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West Nile Virus 1999 Update

October 21, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday confirmed that in Suffolk County, NY, at least one dead horse tested positive for the West Nile-like virus. Another 10 horses that displayed symptoms... Read More

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West Nile-Like Virus Confirmed In NY, Suspected in NJ, Conn.

October 19, 1999

Determined To Be The Cause Of Human And Equine Illnesses In New York City

For the first time, West Nile virus--or a new subtype of that virus--has been confirmed in humans and horses in the United States. The... Read More

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USDA Takes Action On West Nile Virus

October 14, 1999

According to a USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service press release from Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking several steps to ensure that the West Nile virus (WNV) does not have a detrimental effect... Read More

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Colic: To Walk Or Not To Walk

October 03, 1999

Despite what has been passed down through the years, it is acceptable for a colicky horse to lie down. Furthermore, it is considered unlikely that the horse will twist the intestines by rolling.... Read More

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Equine Dental Care is More Than Just Floating Teeth

October 01, 1999

When you schedule an appointment for yourself at the dentist’s office, you usually mark off a whole afternoon on your calendar. You have X rays, get a thorough cleaning of each and every tooth, maybe get a tooth or two filled—and you almost... Read More

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Your Horse's Limbs: Does Form Follow Function?

October 01, 1999

We asked several leading experts for their take on the conformation-performance-soundness issue.... Read More

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Minimizing Feed Costs

October 01, 1999

Let's face it, those aren't gerbils out in your stalls and pastures. They're 1,000-pound herbivores, with appetites wired for perpetual hunger and teeth designed to make short work out of massive amounts of fiber. If your feed bills are starting... Read More

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Theft and Horse Identification

October 01, 1999

Horse theft is a reality. Regardless of breed or discipline, it can happen to you. Mary Beth Jacobs learned that painful lesson the morning of Sept. 29, 1997, when she arrived at Lone Star Stables in Ft. Worth. Lucky Lady, her bay... Read More

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Dry Times And Other Changes

October 01, 1999

The drought is severe here in Kentucky, as it is in many parts of the country. A couple of my neighbors said they are feeding hay to their horses as if it were January. That's probably true of many owners, especially in states such as... Read More

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Pan Am Games

October 01, 1999

Short of the Olympics, the Pan American Games are the biggest deal in equestrian sport in this hemisphere. Every four years, the best horses and riders in the sports of dressage, show jumping, and three-day eventing, from 42 nations in North,... Read More

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When Joints Fail: Osteochondrosis

October 01, 1999

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is an affliction, if left untreated, that can have long-term harmful effects on the young, growing horse as well as the performing or racing horse. OCD actually is a disease subset of osteochondrosis and... Read More

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Patchy Hair Loss

October 01, 1999

I noticed that my Arabian mare was missing a patch of hair under her mane at the beginning of the summer. Since then, the spot has gotten larger. What causes this? How can I treat it?

Hair loss in the horse can be caused by something... Read More

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New Equine Viral Arteritis Brochure Helps Horse Owners Prevent Disease

October 01, 1999

The potentially life-threatening disease Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and its effect on young foals and pregnant mares is the subject of a new client-education brochure developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).... Read More

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Don't Be A Dark Horse -- Safey Tips For Road Riders

October 01, 1999

As the days draw in and the weather is dull, riders need to be sure that they can be seen when riding on the road by wearing bright fluorescent and reflective clothing.

According to British Horse Society figures, every year there are... Read More

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Scientists Sleuth Forage Secrets

October 01, 1999

How do certain forage plants coax cattle, sheep and goats into coming back for more? Scientists at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service are sleuthing the secrets of how to tempt the palates of these ruminants.

Knowing more about the... Read More

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American Humane Association Animal Rescue Efforts Continue In North Carolina

September 24, 1999

Over 200 Animals Rescued So Far

The American Humane Association (AHA), along with Animal Planet Rescue--an 82-foot disaster relief vehicle--is continuing its efforts to help animals caught in the North Carolina flooding. Rescue... Read More

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Over 250,000 Animals Face Death In Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd

September 24, 1999

IFAW Assists Animal Relief Efforts In Flood-Hit North Carolina

Hurricane Floyd has left a destructive trail of disaster and death in the hard-hit areas of eastern North Carolina, flooding thousands of acres and threatening the lives o... Read More

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Veterinarians Respond To Animals Affected By Hurricane Floyd

September 24, 1999

An Update From The American Veterinary Medical Association

Two Management Support Teams (MST) established by the National Disaster Medical System were discontinued Fri., Sept 17, 1999. Dr. Barry Kellogg and Dr.... Read More

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Readyville, Tennessee, Horse Owner Settles Horse Protection Act Violations

September 24, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Randy Wimberly of Readyville, Tenn., have settled charges of Horse Protection Act violations.

"Horse soring is in no way considered a proper form of... Read More

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1977 Champion Filly Our Mims Enters ReRun Program

September 24, 1999

Thanks to Bourbon County Times writer Jeanne Mirabito, 25-year-old Our Mims now has a chance to live out her life in a manner befitting a racehorse who was once at the pinnacle of our sport.

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Hurricane Floyd And 25 PMU Foals Take Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines By Storm

September 24, 1999

The East Coast was experiencing thewrath of Hurricane Floyd--the worst storm it has seen in decades--just as 25 foals from pregnant mare urine (PMU) facilities arrived at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, in Pottstown, Pa.

Compared... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis: No Outbreaks In 1999?

September 24, 1999

According to veterinarians, there are two possible reasons why there have been no reported cases of equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) this year. The first possible reason is that there is actually no disease occuring, the second, is that there... Read More

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Equine Welfare Subject Of Dec. 8 Veterinary Association Forum

September 16, 1999

The welfare of one of man's most important animal companions will be the subject of the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) 1999 Animal Welfare Forum. The Forum will be held December 8, 1999 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in... Read More

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Report Of AHSA Investigation Into Horse Fatality

September 16, 1999

The American Horse Shows Association(AHSA) published on Sept. 13, 1999, the report of its findings in the investigation into the death of the horse "Barnum," ridden by John Williams at Fair Hill CCI*** in 1998. It concludes that the... Read More

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S.C. Humane Society To Sign Formal Agreement To Help Protect Federal Wild Horses And Burros

September 12, 1999

The South Carolina Humane Society has announced that they will sign a Formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the South Carolina Humane Society of the Midlands H.S.P.C.A., and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land... Read More