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Licking/Chewing=Learning?

December 01, 2005

I'm studying for an MSc in Equine Science and am researching equine behavior. Having studied scientific literature, including your catalog of horse behavior (The Equid Ethogram, A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior), I cannot find any... Read More

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Make a Lasting Imprint

December 01, 2005

It's been 14 years since the concept of foal imprinting hit the equestrian world's collective consciousness. Since then, the notion has been marketed, written about, practiced, modified, and even studied in scientific research. In short, it's... Read More

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Live Cover Management

December 01, 2005

Many breed registries still require breeding be done by live cover--the stallion physically covers the mare. The actual mating process is an awesome spectacle, but can be dangerous to the mare, stallion, and handlers when done in hand-breeding... Read More

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Monitoring Pregnancy

December 01, 2005

Preparations for breeding and the act of getting a mare bred involve dedicated time and commitment by a horse owner. Then it seems as if all that needs to be done is to sit back and wait for the foaling date. But this is not quite so; it is... Read More

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Equine Winter Nutrition

December 01, 2005

Come the days of long shadows, when the sun lies low in the sky, jeweled leaves crumble and fade away, and the wind's crispness hints of the cold, gray days on the way. The pasture dies down. It's time to start getting extra fuel into your... Read More

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Vaccination Schedules for Adult Horses

December 01, 2005

As desirable as it would be to have a national (or even regional) one-size-fits-all protocol for vaccinating adult horses, vaccination recommendations are best tailored to individual circumstances. These primarily include the areas of the countr... Read More

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Christmas Giving

December 01, 2005

Two months, three hurricanes, five states, hundreds dead, thousands homeless, billions of dollars in damage. How can we understand? More importantly, how can we help? In last month's issue, we devoted many pages to covering what happened in... Read More

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The Future of Equine Flu

November 30, 2005

The face of equine influenza is evolving, and so must our understanding of its behavior and the vaccines that protect against it. Updating flu vaccines, transmission of flu between horses and dogs, and flu mutation were featured topics in a... Read More

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Supplements of Benefit to the Performance Horse (Book Excerpt)

November 30, 2005

A balanced vitamin supplement may best provide the additional needed vitamins. However, once again, it is important not to overestimate the intensity of exercise and competition your horse performs so that you do not oversupplement with potentially h... Read More

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Joint Injury Prevention in Foals

November 29, 2005

Developmental and traumatic joint injuries are a significant problem in Thoroughbred foals. These injuries, such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and fetlock joint lesions, often require costly medical treatment or surgical repair.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Premises Dwindling

November 28, 2005

According to the latest update from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Nov. 21, 35 premises in five states remain under vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantine. Of those, 27 premises are on their 21-day countdowns for quarantine... Read More

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Sixth Annual Purina Equine Veterinary Conference Attracts Veterinarians, Veterinary Students

November 28, 2005

With nearly 400 in attendance, this year's Equine Veterinary Conference was the largest and one of the most successful conferences ever hosted by Purina Mills, according to Purina Mills Horse Business Group officials. The conference took place... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub: Seattle Edition

November 23, 2005

For those of you who are attending the 2005 AAEP Convention or Horseman’s Day in Seattle, Wash., here are some dining recommendations for the trip from Gary Norwood, DVM.

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President Signs Horse Slaughter Amendment

November 23, 2005

On Thursday, Nov. 10, President Bush signed the 2006 Agricultural Appropriations bill containing an amendment prohibiting the use of federal funds to inspect horse meat. The amendment includes a 120-day phase-in period that allows slaughter... Read More

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New Contracts Hurt BLM Sales

November 23, 2005

More than 400 wild horses are looking for new homes after buyers baulked at the new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) contracts that imposed criminal penalties for selling animals to slaughter, according to an article in the Las Vegas... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Donates $50,000 to Help Horses Affected by Hurricane

November 21, 2005

The AAEP Foundation, Inc. has donated $50,000 to aid Gulf Coast horses affected by Hurricane Katrina. Donations of $25,000 each have been made to the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) and the Mississippi Veterinary Medical... Read More

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Inheritance of RER in Thoroughbreds

November 21, 2005

Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER) causes affected Thoroughbreds to suffer recurring episodes of muscle cramping, stiffness, excessive sweating, and a reluctance to move after exercise. With no cure available, information on how RER might... Read More

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Tennessee Feed Recalled

November 18, 2005

Tennessee Farmers Cooperative officials voluntarily recalled four lots of horse feed in early and mid-November after a horse's death was linked to the feed, which contained high levels of a livestock drug. The 10% Grain Mix (item #93638) was... Read More

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Laminitis (Book Excerpt)

November 16, 2005

Maintaining health and comfort of horses that have been diagnosed with laminitis can be a large undertaking, but it is imperative in order to maximize the overall quality of life for these animals.... Read More

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2006 Focus on Dentistry Call for Papers

November 16, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is now accepting submissions for its 2006 Focus meeting, which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1. The program will be a comprehensive three-day course on equine dentistry that wil... Read More

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USRider, EKU to Continue Large Animal Rescue Training

November 16, 2005

USRider Equestrian Motor Plan has teamed up with Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) to conduct large animal rescue training for the second consecutive year. The training was initially offered at EKU through two training sessions in March 2005.... Read More

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Morris Donates $500,000 for Equine Research

November 15, 2005

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has committed more than $500,000 toward 12 new and continuing veterinary studies for horses in 2006.

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Horse Personality Researcher Seeks Subjects

November 15, 2005

An English researcher wants to provide a reliable and accurate way of identifying the personality of individual horses. Adele Lloyd, MSc, a Moulton College research associate based in Northampton (Central England), wants to study whether a horse... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Gives Final Approval to Drug Regulations

November 15, 2005

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) on Nov. 14 gave unanimous approval to revised medication rules that had been the subject of controversy when implemented under an emergency order signed in August by Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

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USDA Announces Grant Program for National Animal Identification Trials and Projects

November 14, 2005

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on Nov. 9 it will award $3 million in cooperative agreements to states and tribes for conducting research to develop or test potential solutions for animal identification and... Read More