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Communicating With Your Farrier

November 01, 1998

If you're anything like me, you find farriery a bit of a mystery. After years of horse ownership, I can give an antibiotic injection prescribed by my veterinarian without flinching, I can spot a slipped stifle at 100... Read More

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Health Concerns of Mules and Donkeys

November 01, 1998

Mules and donkeys are a lot like horses, to be sure, but in many ways, including some health concerns, they are most definitely different. First, we should have a basic understanding about what constitutes these unique four-footed creatures.... Read More

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Endurance Riding: A Humane Use of the Equine Athlete

November 01, 1998

The growing interest in endurance riding has encouraged participants with different levels of prior horse experience to become involved with the sport. However, if equine athletes are asked to perform over distances for which they have not been appro... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/16/98

October 30, 1998

Colorado reported eight new investigations during the week ending October 16, 1998, of which three were VSV positive premises. Two of these premises were located in Larimer County and one in Weld County. Five formerly VSV... Read More

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A New Theory About Equine Foot Physiology

October 30, 1998

A Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine researcher has pieced together a new picture of equine foot physiology that suggests vascular systems in horse hooves function in much the same way that air- or... Read More

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Clues To Horse Extinction Point To Grass, Climate Change

October 23, 1998

What caused the extinction of many equine species and other mammals 6 million years ago?... Read More

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EIA Reservoir Implications

October 23, 1998

Charles Issel, DVM, PhD, spoke about the implications of reservoirs of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) at a seminar hosted by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. Issel began by stating... Read More

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EIA Positive Horses Found In Germany

October 23, 1998

Nine horses tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) antibodies in the Augsburg area of Bavaria, Germany, with one of the horses showing clinical signs of the disease, according to Dr. Hofherr of Germany's Ministry... Read More

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Ex-Racehorses Make The Difference For At-Risk Youth In Texas

October 23, 1998

All of us are familiar with the use of horses in police work. Mounted patrols are a familiar sight on the streets and in the green spaces of our major cities. But horses are also used to prevent crime before it can reach the... Read More

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Louisiana Veterinarians Put On Alert For EEE

October 23, 1998

Veterinarians in southwest Louisiana have been advised to stay on the lookout for Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis in horses (EEE). The Louisiana State Health Department has put veterinarians in this part of state on alert... Read More

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New System For Testing Lung Disease In Horses Developed

October 23, 1998

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, the director of the Issam M. Fares Equine Sports Medicine Program and an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass., has long bee... Read More

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Veterinarian's Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

October 16, 1998

The 1996 Summer Olympics may be over, but a success story involving veterinary medicine and horses that went virtually unnoticed then has had a lasting impact.

Despite the heat and humidity... Read More

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Out On A Limb: Young Burro Receives Artificial Leg At Colorado State

October 16, 1998

A five-month-old burro named Primrose got a leg up on life in the form of a prosthetic hind limb at Colorado State University recently, and her owner, a professional storyteller, put a happy ending on a sad tale.... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/09/98

October 16, 1998

Colorado reported nine new investigations during the week ending October 9, 1998, of which five were VSV positive premises. In addition, four previous investigations were reported VSV positive premises. These nine premises... Read More

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USDA Revises User Fees For Veterinary Diagnostic Services

October 16, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the user fees charged for certain veterinary diagnostic services.

"One important way we protect animal health is by providing timely, accurate... Read More

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USDA To Test Animal Health Emergency Management System

October 16, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will conduct a test exercise this fiscal year of its Regional Emergency Animal Disease Eradication Organization (READEO) system.... Read More

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EIA Testing Of Wild Free-Roaming Horses

October 09, 1998

Every year, the majority of new cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) is found in the same states where EIA has been diagnosed with the highest frequency since testing was initiated in the early 1970s. Thus, an untested... Read More

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Ontario Racing Commission Promises Probe Regarding Ill Horses

October 09, 1998

Several horses from trainer Mark Casse's barn at Woodbine racetrack were found ailing Oct. 2, which led to some speculation that the animals had been tranquilized. The Ontario Racing Commission has promised an investigation into an incident in... Read More

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New Surface At Sportsman's Park To Be Tested

October 09, 1998

Even while bulldozers and construction crews work to make Sportsman's Park accommodate auto racing, a small corner of the Stickney, Ill., facility will remain the preserve of the Thoroughbred horse.

On Sept. 30, Sportsman's Park... Read More

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VS Update 10/05/98

October 09, 1998

As of October 5, 1998, Arizona has been removed from Kentucky's list of embargoed states. Arizona was removed based on information received from the Arizona State Veterinarian's Office and the USDA indicating that Arizona is... Read More

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New Jersey EEE Update

October 09, 1998

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes and causes “sleeping sickness” in horses. It has been confirmed in nine N.J. horses on eight premises as of Oct. 1, according to New Jersey's... Read More

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VS Update 10/06/98

October 09, 1998

Arizona reported no new VS investigations during the week ending October 2, 1998, and one pending case was negative. Arizona has no premises under quarantine for VS.

Colorado reported 11 ne... Read More

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HSUS Offers Tips For Helping Animals During Flooding Conditions

October 02, 1998

As Hurricane Georges brings heavy rain to Florida, Alabama and Louisiana, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest animal protection organization, reminds anyone in potential flood situations that... Read More

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Strategies for Keeping Weight On Horses

October 01, 1998

A skinny horse is not a pretty sight. With ribs protruding, and hip bones threatening to serve as a hat rack for the next passerby, he gives an immediate impression of ill health... and it's no illusion. A too-thin equine is one who has no energ... Read More

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Life as a Layup

October 01, 1998

If you think that "layup farm" is a summer basketball camp run by Rick Pitino, think again. Some lucky horse owners among us might never have to know what a layup farm is, nor need one for their horses.

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