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Merial Launches New Resources Web Site

July 27, 2001

Merial pharmaceutical company recently launched a new customer tool and resource—http://www.merial.com, which offers speedy access and simple routes to information relevant to customers.

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Florida Has Year's First Equine West Nile Virus Case

July 25, 2001

The first equine case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States this year has been confirmed in a Florida horse. The horse was located in Jefferson County, Florida, where WNV-positive crows were found in June. The United States Department of... Read More

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Skunk Revealed As EPM Intermediate Host

July 13, 2001

Researchers have discovered that the striped skunk serves as an intermediate host for Sarcocystis neurona, the single-celled protozoan parasite that causes the neurological disease equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses. The... Read More

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Relief Comes To Abandoned Horses In Pakistan

July 13, 2001

The first wave of outside assistance has reached Karachi Race Course in Pakistan. On July 1, the Associated Press reported 250 abandoned horses were at the racetrack and had not moved since it closed in March. Many of them were not being cared... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Imports From the UK To Resume

July 13, 2001

Racehorses from the United Kingdom will be allowed to travel on direct flights to Australia for race meetings (such as the Melbourne Cup) following detailed inspections of pre-export quarantine facilities by senior veterinary officer ... Read More

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Horse Geneticists Meet In Brisbane, Australia

July 13, 2001

Horse geneticists met July 4-6, 2001, in Brisbane, Australia, for the Fourth International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop. Forty-two scientists from Europe, Asia, Australia and America met to present their research and discuss... Read More

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Ryerss Names New Co-Manager Of Animal Welfare

July 13, 2001

There is a new face at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, but it's not of the equine variety.

Ann Quigley was recently welcomed into the Ryerss Farm family as the new co-manager of animal welfare. Quigley oversees the... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Florida

July 11, 2001

West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a dead crow in Jefferson County, Fla. The crow was submitted for testing on June 18, and results were released July 6. The disease, which is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, made its debut i... Read More

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Equine Performance Center Opens

July 07, 2001

Health care for the nation's horse population entered a new era June 7 when the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center officially opened at Michigan State University.

Occupying more than 18,000 square feet of space, the center... Read More

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EEE In Florida

July 06, 2001

Florida state agriculture officials are urging citizens to take precautions since a growing number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in Florida have been diagnosed in horses.

"While the recent rainy weather across the state has... Read More

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Latest Foal Loss Update Shows No Change In Risk Factors

July 06, 2001

In the latest update on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, researchers at the University of Kentucky report the evidence continues to point toward cherry trees and a caterpillar infestation this spring as the likely causes of the problem. Research... Read More

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Horses Abandoned At Racetrack At Pakistan

July 06, 2001

A racecourse that hosted Pakistan’s largest races has closed, and more than 200 Thoroughbreds there are slowly starving, according to the Associated Press and the International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH).

The racetrack wa... Read More

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Ryerss Farm Seeks Items For Silent Auction

July 06, 2001

It's time for you to help your elders—your equine elders, that is. Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines is actively seeking donations of antiques, artwork, gift certificates, and horse-related items to make its silent auction a success. The fund-raiser... Read More

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Chilling Out After Exercise

July 01, 2001

The mid-summer heat brings added challenges in managing the athletic horse. Regardless of whether your horse is competing in a show, trail ride, or high-level three-day event, hot weather places additional demands on his body. You need to be... Read More

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Herd Bound Horses

July 01, 2001

I was wondering if you could help me. For a friend, I look after a 15.3-hand mare who is six years old. The horse had a fairly bad start in life as she was first abandoned in a stable, then in a field. She has luxating patellas in both hind... Read More

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Barefoot Benefits

July 01, 2001

We often assume a horse needs shoes without really thinking about why or how that affects a horse's overall health. Yet standard veterinary texts, such as books by James Rooney, DVM, and O.R. Adams, DVM, on... Read More

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Preserve Productive Pasture

July 01, 2001

Your horse's favorite activity could be time spent with "Dr. Green"--the horseman's name for turnout on pasture. Left on his own in a field, your horse nibbles for long periods of time. Grass forage is an important part of most horses' diets;... Read More

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Manure Eating in Adult Horse

July 01, 2001

We have a seven-year-old draft cross gelding who was treated for Lyme disease in October of 2000 with 8 grams of doxycycline (a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic) twice daily for three weeks. Since that time, and not previously, we have... Read More

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New Techniques In Laser Treatment

July 01, 2001

Lasers are playing a larger part in equine surgery.... Read More

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Dehydration Alert

July 01, 2001

When horses are working hard, especially in hot weather, they are particularly prone to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. The official term for one symptom of these problems is a mouthful: synchronous diaphragmatic flutter... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Education

July 01, 2001

A wide variety of equine nutritional topics was covered at the fourth annual Alltech Equine School April 25-28 in Lexington, Ky., sponsored by Alltech, a feed ingredient company in Nicholasville, Ky. Among the speakers was Harold Hintz, BS, PhD,... Read More

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Farm Disinfection

July 01, 2001

Salmonella, Rhodococcus equi, strangles, rotavirus, and multiple other contagious disease outbreaks...these are the bane of horse owners, farm managers, and trainers. One strangles outbreak can wreck a show season, cause... Read More

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Deadly Spring Syndromes

July 01, 2001

Good news travels fast in the horse business; bad news travels even faster. In the case of an outbreak of mysterious early fetal loss and late-gestation foal loss, cooperation and quick sharing of information served to help researchers... Read More

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West Nile Virus 2001

July 01, 2001

On May 7 it was announced that West Nile virus (WNV) had returned to the northeastern United States--this time in dead crows in New Jersey. But the area wasn't as panicked as it had been the past two years the disease was found. State... Read More

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ElectroBraid

July 01, 2001

ElectroBraid Fence Limited is offering a chance for a charitable organization to win free fencing. ElectroBraid President David Bryson wants to donate enough of his equine electrical fencing so that a therapeutic riding program, horse shelter, o... Read More