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Castration In The Horse

April 01, 2001

Becoming educated on the entire process of castrating horses can only help you make decisions that are best for your horse. Castration has been used to control masculine/aggressive behavior in the male horse for hundreds of years. In medieval... Read More

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When Lightning Strikes

April 01, 2001

If you think lightning never strikes twice in the same place, think again. The USDA's recently retired Chief Meteorologist Albert Peterlin says, "Lightning is not just a random event natural killer, but more an opportunist taking advantage of a... Read More

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Untimely End--Early Embryonic Death

April 01, 2001

Breeding horses can be both exhilarating and devastating. Wrapped up in the process are hopes, dreams, and visions of future greatness and glory. The hopes and dreams begin with the selection of a stallion for your special mare. You assess her... Read More

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New Immigration Act

April 01, 2001

Horse farm employees across the country can take advantage of the Legal Immigration and Family Equity Act (LIFE Act). The LIFE Act allows illegal residents of the United States to file a labor certificate application, which among other things... Read More

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Travel Diets: Take it With You

April 01, 2001

Over the past couple of years, a great deal has been written about the effects of transportation (by road or air) on horses. Hopefully you have taken the time to read these articles and now have a heightened awareness of the potential stresses... Read More

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Deworming Drugs

April 01, 2001

I wanted to ask if any vets or horse owners have heard of problems with the Quest wormer. I have heard from two different people in two different horse areas that this wormer has caused some problems for horses such as stomach aches or mild... Read More

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Bute and the Urinary Tract

April 01, 2001

Can you direct me to any information regarding the effect of phenylbutazone (Bute) on the urinary tract of a gelding, specifically symptoms and prognosis for full recovery?

Peter

Phenylbutazone works... Read More

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Checking Out Equine Insurance

April 01, 2001

Q:  I recently read your article in the February 2001 issue about horse insurance by Les Sellnow. What I would like to know is how to check and find out if the horse insurance you have is with a company with a good... Read More

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Girth Strap Tightness

April 01, 2001

Every time you saddle a horse, you tighten a girth. But how tight should you make that girth? Just enough to keep the saddle on? With space to slip a hand under the girth? As tight as it will go? Furthermore, how well does a horse breathe with this... Read More

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USDA Continues Viligance Against Foot And Mouth Disease

March 30, 2001

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman yesterday said the USDA will continue to be vigilant in its efforts to prevent foot and mouth disease (FMD) from entering the United States, including intensified scrutiny and inspections at ports of entry an... Read More

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CSU Veterinary Hospital To Have Open House

March 30, 2001

The wide world of animals and the people who care for them can be explored through lectures, exhibits, workshops and tours on April 6-8 during the annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House in Fort Collins. Open house hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.... Read More

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Sweden Restricts Horse Imports

March 30, 2001

The arrival of foot and mouth disease in Europe has complicated many equestrian events for organizers and competitors, including the World Cup Final in Gšteborg, Sweden. It was announced March 27 that horses will only be allowed to enter Sweden... Read More

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North Dakota Issues Emergency Ban

March 30, 2001

The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) issued an emergency order Tuesday, in an effort to prevent the introduction of foot and mouth disease (FMD) into the state.

"The headlines from Europe are a clear warning of the impact... Read More

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Virginia Officials Prohibit Entry of Horses From Known Foot and Mouth Disease Countries

March 30, 2001

Effective March 23, officials with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services banned equines originating from a known foot and mouth disease (FMD) country, as designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, from entering... Read More

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Colorado Foot and Mouth Prevention and Response Protocol

March 30, 2001

 

The Colorado Department of Agriculture announced the following protocol March 15.

Preventative Procedures:

I. No cloven-hoofed animals from a known Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) country... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Reported In Virginia

March 30, 2001

Three horses in Virginia have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since January 1, 2001. EIA is an acute or chronic viral disease that affects horses and other equines. No vaccine is available to prevent the disease and there is n... Read More

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Foot and Mouth Disease Causes Stir

March 16, 2001

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Europe has caused considerable concern to the United States horse industry. On March 13 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) placed a ban on specific animal and animal... Read More

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AHC Keeps Close Watch On Foot and Mouth Disease

March 16, 2001

The American Horse Council has learned that recent reports saying horses are not permitted entry into the U.S. from the European Union are erroneous. Some of the misunderstanding results from a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release... Read More

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Foal Adoption Program Offered by Ryerss

March 16, 2001

In September of this year, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines will offer its third annual NAERIC (North American Equine Ranching Information Council) Foal Adoption Program. A representative from Ryerss will travel to a PMU ranch in North Dakota to purchase... Read More

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United States Offers Foot and Mouth Disease Measures

March 16, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced March 13 that it is temporarily prohibiting the importation of animals and animal products from the European Union into the United States. This temporary action is being taken following... Read More

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Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled

March 16, 2001

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (CCI****) were cancelled March 10 due to the foot and mouth outbreak. The event was to be held May 3-6.

The land at Badminton used for the horse trials is grazed by 500 deer, 1000 sheep, and a... Read More

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Links To More Foot and Mouth Disease Information

March 16, 2001

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Outbreak history (good graphics, requires Flash): http://www.guardian.co.uk/footandmouth/flash/0,7365,443772,00.html

Great Britain’s Ministr... Read More

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Australia Bans EU Horses

March 14, 2001

Australia placed a ban today (March 14) on all imports of animals susceptible to foot and mouth disease and their products, from the European Union and from any country in which foot and mouth disease is endemic or in which there is an outbreak.... Read More

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New Slate of Research Projects to Be Launched

March 09, 2001

A dozen new equine research projects will be launched soon as a result of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's latest allocation of funds. The Foundation's board of directors met in Florida on Feb. 26 and approved 11 new projects. The... Read More

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Disease Hampers British Horse Movement

March 09, 2001

Representatives from 27 British equine organizations met in London on March 1 to discuss the potential for spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD), which affects only cloven-hooved animals. The disease was discovered in pigs at a slaughterhouse i... Read More