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Bills Introduced To Aid Employers Of Alien Agricultural Workers

May 23, 1998

Some horse operations have difficulty employing workers during the busy breeding and training season. In most cases it is difficult to locate competent workers to work on a temporary or seasonal basis. In these situations som... Read More

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AHC And AAEP Developing Guidelines

May 23, 1998

The American Horse Council's Animal Welfare Committee is working with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and others to develop voluntary “care and handling guidelines” for the equine industry.... Read More

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California Considers New Rescue Efforts

May 23, 1998

A proposal to establish a formalized, statewide structure for financing the care, placement, and possible retraining of retired racehorses is under consideration by several California Thoroughbred organizations, led by the De... Read More

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ReRun Captures Humane Treatment Of Animals Award

May 23, 1998

ReRun, Kentucky's program to place ex-racehorses in adoptive homes, has been selected to receive this year's Humane Treatment of Animals Award given by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

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New Mexico Announces Detection Of Vesicular Stomatitis

May 23, 1998

As of May 18, two horses in New Mexico have been diagnosed with vesticular stomatitis (VS). The virus (Indiana type) was isolated from one horse on a premises in Otero County, New Mexico. Another horse on the same... Read More

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FDA Approves Restricted Use Of Clenbuterol For Horses

May 23, 1998

On May 11, 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ventipulmin (clenbuterol hydrochloride) Syrup for use in horses affected with airway obstruction, such as occurs with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), also known... Read More

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Owner Donates Farm To Rehabilitate Racehorses

May 23, 1998

The United Pegasus Foundation has a new home, thanks to Thoroughbred owner Gary Biszantz.

Biszantz recently purchased a 40-acre farm north of Los Angeles near Tehachapi and generously donated it to the horse rescue/rehabilitation... Read More

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Suspected Sponger Still At Large

May 23, 1998

The federal probe into the sponging incidents at Kentucky racetracks over the past two years could lead to the indictment of more individuals than William Michael McCandless, the Tennessee man charged in the case. The... Read More

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USDA Seeks Foreign Animal Disease Committee Nominations

May 15, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is seeking nominations for membership in the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases.

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FDA Publishes Adequate And Well-Controlled Studies Final Rule

May 15, 1998

In the March 5, 1998, Federal Register, FDA published a final regulation further defining "adequate and well-controlled studies." The purpose of this final rule is to further define "adequate and well-controlled" to require... Read More

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Top International Appointment For Leading British Vet

May 15, 1998

Professor Leo Jeffcott, Dean of Cambridge Veterinary School and one of the country's leading equine vets has been appointed as a member of the Bureau of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) and Chairman of the... Read More

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Two Albuterol Positives Announced In California

May 15, 1998

Trainers Mike Harrington and Howard Zucker have been charged by the California Horse Racing Board with positive tests for the prohibited Class 3 substance albuterol, a bronchodialator, which turned up in horses they ran... Read More

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TOC Presidents Caffeine Report

May 15, 1998

A report from a well-known expert that encourages the establishment of threshold levels for the declaration of caffeine positives in equine drug tests met with a polite yet uninspired reaction from the Medication Committee of... Read More

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Hoechst Roussel Vet Announces FDA Approval Of Dewormer Use

May 15, 1998

Hoechst Roussel Vet announced today that FDA approval of a new use indication for its dewormer will help eliminate a persistent parasite problem. The FDA's approval that Panacur (10% fedbendazole) Oral Paste can now treat all... Read More

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Hubbard Feeds Inc. Announces Alliance

May 15, 1998

Hubbard Feeds Inc., announces its alliance with Kentucky Equine Research Incorporated (K.E.R.) and is becoming a K.E.R. team member. This alliance offers unsurpassed professional support that enhances the equine product line performance by... Read More

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USDA Proposed Rule Would Allow Horses From QATAR

May 15, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to declare Qatar, a small country on the Persian Gulf, free of African horse sickness. This change in disease status would relieve import restrictions on horses from... Read More

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Looking For Clenbuterol

May 08, 1998

Rumors have been floating across the country that trainers have found a new way to “assist” horses at winning—trans-tracheal or aerosol administration of clenbuterol. This drug is considered an adrenergic, which means it is activated by,... Read More

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The Fat Farm: Nutrition for the Overweight Horse

May 01, 1998

Is your mare looking a bit rotund lately? Does her gait have a waddling roll to it? Has her spine disappeared in a dimpled groove along her back? Has she outgrown her girth, her winter blanket, and the stall door? If she’s not due to foal, then... Read More

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Barns and Stalls: The Air In There

May 01, 1998

Horse owners often tend to build and manage their barns more for their own comfort than for their horses'--and horses have far greater cold tolerance than we do. What might feel chilly to us often is perfectly comfortable for our hairy friends.... Read More

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Safe Fencing for Horses

May 01, 1998

Selecting reliable confinement for a horse often is no easy matter, as safe fencing relies upon individual circumstances. Matters of consideration include the amount of area to be enclosed; the number of horses to be contained within a fence; th... Read More

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Hands-On Therapies for the Horse

May 01, 1998

"Hands on" therapies for horses have grown rapidly in the past five years.... Read More

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Feeding Yearlings

May 01, 1998

Yearlings are a funny bunch. Gangly and half-grown they're at that gawky stage where hips are higher than withers and where legs seem all knobby knees and hocks. Sometimes it seems that designing a correct feeding program for them is almost as... Read More

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Spring Cleaning

May 01, 1998

It's spring and with the weather warming up and summer right around the corner it's hard to concentrate on one thing at a time. There are several issues that need attention this time of year and it's hard to keep just one on the front burner... Read More

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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