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Dry Times And Other Changes

October 01, 1999

The drought is severe here in Kentucky, as it is in many parts of the country. A couple of my neighbors said they are feeding hay to their horses as if it were January. That's probably true of many owners, especially in states such as... Read More

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Pan Am Games

October 01, 1999

Short of the Olympics, the Pan American Games are the biggest deal in equestrian sport in this hemisphere. Every four years, the best horses and riders in the sports of dressage, show jumping, and three-day eventing, from 42 nations in North,... Read More

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When Joints Fail: Osteochondrosis

October 01, 1999

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is an affliction, if left untreated, that can have long-term harmful effects on the young, growing horse as well as the performing or racing horse. OCD actually is a disease subset of osteochondrosis and... Read More

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Patchy Hair Loss

October 01, 1999

I noticed that my Arabian mare was missing a patch of hair under her mane at the beginning of the summer. Since then, the spot has gotten larger. What causes this? How can I treat it?

Hair loss in the horse can be caused by something... Read More

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New Equine Viral Arteritis Brochure Helps Horse Owners Prevent Disease

October 01, 1999

The potentially life-threatening disease Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and its effect on young foals and pregnant mares is the subject of a new client-education brochure developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).... Read More

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Don't Be A Dark Horse -- Safey Tips For Road Riders

October 01, 1999

As the days draw in and the weather is dull, riders need to be sure that they can be seen when riding on the road by wearing bright fluorescent and reflective clothing.

According to British Horse Society figures, every year there are... Read More

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Scientists Sleuth Forage Secrets

October 01, 1999

How do certain forage plants coax cattle, sheep and goats into coming back for more? Scientists at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service are sleuthing the secrets of how to tempt the palates of these ruminants.

Knowing more about the... Read More

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American Humane Association Animal Rescue Efforts Continue In North Carolina

September 24, 1999

Over 200 Animals Rescued So Far

The American Humane Association (AHA), along with Animal Planet Rescue--an 82-foot disaster relief vehicle--is continuing its efforts to help animals caught in the North Carolina flooding. Rescue... Read More

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Over 250,000 Animals Face Death In Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd

September 24, 1999

IFAW Assists Animal Relief Efforts In Flood-Hit North Carolina

Hurricane Floyd has left a destructive trail of disaster and death in the hard-hit areas of eastern North Carolina, flooding thousands of acres and threatening the lives o... Read More

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Veterinarians Respond To Animals Affected By Hurricane Floyd

September 24, 1999

An Update From The American Veterinary Medical Association

Two Management Support Teams (MST) established by the National Disaster Medical System were discontinued Fri., Sept 17, 1999. Dr. Barry Kellogg and Dr.... Read More

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Readyville, Tennessee, Horse Owner Settles Horse Protection Act Violations

September 24, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Randy Wimberly of Readyville, Tenn., have settled charges of Horse Protection Act violations.

"Horse soring is in no way considered a proper form of... Read More

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1977 Champion Filly Our Mims Enters ReRun Program

September 24, 1999

Thanks to Bourbon County Times writer Jeanne Mirabito, 25-year-old Our Mims now has a chance to live out her life in a manner befitting a racehorse who was once at the pinnacle of our sport.

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Hurricane Floyd And 25 PMU Foals Take Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines By Storm

September 24, 1999

The East Coast was experiencing thewrath of Hurricane Floyd--the worst storm it has seen in decades--just as 25 foals from pregnant mare urine (PMU) facilities arrived at Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, in Pottstown, Pa.

Compared... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis: No Outbreaks In 1999?

September 24, 1999

According to veterinarians, there are two possible reasons why there have been no reported cases of equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) this year. The first possible reason is that there is actually no disease occuring, the second, is that there... Read More

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Equine Welfare Subject Of Dec. 8 Veterinary Association Forum

September 16, 1999

The welfare of one of man's most important animal companions will be the subject of the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) 1999 Animal Welfare Forum. The Forum will be held December 8, 1999 at the Albuquerque Convention Center in... Read More

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Report Of AHSA Investigation Into Horse Fatality

September 16, 1999

The American Horse Shows Association(AHSA) published on Sept. 13, 1999, the report of its findings in the investigation into the death of the horse "Barnum," ridden by John Williams at Fair Hill CCI*** in 1998. It concludes that the... Read More

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S.C. Humane Society To Sign Formal Agreement To Help Protect Federal Wild Horses And Burros

September 12, 1999

The South Carolina Humane Society has announced that they will sign a Formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the South Carolina Humane Society of the Midlands H.S.P.C.A., and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land... Read More

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USDA Proposes To Declare Morocco Free Of African Horse Sickness

September 10, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to remove Morocco from its list of countries considered to be affected with African horse sickness, a fatal viral disease. This change would relieve restrictions on the... Read More

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Sheared Heels: Nature or Nurture?

September 01, 1999

Have you ever paid attention to the way people walk? Some are pigeon-toed, others are "duck-footed." Some wear the insides of their shoe heels; others do just the opposite. Yet, most are perfectly "sound" and healthy.

The same principle... Read More

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Feeding Horses Cattle Feed: Just Ruminating

September 01, 1999

On the surface, cattle feeds might look like an appropriate choice for your horses, but nutritionally, there are a number of important differences. They have major digestive and metabolic differences that make their dietary needs quite diverse.... Read More

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Foal Diarrhea

September 01, 1999

 I am a new owner of a broodmare who just had her first foal, which now has diarrhea. What can I do about it? How serious is it for him? How do I keep this from happening again?

The causative agents for diarrhea ca... Read More

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Reconditioning After Lay-Up

September 01, 1999

A small-animal orthopedic veterinarian once told me, "The athlete that heals slowly heals best." In other words, although some physical therapy might be recommended as the body heals, the body’s soft and hard tissues need to recover wholly from... Read More

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When Tack Hurts

September 01, 1999

Your horse can't tell you where tack hurts, but he can express sensation through his movement. Any sort of tack can impact the horse's attitude and well-being. Tack can cause discomfort or pain by undue pressure, or even its presence against skin... Read More

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Cryptorchid Surgery

September 01, 1999

It’s time to have your young colt gelded, so you make an appointment with your veterinarian. He arrives on the designated day and examines the colt prior to the surgery, then informs you that your colt is a bilateral cryptorchid and will need... Read More

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Antibiotics: Use And Abuse

September 01, 1999

Science, as well as all of mankind for that matter, is engaged in a relentless battle against bacteria. On the surface, it would seem that the human side has the advantage. Billions of dollars are available for research, and some of the best... Read More