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A new book covering 10,000 of the world's economically important plants greatly expands upon an out-of-date, out-of-print reference long popular with botanists, other scientists, teachers, and others.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

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Tendon Drug Is Back On The Market

March 12, 1999

According to the manufacturer of Bapten, a drug used for the treatment of tendinitis of the superficial digital flexor tendon in the horse, the drug is again on the market. There was a “stop-sale” on Bapten in Oct. 1998 due t... Read More

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New Hair Analysis Helps Diagnose Toxic Element Poisoning

March 05, 1999

A leading diagnostic lab has produced a new test to help veterinarians diagnose the hidden cause of some of the most common, yet deceptive, cases in veterinary medicine: toxic element accumulation.

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Hendra Virus Returns To Australia

March 05, 1999

The Australian Animal Health Laboratory has confirmed that the Hendra virus (HeV), otherwise known as equine morbillivirus, has made a third appearance in Australia. According to ProMED (Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases), "The diagnosis... Read More

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Eating For Two

March 01, 1999

No one ever said mothering was easy. As your broodmare gets closer and closer to her due date, you've been noting, with some satisfaction, her bulging belly, her increasingly matronly attitude, and the look of lazy contentment in her eyes. But... Read More

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Exercise Equipment

March 01, 1999

Like busy professionals everywhere, horse people often find there just aren't enough hours in the day. What with stalls to be mucked, arenas to be harrowed, fields to be bush-hogged or mowed, fencing to be repaired, hay to be baled, tack repairs... Read More

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Y2K

March 01, 1999

If you don't know what the headline means, you already are in trouble. But it's not too late to prepare for the Year 2000. The first thing you should do is go out immediately and buy a bottle of champagne (or sparkling non-alcoholic... Read More

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Pasture Perfect

March 01, 1999

Maintaining horses on pasture rather than in stalls has several advantages. Not only does it cut down on barn chores and the amount of bedding your operation will go through, but it provides horses with the chance to exercise themselves at will... Read More