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Egg Bar Shoes

August 01, 1998

An egg bar is simply an oval-shaped horseshoe. Where the heels would normally end, they keep going--but in a circular direction, creating an oval back to the shoe.... Read More

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Feeding the High-Octane Horse

August 01, 1998

But because forages are not high-energy feeds, the athletic horse's diet needs to be supplemented in order to provide enough energy for him to perform at peak capacity. Traditionally, this is done by feeding grains, which are rich in carbohydrates... Read More

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Alternatives: Therapeutic Options

August 01, 1998

Holistic Veterinary Medicine is a comprehensive approach to health care employing alternative and conventional diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. In practice, holistic veterinary medicine incorporates, but is not limited to... Read More

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Communication: Horse Whispering

August 01, 1998

Learning to understand what a horse is communicating, whether to other horses or to humans, and how to communicate in return can be a lifelong endeavor for the avid horse owner because horses are not all the same.... Read More

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Weaning Strategies

August 01, 1998

No one looks forward to weaning time. There's nothing quite as heart-rending as the sound of a panicky foal, galloping up and down the fence line calling desperately for the mother who's been taken away--unless it's the sound of his dam calling... Read More

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Equine Respiratory Disease Part 2: The Lower Airway

August 01, 1998

The lower airway consists of the lungs and the air tubing (bronchi) that supplies them. The lungs have some very interesting and unique protective mechanisms that put forth a great effort to prevent infection. Obviously, the air... Read More

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Rx: Responsible Drug Use

August 01, 1998

Tranquilizers can calm a nervous, first-time dam and allow her to accept her foal; anti-inflammatory drugs may... Read More

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VS Update 7/28/98

July 31, 1998

Colorado became a case positive state on July 23, 1998, with the isolation of VSV, Indiana strain, from a horse on a premises located in Boulder County. Nine additional investigations were reported, six of which were positive for VSV. There were... Read More

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Study Begins On Racehorse Musculoskeletal Injuries

July 24, 1998

A newly funded study at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., may help researchers better understand the origins of musculoskeletal inju ies in racehorses. The three-year study, which received... Read More

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New Book On Equine Nutrition Now Available

July 24, 1998

The Blood-Horse, Inc., has published a new title in its Horse Health Care Library series, entitled, Understanding Equine Nutrition: Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management. Written by Karen Briggs, the illustrated,... Read More

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Law For Transportation To Slaughter Now Being Drafted

July 24, 1998

Regulations in support of the Commercial Transportation of Equine for Slaughter Act, passed by Congress on March 28, 1996, are now being drafted, according to Steve Ralls, American Horse Council director of legislative... Read More

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Texas Horses Cooler Than Humans In Sweltering Heat At Racetracks

July 24, 1998

The United States is experiencing a record-setting summer, with temperatures in the Southwest topping the 100-degree mark day after day. The suspects among the causes of this heat streak range from global warming to La Niña,... Read More

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New Type Of Placentitis In Mares

July 17, 1998

For several years a unique form of placentitis, referred to as “nocardioform” or “mucoid” placentitis, has been diagnosed at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center. While the number of cases of mucoid... Read More

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Wild Horses EIA Update

July 10, 1998

The week of July 1 saw the completion of the third phase of the gather of BLM horses in the Agency Draw area where all 50 animals tested negative for EIA. Previously, in the East Bonanza Horse Management Area only one horse o... Read More

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Vet Sues NYRA To Resume His Practice

July 02, 1998

Veterinarian Dr. Michael Galvin didn't go away quietly after being banned for the remainder of the year by the New York Racing Association. Galvin promptly filed a $20-million lawsuit against the NYRA and went to federal cour... Read More

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BLM Proposes New Policy for the Transportation of Wild Horses

July 02, 1998

In an effort to improve health and safety conditions for wild horses, Bureau of Land Management Director Pat Shea recently announced new requirements for large trailers that transport the animals from holding facilities to... Read More

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Where Did All The Farriers Go? The AFA Convention

July 01, 1998

Farriers want to know about "stuff" that can make their jobs easier and make their clients' horses more sound, or help with lameness problems.... Read More

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Hay Alternatives

July 01, 1998

Although regular baled hay is the mainstay of equine diets across North America, it's sometimes more trouble than it's worth. Heavy to stack, bulky to store, prone to vitamin breakdown, and -- heaven forbid! -- also spontaneous combustion, not t... Read More

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Two Futures

July 01, 1998

The first Kentucky Horse Council Equine Industry Summit was a success. There were more than 40 different equine organizations and breed associations which sent delegates, most of whom thanked the state horse council for getting them... Read More

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Determining Conditioning

July 01, 1998

Among the animals we call "livestock," horses are unique because they are the only ones we regard as athletes. Unlike other animals that are bred for better milk production or tastier flesh, horses are bred for athletic performance, each type... Read More

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Common Respiratory Problems

July 01, 1998

The main goal of the respiratory system is to transfer oxygen from the air we breathe to the red blood cells, where the oxygen will be transported throughout the body and be available for all organs and tissues. In addition, carbon dioxide, a waste... Read More

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Capped Hock Injury

July 01, 1998

I have a three-year-old Thoroughbred filly who was shipped from Texas. When she arrived, she had a swelling on her hock that was called a capped hock. What exactly is a capped hock and how should I deal with it? Will it affect her ability to race ... Read More

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Cooling Overheated Horses

July 01, 1998

Q: With summer upon us, I am concerned about exercising my horse in hot weather. What can I do to make sure my horse is properly cooled out? Are there steps I can take before, during, and after exercise? ... Read More

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Periodic Ophthalmia (Moon Blindness)

July 01, 1998

Periodic ophthalmia, otherwise known as recurrent uveitis, uveitis, or moon blindness, can be a devastating disease of the equine eye. It also, unfortunately, is a disease that we really don't know much about. The hypothetical... Read More

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Equine Parasites

July 01, 1998

Controlling parasites that feed on and damage the equine digestive system and various body organs must be an ongoing effort on the part of horse owners if these relentless attackers are to be prevented from compromising the animal's health and... Read More