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Two More West Nile Birds Found In Virginia

November 10, 2000

Virginia's Commissioner of Health E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, reported Tuesday that two more crows have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Virginia. The two crows were found in Fairfax and Spotsylvania Counties. The total number of crow... Read More

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Task Force Meets To Discuss Governance Of U.S. Equestrian Sport

November 10, 2000

Members of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA)/United States Equestrian Team (USET) Strategic Planning Initiative Task Force met at the Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey on Nov. 6 to discuss the future governance of... Read More

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Delaware Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

November 10, 2000

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a horse from a farm on the northwest side of Clayton has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first appearance of the virus in Delaware.

The horse was first... Read More

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Fat Burning

November 01, 2000

For the most part, the word "fat" has bad connotations in our society today--fat often is used to describe an overweight or obese state. When we think of dietary fat and the proportion of calories in our diet that is derived from various sources... Read More

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Joint Supplements Controversy

November 01, 2000

In this issue, we discuss one of the hottest, and most controversial, areas of supplementation on the equine market--glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and other oral supplements for horses with signs of osteoarthritis or degenerative joint... Read More

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Winter Stress

November 01, 2000

Winter weather can be responsible for stress that compromises a horse's health. ... Read More

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Salmonella: Beware The Bacteria

November 01, 2000

Although it's ever-present, under normal conditions Salmonella will have little influence on your horse's heath. But, if he's stressed and his immune system is operating at less than full capacity, the bacteria can sneak in and strike.... Read More

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Holding Off on Treatment to "Save Money"

November 01, 2000

Often, holding off on treatment to save money in the form of vet bills results in longer, more expensive treatment, with the horse's performance or reproductive career being placed in jeopardy. ... Read More

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Equine Genetics

November 01, 2000

On June 26, 2000, the President of the United States presided over a news conference at which a dramatic announcement was made: Scientists reported that the human genetic code essentially had been deciphered. At the White House ceremony, the... Read More

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American Horse Council: Preparedness Is Key To Fighting Disease Surprises

November 01, 2000

What would you do in the event of an equine disease outbreak in your state, region, or own farm? The American Horse Council (AHC) is promoting horse owners taking preventative measures.

"It's like flying an airplane," said Marvin Beeman,... Read More

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Colicky Olympian Recovers

November 01, 2000

The United States received a scare when Foltaire, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding and Olympic Dressage Team member, had a bout with colic at the Sydney International Equestrian Center. The horse, who is piloted by Guenter Seidel of Del Mar... Read More

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AHSA Drug Regulation Changes

November 01, 2000

The AHSA recently announced the adoption of two amendments to the Drugs and Medications Rule that was proposed by the Drugs and Medications Committee at a meeting in July. Each change would serve to liberalize an aspect of the Drugs and... Read More

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Vitamin E and Equine Motor Neuron Disease

November 01, 2000

Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, reported at the Cornell at Saratoga Symposium on Equine Health Care that many of the questions about equine motor neuron disease (EMND) have been answered. EMND was first reported in 1990 by the late... Read More

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AHSA Launches Issues and Answers Bulletin Board

October 27, 2000

The American Horse Shows Association is pleased to announce the launch of a moderated forum, AHSA Issues and Answers Bulletin Board, on its web site at www.ahsa.org.

AHSA members with questions pertaining to AHSA competitions, rules,... Read More

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Rawls Named AHSA Executive Director

October 27, 2000

Lori Rawls was appointed Executive Director of the American Horse Shows Association by Alan F. Balch, President of the AHSA with the unanimous recommendation of the AHSA Search Committee and Executive Committee on Oct. 23, pending approval of th... Read More

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Another West Nile Horse In Connecticut

October 27, 2000

The State yesterday (Oct. 26) announced a seventh case of WNV in a horse. The horse, from Glastonbury, is recovering, and its stable mates have shown no signs of sickness. No spraying is planned, and mosquito trapping will... Read More

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West Nile Virus Found in North Carolina

October 27, 2000

The U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center, confirmed Oct. 20 that a dead crow found in North Carolina is positive for West Nile Virus, the first evidence of the disease found in the state. The crow was found... Read More

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First Human WNV Case Confirmed In Connecticut

October 20, 2000

The State of Connecticut Department Public Health (DPH) yesterday announced the first confirmed instance of WNV infection in a Connecticut resident from Norwalk. DPH confirms a female from Norwalk experienced only several days of headache withou... Read More

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Nominees Sought For Veterinarians Hall of Fame

October 20, 2000

American Farriers Journal is accepting nominations for the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame's class of 2001.

The Hall of Fame was established by American Farriers Journal in 1997, to recognize... Read More

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Nutramax Donates Settlement Proceeds to NARHA

October 20, 2000

Nutramax Laboratories, of Edgewood, MD, makers of Cosequin for horses, dogs and cats and CosaminDS for humans, has donated $15,000, the proceeds of a recent legal settlement, to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).... Read More

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Connecticut Horse Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

October 13, 2000

On October 11, 2000, the State of Connecticut confirmed a horse testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Cheshire. This is the fifth horse testing positive for WNV in Connecticut this year. The owner reported the onset of clinical signs on... Read More

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Protect Your Horse and Get A 2001 Calender That Saves You Money

October 13, 2000

Horse owners who purchase leading paste dewormer Zimecterin through the end of the year will receive a 2001 calendar as a special offer from Farnam Equine Products. The calendar is available at no extra charge with the purchase of one dose of... Read More

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Louisville Congresswoman Anne Northup Awarded 2000 Rolapp Award

October 13, 2000

The American Horse Council presented Congresswoman Anne Northup of Louisville, Ky. with the 2000 Rolapp Award at its second annual Congressional Dinner on Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C.

Given annually since 1993, the award honors that... Read More

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Dr. Robert Mowry Jr. Presented With 2000 Van Ness Award

October 13, 2000

The American Horse Council presented Dr. Robert Mowrey with the 2000 Van Ness Award on Sept. 23 at an Awards luncheon in conjunction with its annual meeting in Arlington, VA.

A Professor at North Carolina State, Dr. Mowrey has been... Read More

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First Online Issue of EquineCanada

October 13, 2000

The Equine Research Centre is pleased to announce its first totally web-based issue of EquineCanada, a quarterly news journal published by the Centre since 1998.

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