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Purina Mills Conference for Veterinarians

December 01, 2003

Nearly 250 veterinarians from across the country attended a continuing education conference sponsored by Purina Mills Oct. 3-5.

Besides researching and developing horse feeds, which on average takes five years for a new feed to go from idea... Read More

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Where Does Laminitis Start?

December 01, 2003

New research will help determine where laminitis begins and how it affects internal structures of the foot. Hoof researcher David Hood, DVM, PhD, and his staff at the Hoof Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Clinic at Texas A&M University, joined... Read More

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U.K. Government Extends Deadline for Passports

November 26, 2003

United Kingdom horse owners will have an extra six months to obtain passports for their animals, after regulations detailing the requirements of the horse passport program were brought before Parliament.

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Professional Farriers to Gather in Rochester, NY, for Educational Event

November 26, 2003

Do not let your horse throw a shoe between February 25-28, 2004, as professional farriers from across North America and beyond will be temporarily unavailable.  Gathering at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY, leadin... Read More

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Organophosphate-Free Feed-Through Fly Control

November 25, 2003

On Nov. 24, Triad Specialty Products announced pending approval of a new feed-through fly control product. Serene Feed-Through Fly Control, which was designed for reducing fly populations in and around equine facilities, is in the final stages o... Read More

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FDA Approves New EPM Treatment

November 20, 2003

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. announced Nov. 19 that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market and sell Navigator (32% nitazoxanide) antiprotozoal oral paste, a new treatment for equine protozoal myeloencephaliti... Read More

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Colorado Fires Cause Evacuations

November 19, 2003

Equine evacuation plans were put to the test in Colorado when the Overland Fire in canyons northwest of Boulder grew so quickly that within just a few hours, 3,500 acres were engulfed and indefensible. The fire started on the morning of Oct. 29... Read More

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Beaten Arkansas Horse Recovering

November 18, 2003

Puddin, the Arkansas Quarter Horse filly who in August along with her pasture-mate was viciously beaten while restrained in her paddock, underwent surgery Nov. 13 at Oklahoma State University/Stillwater. The surgery was an attempt to relieve... Read More

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Intervet Introduces "Get Rotation Right" Web Site

November 18, 2003

Equine veterinarians and industry-leading parasitologists have designed a comprehensive site that simplifies the deworming process and helps horse owners improve and maintain the health of their animals.

The web site provides valuable... Read More

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Cutting Down on Carbs (For Your Horse)

November 17, 2003

In an attempt to avoid the rich diets that can worsen obesity and laminitis in insulin-resistant horses (those said to be suffering from peripheral Cushing's disease), many owners feed hay instead of lush pasture or grain. However, Kathryn Watts... Read More

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Police Horse Diary: 11/13/03

November 13, 2003

My apologies for the prolonged interim between entries. Family medical and other emergencies (drunk driver demolishes grandmother's attached garage with full-size pick-up truck) took away from writing time.

The boys are really growing,... Read More

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Quarter Horse Youth Membership Reaches All Time High

November 12, 2003

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association's (AQHYA) membership recently broke the 30,000 mark, a first since 1996, with 30,033 members. The Association saw an increase of 737 from this time last year. Since its inception in 1970, AQHYA has... Read More

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Zito Spokesman for National Horse Protection Coalition

November 12, 2003

A newly formed organization that hopes to garner public support for an eventual ban on horse slaughter in the United States announced Oct. 28 two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Nick Zito would be the group's national... Read More

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Quarter Horse Supplemental Registry Proposed; Topics to be Discussed at 2004 Annual Meeting

November 12, 2003

The American Quarter Horse Association's Stud Book and Registration Committee met recently to discuss various matters relating to the breed and AQHA's registration process, namely eligibility of horses with white beyond certain prescribed limits... Read More

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Maryland Horse Industry Board Issues Grant to Equine Medical Center

November 12, 2003

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., one of three campuses that comprise the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Maryland Horse Industry Board. Grant fund... Read More

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Field and Stream Advocates Donkey BBQ

November 10, 2003

Field and Stream columnist Thomas McIntyre is free in this country to say what he pleases, but methinks he's gone too far. While he rambles around quite a bit in his column, taking pokes and jabs at all equids and their owners along the... Read More

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The Horse Magazine Welcomes 6,500 New Readers from The Trail Less Traveled

November 10, 2003

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, the equine industry's foremost health care magazine, announces that its circulation house file has increased by 6,500 readers with the addition of former subscribers to The Trail Less... Read More

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AQHA Moves Ahead in Approving Dressage

November 10, 2003

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has taken the first steps toward recognizing dressage. Beginning Jan. 1, 2004, American Quarter Horses competing at official U.S. Equestrian and United States Dressage Federation (USDF) shows... Read More

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Groups That Oppose Slaughter Ban Target of Letter

November 09, 2003

Blue Horse Charities has stepped up the campaign for passage of legislation to ban horse slaughter with a strongly worded letter and a full-page advertisement on the back page of the Nov. 8 edition of Daily Racing Form.

In a... Read More

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Delaware Testing for Blood-Doping Antibodies

November 06, 2003

The racing commissions that govern Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in Delaware have been testing for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies since June 1, and in the future may implement rules to penalize horses that test positive.

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West Nile Virus Treatment: Plasma Product Licensed

November 05, 2003

Since December 2001, the donors have been vaccinated multiple times with the West Nile Virus vaccine. The company had to prove purity, safety, and reasonable expectation of efficacy to have the plasma conditionally licensed for treating WNV.... Read More

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Arkansas Horses Recovering from Brutal Beatings

November 05, 2003

Nearly three months after they were selected from among several other horses and viciously beaten, two Arkansas Quarter Horses, three-year-old buckskin filly Quarter Horse Puddin' and five-year-old sorrel mare Fat Girl, are alive but remain... Read More

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Aftermath of the California Fires--Deaths and Injuries

November 04, 2003

Yankee, a 30-year-old bay gelding, is one fortunate survivor of the rampant California wildfires that have plagued the San Diego and San Bernardino areas, and other parts of the state, since late October. Owner Carol Prida's home in Wildcat... Read More

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Fires Cause Equine Evacuations

November 04, 2003

The raging California wildfires that have killed 20 people, destroyed about 3,400 homes, and blackened approximately 552,713 acres, also had a profound effect on the equine population. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of horses were evacuated from... Read More

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More MRLS Research

November 04, 2003

Mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) has been a primary research project for many veterinarians and scientists since it began causing early and late term abortions, sickness in foals, pericarditis (heart problems), and uveitis (eye problems) i... Read More