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American Association of Equine Practitioners and The Horse Renew Agreement

December 16, 1999

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care renewed their strategic partnership at this week's 45th annual AAEP convention held in Albuquerque, N.M. The goal of the partnership i... Read More

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Big Ben Dies At 23

December 16, 1999

Big Ben, Canada's most famous show jumping horse, died early Saturday, Dec. 11, from colic. He was 23.

Big Ben, ridden for over a decade by Ian Millar of Perth, came down with colic around 6 p.m. EST on Friday. He was euthanized in orde... Read More

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Six Farriers Chosen For Hall Of Fame

December 16, 1999

Six world-class, highly dedicated farriers have been elected to a top industry honor by the toughest crowd of all other world-class farriers.

The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame Class of 2000 includes Dick Harris of South... Read More

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West Nile Virus Meeting

December 10, 1999

The USET and Stadium Jumping in conjunction with the Florida Division of the Animal Industry are sponsoring a meeting in Wellington, FL on December 20, 1999 to discuss the West Nile Virus and its effect on the equine. Nationally recognized... Read More

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Summary Of West Nile Virus In The United States

December 10, 1999

Courtesy of USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services, Emergency Programs
Infectious Disease Table Topics, AAEP Convention
(Report of November 18, 1999)

West Nile Virus (WNV) has been identified in birds, mosquitoes,... Read More

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AAEP 1999: Purchase Exam Forum

December 07, 1999

Governance changes brought about a new procedure at the 1999 American Association of Equine Practitioner's Convention held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A forum replaced the committee format from previous years. The forum exists to provide everyon... Read More

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NAHMS Infobite: Equine Management Practices

December 07, 1999

(From NAHMS Equine '98 Study)

Percent of Operations that Fed the Following Grain/Concentrate Sources (Feed Type), 1997

  • Unpelleted Sweet Feed: 57.2%
  • Unpelleted Grain: 42.9%
  • Grain Mix With... Read More

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NAHM Infobite: Transportation of U.S. Equids

December 07, 1999

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) designed the Equine `98 Study to provide both participants and the equine industry with information on the United States' equine population for... Read More

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AAEP 1999: Infectious Diseases Subcommittee on Equine Identification

December 07, 1999

Presented by Committee Chairman: Timothy R. Cordes, DVM, Dec. 4, 1999

History
According to Ralph C. Knowles, DVM, Veterinary Consultant, early equine identification in the United States... Read More

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Michigan Hay Surplus

December 02, 1999

A very favorable summer growing season over much of Michigan has produced a tremendous supply of surplus hay for many farms. According to Jerry Lindquist, the coordinator of the Michigan Hay Seller's List and Michigan State University (MSU)... Read More

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Symposium On Racing Panelists Named, Agenda Expended

December 02, 1999

The final line-up of speakers has been completed for this year's Symposium on Racing, presented by The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program. The Symposium, held Dec. 7 through 11 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson,... Read More

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Reward Offered To Catch Horse Killers In U.K.

December 02, 1999

The British Horse Society is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for arson attacks on horses in Hampshire and Bromley, Kent last week, and a vicious attack on another horse in Abbey... Read More

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Older Horses Are Now Eligible For PreventiCare

December 02, 1999

Horses enrolled before age 20, and up to age 24, are eligible to participate in PreventiCare--the unique, veterinarian-administrated equine wellness program offered by Pfizer Animal Health.

Horses between the ages of five months (and... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Introduces Studies

December 02, 1999

The Morris Animal Foundation is pleased to report the realization of a goal to fund $2 million in health studies by the year 2000. The Foundation has also added a variety of animal health studies to its growing list of vital investigations... Read More

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Agway Announces Venture With Nutra-Vet Equine Consulting

December 02, 1999

Agway, Cooperative, Inc. is pleased to announce a new venture with Kenneth J. Kopp, DVM and Nutra-Vet Equine Consulting, Ltd. Kopp will expand current customer programs and perform equine marketing and technical equine services. He will be a... Read More

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Hay FAQ

December 01, 1999

Ask any Average Joe on the street what a horse eats, and chances are he’ll answer, ‘hay.’ Even those who’ve never picked a foot or mucked a stall recognize that fibrous dried forage as the foundation of a horse’s diet. Given that, it’s surprisin... Read More

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Liability Issues

December 01, 1999

Whether horses are your vocation or avocation, it is important to shield yourself from as much potential liability as possible. Failure to do so can be devastating, both personally and professionally. ... Read More

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Slaughter Horses

December 01, 1999

Slaughtering horses is a topic that offers a no-win situation for a journalist; you’re going to upset someone if you just bring up the topic. So why did The Horse decide to look into this issue? Because horse owners in this country... Read More

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American Horse Council 1999

December 01, 1999

Horse enthusiasts attending the American Horse Council (AHC) meeting were presented with heady figures concerning the economic impact of the U.S. equine industry. They also heard sobering reports involving the importation of horses with... Read More

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Breeding the Older Mare

December 01, 1999

Older mares' reproductive ability declines, and getting and keeping them pregnant become more problematic.... Read More

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Winter Shelter

December 01, 1999

On long winter nights, would our horses rather be outside or warm and dry in a barn?... Read More

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Transportation to Slaughter: Proposed Regulations

December 01, 1999

 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations governing the transportation of horses to slaughter facilities are, relatively speaking, nearing the implementation stage. The transportation of horses to slaughter... Read More

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Horses Destined for Slaughter

December 01, 1999

One of the most controversial topics involving equines in the United States concerns sending horses to slaughter. Many horse owners and even non-owners are miles apart when this issue arises. There are those who take an extreme stance—that human... Read More

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Bapten Discontinued By PR Pharmaceuticals

December 01, 1999

The equine tendon medication Bapten has been discontinued by its manufacturer, PR Pharmaceuticals, because of a lack of demand for the product. The expense and length of treatment involved with Bapten therapy kept the drug from becoming popular... Read More

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Protect Your Animals From Hunters' Stray Shots

November 12, 1999

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, warns those living in rural or near wooded areas to take extra precautions to protect themselves and their pets from the stray shots that... Read More