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Umbilical Hernia

May 01, 1998

I have been told that my horse has an umbilical hernia. What exactly is an umbilical hernia and what can be done to correct it?

A hernia is defined as a "protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening." The... Read More

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Focus On Discipline: Polo

May 01, 1998

Gallop gallop gallop thwack! The polo pony (actually a full-sized horse) carries the player to the ball which the rider hits in the line of play. In this fast-paced game the horse and rider partner to play as a single unit. Each... Read More

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The Battle of the Bugs

May 01, 1998

We don't tend to give external parasites--creepy little critters like mites, lice, and ticks-a lot of consideration in our day-to-day horse management, but they can have just as much impact on our equines' health as the internal parasites (worms and ... Read More

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Equine Back Problems

May 01, 1998

Equine back problems are common, particularly in performance horses. The conditions involved can be primary or can result from lameness, ill-fitting tack, or even inadequate schooling. It is noteworthy that the most common reaso... Read More

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Saddle Fit

May 01, 1998

Fitting a saddle correctly to a horse's back can be confusing and frustrating, Harman says, because so many variables are involved. There also is the matter of cost. Few horse owners can afford to have a specially designed saddle... Read More

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USDA To Amend User Fees For Veterinary Services

May 01, 1998

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

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

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Search Continues For Sponge Suspect

May 01, 1998

As law enforcement officials continued their search for William Michael McCandless, who was indicted Monday in connection with the sponging of horses in Kentucky in 1996 and '97, racing officials were studying betting pattern... Read More

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Import Regulations Eased In Canada

May 01, 1998

The Canadian Customs Office has relaxed regulations pertaining to horses imported into the country on a temporary basis.

The regulations, which make permanent the temporary requirements in... Read More

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Equine Industry Welfare Summit 1998

May 01, 1998

The Kentucky Horse Council's inaugural Equine Industry Summit, the only one of its kind in Kentucky, was designed to involve the whole horse industry in discussing common issues and opportunities to work together for the good of the industry.... Read More

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Sponging Suspect Served Time In Fanfreluche Theft

May 01, 1998

The man who was found guilty and served a prison sentence in connection with the theft of the champion mare Fanfreluche in 1977 has been charged in connection with at least three sponging incidents at Kentucky racetracks in 1996 and '97.... Read More

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Sponge Case Could See Federal Indictment

May 01, 1998

An indictment by a federal grand jury could be returned as soon as Monday in the Churchill Downs sponging case, according to a report by ESPN cited by the Associated Press.

ESPN reported... Read More

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British Paper Offers Theory on Bleeding

May 01, 1998

British scientists on April 27 released a paper with a new theory which they think explains why horses bleed during exercise. The authors, who include Professor Bob Schroter of Imperial College, London, and Dr. David Marlin o... Read More

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Major Horse Groups Review Five-Year Research Plan

May 01, 1998

The five-year plan for equine research and development was reviewed at a one-day meeting in Scone, New South Wales. The Research Plan for Equine R&D was adopted in December, 1996, following 18 months of consultations, an... Read More

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Horses In Urban Areas Study Results Released

May 01, 1998

The first study of horses around urban areas of Australia has been completed and provides an insight into the management and problems of horses in these areas. Arthur Stubbs of the company, Primary Tasks, was concerned about... Read More

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Official Statement On Horse's Rolex Event Death

May 01, 1998

Boucane, a 12 year old Canadian-bred Thoroughbred ridden by Yves Landry (CAN) in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event died after a fall at jump 7C. Landry, while shaken, was in good physical condition after the accident. The... Read More

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USDA Committee On Foreign Animal And Poultry Diseases To Meet

April 24, 1998

The Secretary of Agriculture's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases will meet May 5-7 in Riverdale, Md., to discuss matters relating to certain foreign animal and poultry diseases.

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Lil's Lad Undergoes Successful Operation

April 24, 1998

Blue Grass Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Lil's Lad underwent successful arthroscopic surgery April 14 to remove a non-displaced bone chip in his left front ankle. The routine operation on the colt wa... Read More

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USDA Holds Public Meeting On Veterinary Biologics

April 24, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Center for Veterinary Biologics is announcing its eighth public meeting to discuss regulatory and policy issues related to the manufacture,... Read More

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New Options For Distance Learning

April 17, 1998

Remaining current and informed is crucial to success in the horse industry, but busy schedules do not always provide time out for education. To address this need, the Equine Research Centre in Guelph, Ontario, has developed... Read More

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AVMA/AVMF And The American Red Cross Join Forces;

April 17, 1998

Separation or injuries to beloved family pets oftentimes compounds the devastation people suffer during disasters.

A "Statement of Understanding" signed this afternoon at American Red Cross... Read More

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Conceptus-Maternal Communication In Horses

April 17, 1998

Early conceptus loss causes a significant financial burden to horse breeders. In the January 1998 issue of the Lloyd's Equine Disease Quarterly, maternal recognition of pregnancy and the relationship of progesterone,... Read More

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$1 Million Incentive Will Benefit Buyers Of PMU Horses

April 09, 1998

The NAERIC Incentive Program, a concept designed to revolutionize the marketing of pregnant mares' urine (PMU) ranch-bred horses, was announced March 30, 1998, at the 1998 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. The program, designed by... Read More

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International Disease Report: Fourth Quarter 1997

April 09, 1998

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, and other sources provided the following information:

The period was relatively quiet with no major epizootics. Cases of influenza were... Read More

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Veterinary School Welcomes New Program Director

April 09, 1998

The University of California-Davis (UCD), School of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Equine Health has named a new director.

Gregory Ferraro, DVM, says he plans to actively promote the... Read More

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Genetic Marker Analysis Of Feral Horses

April 09, 1998

Since the passage of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act in 1971, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been charged with managing wild horse populations on public lands. The management policy must often obtain a... Read More