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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.).

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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

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Referral Dystocias

December 22, 2000

Rolf Embertson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, a surgeon on the staff at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. described their on-call dystocia and neonate teams at the annual meeting of the Society For Theriogenology and American... Read More

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Seattle Slew Returning To Breeding Shed

December 15, 2000

Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew is heading back to the breeding shed in 2001 after recovering from neck surgery in April and passing recent semen tests that indicate his fertility problems were temporary.

Robert Clay, owner of Three... Read More

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State Agencies Ask Floridians To Look For West Nile Virus

December 15, 2000

The Florida Departments of Health (DOH), Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) are asking Floridians to help determine if West Nile virus (WNV) arrives in the state.

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Saudi Arabia Bans French Horses

December 15, 2000

Saudi Arabia banned the importation of horses and birds from France Dec. 9, due to fears of a possible spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) into the country. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the ban was prompted by “cases of horses... Read More

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BHS Warns of Unscrupulous Dealers

December 15, 2000

The British Horse Society (BHS) recently issued a warning to British horse owners about the dangers of unscrupulous dealers. BHS reports that dealers have been advertising in equestrian magazines for “companion” horses. Owners sell horses to... Read More

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Horse TV Will Debut January 1st, 2001

December 08, 2000

HorseTV will debut on January 1, 2001 as part of the initial broadcast launch of RFD-TV, the new 24-hour a day television network dedicated to serving the needs of rural America. RFD-TV and HorseTV will be seen on DISH Network's· Channel 9409.... Read More

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Pioneer In Equine Veterinary Medicine Honored By Colorado State

December 08, 2000

Colorado State honored one of the nation's pioneers in equine reproductive science in a ceremony Dec. 1, at the dedication of the Equine Center as the B.W. Pickett Equine Center.

Pickett, who first came to Colorado State in 1967 as... Read More

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Farnam Acquires Sure Nutrition

December 08, 2000

Farnam Horse Products Group has announced that it has acquired Sure Nutrition horse products, expanding its current line of over-the-counter horse supplements. The Sure Nutrition line includes products suc... Read More

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Blood Builders (Hematinics)

December 01, 2000

Administration of hematinics (also known as "blood builders") to horses, either in the form of dietary supplements or as injectable compounds, is commonly practiced by owners, trainers, and veterinarians. The general objective in using these... Read More

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Sole Bruising

December 01, 2000

A bruised sole can happen as quickly and simply as a horse stepping on a rock or working on a hard surface. It can occur as the result of excessive hoof trimming, or be associated with laminitis. Sole bruising can be an uncomplicated condition... Read More

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Playful Rearing

December 01, 2000

We recently received an orphaned colt from a very reputable breeder friend who had neither the time nor facilities to raise the baby. We picked him up when he was five hours old, and he is now three weeks old. Health-wise he is doing fine. H... Read More