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1998 Federal Grazing Fee Announced

March 02, 1998

The grazing fee for Western public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) in 1998, which is the same amount charged in 1997. The formula used... Read More

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BLM Director Announces Selection Of National Wild Horse And Burro Advisory Board

March 02, 1998

Bureau of Land Management Director Pat Shea recently announced the selection of nine people to serve on the newly re-established Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, which will advise the Departments of the Interior and... Read More

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USDA Amends Tuberculosis Regulations To Include More Livestock

March 02, 1998

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is amending its tuberculosis regulations.

The amended regulations will require two annual herd tests for all livestock in newly... Read More

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Cosmetic Alteration Of Arabian Horses

March 02, 1998

Surgical alteration of any Arabian horse to enhance its appearance is not in the breed's best interest.... Read More

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Equine Education

March 01, 1998

Many professional horse people combine their vocation with their avocation, and many other horse people would like to do just that. According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, an avocation can be defined in the... Read More

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Photo Therapy: AKA Therapeutic Laser

March 01, 1998

Over the past decade, physical therapy tools have gained a place of respect in the management of equine injuries. As we move toward the 21st Century, a medical philosophy is blossoming based on advice from Hippocrates, a physician who lived in... Read More

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Navicular Bursography

March 01, 1998

Navicular disease once was called 'the last resort of the diagnostically destitute (practitioner),' based on the syndrome's ambiguous symptoms and the practitioner's inability to isolate definitely the source of the horse'... Read More

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Contagious Disease: Care Not Fear

March 01, 1998

It never seems quite fair when "something" happens that doesn't directly involve you, but ends up affecting you. Vesicular stomatitis did that to many horse people in the last two years. Restrictions on movement of horses caused problems for... Read More

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Equestrian Discipline: Driving

March 01, 1998

Driving can be an alternative career for a riding horse, but it can be dangerous for horses and humans. ... Read More

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Contagious Equine Metritis

March 01, 1998

There are at least 25 countries in the world where contagious equine metritis (CEM) exists, or has been known to exist sometime in the past, in the native equid population (meaning horses, mules, donkeys, etc.). These countries include... Read More

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The Sub-Fertile Stallion

March 01, 1998

When we consider that foaling rates overall range somewhere in the neighborhood of 55-60% it becomes instantly obvious that simply covering a mare and getting a foal are not a sure thing. The problem is not always with the mare. ... Read More

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A Deadly Cough

March 01, 1998

When foals get sick, horse owners can sometimes face many sleepless nights, as well as weeks or months of intensive management, to get these babies through the rough spots. One of the most common problems in the ill foal is pneumonia, caused by ... Read More

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McPhail Chair Has Web Site

February 20, 1998

The Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is now present on the Internet (www.cvm.msu.edu/dressage).

The... Read More

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CEM Update From the USDA

February 20, 1998

Original Isolation (California) on Nov. 24, 1997, bacterial cultures were obtained from a mammoth donkey jack located in Sacramento County, Calif., in preparation to qualify his semen for export. Specimens were submitted to... Read More

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CEM Epidemiological Survey and Action (California)

February 20, 1998

The contagious equine metritis (CEM)-affected jack in California is approximately 11 years old and has been owned by the same individual for 10 years since purchased at a local mule event. From purchase until... Read More

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Independent Secondary Isolation of CEM in Kentucky

February 20, 1998

In a separate and unrelated incident, a second contagious equine metritis (CEM)-like organism was recovered from a jack in Kentucky which has no known association or relation to the California jack. Two Standardbred mares... Read More

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Kentucky CEM Update

February 20, 1998

As of Feb. 18, three more horses had tested positive for a "CEM-like" organism in Kentucky. A Paint stallion and two pregnant mares were cultured positive for the organism on the original nurse mare farm in Kentucky where the organism that cause... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Amend Horse Quarantine Regulations

February 20, 1998

The USDA is proposing to require that all horses classified as reactors for equine infectious anemia (EIA) must be quarantined at all times at least 200 yards from healthy horses at livestock facilities under state or federal... Read More

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USDA Ends Seven-Day Quarantine For Horses From Mexico

February 20, 1998

The USDA is removing the requirement that horses from Mexico be quarantined for seven days in vector-proof quarantine facilities before being imported into the United States.

Horses importe... Read More

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USDA Relieves Oklahoma Horse Import Restrictions

February 20, 1998

The USDA has added Oklahoma to the list of states approved to receive certain mares and stallions imported into the United States from regions affected with contagious equine metritis, a serious venereal disease of... Read More

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Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club: Keeping Mares and Foals Healthy

February 17, 1998

The middle of foaling season was an appropriate time for farm managers in Central Kentucky to brush up on some of the finer points of keeping foals and mares healthy. Veterinarian Karen Wolfsdorf of Hagyard, Davidson, & McGee,... Read More

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AVMA Joins AAEP In Support Of PMU Farm Management

February 17, 1998

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the nation's largest veterinary organization, released a statement in support of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) assessment of the management of mares utilized in the... Read More

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AAEP Internship Program Offers "Front Line" Education

February 17, 1998

A new and unique internship program developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be the first of its kind in equine medicine to offer equine veterinary students a practical and "real world" look at equine veterinary... Read More

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CEM: Breeding Farm Precautions

February 17, 1998

The problem of contagious equine metritis (CEM) has not gone away. In fact, it has become more confusing as the weeks have progressed since a "CEM-like organism" was found in a Mammoth donkey jack in California in December 1997. In a separate an... Read More

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AAEP Contributes To NTRA Effort

February 17, 1998

The American Association of Equine Practitioners and its members have contributed $100,000 to assist this spring's launching of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA). The contribution consists of $25,000 from th... Read More