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EPM: A Vet's View

January 01, 2001

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a serious neurological disease and a common cause of ataxia (lack of coordinated movements) and weakness in horses. The causative agent of EPM is Sarcocystis neurona, a protozoan parasite that infects... Read More

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Comments on Joint Supplements

January 01, 2001

In the November 2000 issue of The Horse, an article discusses equine joint supplements and the "most controversial areas of supplementation." The... Read More

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Any Headshaking Articles?

January 01, 2001

I own a 7-year-old appendix Quarter Horse that I have competed successfully on the Quarter Horse circuit at the national level. Early last fall, this horse began severely shaking or nodding his head at times (headshaking)...... Read More

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Tufts' New Certificate Program

January 01, 2001

In closing the Meeting of the Minds, Anthony Schwartz, PhD, DVM, associate dean at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and program director for the Tufts Animal Expo, stressed that Tufts is determined to establish itself as a leader with... Read More

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How Well Do You Know Your Stallion?

January 01, 2001

When a breeding fails, many times the mare is blamed. A large volume of information exists to help breeders understand infertility in the mare, and veterinarians are using the latest technology to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of... Read More

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Teeth Grinding

January 01, 2001

What does teeth grinding mean? I think there is a horse in our barn that does it sometimes. ... Read More

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Two New Members of Editorial Advisory Board

January 01, 2001

The Horse is proud to welcome two new Editorial Advisory Board members to our fold. These professionals from around the world offer their counsel and advice to our publication in order to ensure we have the most accurate, timely contents... Read More

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The Guttural Pouch: Friend or Foe?

January 01, 2001

The unique qualities of the horse can be a blessing or a curse. Sometimes, they can be both. Consider the peculiar guttural pouches. Present in only a few other animals, these structures are diverticula of the auditory (eustachian) tubes and,... Read More

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Olympic Contender Survives Colic

January 01, 2001

In May, colic almost took the life of the Dutch Warmblood gelding Grandeur, who was days away from a bid for the 2000 U.S. Olympic dressage squad.

With his rider, 1996 dressage team bronze medalist Steffen Peters, 12-year-old Grandeur wa... Read More

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Horse Care on PBS

January 01, 2001

The average horse person enjoys the pleasant surprise when he or she turns on the television and sees horses performing, whether it be in a reining competition or a grand prix jumping event. ESPN and similar networks are devoting more time to... Read More

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Protect Horses from Exhaustion and Overheating

January 01, 2001

A horse asked to perform strenuous exercise often is pushed to the limits of his body's mechanisms to recover. In most cases, these mechanisms allow the horse to finish the exercise with no problem. Sometimes, however, the horse's ability to... Read More

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Horse Play

January 01, 2001

I have a report to do for science class on animal behavior (middle school, fifth grade). My teacher, Mr. Brennan, said to pick a favorite animal species and a favorite type of behavior. My favorite animals are wild horses, and my... Read More

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West Nile Update

January 01, 2001

West Nile virus is beginning to peek out from the mysterious hiding places where it overwintered since an outbreak in late 1999. Five additional birds have been found dead with the virus-- four in New York, and one in New Jersey. Officials... Read More

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Derby News

January 01, 2001

Derby Favorite Fusaichi Pegasus (left) cooled down in the barn area after winning the 126th Kentucky Derby on May 6. A favorite had not won the Derby since 1979, but Fusaichi Pegasus broke the streak under jockey Kent Desormeaux. Aptitude was... Read More

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Pasture Feeding Aggression

January 01, 2001

My yearling colt came from a place where he was kept with a group of yearlings. All were fed their grain in buckets along a fence line, with the buckets hung on posts. I now have him in with one other yearling, a filly which I got at the sam... Read More

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Tying-Up in Horses: Causes and Management

January 01, 2001

Perhaps the most frustrating of all problems that affect the athletic horse is the syndrome known as tying-up. Tying-up is a broad term that frequently is used to describe a wide variety of muscle disorders that affect the performance horse.... Read More

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Florida Gears Up for West Nile Virus

January 01, 2001

Seasoned with the experience of handling Eastern encephalitis (EE, formerly known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis, or EEE) and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) outbreaks, the state of Florida is preparing a strong defensive line to protect its... Read More

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Shockwave: Sounds of the Future

January 01, 2001

An extracorporeal shock wave therapy device sounds high-tech, and it is. Based on the same technology that is used in human medicine to break up kidney stones, shock wave therapy is being defined, and refined, for use in treating various injurie... Read More

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AHSA and MSPCA Launch Transportation Guidelines

January 01, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Nevins Farm & Equine Centre have published Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road & Air.

These guidelines... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Caught in Australian Quarantine

January 01, 2001

Detection of a horse positive for piroplasmosis caused significant concern at a Victoria, Australia, Quarantine facility in March. The situation made officials thankful that quarantine surveillance methods were already in place—plans which arose... Read More

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Grayson Jockey Club Research Grants

January 01, 2001

The directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Fundation have awarded a total of $825,389 to fund a total of 23 research projects during the year 2000.

The amount represents a new record for the Foundation. The board approved funding for... Read More

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InfoBytes

January 01, 2001

The National Animal Health Monitoring System’s (NAHMS) Equine ’98 Study was designed to provide the horse industry with information on the nation’s equine population for education and research. Sponsored by the USDA Animal and Plant Health... Read More

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Animal Health Foundation

January 01, 2001

In 1984, a grass-roots effort was created in order to fund research of different ailments of the horse. The group called themselves the Animal Health Foundation (AHF), and were led by Don Walsh, DVM, a veterinarian in the St. Louis area of... Read More

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VetCentric Serves Vets and Owners

January 01, 2001

In June of 1999, two veterinarians and a talented entrepreneur introduced a web site that could serve as an educational resource for owners of all types of animals, and a unique marketing and e-commerce tool for practitioners. The resulting... Read More

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Equine Veterinary Books Available

January 01, 2001

The W.B. Saunders Company offers a catalog that features a variety of in-depth equine medicine and surgery books for veterinarians. In addition, W.B. Saunders invites professional authors to submit proposals for editorial evaluation.

The... Read More