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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

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Kentucky Set For Drug-Testing Upgrade

April 09, 1999

A move by the Kentucky Racing Commission to upgrade equine drug-testing standards in the state has stirred the pot in a simmering conflict between those who believe change is long overdue, and those who see it as a veiled... Read More

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AAEP Internship Program Offers

April 02, 1999

A unique internship program developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the first of its kind in equine medicine to offer equine veterinary students a practical and “real world” look at equine... Read More

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False EIA-Positive Mustang Foals Go Up For Adoption

April 02, 1999

Twelve Mustang foals will be among horses offered for adoption at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption in Stillwater, Okla., April 10. Ten gentled and halter-trained geldings, 12 untrained mares, and four gentled jack... Read More

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Inflammation

April 01, 1999

Within every living cell (muscle, tendon, lung, bone, etc.), there is a biochemical and cellular time bomb waiting to go off—inflammation. However, it is to be noted that inflammation is a double-edged sword. More animals (and probably people)... Read More

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Emergency Hoof Care: Pulled Shoes

April 01, 1999

Horses lose shoes for many reasons, and a lost shoe--or the cause of it--is the topic most likely to send a farrier's blood pressure into orbit.... Read More

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Canadian Equine Research

April 01, 1999

The University of Guelph, located in Ontario, Canada, is home of the world renowned Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The university is a research-intensive and student-oriented facility. Its written mission is to serve society and to enhance th... Read More

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Equine Fetal Sex Determination

April 01, 1999

Knowledge of a fetus’ sex enables the horse owner or breeder to manage several  different aspects of his or her horse business better. For example, the value of a foal frequently is influenced by its gender, depending on its sire or dam.... Read More

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Aortic Rupture

April 01, 1999

You’ve probably heard horror stories like these: A breeding stallion completes servicing a mare, slides off, goes down to the ground, gasps a few times, and dies. A 20-year-old pony being ridden by his young owner staggers sideways,... Read More

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Testicular Descent

April 01, 1999

A discussion of cryptorchidism in young stallions is fraught with controversy. Everyone agrees on what constitutes cryptorchidism, but that sometimes is as far as agreement goes. We know that the condition involves the retention of one or both... Read More

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Endometritis Classifications and Treatment

April 01, 1999

Many mares which cycle, but fail to conceive, have infections in their reproductive tracts. Hence, they are sometimes called "dirty" mares. The more scientific term for their problem is endometritis, which refers to the acute or chronic... Read More

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Vaccinations for Horses

April 01, 1999

Vaccines have been true godsends the world over. Diseases that once laid waste to large segments of the human population now are held in check by vaccines. One of those killing diseases, smallpox, has been eradicated. Much the same has happened... Read More

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WSU Establishes Hotline For Grieving Pet Owners

March 26, 1999

In January, Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine began operating a Pet Loss Support Hotline to support grieving animal owners. Specially trained WSU veterinary student volunteers are staffing the... Read More

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USDA Researchers Create Highly Aflatoxin-Resistant Corn

March 26, 1999

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced a new corn line developed by USDA scientists that outshines all previous corn lines in its ability to naturally fend off aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that poses a... Read More

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FDA Approves Anti-Ulcer Medication For Use In Horses

March 19, 1999

Merial, a Merck and Rhone-Poulenc company, announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Gastroguard (omeprazole) Paste, the first and only prescription... Read More

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Equine Encephalitis Detected In Mexico And South America

March 19, 1999

Three new equine encephalitis locations have been detected in Mexico as of Feb. 20, 1999, according to ProMED (Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases). The disease is continues to be present in two other locations, accordin... Read More

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Strangles Identified In Florida

March 19, 1999

Complaints indicating an outbreak of Streptococcus equi (strangles) in the area led the Animal Disease Control for the state's Department of Agriculture to conduct an investigation in Davie, Fla. The investigation took place March 5 and... Read More