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West Nile Virus Update for 2001

November 01, 2001

Horses in Alabama, Virginia, and Louisiana have been battling West Nile virus (WNV) for the first time since it hit the Western Hemisphere in 1999. In the meantime, veterinarians, public health officials, and horse owners are anticipating the... Read More

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EIPH: Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

November 01, 2001

Perhaps the most widely recognized of all disorders affecting racehorses is "bleeding," or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). We now know that most racehorses bleed at some time during their careers. In fact, many horses might bleed... Read More

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Stallion Sexual Behavior: When Is He Mature?

November 01, 2001

How young is too young to breed a colt? We have a coming 2-year-old who acts like he is ready to breed. We don't have any horses to breed to him, but the question came up for discussion last night among a group of guys. This colt was out... Read More

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The Making of a Veterinarian

November 01, 2001

"We are pleased to notify you that you have been accepted by the College of Veterinary Medicine as a first-year student in the professional curriculum beginning August 22, 2002." These few words are the light at the end of a long tunnel, and the... Read More

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Ovulation

November 01, 2001

There is a rhythm to nature. Season follows season, with each having a specific purpose to serve in the grand scheme of things. There is a time for planting, a time for growing, a time for harvesting, and a time for resting to prepare for the... Read More

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Mating Mares Q&A

November 01, 2001

Readers ask questions of equine reproduction experts

Earlier this year, The Horse made a request to its Horse Health E-Newsletter subscribers: What questions do you have for specialists about breeding your mares? Our e-mail... Read More

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Time to Get Mulish

November 01, 2001

Because of our closeness to nature and our dealings with domestic creatures that still exhibit many of their wild instincts, horse owners are blessed with a high sense of survival. (How many times have you almost been hurt by horses, but... Read More

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Hoof Pads for Healing

November 01, 2001

They come with an assortment of labels: "high-tech hoof pads," "comfort system pads," "hoof support systems," etc. They come in a variety of thicknesses and materials. But by whatever they’re dubbed, these designer pads have two things in common... Read More

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Bouncing Knees a Problem?

November 01, 2001

I have a 6-year-old Quarter Horse gelding that I trail ride in the mountains. He is noticeably "over at the knees." Often while riding, one knee or the other will wobble forward and back when we pause. He doesn't appear lame or swollen, but... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment

November 01, 2001

Q: My 17-year-old Quarter Horse had surgery in September of 2000 for nephrosplenic entrapment (in which the large colon becomes hooked over the nephrosplenic ligament). We went back on June 13 for the same surgery. They... Read More

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Get Involved: Terrorism and Horse Ownership

November 01, 2001

Equids have lived their whole historic, genetic lives with terror as a part of their natural existance. Horses have a normal, immediate reaction to danger that manifests itself as "flight or fight." In their world, safety is being out of the are... Read More

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Four Tips for Stress-Free Cyber Shopping

November 01, 2001

What if tack shops were like fast-food restaurants? There'd be one on every corner, a grouping in every shopping mall, and several lining the exits of every major roadway. Plus, they'd all be open into the wee hours, letting you shop at your... Read More

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AAEP President McIlwraith Awarded Honorary Doctorate

November 01, 2001

C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ECVS, recently was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. McIlwraith is a professor of... Read More

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Living Large: The Death of a Giant

November 01, 2001

The horse world lost one of its largest celebrities, literally, when the Shire gelding Goliath was laid to rest at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre in Lincolnshire, England, on July 19. Goliath's claim... Read More

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Overo Lethal White Syndrome Update

November 01, 2001

Researchers have determined the coat patterns associated with overo lethal white syndrome newborn foals... Read More

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Animal Rights Groups Sue BLM

November 01, 2001

The Fund for Animals and Animal Legal Defense Fund sued the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sept. 20 to block the removal of 21,000 feral horses from federal lands in the western United States. The groups... Read More

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Bramlage Selected VP of AAEP

November 01, 2001

Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, has been named the 2002 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will be inducted into office at the AAEP's 47th Annual... Read More

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Santschi to Join AAEP's Board of Directors

November 01, 2001

Elizabeth M. Santschi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has been appointed to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) board of directors as a Director at Large. Her three-year term will begin at this year's Annual Convention.

Santschi's... Read More

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Vet School Confidential: TV Show Goes Behind the Scenes

November 01, 2001

Television viewers were able to get behind-the-scenes exposure to veterinary school this fall with "Vet School Confidential," a television program filmed at Michigan State University. The 13-part series... Read More

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Trends Revealed in Headshaking

November 01, 2001

A recent study completed at the University of California, Davis, has given researchers more clues in understanding and alleviating headshaking in horses. The survey study suggested that headshakin... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Virginia

October 20, 2001

Virginia's Commissioner of Health E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, announced on Oct. 13 that a dead crow found in Prince Edward County in Southside Virginia has been confirmed to have West Nile virus. The crow is the first bird to test positive for... Read More

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Online Learning Offered By Equine Research Center

October 20, 2001

Feed your passion for learning more about horse nutrition with the Equine Research Centre's new Online Horse Learning program. Coming this fall to everyone who can access the Internet, the program's first of six modules to be featured is Equine... Read More

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Federal Legislation Would Ban Horse Transportation for Slaughter

October 19, 2001

The American Horse Council reports that federal legislation has been introduced that would make it a federal crime to transport horses for the purpose of slaughter. Rep. Tom Reynolds, a second-term Congressman from western New York,... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Announces 14 New Equine Health Studies

October 19, 2001

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is funding 14 new equine health studies for fiscal year 2002 that address developmental bone disease, foal diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, genetics, immunology, infectious diseases, neurology, pain management,... Read More

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Gait To Gate

October 18, 2001

The scene at a horse sale is familiar. The smell of coffee fills the air as early morning enthusiasts walk through the barns. A "first-time-off-the-farm" filly whinnies as her dam is trotted down the aisle for a group watching her stride. A man... Read More