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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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Feeding The Geriatric Horse

October 01, 1998

Rusty's been your faithful companion for many years, and he never seemed to show any signs of getting older...until this past winter, that is. One morning, you looked at him and noticed that he had dropped some weight, and that he didn't... Read More

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Retiring Your Equine Friend

October 01, 1998

Where and how you retire your horse depend a lot on individual circumstances.... Read More

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Heart Murmurs in Horses

October 01, 1998

Is a heart murmur in horses the same as a heart murmur in people? What signs will a horse with a heart murmur exhibit? How can a heart murmur be diagnosed?... Read More

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Leptospirosis in Horses

October 01, 1998

Acute leptospirosis in horses is characterized by fever of 103-105° Fahrenheit for two to three days, depressi... Read More

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Foal Pneumonia

October 01, 1998

Your three-month-old foal has made it through the birthing process and the vulnerable neonatal period and now seems to be carefree--your little one just has to grow up to fulfill his destiny as a performance... Read More

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Bits: Protect Your Horse's Mouth

October 01, 1998

Inside the horse's mouth, the bit's motion sends messages to the horse. The message can be as subtle as a twinge, obvious only to the horse. Or, a harsher sensation can result in the animal's gaping mouth and visible pain. ... Read More

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Euthanasia for Horses

October 01, 1998

After three days of colic, the horse's pain finally is subdued by various drugs and the anesthetic gas. The ventilator now is breathing for the horse, which has been placed on his back and a large incision made in his abdomen to allow for... Read More

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Traveling With Older Horses

October 01, 1998

Traveling cross-country with a horse can be an ordeal under the best of circumstances.... Read More

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Older Horses at Work

October 01, 1998

The aging process takes its toll on all working horses, but the rate of attrition can vary significantly. In this, horses are similar to humans. We all have met the person who is barely past middle age and because of mental, emotional, or physical... Read More

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The Aging Equine

October 01, 1998

The average lifespan of a horse is said to be about 24 years; but as with humans, a horse's chronological age isn't always a good indicator of how old he really is. Some horses still are active at the age of 35, while others suffer significant signs ... Read More