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Thoroughbred Thermography Trials

February 01, 1999

A three-month study of Thoroughbred horses in training at two racetracks has proven the benefit of thermography in competitive horses, said Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. His... Read More

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Auburn Builds New Large Animal Teaching Hospital

February 01, 1999

Thanks to a $52 million agriculture bond initiative that Alabama's voters approved in the Nov. 3 general election, Auburn University and other state colleges and universities will receive a new supply of funding to help build new classroom and... Read More

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Purina Mills Educational Seminars

February 01, 1999

More than 1,000 free equine educational seminars will be held throughout the United States this spring, beginning Feb. 15 and running through the end of May. The Purina Education Series, now in its fifth year, is the most extensive educational... Read More

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Michigan's Performance Center

February 01, 1999

The first step toward construction of a Michigan State University facility devoted to the care of the nation's performance horse population was taken Friday, Dec. 11, when the University's Board of Trustees hired an architect/engineer for the... Read More

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Horse Owners Plead Guilty To USDA Import Violations

February 01, 1999

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that horse facility owners Emil and Anna Jung of Gehlenberg-Friesoythe, Germany, have pled guilty to three counts each of false statements and mail fraud. In May of 1998, the Jungs were... Read More

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Sauers Honored

February 01, 1999

American Quarter Horse Foundation announced that Director Emeritus LaRue Sauers of Sedalia, Mo., is the 1998 Merle Wood Humanitarian of the Year award winner. Sauers was honored at the "You Can Make A Difference" reception on Tuesday, Nov. 17,... Read More

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AQHA Parentage Verification

February 01, 1999

For the protection of all American Quarter Horses and so American Quarter Horse owners better understand certain genetic diseases and prevent them being passed on to future generations, AQHA is making an effort by positively identifying all... Read More

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LSU Helping Animals And Humans Reproduce

February 01, 1999

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center's reproductive physiology research program started with one main focus--helping farm animals reproduce efficiently and at the least cost to livestock producers. Along the way, this research... Read More

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AHC 1998 Year-End Review

January 29, 1999

The 105th Congress completed its legislative work on October 21, 1998, however they officially adjourned on December 22 following the Presidential impeachment vote. In what may be remembered as one of the most controversial... Read More

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The State Of Kentucky Declares VS All-Clear

January 29, 1999

Effective today (January 25, 1999), the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has removed Colorado from he list of States affected with Vesicular Stomatitis. There are currently no states considered by the Kentucky Department of... Read More

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Effects Of Weaning On Growing Foals

January 22, 1999

Every foal must be weaned from its dam at some point. However, when and how the weaning process is undertaken may have significant effects on the growing horse. One of the physiological responses often noted at weaning is a... Read More

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Valley Foundation Gift To Help Vet School Remedy Facilities Deficiencies

January 22, 1999

A $10.7 million gift from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation—the largest single cash gift in the campus's history—will boost significantly efforts to improve aging facilities at the University of California, Davis, School... Read More

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Three Charged In The Slaughter Of 34 Wild Horses

January 15, 1999

A construction worker and two Marines have been accused of the wild horse killings in Nevada December, 27, 1998, for sport. The shootings, which left 34 horses dead and several wounded, have sparked immense interest by the public and a reward... Read More

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Simpsonville, Ky., Horse Owner Settles Horse Protection Act Charges

January 15, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Margaret Baird of Simpsonville, Ky., have agreed to a consent decision and order regarding charges of Horse Protection Act violations.

"As a horse... Read More

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USDA Extends Comment Period On Proposed Rule To Allow Horses From Qatar

January 15, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reopening and extending the comment period for a proposed rule that would declare Qatar, a small country on the Persian Gulf, free of African horse sickness. This change in disease status... Read More

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USDA Cooperates With Texas To Stop Spread Of Rabies

January 15, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is cooperating with the Texas Department of Health and other state and federal agencies to drop more than 2.7 million vaccine-laced baits to stop the spread of canine rabies in Texas.... Read More

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The Down Horse

January 11, 1999

The "down horse" refers to a horse which has become recumbent and cannot rise. The term is a clinical sign and is a non-specific development of a number of disease conditions; the causes can be many.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Update

January 08, 1999

Colorado reported one new vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) investigation during the week ending Jan. 8, 1999. This new investigation and one investigation formerly pending were both negative. One formerly positive premises located in... Read More

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Major Public Relations Agency Hired To Develop 5-Year

January 08, 1999

BSMG, the public relations division of Bozell International, the agency that developed the successful "Milk Moustache" campaign, has been hired by the Horse Industry Alliance to develop a 5-year Marketing Plan that has an objective of raising $1... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Research Will Host Annual Nutrition Conference

January 08, 1999

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) will host its ninth annual Equine Nutrition Conference on April 26-27, 1999, in Lexington, Ky.

The conference will feature presentations by world leaders in equine nutrition and exercise physiology,... Read More

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Answers Sought In Wild Horse Shootings

January 08, 1999

Police are continuing their search for the shooters of 33 wild horses in Nevada just outside of Reno, Nev. Currently, authorities are X raying carcasses for metal, specifically bullets, and performing ballistics tests.... Read More

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University Of Pennsylvania To Identify Causes Of Abortion And Pregnancy Wastage In Study

January 08, 1999

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for a three year study to identify the causes of abortion and pregnancy wastage in... Read More

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10 Tips For Winter Hoof Care

January 01, 1999

Does the sound of sleigh bells set your nerves on edge, anticipating a wreck on the icy patch down the road? Do you dream of the day next spring when you will be able to see your horse below his knees? Do you lie awake at night designing... Read More

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Feeding The Orphan Foal

January 01, 1999

Every breeder dreads finding himself or herself with an orphan foal--a baby left alone when his dam dies of foaling complications or from a later, unrelated injury or illness; or a foal rejected by his mother or for some reason, unable to nurse.... Read More

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Run-In Sheds

January 01, 1999

Dallas Goble, DVM, thinks quite highly of run-in sheds. "They offer better quality health for the horse than enclosed barns," says the associate professor of surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee. "Run-in sheds have... Read More