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Veterinarians Host Agribusiness Symposium

August 28, 1998

The present and future global needs of the agricultural industry and the roles veterinarians can play in maintaining the health of the industry will be the topic of a two day symposium hosted by the American Veterinary Medica... Read More

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Injuries Put Del Mar Surface Under Microscope

August 21, 1998

The unusual concentration of catastrophic and career-ending injuries during the opening weeks of the current Del Mar meet hit home in dramatic fashion Aug. 13 when Prosperous Bid, a 3-year-old son of Mr. Prospector owned by... Read More

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Necropsy: Searching for Answers

August 21, 1998

Whether your horse is a valued friend or a valued asset, the loss can be tough when he dies. But when your veterinarian presses you to get your horse necropsied, the thought of your horse's body being laid out, examined, cut up, and probed seems... Read More

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Australian Animal Health Laboratory Helps Understand Mystery Horse Disease

August 21, 1998

In September 1994 in Hendra, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, an apparently new disease resulted in the deaths of 13 horses and one human from a severe respiratory disease. This resulted in a decision to temporarily stop all... Read More

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First Sex-Selected Filly Born

August 21, 1998

Through the collaborative efforts of Colorado State University, USDA, MoFlo, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Cytomation the world's first sex-selected filly was born August 6, 1998. The filly, Call Me Madam, was... Read More

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Reclassification Of The Horse Is Addressed

August 21, 1998

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, in a "white paper" issued to its state association members and the media, is urging any states that may consider changes in the legal definition of the horse to look at the... Read More

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Ohio State Drops Split-Sample Testing

August 14, 1998

The equine drug-testing program at Ohio State University is no longer providing split-sample testing as a result of an institutional policy.

Dr. Rick Sams, director of the analytical... Read More

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Twin Lipizzans Born At Tempel Farms

August 07, 1998

The rarest of the rare has happened at Tempel Farms, home of the prized Tempel Lipizzan stallions. Twin Lipizzan foals have been born—an improbable occurrence that takes place in fewer than one percent of all horse births, and is made even more... Read More

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Animal Welfare Council Working For The Equestrian Industry

August 07, 1998

Imagine opening your newspaper one morning and seeing the headline: "Animal Ownership Banned." The article goes on to say, "The riding of horses has been voted to be an act of animal cruelty. It is henceforth illegal to own, ride, exhibit or... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia in Horses

August 01, 1998

Equine infectious anemia, commonly known as swamp fever, is a viral disease that attacks the horse's immune system. There are no cure and no vaccine for this viral infection, which is caused by a retrovirus closely related to the HIV virus in... Read More

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Limitation of Liability

August 01, 1998

Horses often seem to be accidents waiting to happen, and most horse owners can recount at least one horror story that starts with: "You aren't going to believe this, but..." Less apparent, but equally true, is the realization that horse... Read More

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Stretching for the Horse

August 01, 1998

Certainly, muscles that have become contracted due to injury could benefit from gentle stretching exercises, but what about the apparently healthy horse? We often see horses stretching themselves in their stalls. A good roll in the dust can give the ... Read More

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Egg Bar Shoes

August 01, 1998

An egg bar is simply an oval-shaped horseshoe. Where the heels would normally end, they keep going--but in a circular direction, creating an oval back to the shoe.... Read More

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Feeding the High-Octane Horse

August 01, 1998

But because forages are not high-energy feeds, the athletic horse's diet needs to be supplemented in order to provide enough energy for him to perform at peak capacity. Traditionally, this is done by feeding grains, which are rich in carbohydrates... Read More

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Alternatives: Therapeutic Options

August 01, 1998

Holistic Veterinary Medicine is a comprehensive approach to health care employing alternative and conventional diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. In practice, holistic veterinary medicine incorporates, but is not limited to... Read More

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Communication: Horse Whispering

August 01, 1998

Learning to understand what a horse is communicating, whether to other horses or to humans, and how to communicate in return can be a lifelong endeavor for the avid horse owner because horses are not all the same.... Read More

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Weaning Strategies

August 01, 1998

No one looks forward to weaning time. There's nothing quite as heart-rending as the sound of a panicky foal, galloping up and down the fence line calling desperately for the mother who's been taken away--unless it's the sound of his dam calling... Read More

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Equine Respiratory Disease Part 2: The Lower Airway

August 01, 1998

The lower airway consists of the lungs and the air tubing (bronchi) that supplies them. The lungs have some very interesting and unique protective mechanisms that put forth a great effort to prevent infection. Obviously, the air... Read More

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Rx: Responsible Drug Use

August 01, 1998

Tranquilizers can calm a nervous, first-time dam and allow her to accept her foal; anti-inflammatory drugs may... Read More

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VS Update 7/28/98

July 31, 1998

Colorado became a case positive state on July 23, 1998, with the isolation of VSV, Indiana strain, from a horse on a premises located in Boulder County. Nine additional investigations were reported, six of which were positive for VSV. There were... Read More

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Study Begins On Racehorse Musculoskeletal Injuries

July 24, 1998

A newly funded study at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., may help researchers better understand the origins of musculoskeletal inju ies in racehorses. The three-year study, which received... Read More

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New Book On Equine Nutrition Now Available

July 24, 1998

The Blood-Horse, Inc., has published a new title in its Horse Health Care Library series, entitled, Understanding Equine Nutrition: Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management. Written by Karen Briggs, the illustrated,... Read More

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Law For Transportation To Slaughter Now Being Drafted

July 24, 1998

Regulations in support of the Commercial Transportation of Equine for Slaughter Act, passed by Congress on March 28, 1996, are now being drafted, according to Steve Ralls, American Horse Council director of legislative... Read More

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Texas Horses Cooler Than Humans In Sweltering Heat At Racetracks

July 24, 1998

The United States is experiencing a record-setting summer, with temperatures in the Southwest topping the 100-degree mark day after day. The suspects among the causes of this heat streak range from global warming to La Niña,... Read More

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New Type Of Placentitis In Mares

July 17, 1998

For several years a unique form of placentitis, referred to as “nocardioform” or “mucoid” placentitis, has been diagnosed at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center. While the number of cases of mucoid... Read More