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S.C. Humane Society To Sign Formal Agreement To Help Protect Federal Wild Horses And Burros

September 12, 1999

The South Carolina Humane Society has announced that they will sign a Formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the South Carolina Humane Society of the Midlands H.S.P.C.A., and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Declare Morocco Free Of African Horse Sickness

September 10, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to remove Morocco from its list of countries considered to be affected with African horse sickness, a fatal viral disease. This change would relieve restrictions on the... Read More

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Sheared Heels: Nature or Nurture?

September 01, 1999

Have you ever paid attention to the way people walk? Some are pigeon-toed, others are "duck-footed." Some wear the insides of their shoe heels; others do just the opposite. Yet, most are perfectly "sound" and healthy.

The same principle... Read More

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Feeding Horses Cattle Feed: Just Ruminating

September 01, 1999

On the surface, cattle feeds might look like an appropriate choice for your horses, but nutritionally, there are a number of important differences. They have major digestive and metabolic differences that make their dietary needs quite diverse.... Read More

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Foal Diarrhea

September 01, 1999

 I am a new owner of a broodmare who just had her first foal, which now has diarrhea. What can I do about it? How serious is it for him? How do I keep this from happening again?

The causative agents for diarrhea ca... Read More

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Reconditioning After Lay-Up

September 01, 1999

A small-animal orthopedic veterinarian once told me, "The athlete that heals slowly heals best." In other words, although some physical therapy might be recommended as the body heals, the body’s soft and hard tissues need to recover wholly from... Read More

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When Tack Hurts

September 01, 1999

Your horse can't tell you where tack hurts, but he can express sensation through his movement. Any sort of tack can impact the horse's attitude and well-being. Tack can cause discomfort or pain by undue pressure, or even its presence against skin... Read More

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Cryptorchid Surgery

September 01, 1999

It’s time to have your young colt gelded, so you make an appointment with your veterinarian. He arrives on the designated day and examines the colt prior to the surgery, then informs you that your colt is a bilateral cryptorchid and will need... Read More

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Antibiotics: Use And Abuse

September 01, 1999

Science, as well as all of mankind for that matter, is engaged in a relentless battle against bacteria. On the surface, it would seem that the human side has the advantage. Billions of dollars are available for research, and some of the best... Read More

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Gait Analysis

September 01, 1999

Ever since the 1880s, when Edweard Muybridge set up a series of cameras to capture the character of footfalls of a racehorse, we’ve been fascinated by how horses move. No doubt you’ve seen that early sequence of photos, which demonstrated that... Read More

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First Intranasal Equine Influenza Vaccine Introduced

September 01, 1999

After over five years of research and development, Heska Corporation is set to launch Flu Avert I.N. vaccine, the first modified-live virus, intranasal equine influenza vaccine. The proprietary vaccine and intranasal applicator will provide... Read More

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Sexed Semen and Artificial Insemination

September 01, 1999

New equine artificial insemination techniques could one day allow breeders to utilize sex-selected semen.... Read More

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Oldest Horse Is Living On Love

September 01, 1999

After a nationwide search by Purina Mills in 1994, Flicka was declared the oldest horse in America. Five years later at age 52, he is still owner Sara Spanial's best friend.

As a rough rule of thumb, horsemen figure one year in a horse'... Read More

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New Gauze, Coatings Improve Medical Uses Of Cotton

August 27, 1999

Bedsores and other chronic wounds may heal faster, thanks to new gauze bandages being developed by scientists with the Agricultural Research Service and Virginia Commonwealth University. The team reported on their work... Read More

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Senate Tax Bill Includes Shortening Of Holding Period For Horses

August 27, 1999

The American Horse Council reports that the tax bill passed by the Senate on Friday, July 30, includes a provision that would shorten the holding period for horses from two years to one to realize capital gains treatment upon... Read More

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Horse Provision Will Have To Wait For Likely Fall Tax Bill

August 20, 1999

Congress has passed a $792 billion tax bill that President Clinton has called too expensive and has already vowed to veto. The bill, which would reduce tax rates by one percent across-the-board and eliminate the estate tax, i... Read More

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Summer Drought Affects Retirement Home For Horses

August 20, 1999

Ryerss Farm, a home for retired horses, is feeling the affects of this summer's drought that is affecting much of the United States. According to farm manager Tim Blevins, 70% of their feed and cash crops are ruined. “If you... Read More

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First National Wild Horse Satellite Adoption

August 13, 1999

Eighty-seven wild horses from Nevada will find new homes in 19 states after a lively competitive bidding session via satellite on August 6.

“Response to the first nationally televised... Read More

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New Zealand Declared EIA-Free

August 13, 1999

New Zealand has been declared free of equine infectious anemia after a recent mishap allowed an EIA positive horse into the country from Australia. On May 24 an EIA positive broodmare was imported to the Waikato region, North... Read More

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EEE Transcends State Line Into Mississippi

August 13, 1999

Eastern equine encephalitis has crossed state boundaries into Mississippi from Louisiana.

According to the Mississippi State Board of Animal Health, more than ten cases of EEE have been... Read More

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EEE Found In Michigan Horse

August 13, 1999

Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Dan Wyant today announced that the first reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this year has occurred in a horse in Barry County. This diagnosis was based on... Read More

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Don't Get Bucked Off By New Equine EIA Testing Law

August 13, 1999

Planning to sell Ol' Paint? After September 1, Texas law will require that equine, including horses, donkeys, mules, and asses, have a test for equine infectious anemia (EIA), (also known as "Coggins" or "Swamp Fever") within... Read More

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Wild Horse And Burro Center to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

August 13, 1999

The only year-round wild horse and burro adoption center east of the Mississippi will celebrate 20 years of operation by offering hundreds of wild horses for adoption to qualified equine enthusiasts on Sept. 10 and 11, 1999.... Read More

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WEE Detected In Mosquitoes In Arizona

August 06, 1999

Arizona state livestock officials are warning horse owners to make sure their horses' vaccinations are up to date for a potentially fatal equine sleeping sickness—Western equine encephalitis. The Arizona Department of Health... Read More

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Freighting Of Equestrian Horses And Equipment To Australia For The 2000 Olympic Games

August 06, 1999

The following information gives an outline of the important quarantine aspects of the importation of horses and associated goods for use in the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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