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Colorado Horse Owners Fight Back

January 01, 2001

Following a far-reaching campaign to educate citizens of Colorado on the dangers of reclassifying the horse as a companion animal, the state did not see this issue on the 2000 ballot as had been predicted. There was an abundance of animal rights... Read More

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Wild Herd Dispersed

January 01, 2001

Controversy arose when feral horses from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota were culled for open auction (as opposed to BLM-type adoptions) in October 2000. The problem was that mares and stallions culled from the herd for auction... Read More

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Are Straight Hocks a Problem?

January 01, 2001

Does having straight hocks cause a horse to trip or to react any different than a horse without this? Will they tire more easily climbing hills when on a trail? What safety considerations should I be thinking about? --Lynn... Read More

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Problems with Cataracts?

January 01, 2001

Q: I am thinking of buying a 6-year-old mare that has cataracts in both of her eyes. What kind of problems would I be in for if I decide to buy this sweetheart?

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Breeders' Cup Horse Dies

January 01, 2001

Juddmonte Farms' Spanish Fern died of internal bleeding resulting from a fractured pelvis the evening of the Breeders' Cup day of championship Thoroughbred races at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. The 5-year-old mare pulled herself up shortly after... Read More

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Reproductive Problems in the Draft Horse

January 01, 2001

Draft mares usually make excellent mothers, providing a large amount of milk and rarely rejecting a foal. Because of these traits, draft mares make good nurse mares; some mares can even support and feed two foals. Also, the tendency for multiple... Read More

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Foal Eats Manure

January 01, 2001

One quick question. What about our foals that eat manure? Why do they do it? I find it completely disgusting. My little filly paws and chows down mouthfuls of fresh, warm poop.

Terry
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Big Ben Dies

January 01, 2001

Showjumping champion Big Ben was laid to rest on Dec. 11,1999, after suffering a final, fatal bout of colic. The towering Belgian warmblood gelding was 23 and had been retired from competition since 1994. His legendary partnership with Ian Millar... Read More

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Banked Equine Sera Available

January 01, 2001

The USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) collected serum samples from more than 8,000 horses on 953 premises in 28 states during the Equine ’98 study. This serum bank is available for research projects. Researchers are encouraged... Read More

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American Association of Equine Practitioners and The Horse Renew Agreement

January 01, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care announced a renewal of their strategic partnership at the 45th annual AAEP convention held in Albuquerque, N.M. The goal of the partnership is t... Read More

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Solving Equine Back Pain

January 01, 2001

A recent survey published in England revealed that 70% of all sport horses sustain at least one musculo-skeletal disorder in any training season. In the past few years, horse health professionals have expressed the need for better and more... Read More

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Texas Epidemic Poses No Threat to Equines

January 01, 2001

A recent Brucella melitensis epidemic associated with goat deaths is not a likely threat to horses.... Read More

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Which Bedding is Best?

January 01, 2001

Every horseperson has his or her preference when it comes to stall bedding. Some like the smell of sweet cedar shavings, some the traditional look of a deep straw bed, others the absorbency and softness of peat moss. But which bedding really is bes... Read More

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VetMed Ride

January 01, 2001

Students, staff, and faculty of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine participated for a second year in a 100-mile bicycle ride to raise money for the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s scholarship program. Students rode... Read More

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Morris' New Studies

January 01, 2001

 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 also has added a variety of animal health studies to its growing list of vital investigations... Read More

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Michigan Announces Hay Surplus

January 01, 2001

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

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Veterinarians Honored

January 01, 2001

The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care has an Editorial Advisory Board of 37 members who offer guidance and critique on the content of the magazine each month. Some of these practitioners have received awards from professional organizations in... Read More

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Dolly Green Research Foundation Awards Grants

January 01, 2001

Dolly Green Research Foundation awarded a total of $210,560 to fund research in equine veterinary medicine for the 1999-2000 grant year. The Dolly Green Research Foundation (DGRF) is affiliated with the Southern California Equine Foundation Inc.... Read More

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Call for Proposals

January 01, 2001

The Dolly Green Research Foundation, Inc. is soliciting research proposals from equine practitioners. Any equine practitioner licensed in California is eligible. The grant application requires a co-investigator holding a funded position at any... Read More

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AHSA Meeting Report

January 01, 2001

At the 84th annual meeting of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), the welfare of the horse was a recurring theme. Members debated issues affecting competition horses, and expanded the involvement of horse breeders in the association. Read More

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The Horse Congratulates AHSA Award Winner

January 01, 2001

“On the Slide,” a photograph published in the October 1999 issue of The Horse, taken by freelance equestrian photographer Charles Mann, was chosen as the best in equine sports by the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), as part of the Seventh... Read More

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Disease Conditions in Geriatric Horses

January 01, 2001

This report discusses diseases diagnosed in horses 15 years of age and older presented to the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center for necropsy examination. A total of 817 horses 15 years of age or older were necropsied... Read More

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The Horse's New Board Members

January 01, 2001

Warwick M. Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a 1975 graduate of Melbourne University in Australia. From 1977-79, he worked at The Ohio State University on his Masters thesis. In 1999, Bayly earned his Faculte de Medecine Veterinaire at the... Read More

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Equine Viral Diseases Laboratory

January 01, 2001

Viruses are of tremendous concern to horse owners. A generous donation to study newly emerging and re-emerging viral diseases was made by Dr. Bernard and Gloria Salick of Thousand Oaks, Calif., to the University of California, Davis. In turn, the... Read More

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Importance of Tapeworms in Colic

January 01, 2001

It is well recognized that there is a relationship between parasitic infections of horses and the clinical signs of colic. Parasites can cause colic through mechanical damage, allergic irritation, interference with nerve transmission,... Read More