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Spring Tune-Up

March 01, 1999

We are ready for a new season of fun riding or competing. The question that must be answered at this point is this: How ready are our horses? In some cases, the answer is that they are kept ready all year long. ... Read More

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EPM

March 01, 1999

Leading researchers in the quest for the solution to equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) lectured to a packed room at the North American Veterinary Conference. While the protocol didn't allow for debate among the speakers, debate... Read More

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Post-Foaling Problems In Mares

March 01, 1999

Next on the concern list immediately after foaling is the mare. Did she come through the short, but almost violent birthing process unscathed? Or are we facing some post-foaling problems that could compromise her health, her ability to conceive again... Read More

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Early Embryonic Death

March 01, 1999

For all horse breeders, it is important to realize that not every mare will give birth to a live foal. Failure of the pregnancy can occur at any stage starting from the fertilization of the oocyte or egg. The oocyte develops in the fluid- filled... Read More

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Do I Need a Dental Exam For My Horse?

March 01, 1999

Q: I have a Morgan mare who, I think, might have something wrong with her teeth. What should I expect from a dental examination for my horse?... Read More

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Deep Digital Flexor Tenotomy As a Treatment for Chronic Laminitis

March 01, 1999

Deep digital flexor tenotomy is a surgical alternative that transects the deep digital flexor tendon in the mid-cannon bone region. This major tendon runs down the back of the horse's leg and attaches to the back of the coffin bone. ... Read More

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Update: Clean Bill Of Health For EIA-Positive Mustang Foals

February 26, 1999

Eleven Mustang foals taken to Oklahoma State University last summer when they tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) now have tested negative. A temporary restraining order filed by the International Society for... Read More

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EIA Positive Horses Detected In Florida

February 26, 1999

Five horses located west of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., have tested positive for equine infectious anemia, an infectious disease that can be fatal. All five horses which tested positive for EIA antibodies came from a single premise (farm) that house... Read More

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OSU College of Vet Med Acquires Gait Force Analyzer To Help Quantify Lameness

February 26, 1999

Staff members at Oklahoma State University's Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital collect data from the new gait force analyzer. The technology helps veterinarians assess the degree of lameness in animals.Thanks to a new piece o... Read More

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DNA Kit Now Available For $30

February 19, 1999

AQHA's Executive Committee, at its January meeting, reduced the cost for a DNA kit from $40 to $30 per horse. The new price became effective Feb. 1, 1999.

To date, AQHA offers its Members... Read More

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UF Researcher, New Techniques Help Reconstruct Ancient Diets

February 19, 1999

Out of the mouths of long-dead animals come stories of vanished landscapes, ancient weather and the way the creatures lived and died.

With a unique combination of two scientific techniques,... Read More

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New Tests Nab Grain Toxins

February 19, 1999

New tools to detect mycotoxins that contaminate corn, barley, wheat and other commodities have been developed by an Agricultural Research Service scientist. ARS is USDA's chief scientific research agency.

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Light Shed On Mystery Horse Disease

February 19, 1999

CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization—Australia's largest scientific research organization) Animal Health scientists have discovered more about the mysterious Hendra disease that killed two human... Read More

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Colorado Declared VS Free

February 19, 1999

Three formerly VS positive premises located in Larimer County, Colorado, were released from quarantine during the week ending Jan. 22, 1999. A new investigation in El Paso County, Colorado, was determined to be negative.... Read More

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1999 Federal Grazing Fee Announced

February 19, 1999

The grazing fee for Western public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) in 1999, which is the same amount charged in 1998. The formula used for... Read More

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Ash Fork Update

February 12, 1999

Since August, 1998, twelve horses and a mule have died in the Ash Fork, Ariz., area after displaying similar symptoms. Although the exact cause of the illness has not been specifically determined, evidence gathered by several... Read More

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A New Vaccine For Equine Herpesvirus On The Horizon

February 12, 1999

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is the major cause worldwide of epidemic abortion in mares, along with neonatal deaths in foals, and also cause respiratory illness and nervous system disease. This virus, along with the closely... Read More

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Scientists Find New Clue To Treat Moldy Corn Poisoning

February 12, 1999

A disease that destroys brain cells in horses, moldy corn poisoning or equine leukoencephalomalacia (ELEM), is currently a death sentence. But promising new research findings may someday improve the odds.

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Ash Fork, Ariz., Information Line Established

February 12, 1999

A 1-800 information line was established today to aid Northern Arizona horse owners concerned by the recent death of several horses near Ash Fork, located west of Flagstaff off Interstate 40.

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Botulism In Arizona...Or Not?

February 05, 1999

The first case of what state officials suspect to be botulism was seen in the latter part of November, 1998. To date, 13 horses in the Ash Fork, Ariz., area, a rural town west of Flagstaff, have exhibited the same neurologic... Read More

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ADA Launches Joint Investigation Into Ash Fork Horse Deaths

February 05, 1999

Arizona Department of Agriculture officials today announced that experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, have joined the investigation into a series of... Read More

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Pasture Paranoia: Laminitis Prevention

February 01, 1999

Lush pasture is the arch enemy of horses susceptible to laminitis and founder. ... Read More

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When Should You Supplement?

February 01, 1999

Look around any barn and you'll see the evidence. Do you know a feed room that doesn't have a collection of jugs and buckets, pails and little plastic scoops, pellets and powders in a rainbow of colors? The ingredients range from high-tech... Read More

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Reading Pedigrees

February 01, 1999

The horse you see--or the foal you envision--reflects generations of ancestors. Owners of those ancestors made decisions on mating horses, planning each generation. They selected animals by examining the successes of previous horsemen, as... Read More

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Understanding

February 01, 1999

There are many people out there who, in this winter season, are doing more than their jobs. These are the people leading disabled kids around a chilly indoor arena on patient, donated horses -- a highlight of most of these kids' weeks. They are... Read More