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MSU Board Hires Architect For Equine Performance Center

December 23, 1998

The first step towards construction of a Michigan State University facility devoted to the care of the nation's performance horse population was taken Friday, Dec. 11, when the university's Board of Trustees hired an... Read More

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Veterinarians Make Concerns Known To NTRA

December 11, 1998

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has been told of concerns by the veterinary community in regard to its Task Force on Drug Testing and Racing Integrity, and the fact that a veterinarian is not on the task force.... Read More

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Tendon Drug Bapten Removed From Market

December 11, 1998

Bapten, a medication that has shown promise in the treatment of bowed tendons, has been taken off the market because of reports of a troubling side effect. A prepared statement from Boehringer Ingelheim, the pharmaceutical... Read More

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Two Horses Die Of Stab Wounds

December 11, 1998

Two horses died and seven others were injured from stab wounds in the morning hours of Dec. 5, 1998, according to police in the rural western Arkansas town of Barling. Sergeant Powell of the Barling Police Department said thi... Read More

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Indoor Exercise In Winter

December 01, 1998

Training programs often are affected by cold, rainy weather or deep snow during the winter, but the primary concern when planning a wintertime workout is the footing that your horse will encounter. Although winter weather brings... Read More

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Stormy Weather and Horses

December 01, 1998

The good news is that horses are naturally well-equipped to weather practically everything that winter can dish out. They are far more tolerant of cold conditions than we poor hairless humans are; in fact, horses tend to be far more stressed by heat ... Read More

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Tail Rubbing Problem

December 01, 1998

My horse is constantly rubbing his tail on anything he can find. It has become so bad that the hair at the base of his tail has either fallen out or become matted. Thankfully, I've finished my show season, but what is causing him to do this? ... Read More

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Premature Foals and Possible Problems

December 01, 1998

It's nearing the best time of the year again--foaling season. Although most foals are born in the spring of the year, between February and June, sometimes we see foals in late December or early January. Often these tiny newborns delivered to our... Read More

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Regulating Estrus in Mares

December 01, 1998

Having mares come into estrus at regular intervals can be an important assist in maintaining his fertility.... Read More

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Genetic Testing: The Secret World Of Genes

December 01, 1998

Genetic testing in horses helps us learn about their physical characteristics, diseases, and much more.... Read More

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VS Update 11/21/98

November 30, 1998

The news on the VS outbreak is good according to the USDA. As of November 21, 1997, Utah had four counties with positive cases of VS, Colorado had seven counties, Arizona had one county, and New Mexico had four... Read More

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Spotlight On The Performance Horse

November 25, 1998

The Kentucky Horse Council sponsored a day long seminar “Spotlight On the Performance Horse.” Included in this seminar were topics covering many areas as they relate to performance horses. Topics ranged from controlling air quality to EPM, from... Read More

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Decision Nears On New Home For Cigar

November 25, 1998

With fertility treatments apparently complete, a decision on a permanent home for Cigar is awaiting final approval from a superior at Assicurazioni Generali, the insurance company that now owns the two-time Horse of the Year.... Read More

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VS Update -- 11/13/98

November 20, 1998

Colorado reported one new VS investigation during the week ending November 13, 1998, which was positive. The positive premises was located in Larimer County. No additional positive premises were found. Ten premises formerly... Read More

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USDA Closes Animal Import Center

November 20, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is closing the Harry S Truman Animal Import Center (HSTAIC) in Key West, Florida, and amending its animal import regulations to remove all provisions related to the facility.... Read More

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Frozen Pipes...Are You Prepared For Winter?

November 13, 1998

On February 5, 1996, Freddie and Erica Chalmers of South Carolina went off to work as they would any other day. However, this would be no ordinary day for the Chalmerses. When they returned home that evening, their home had... Read More

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Secretariat Wins His Place On Postage Stamp

November 13, 1998

Secretariat won his latest race by a margin the big chestnut was unfamiliar with at the racetrack—a nose.

The 1973 Triple Crown winner will be remembered as one of 15 subjects for a... Read More

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Appropriations Bill Includes Money For Horse Programs

November 06, 1998

The American Horse Council (AHC) reports that before adjourning Congress passed a giant Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which included federal funding for several equine programs the AHC has been working for on behalf of the... Read More

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California Voters Outlaw Horse Slaughter For Food

November 06, 1998

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to to import into or export from the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse with the intent of killing, or having... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/30/98

November 06, 1998

Colorado reported two new investigations during the week ending October 30, 1998, both of which are pending. Six formerly VS infected premises were removed from quarantine, four of these were located in Weld County and one... Read More

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"On Call" for NBC Coverage of Breeder's Cup

November 06, 1998

Dr. Larry Bramlage, Lexington, Kentucky, and C. Wayne McIlwraith, Fort Collins, Colorado, will be the "On Call" veterinarians standing by to assist NBC Sports' broadcast team during the November 7 Breeders' Cup Championship... Read More

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New Agreement Provides More Protection For Wild Horses

November 06, 1998

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have entered into an agreement to help ensure that wild horses under federal care are not slaughtered. "This agreement closes an avenue... Read More

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

November 01, 1998

The use of ultrasonic sound for diagnosis and treatment in human and equine medicine is not new, and in fact is becoming commonplace. Most horse breeders, for example, are familiar with the use of diagnostic ultrasound to detect and monitor... Read More

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Hoof Wall and White Line Disease

November 01, 1998

The more you read about white line disease, and the more you talk to farriers and veterinarians about it, the more you think there might be some wisdom to those who shrug and say, "White line disease? Never see it. Not in any of my clients' horses." ... Read More

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Boarding Contracts

November 01, 1998

No one wants to add complication and aggravation to a business or pleasure activity, and for many horse enthusiasts, the use of written boarding contracts is viewed as providing more hassle than benefit. After all, you might think, what is the... Read More