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A Gold Medal Performance

December 01, 2000

The Olympics were a huge success for all three equestrian disciplines--eventing, dressage, and jumping. Since the test event at the Olympic site last September, it had been an eagerly awaited competition. In the end, all... Read More

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Drug Testing Integrity

December 01, 2000

Forty veterinarians, chemists, and horse industry professionals met Oct. 6-8 for the eighth Testing Integrity Program (TIP) workshop at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. TIP was formed in 1995 as a non-profit... Read More

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PMU Foals Arrive

December 01, 2000

Young exuberance greeted elderly wisdom in October at Ryerrs Farm for Aged Equines. Thirty-five foals were brought from pregnant mare urine (PMU) ranches to the farm in Pottstown, Penn., for a brief respite before their adoptive owners took them... Read More

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Youth Horse Leaders Will Meet in Colorado

December 01, 2000

The annual National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium held by the American Youth Horse Council will be held on February 2-3, 2001 at the Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Symposium provides an exceptional opportunity to... Read More

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AAEP Names Tom Lenz New Vice President

December 01, 2000

Thomas R. Lenz, DVM, MS, has been named the 2001 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.  The appointment was announced in August during the AAEP Board of Directors meeting in Gleneden Beach, Ore.  He will... Read More

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Gary L. Carpenter to Receive AAEP Stubbs Award

December 01, 2000

Executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club Gary L. Carpenter has been selected as the 2000 recipient of the George Stubbs Award, presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).  The award... Read More

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AAEP Honors Two With New Service Award

December 01, 2000

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named R. Bruce Hollett, DVM, MS, and Mrs. Lucy Kester as the recipients of its first-ever Distinguished Service Award.  The honor recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

December 01, 2000

Q: How can I collect colostrum from a mare and save it for future use, and how long can I keep it?


A: Colostrum or "first milk" is the thick, yellow secretion from the mammary gland... Read More

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Three To Be Honored As AAEP Distinguished Life Members

November 27, 2000

Three past presidents of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be honored with the group's 2000 Distinguished Life Member award.  James Coffman, DVM, Gary Lavin, VMD, and Robert Shideler, DVM, will be recognized for their... Read More

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USGS Researchers: West Nile Moves Bird-to-Bird

November 27, 2000

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey said recently that the West Nile Virus can be transmitted from bird-to-bird in a confined laboratory setting. It had been thought that the virus was only transmitted through mosquito bites.... Read More

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Public Meeting on Veterinary Biologics To Be Held

November 27, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Center for Veterinary Biologics is announcing its tenth annual public meeting to discuss regulatory and policy issues related to the manufacture, distribution, and... Read More

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USDA Amends Regulations on Horses From Spain

November 27, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is amending the requirements for health certificates accompanying imported Spanish pure breed horses from Spain which specify whether or not the horses were raised on breeding premises.

Instead, APHIS... Read More

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Old Habits Dies Of Heart Attack

November 10, 2000

Champion and All American Derby (Grade 1) Quarter Horse Racing winner Old Habits died Tuesday morning of an apparent heart attack after a gallop at the San Luis Rey Downs training center. Trainer Danny Cardoza was ponying Old Habits off the trac... Read More

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European Union Increases Equine Import Restrictions

November 10, 2000

The European Commission of the European Union (EU) has notified the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Heath Inspection Service (APHIS) that import restrictions have been expanded to horses from Pennsylvania due to... Read More

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Two More West Nile Birds Found In Virginia

November 10, 2000

Virginia's Commissioner of Health E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, reported Tuesday that two more crows have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Virginia. The two crows were found in Fairfax and Spotsylvania Counties. The total number of crow... Read More

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Task Force Meets To Discuss Governance Of U.S. Equestrian Sport

November 10, 2000

Members of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA)/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Strategic Planning Initiative Task Force met at the Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey on Nov. 6 to discuss the future governance of... Read More

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Delaware Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

November 10, 2000

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a horse from a farm on the northwest side of Clayton has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first appearance of the virus in Delaware.

The horse was first... Read More

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Fat Burning

November 01, 2000

For the most part, the word "fat" has bad connotations in our society today--fat often is used to describe an overweight or obese state. When we think of dietary fat and the proportion of calories in our diet that is derived from various sources... Read More

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Joint Supplements Controversy

November 01, 2000

In this issue, we discuss one of the hottest, and most controversial, areas of supplementation on the equine market--glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and other oral supplements for horses with signs of osteoarthritis or degenerative joint... Read More

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Winter Stress

November 01, 2000

Winter weather can be responsible for stress that compromises a horse's health. ... Read More

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Salmonella: Beware The Bacteria

November 01, 2000

Although it's ever-present, under normal conditions Salmonella will have little influence on your horse's heath. But, if he's stressed and his immune system is operating at less than full capacity, the bacteria can sneak in and strike.... Read More

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Holding Off on Treatment to "Save Money"

November 01, 2000

Often, holding off on treatment to save money in the form of vet bills results in longer, more expensive treatment, with the horse's performance or reproductive career being placed in jeopardy. ... Read More

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Equine Genetics

November 01, 2000

On June 26, 2000, the President of the United States presided over a news conference at which a dramatic announcement was made: Scientists reported that the human genetic code essentially had been deciphered. At the White House ceremony, the... Read More

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American Horse Council: Preparedness Is Key To Fighting Disease Surprises

November 01, 2000

What would you do in the event of an equine disease outbreak in your state, region, or own farm? The American Horse Council (AHC) is promoting horse owners taking preventative measures.

"It's like flying an airplane," said Marvin Beeman,... Read More

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Colicky Olympian Recovers

November 01, 2000

The United States received a scare when Foltaire, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding and Olympic Dressage Team member, had a bout with colic at the Sydney International Equestrian Center. The horse, who is piloted by Guenter Seidel of Del Mar... Read More