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Safe Use of Grooming Products

June 01, 1999

Explore lotions, creams, and ointments, along with grooming tools and beauty wraps you use on your horse.... Read More

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Bone Formation With Exercise

June 01, 1999

Strong bones are essential if a horse is to perform successfully and still remain sound. ... Read More

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Sarcoids And Melanomas

June 01, 1999

Tumor. Now there's a word guaranteed to strike fear into anyone's heart. Loosely defined, a tumor is an uncontrolled or incorrect growth of cells, which can invade normal tissue and disrupt functions. It can be benign (meaning... Read More

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Disaster Planning

June 01, 1999

“Disasters do not create new conditions; they simply exacerbate existing ones.”

Wait a minute! Disasters don’t create new conditions? Horses trapped in flood waters, in fires, in wind-damaged barns are not new conditions? Horses... Read More

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The Use of Thermography in Lameness Evaluation

June 01, 1999

Lameness diagnosis can be very frustrating when the source of pain is located in the upper leg and is not associated with a synovial structure, or the lameness is too subtle to utilize diagnostic analgesic injections, or the patient is not... Read More

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The Power of Hydrotherapy

June 01, 1999

There's something almost spiritual about the healing properties of water. Humans have used this life-giving liquid to encourage healing, in themselves and in their horses, since the dawn of time. Water cleanses (in fact, several of the world's... Read More

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Buying a Horse/Prepurchase Exams

June 01, 1999

Q: I'm in the market for my first horse. I've seen people at my barn buy horses, and they always have a veterinarian check the horse over before making the purchase. What exactly does the veterinarian check for and why is this so important?... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Amend Animal Welfare Act Confiscation Regulations

May 28, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks comment on a proposed change to the Animal Welfare Act regulations.

"We wish to change the regulations so that animals confiscated by the USDA can b... Read More

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Update On Horses Injured From Oklahoma Tornadoes

May 28, 1999

Upon returning from Oklahoma after seeing the destruction from the tornadoes that swept through the area on May 3, Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), a part of the United Animal Nations (Read More

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EEE Is Suspected In Louisiana

May 28, 1999

As of May 21, eastern equine encephalitis has been noted as the probable cause of the deaths of two horses in Louisiana, one in St. James Parish and the other in Lafourche Parish, according to Bob Odom, Commissioner of... Read More

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USDA Proposes Rule For Humane Transport Of Horses To Slaughter

May 21, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing regulations to establish minimum standards to ensure the humane movement of equines to slaughtering facilities by way of commercial transportation.

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Two Michigan Horses Die From Rabies

May 21, 1999

Two horses have been diagnosed, and died as the result of rabies during the month of April in Michigan. The first horse was from Casco Township in St. Clair County, and the second was from Deckerville in Sanilac County. The... Read More

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Kosovo Atrocities Affect Horses

May 14, 1999

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is preparing for action to aid livestock and pets in war-torn Kosovo when the bombs stop falling. WSPA's Trevor Wheeler, along with colleagues, recently was sent to... Read More

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Illinois Chiropractor Forced To Respond To Warnings

May 14, 1999

An Illinois chiropractor has been warned by the State of Nevada Office of the Attorney General not to conduct his animal chiropractic seminars there.

Dr. Daniel Kamen, a chiropractor from... Read More

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Research Grants To Investigate Therapeutic Options

May 14, 1999

The effectiveness of therapeutic options in equine health care will be investigated through research grants established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The AAEP board of directors recently announce... Read More

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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