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Wild Horse And Burro Office Opens In Tennessee

May 14, 1999

The Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office is opening a Wild Horse and Burro Office in Lebanon, Tennessee, southeast of the Eastern Wild Horse and Burro Contract Adoption Facility in Cros... Read More

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Large Non-Farm Horse Operations Should Review New USDA-EPA Strategy On Water Pollution

May 14, 1999

On March 9, 1999, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released their “Unified National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations.” The agencies have been working on this strategy since... Read More

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Equine Tapeworms Prevalence Monitored

May 07, 1999

Unwelcome and unannounced they come, developing silently within the intestines of the horse. Within the cecum, the parasites usually surround the ileocecal valve. Having no mouth parts or digestive tract, they absorb nutrients through their... Read More

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Rabies In Horses- 1997 CDC Report

May 07, 1999

Rabid animals were reported from every state except Hawaii in 1997, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA. Rabies was confirmed in 47 horses, donkeys, and mules in 21 states and Puerto Rico in comparison... Read More

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Kentucky EIA Surveillance- 1998

May 07, 1999

During 1998 a total of 88,149 samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky. Private testing accounted for 73,590 samples that were submitted to comply with state regulations regarding the sale and exhibition of equines in... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Welcomes Cigar

May 07, 1999

Kentucky's Thoroughbred focus shifted Sunday from Louisville to Lexington where the Kentucky Horse Park celebrated two stellar additions to its facility. Both reached the park after months of negotiating, speculating, and... Read More

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Memphis Added As Port Of Entry For Horse, Ruminant, And Swine Products

May 07, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is adding Memphis, Tenn., to the list of limited ports of entry approved for semen, embryos, and products of horses, ruminants, and swine.

"Memphis has... Read More

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There Was a Crooked Foal

May 01, 1999

A newborn foal, teetering on spidery legs, has a knock-kneed, awkward charm that can melt hearts. ... Read More

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Home Sweet Home

May 01, 1999

So when we consider the construction of stalls, we shouldn't underestimate how important it is to provide a comfortable, welcoming, and most importantly, safe, environment in which our horses can live.... Read More

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Feeding Beet Pulp

May 01, 1999

Q: I've been told I should feed beet pulp to help put weight on my skinny Thoroughbred. But I'm worried about the stories I've heard about beet pulp expanding in the horse's stomach and causing colic -- or worse! Is beet pulp a goo... Read More

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The Anatomy of the Ear

May 01, 1999

The ear is divided into three portions: the outer, the middle, and the inner ear. The outer ear is the visible portion that can be a strong indicator of the general mood of your horse, a tip-off as to where its attention is directed, and even a... Read More

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Epiphysitis

May 01, 1999

 A discussion of epiphysitis is anything but simple, straightforward, or lacking in complexity. To begin with, there is confusion and... Read More

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Rehabilitating the EPM Horse

May 01, 1999

Your horse was diagnosed with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, but with quick intervention by your veterinarian, careful administration of medications, and lots of nursing, he is on his way to recovery and being "cured" of the... Read More

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American Farrier's Association Convention

May 01, 1999

The American Farrier’s Association Convention held in Lexington, Ky., March 3-6, was planned with the professional farrier in mind. While the lion and the lamb vollied outdoors throughout the four-day event, inside the convention center farriers... Read More

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Congenital Cleft Palate

May 01, 1999

Congenital cleft palate in horses is an uncommon deformity affecting approximately 0.1-0.2% of the equine population. The condition is a malformation of the soft and sometimes hard palate where the left and right side fail to unite, forming a cleft... Read More

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Wildfires: Are You Prepared -- The Recommendations Of The Red Cross

April 30, 1999

More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas or remote sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire. Wildfires... Read More

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Winning Jockey Allegedly Used 'Buzzer'

April 30, 1999

Officials with Oaklawn Park and the Arkansas Racing Commission announced April 15 they have uncovered evidence that has led them to believe jockey Billy Patin had an electrical device in his possession when he rode longshot... Read More

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Knee Surgery For Horses: Continuing Research

April 24, 1999

Horses' knees are like human ones, and that's good news for both species. It means that continuing research at Colorado State University aimed at helping horses with osteoarthritis --missing cartilage --also is applicable to humans as well.... Read More

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Equine Expert "On Call" For ABC Coverage Of Kentucky Derby

April 24, 1999

World-renowned equine surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, will be the "On Call" veterinarian standing by to assist the ABC Sports broadcast team during the May 1 running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The "On... Read More

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USET Initiates USOC Drug Education Program For Pan American Games

April 24, 1999

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) has initiated a Drug Education Program for its riders long-listed for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada.

The USET program includes fou... Read More

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Corn Spills The Beans

April 24, 1999

"Interrogate" corn kernels under strobe lights and they may admit aloud that they're harboring a toxin-producing fungus. Nowadays, Agricultural Research Service scientists with specially programmed computers find such... Read More

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Pasture Management Tips to Minimize Carbohydrate Content

April 24, 1999

Carbohydrate research done on forages, though not specific on carbohydrate type, has provided information on pasture management that owners can use to manage their horses' intake of carbohydrates. This is particularly of interest to owners with... Read More

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Alfalfa Cubes: An Alternative Forage

April 16, 1999

Good quality forage is the basis of feeding programs for all horses. When hay is being fed, horse owners need to select a hay that is nutritious but also free of dust and mold. However, when mold-free hay is not available,... Read More

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Book On Over 10,000 Plants Released

April 16, 1999

A new book covering 10,000 of the world's economically important plants greatly expands upon an out-of-date, out-of-print reference long popular with botanists, other scientists, teachers, and others.

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Capital Gains Bill Introduced To Help Horse Owners

April 09, 1999

The American Horse Council reports that Congressmen Jerry Weller (R-IL), Joel Hefley (R-CO), Ron Lewis (R-KY) and Congresswoman Karen Thurman (D-FL) have introduced legislation to reduce from two years to one the period for... Read More