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Slaughter Horses

December 01, 1999

Slaughtering horses is a topic that offers a no-win situation for a journalist; you’re going to upset someone if you just bring up the topic. So why did The Horse decide to look into this issue? Because horse owners in this country... Read More

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American Horse Council 1999

December 01, 1999

Horse enthusiasts attending the American Horse Council (AHC) meeting were presented with heady figures concerning the economic impact of the U.S. equine industry. They also heard sobering reports involving the importation of horses with... Read More

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Breeding the Older Mare

December 01, 1999

Older mares' reproductive ability declines, and getting and keeping them pregnant become more problematic.... Read More

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Winter Shelter

December 01, 1999

On long winter nights, would our horses rather be outside or warm and dry in a barn?... Read More

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Transportation to Slaughter: Proposed Regulations

December 01, 1999

 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations governing the transportation of horses to slaughter facilities are, relatively speaking, nearing the implementation stage. The transportation of horses to slaughter... Read More

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Horses Destined for Slaughter

December 01, 1999

One of the most controversial topics involving equines in the United States concerns sending horses to slaughter. Many horse owners and even non-owners are miles apart when this issue arises. There are those who take an extreme stance—that human... Read More

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Bapten Discontinued By PR Pharmaceuticals

December 01, 1999

The equine tendon medication Bapten has been discontinued by its manufacturer, PR Pharmaceuticals, because of a lack of demand for the product. The expense and length of treatment involved with Bapten therapy kept the drug from becoming popular... Read More

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Protect Your Animals From Hunters' Stray Shots

November 12, 1999

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, warns those living in rural or near wooded areas to take extra precautions to protect themselves and their pets from the stray shots that... Read More

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NC Approves Horse Feed Tax For Promotion

November 05, 1999

A North Carolina state referendum was passed with an 80% majority approving a tax of $2 on each ton of horse feed sold. According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, this will raise $200,000 annually for promotion of the horse... Read More

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EIA Positives At 21 in Pennsylvania

November 05, 1999

According to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), as of Nov. 2, a total of 21 equids have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Wayne County since Sept. 18. Eighteen of these have been destroyed;... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Announces Three New Trustees

November 05, 1999

Morris Animal Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new Trustees to its Board of Trustees. Joan Embery, Greg Keller, DVM, and Kathy Layton join 26 other animal enthusiasts in directing the foundation.

Joan Embery is th... Read More

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UF Faculty Member Receives Achievement Award

November 05, 1999

Eleanor Myers Green, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, chair of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's department of large animal clinical sciences, has received the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians' (AAVC) 1999 Faculty... Read More

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Europe Bans Import Of U.S. Horses Originating In WNV-Affected Areas

November 05, 1999

Last minute negotiations between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the European Commission have failed to stop a ban on the importation of U.S. horses from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey into Europe. The American Horse Council learned... Read More

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Piedra Announces Equine Research Grants

November 05, 1999

The Piedra Foundation (TPF) awards several applied equine research grants each year to private equine practices with qualifying internship programs. Through these grants, funded by The Oak Tree Racing Association, TPF helps progressive equine... Read More

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COPD

November 01, 1999

Please take a deep breath. Excuse me, I said could you take a deep breath please? No, stop nuzzling at my backside. Could you please just take a deep breath?

This might be a typical one-sided conversation a veterinarian would want... Read More

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A Footwear Primer

November 01, 1999

Understanding the various types of equine footwear can help owners decide which shoes suit their horses best.... Read More

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Horses and Humans: Eating For Two

November 01, 1999

Equines are obligate herbivores, meaning they are designed to eat plants and only plants; they're not equipped to eat or to digest animal flesh. Humans, on the other hand, are true omnivores, meaning we'll eat practically anything. ... Read More

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Stall Design

November 01, 1999

That stall is very likely the place where your horse is going to spend the bulk of his existence as a domestic animal. Even if he is turned out every day, and exercised regularly, up to 16 hours of his daily life could be whiled away in that familiar... Read More

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Ulcer Pain

November 01, 1999

Horse owners cause ulcers. What else are we to conclude when one of the world's leading researchers in this area of equine health says that "100%" of domestic horses have ulcers at some point in their lives. Ulcers are one of those problems that... Read More

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Emergency Care

November 01, 1999

There’s an old saying: If your horse can find a way to get in trouble, he will. So, if you own a horse long enough, chances are that some time you will face an emergency accident or injury. But will you know how to... Read More

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Blanket Coverage for Your Horse

November 01, 1999

Horse blanket manufacturers have taken advantage of many of the warm, lightweight fabrics developed for skiers, incorporating them into stormproof, windproof, chafeproof, practically bulletproof creations which, while marvels of engineering, can put ... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers

November 01, 1999

Stomach ulcers and lesions can be an affliction in horses young and old. The presence of ulcers often causes severe discomfort to the horse and, in radical cases, can result in death. Attempting to describe ulcers is a bit like trying to describ... Read More

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Innovation From Tragedy -- Eventing Fence Designs Emphasize Safety

November 01, 1999

Three-day eventing, at its highest level, always has been acknowledged as a high-risk sport. Having evolved from a military test for cavalry horses and officers, it retains its emphasis on versatility, endurance, speed, and bravery--and more and... Read More

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Licensing Agreement Claim False

October 27, 1999

The press release issued Sept. 1 by Select The Best of Carson City, Nev., regarding a licensing agreement with Nutramax Laboratories Inc. concerning a combination chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride product is completely false,... Read More

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Diagnon Corporation Announces Introduction Of Eqstend

October 27, 1999

Diagnon Corporation announced the introduction of Eqstend, a partially purified equine albumin, at the Bluegrass Equine Critical Care Symposium in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 25-26. Albumin is the main protein, of three blood plasma proteins, whic... Read More