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Hives in Horses: Symptoms and Treatment

September 01, 1998

Q: I noticed the other day that my Appaloosa gelding had hair standing up and welts on his skin. A friend suggested that he might have hives. What can you tell me about hives on horses. What kind of treatment should he have? ... Read More

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Panic Or Procrastinate? What To Do if Your Horse Has Eaten a Poisonous Plant

September 01, 1998

You provide plenty of good quality feed, water, and turnout--do you still have to worry about your horse's getting sick from eating a poisonous plant? While common sense and good horse management are your horse's best protection... Read More

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Equine Dentistry Update

September 01, 1998

One of the oldest of adages in the horse world is, "No feet, no horse." We could add another that is just as appropriate, "No teeth, no horse." The teeth are one of the most important parts of a horse's anatomy, yet they often... Read More

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Communication With Horses: Gaining Unity

September 01, 1998

Learning to communicate with equines can, and, should be, a lifelong endeavor on the part of the horse enthusiast. There is no quick fix in learning the art of communication because each horse is different. What works for one will not necessarily ... Read More

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Allergic Reactions in Horses

September 01, 1998

Allergic reactions are complicated and somewhat unpredictable events that are triggered by various environment... Read More

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Stallion Behavior

September 01, 1998

Dr. Sue McDonnell discusses observations of stallions in the wild and domestication. ... Read More

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Restraint Techniques

September 01, 1998

The first premise regarding restraint techniques for horses is the art of knowing when and when not to use them. The individual personalities of horses sometimes can make the decision to use restraint (and the particular type) more... Read More

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CNS Expands Nasal Strip Technology to Include Horses

September 01, 1998

CNS, Inc., is developing a nasal strip that eases the breathing of horses during racing and other high-performance events, the company announced today. The strip performed as expected in an initial clinical trial at Kansas State University, and... Read More

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New York State Raises Fines For Cruel Horse Transport

August 28, 1998

New York Governor Pataki has signed into law Senate Bill 6332 introduced in March 1998 by Senator Kuhl, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The bill raises the fines for violating New York State's Agriculture... Read More

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Veterinarians Host Agribusiness Symposium

August 28, 1998

The present and future global needs of the agricultural industry and the roles veterinarians can play in maintaining the health of the industry will be the topic of a two day symposium hosted by the American Veterinary Medica... Read More

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Injuries Put Del Mar Surface Under Microscope

August 21, 1998

The unusual concentration of catastrophic and career-ending injuries during the opening weeks of the current Del Mar meet hit home in dramatic fashion Aug. 13 when Prosperous Bid, a 3-year-old son of Mr. Prospector owned by... Read More

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Necropsy: Searching for Answers

August 21, 1998

Whether your horse is a valued friend or a valued asset, the loss can be tough when he dies. But when your veterinarian presses you to get your horse necropsied, the thought of your horse's body being laid out, examined, cut up, and probed seems... Read More

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Australian Animal Health Laboratory Helps Understand Mystery Horse Disease

August 21, 1998

In September 1994 in Hendra, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, an apparently new disease resulted in the deaths of 13 horses and one human from a severe respiratory disease. This resulted in a decision to temporarily stop all... Read More

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First Sex-Selected Filly Born

August 21, 1998

Through the collaborative efforts of Colorado State University, USDA, MoFlo, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cytomation the world's first sex-selected filly was born August 6, 1998. The filly, Call Me Madam, was... Read More

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Reclassification Of The Horse Is Addressed

August 21, 1998

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, in a "white paper" issued to its state association members and the media, is urging any states that may consider changes in the legal definition of the horse to look at the... Read More

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Ohio State Drops Split-Sample Testing

August 14, 1998

The equine drug-testing program at Ohio State University is no longer providing split-sample testing as a result of an institutional policy.

Dr. Rick Sams, director of the analytical... Read More

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Twin Lipizzans Born At Tempel Farms

August 07, 1998

The rarest of the rare has happened at Tempel Farms, home of the prized Tempel Lipizzan stallions. Twin Lipizzan foals have been born—an improbable occurrence that takes place in fewer than one percent of all horse births, and is made even more... Read More

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Animal Welfare Council Working For The Equestrian Industry

August 07, 1998

Imagine opening your newspaper one morning and seeing the headline: "Animal Ownership Banned." The article goes on to say, "The riding of horses has been voted to be an act of animal cruelty. It is henceforth illegal to own, ride, exhibit or... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia in Horses

August 01, 1998

Equine infectious anemia, commonly known as swamp fever, is a viral disease that attacks the horse's immune system. There are no cure and no vaccine for this viral infection, which is caused by a retrovirus closely related to the HIV virus in... Read More

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Limitation of Liability

August 01, 1998

Horses often seem to be accidents waiting to happen, and most horse owners can recount at least one horror story that starts with: "You aren't going to believe this, but..." Less apparent, but equally true, is the realization that horse... Read More

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Stretching for the Horse

August 01, 1998

Certainly, muscles that have become contracted due to injury could benefit from gentle stretching exercises, but what about the apparently healthy horse? We often see horses stretching themselves in their stalls. A good roll in the dust can give the ... Read More

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Egg Bar Shoes

August 01, 1998

An egg bar is simply an oval-shaped horseshoe. Where the heels would normally end, they keep going--but in a circular direction, creating an oval back to the shoe.... Read More

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Feeding the High-Octane Horse

August 01, 1998

But because forages are not high-energy feeds, the athletic horse's diet needs to be supplemented in order to provide enough energy for him to perform at peak capacity. Traditionally, this is done by feeding grains, which are rich in carbohydrates... Read More

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Alternatives: Therapeutic Options

August 01, 1998

Holistic Veterinary Medicine is a comprehensive approach to health care employing alternative and conventional diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. In practice, holistic veterinary medicine incorporates, but is not limited to... Read More

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Communication: Horse Whispering

August 01, 1998

Learning to understand what a horse is communicating, whether to other horses or to humans, and how to communicate in return can be a lifelong endeavor for the avid horse owner because horses are not all the same.... Read More