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VS Update 10/05/98

October 09, 1998

As of October 5, 1998, Arizona has been removed from Kentucky's list of embargoed states. Arizona was removed based on information received from the Arizona State Veterinarian's Office and the USDA indicating that Arizona is... Read More

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New Jersey EEE Update

October 09, 1998

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes and causes “sleeping sickness” in horses. It has been confirmed in nine N.J. horses on eight premises as of Oct. 1, according to New Jersey's... Read More

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VS Update 10/06/98

October 09, 1998

Arizona reported no new VS investigations during the week ending October 2, 1998, and one pending case was negative. Arizona has no premises under quarantine for VS.

Colorado reported 11 ne... Read More

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HSUS Offers Tips For Helping Animals During Flooding Conditions

October 02, 1998

As Hurricane Georges brings heavy rain to Florida, Alabama and Louisiana, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, reminds anyone in potential flood situations that... Read More

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Strategies for Keeping Weight On Horses

October 01, 1998

A skinny horse is not a pretty sight. With ribs protruding, and hip bones threatening to serve as a hat rack for the next passerby, he gives an immediate impression of ill health... and it's no illusion. A too-thin equine is one who has no energ... Read More

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Life as a Layup

October 01, 1998

If you think that "layup farm" is a summer basketball camp run by Rick Pitino, think again. Some lucky horse owners among us might never have to know what a layup farm is, nor need one for their horses.

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Feeding The Geriatric Horse

October 01, 1998

Rusty's been your faithful companion for many years, and he never seemed to show any signs of getting older...until this past winter, that is. One morning, you looked at him and noticed that he had dropped some weight, and that he didn't... Read More

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Retiring Your Equine Friend

October 01, 1998

Where and how you retire your horse depend a lot on individual circumstances.... Read More

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Heart Murmurs in Horses

October 01, 1998

Is a heart murmur in horses the same as a heart murmur in people? What signs will a horse with a heart murmur exhibit? How can a heart murmur be diagnosed?... Read More

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Leptospirosis in Horses

October 01, 1998

Acute leptospirosis in horses is characterized by fever of 103-105° Fahrenheit for two to three days, depressi... Read More

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Foal Pneumonia

October 01, 1998

Your three-month-old foal has made it through the birthing process and the vulnerable neonatal period and now seems to be carefree--your little one just has to grow up to fulfill his destiny as a performance... Read More

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Bits: Protect Your Horse's Mouth

October 01, 1998

Inside the horse's mouth, the bit's motion sends messages to the horse. The message can be as subtle as a twinge, obvious only to the horse. Or, a harsher sensation can result in the animal's gaping mouth and visible pain. ... Read More

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Euthanasia for Horses

October 01, 1998

After three days of colic, the horse's pain finally is subdued by various drugs and the anesthetic gas. The ventilator now is breathing for the horse, which has been placed on his back and a large incision made in his abdomen to allow for... Read More

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Traveling With Older Horses

October 01, 1998

Traveling cross-country with a horse can be an ordeal under the best of circumstances.... Read More

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Older Horses at Work

October 01, 1998

The aging process takes its toll on all working horses, but the rate of attrition can vary significantly. In this, horses are similar to humans. We all have met the person who is barely past middle age and because of mental, emotional, or physical... Read More

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The Aging Equine

October 01, 1998

The average lifespan of a horse is said to be about 24 years; but as with humans, a horse's chronological age isn't always a good indicator of how old he really is. Some horses still are active at the age of 35, while others suffer significant signs ... Read More

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Stricter EIA Requirements Possible For North Carolina

September 25, 1998

According to M. A. Mixson, DVM, of North Carolina's State Veterinarian's office, stricter requirements concerning the testing for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is pending approval by the state's General Assembly. The North... Read More

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USDA Plans To Relieve Georgia Horse Import Restrictions

September 18, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed today that Georgia is approved to receive certain mares and stallions imported into the United States from regions affected with contagious equine metritis, a serious venereal... Read More

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VEE Reported In South, Central America

September 18, 1998

The American Horse Council (AHC) has recently learned that an outbreak of Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis (VEE) has been occurring in Columbia over the summer. It was reported that as of July 21, 1998, some 480 horses had... Read More

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New ID Program Possible For Thoroughbreds In UK

September 18, 1998

Peter Webbon, Chief Veterinary Advisor to the English Jockey Club, confirmed that his organization is looking into using microchip identification of all Thoroughbreds in the near future. The committee charged with improving... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Confirmed In New Jersey

September 11, 1998

Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) is a virus that is spread by infected mosquitoes and causes “sleeping sickness” in horses and has been confirmed as a cause of death in a N.J. horse. As of September 4, two new case... Read More

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WesternU Names The Nation's First Woman Dean Of A College Of Veterinary Medicine

September 11, 1998

The President of Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) announced September 10, 1998, the appointment of Shirley D. Johnston, DVM, PhD, as Founding Dean of the University's new College of Veterinary Medicine.... Read More

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VS Update 9/08/98

September 11, 1998

Arizona reported no changes in its status during the week ending September 4, 1998. Two VSV positive premises remain under quarantine.

Colorado reported eighteen new VSV investigations... Read More

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Animal Protection A Major Theme On State Ballots

September 04, 1998

With election day less than two months away, voters will soon decide a variety of statewide ballot measures affecting animals, including commercial trapping, cockfighting, mourning dove hunting, and... Read More

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Rare Caspian Foal Born At Memphis Zoo

September 04, 1998

Hisan, a seven-year-old gray Caspian mare made history at the Memphis Zoo August 15 by giving birth to Xerxes, the first Caspian horse born in a U.S. zoo.

Named after predecessor of King... Read More