

January 01, 2001

Recent research indicates that endoscopic examination of yearlings can help determine their eventual racing success. However, researchers also showed that certain abnormalities previously considered to be indicators of poor performance were not... Read More

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CEM -- A Continuing Threat to International Trade

January 01, 2001

"Since its discovery in 1977, contagious equine metritis (CEM) has been a source of considerable concern for many countries because of the ease with which it can be spread internationally through carrier stallions or mares," said Peter Timoney,... Read More

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Two Illnesses Might Have Cyanide Link

January 01, 2001

Cyanide has been identified as a potential risk or contributing factor in two illnesses that have dominated horse industry headlines this year. Scientists at the University of Kentucky’s Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky.,... Read More

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Tufts Animal Expo

January 01, 2001

At this year’s Tufts Animal Expo Educational Conference, the horse took a back seat to tributes for search-and-rescue dogs recently returned from duty in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. The Oct. 10-13 conference was sponsored by the... Read More

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Research: Mirrors Help Reduce Stress and Social Isolation

January 01, 2001

A research team at The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture, located near the town of Grantham in the English county of Lincolnshire, recently released the results of a study showing that horses are more content and relaxed if acrylic mirrors are... Read More

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2001 World Equine Veterinary Association Meeting

January 01, 2001

The seventh convention of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) was held in Sorrento, Italy, on Oct. 5-7, only a few weeks after the terrorist attacks in the United States. Attendance at the conference was down slightly because of the... Read More

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Anthrax Update

January 01, 2001

Threats of bioterrorism have officials in the United States on the lookout for anthrax and other disease agents. Veterinarians from the Texas Cooperative Extension Service want to assure livestock owners that cases of anthrax found this summer i... Read More

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Correction: Anthrax Vaccine Clarification

January 01, 2001

In the November AAEP Forum “Anthrax Affects Everyone,” (article #2859 at www.thehorse.com) the author stated that there is no anthrax vaccine licensed for use in horses. This statement is incorrect. The only... Read More

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Corey Joins Editorial Advisory Board for The Horse

January 01, 2001

The Horse is proud to introduce its newest editorial advisory board member. Douglas Corey, DVM, joined the extensive board that helps ensure that the contents of this magazine are accurate and beneficial to our readers. Corey is an equine... Read More

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WNV Case Definition

January 01, 2001

"Probable," "presumptive," "suspected," and "confirmed." All of these words are used to describe equine disease cases tested for West Nile virus (WNV). The cases are "confirmed" on a local, state, or national level. What do these descriptions... Read More

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Welfare of Rodeo Horses: Advances in Care

January 01, 2001

As I sit in my family room by a fire thinking about professional rodeo and the great strides made in welfare over the years, I realize I'm quite proud of the sport. I am aware that not all people will agree with the sport of rodeo, but my wish i... Read More

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Behind the Scenes

January 01, 2001

This month's cover story takes a look at the sport of rodeo. Whether you are a fan or not, rodeo is one of the fastest-growing equine sports in the world. It is run by very forward-thinking people in regard to animal welfare. Rodeo is a unique... Read More

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Mule Makes Mark as an Athlete

January 01, 2001

Arco Rudy, a cross between a Quarter Horse mare and a Mammoth jack, recently won the "Best Condition Award" at the American Endurance Ride Conference's National Finals in the 50-mile division. The finals were held Oct. 15, 2001, in Salt Lick, Ky... Read More

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Equestrian Public Service Award Announced

January 01, 2001

 The American Quarter Horse Association recently launched a new award to recognize American Quarter Horses which work to ensure the public's safety (i.e., police horse, parks mounted rangers, beach patrol, sheriff's posse, etc.).

The... Read More

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Uveitis Research Pinpoints Leptospira interrogans

January 01, 2001

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association provides evidence that persistent ocular (eye) infection with the bacterium Leptospira interrogans is much more common in horses with recurrent... Read More

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Research: Australia Asks 'What If . . .?'

January 01, 2001

In a move to determine what an outbreak of a serious equine disease might cost the government and equine industry in Australia, the government group Animal Health Australia commissioned a report that looked at likely costs of an emergency... Read More

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Final NAHMS Equine '98 Study Information Released

January 01, 2001

Lameness ranks as the most expensive health issue for horse owners nationwide (as compared to colic and EPM), according to the United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Equine '98 Study. NAHMS... Read More

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AAEP Reports

January 01, 2001

The 2001 annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners served up a banquet of information for veterinarians and horse owners. One full day was devoted to owner education, featuring veterinarians speaking on a variety of... Read More

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Hot and Cold Therapy

December 29, 2000

Soaking what ails your horse in ice cold water causes the greatest changes in tissue temperature compared to other thermal treatments. In a recent study Andris J. Kaneps, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS of The Ohio State University temporarily implanted... Read More

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

December 29, 2000

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, of Purdue University has been examining the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in the horse. He and other researchers working with ESWT presented their findings at the recent convention of the American... Read More

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Cisplatin for Sarcoids, Carcinomas

December 29, 2000

Laurie R. Goodrich, DVM, MS, of Cornell University, described the benefits of injecting Cisplatin mixed in an oily emulsion to treat sarcoids and squamous cell carcinomas. She presented her findings at the recent American Association of Equine... Read More

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EPM Vaccine Is Licensed

December 29, 2000

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... Read More

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One More Human West Nile Case In NJ

December 29, 2000

Laboratory testing and analysis completed last week by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed that a fifth New Jersey resident was infected with the West Nile virus (WNV) this past summer.

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Parasitologist Honored

December 22, 2000

A parasitologist on faculty in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech was recently recognized with the most distinguished honor conferred by the American Society of... Read More

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Foal Exercise Influences Final Muscoloskeletal System

December 22, 2000

Keeping a foal in a stall around-the-clock might keep his coat shiny and his body free of nicks and bumps from roughhousing with peers in the pasture, but in the long run, that could cause him serious problems as an active adult. P. René van... Read More