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It Starts With One Opinion

October 08, 2001

Have you ever noticed that most conversations start with one person's opinion? Usually followed by another person's opinion, or a variation on the first opinion. Which then leads to a conversation and possibly learning something about each other... Read More

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Restraint Techniques for Breeding

October 08, 2001

When a mare and a stallion meet, love might be in the air...but there's the potential for danger, too. Particularly when humans get in the middle of it all. In our efforts to orchestrate the best possible combinations of... Read More

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Failure of Passive Transfer in Horses

October 08, 2001

Infectious disease is a major cause of death in neonatal foals. The foal is born immunocompetent, meaning it probably is able to initiate an immune response to organisms to which it is exposed. However, a newborn foal lacks... Read More

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Freezing Semen

October 08, 2001

The technology that allows us to freeze a stallion's semen for future use has opened up a world of opportunities. Not only does it allow the stallion's DNA to be available to mare owners around the globe, but it enables a stallion to stand at stud wh... Read More

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Teasing Mares

October 08, 2001

Teasing mares can be a time-consuming and boring procedure, but it is essential if one is to detect when a mare is in estrus. Unfortunately, all mares do not react to teasing in the same manner, so one approach doesn't suit all.... Read More

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Protecting the Wild Herds

October 08, 2001

Wild horses have captured the imagination of the American public for many years. Books have been written, movies have been made, and young and old have harbored fantasies of catching and taming a wild stallion which will become... Read More

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Wild Wisdom

October 08, 2001

It is a stirring sight to watch a band of wild horses on the run across a prairie or valley floor, manes and tails flowing in the wind. If they are in rugged country, they won't slow their pace when the trail winds its way up a... Read More

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Getting the Germs Out

October 08, 2001

You've heard it before, but here it is one more time: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With this in mind, it's time to take a serious look at disinfecting barns and equipment where horses are housed. When it come... Read More

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Do You Know?

October 08, 2001

Sometimes don't you wish you could just catch up? You know, read that book that would help you understand what horse whisperers actually do; digest that article on foal imprinting before the first one hits the ground next year;... Read More

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

October 08, 2001

The official title for an all-too-common respiratory ailment in horses is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For the average horse owner, however, that rather cumbersome title has been reduced to a single word: heaves. Other people... Read More

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Medical Messengers--British Equine Veterinary Association

October 08, 2001

The annual meeting of the British Equine Veterinary Association provided a wealth of information on topics ranging from tendons and ligaments to muscle diseases, from disorders of the back to conformation. Sue Dyson, MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS,... Read More

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WEVA: On the Move

October 08, 2001

They met in Italy to exchange information about reproduction, sports medicine, infectious diseases, transportation, and surgery. The more than 300 delegates from 29 different countries, including Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark... Read More

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Forelimb Flexion Test

October 08, 2001

You've decided to sell your horse and the potential buyer has sent a veterinarian to your farm to perform a purchase exam. As you stand beaming with satisfaction next to who you hope will be the new owner, the veterinarian picks up... Read More

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Advances In Equine Nutrition: KER conference 1998

October 05, 2001

The nutrition conference for feed manufacturers presented by Kentucky Equine Research (KER) of Versailles, Ky., attracted more than 200 delegates involved in research and feed manufacturing from the United States, Europe,... Read More

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Horse Talk

October 05, 2001

I was judging the state 4-H team public speaking on equines this morning, and some thoughts popped into my mind. The kids really did a good job--for the most part they had practiced, had done their... Read More

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Understanding Horses

October 05, 2001

Sometimes we forget how many different types of equines there are, and how many different things we do with them. As president of the Kentucky Horse Council (I needed something else to do), I was involved this past weekend with our Horse Fair. I... Read More

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Housing Your Horse

October 05, 2001

In the back of your mind somewhere there lurks a Dream Barn. Go on, admit it. You've planned it down to the last luxurious detail--from the Olympic-sized riding arena (with the climate-impervious perfect footing) right down to the automatic fly... Read More

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Definition Of Horses As Livestock

October 05, 2001

What is livestock?

Livestock is most commonly considered animals kept or raised in a farm or ranch setting and used in a commercial enterprise. The raising of livestock is an agricultural endeavor that promotes the preservation o... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever Breakthrough

October 05, 2001

Potomac horse fever was an equine disease shrouded in mystery. Scientists knew what caused the illness--the bacterium Ehrlichia risticii--but its source in Nature could not be found. No one knew how horses became infected. Until now.... Read More

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Probiotics and Digestive Aids: Microbes to the Rescue

October 05, 2001

While the horse receives the bulk of the nutrients as his food is broken down, he's not the only one who benefits; the microbes take their share and thus maintain their populations. Their presence is essential to the horse, who could not digest fiber... Read More

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Give 'em Some Air!

October 05, 2001

Before I go into this column on my opinion about the legalization of clenbuterol (trade name Ventipulmin), I want everyone to know I am personally prejudiced in this area of discussion. Clenbuterol is a legal drug for horses with airway... Read More

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American Association Of Equine Practioners

October 05, 2001

Throughout this magazine, you find references to the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners). Those of you who have been subscribers since The Horse came into being probably understand the... Read More

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Equine Foot Research In America

October 05, 2001

Back in the 1800s, the world really could have used a better hoof on a better horse. History tells us that breeders tried to comply, by including soundness as a criterion for reproduction. Veterinary medicine complied with... Read More

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Boarding Contracts Part 2

October 05, 2001

Many attorneys recommend including in boarding contracts an exculpatory clause in which the boarder agrees to a waiver of the farm's liability for personal injuries or injuries to the horse. This is important due to the nature o... Read More

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What You Do Not Know...

October 05, 2001

The federal government decided to include funding for equine research in the fiscal year 1999 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that passed recently (see Up Front page 9). Those moneys are earmarked for several areas, including research into... Read More