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Drug Consortium Moves on Violations, "Milkshakes"

January 26, 2005

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has set a deadline for adoption of recommended uniform medication violations and testing protocol for "milkshakes," which are mixtures of bicarbonate of soda and a liquid given to a racehorse before i... Read More

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SmartPak Equine Launches SmartPink line to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

January 26, 2005

SmartPak Equine has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to offer Kensington's line of durable and functional horse products in a striking pink plaid design, dubbed SmartPink, available exclusively through SmartPak.... Read More

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Bill Introduced to Restore Prohibition of Wild Horses to Slaughter

January 26, 2005

Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia introduced a bill (H.R. 297) to the House of Representatives on Jan. 25 that would restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild horses and burros.

In a speech to the 109th... Read More

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Second Domestic Animal in Illinois Dies of Rabies

January 26, 2005

The Illinois Department of Agriculture's animal disease lab in Galesburg has confirmed that a cow owned by an eastern Bureau County resident tested positive for rabies on Jan. 13, the second domestic animal to be euthanized due to this disease i... Read More

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Kentucky Lifts Last of Vesicular Stomatitis Bans

January 25, 2005

Kentucky state veterinarian Robert Stout, DVM, lifted an embargo last week on the importation of livestock, wild animals, and exotic animals into Kentucky from Colorado. This embargo had been enacted because of vesicular stomatitis (VS), and it... Read More

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LSU Theriogenology Program Aids in Reproduction for Large and Small Animals

January 24, 2005

The theriogenology program at Louisiana State University's (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine manages reproduction in its clinical practice and reproductive research regarding horses, dogs, and other animals. According to Dr. Dale... Read More

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Shock Wave to Treat Navicular (AAEP 2004)

January 24, 2005

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Iowa State University, recently evaluated extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in treating 32 horses with navicular syndrome diagnoses.... Read More

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How to Manage Starved Horses and Effectively Work with Humane and Law Enforcement Officials

January 20, 2005

In an ideal scenario, horses that have been seized by humane organization officials and local law enforcement should be evaluated to determine if there's evidence of neglect or abuse, and to educate (owners) on how to take better care of the horses.... Read More

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Postoperative Colic Survival

January 18, 2005

Can a practitioner predict a horse's chances of survival after colic surgery? Not with absolute certainty, but several factors can help that prediction, said Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery at Nort... Read More

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Colic in Geriatrics

January 18, 2005

Older horses are at higher risk for certain types of colic, said Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery in North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He reported on studies of older... Read More

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Assessing Multiple Limb Lameness

January 18, 2005

"Horses with lameness in more than one limb are a diagnostic challenge, especially if both a forelimb and a hindlimb are involved," said Sue J. Dyson, FRCVS, of the Center for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust, during her presentation on... Read More

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Cauda Equina Syndrome in Horses

January 18, 2005

Many horse owners are unfamiliar with the neurologic disease called cauda equina syndrome.... Read More

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Maximizing the Benefits of Influenza Vaccination

January 18, 2005

"Beware the vaccination paradox!" began J. Richard Newton, BVSc, MSc, PhD, DLSHTM, DipECVPH FRCVS, of the Animal Health Trust in Suffolk, United Kingdom, during his presentation on influenza vaccination at the 43rd annual British Equine... Read More

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NAHMS to Study Equine Industry in 2005

January 18, 2005

The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) will be conducting an Equine 2005 study, which will examine equine events and on-farm health management factors as they relate to the control of equine infectious diseases.... Read More

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Owner of Central Kentucky Seized Horses Makes Statement

January 18, 2005

Amy Labbe, owner of the mare and foal seized by the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 5 and brought to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (HEMI) because of their malnourished condition, comes to the defense of Nancy an... Read More

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U.K. Equine Viral Arteritis Restrictions Lifted

January 14, 2005

The stallion that tested positive for equine viral arteritis (EVA) has been returned to its country of origin and restrictions on the quarantine premises where it was being kept have now been lifted.

The horse, which had been imported... Read More

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New Mexico VS Embargo Lifted

January 14, 2005

New Mexico has been removed from the Kentucky list of vesicular stomatitis (VS)-embargoed states. Robert Stout, DVM, Kentucky state veterinarian, wrote the following in a letter to New Mexico's state veterinarian posted on the Kentucky Departmen... Read More

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Farm and Track Chaplaincies Seek Assistance

January 14, 2005

Touted as the 2005 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale Prayer Breakfast, the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy (a division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America) held a well-attended meeting at Keeneland the morning of Jan. 13 to give insight... Read More

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Beware Botulism in Wet Weather

January 11, 2005

Wet weather is known to give rise to increases in some equine diseases, including botulism, Potomac horse fever, and mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, and Eastern, Western, and Venezuelean equine encephalitis. One veterinarian at... Read More

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Tsunami's Effects on Horses Unclear; Work Animals Likely Affected

January 10, 2005

No one has ventured to guess the extent of devastation to horses in tsunami-ravaged areas in Asia. The initial disaster and the resulting shortages of food and clean water could affect many work animals in regions of southern India areas and in... Read More

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Malnourished Horses Seized in Kentucky

January 10, 2005

Twenty-four horses have been confiscated from a Lexington, Ky., farm by the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) after one dead horse was found in a pasture. Four of the horses were in acute condition from starvation and were transported to Hagyard... Read More

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Thoroughbred Industry Establishes Fund for Tsunami Relief Effort

January 07, 2005

Donations will be accepted at Keeneland's January Sale

As the devastating toll of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami continues to mount, members of the Thoroughbred industry are establishing a fund for the relief efforts.... Read More

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Allyn G. Mann Named Senior Manager of Luitpold's Animal Health Division

January 07, 2005

Allyn G. Mann has returned to Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as senior manager of the Animal Health Division. Mann was most recently at Bayer HealthCare Animal Health Division, where he was the Equine Product Manager.

"Allyn's return to... Read More

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New Jersey Veterinarian to Lead the AAEP in 2005

January 06, 2005

Scott E. Palmer, VMD, of Clarksburg, N.J., was installed as the 51st president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the group's annual convention in Denver, Colo., December 4-8, 2004.

Palmer is the owner of... Read More

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Judge Orders Exhumation of Champion Saddlebred

January 06, 2005

The Associated Press reported this morning that a federal judge in Lexington, Ky., ordered that the body of American Saddlebred champion Wild Eyed and Wicked be exhumed for additional forensic testing.

Wicked was one of five top... Read More