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EEE In Horse & Ratite Populations In Louisiana

July 16, 1999

The deaths of about 200 emus in mid-June come on the heels of nine horse deaths within a multi-parish area during the past eight weeks all confirmed to be caused by Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).

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Equine Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Offered At Purdue

July 16, 1999

A new, non-invasive veterinary treatment utilizing high pressure waves to alleviate equine bone and tendon ailments—including navicular disease and degenerative joint disease of the lower hock joints—was initiated at the... Read More

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New Hay And Fescue Education Brochures Available To Horse Owners

July 09, 1999

Ensuring your horse is consuming essential nutrients -- and staying away from grasses that look nutritious but can pose a health risk -- are the topics of two new client-education brochures published by the American Association of Equine... Read More

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Bequest to Penn's Vet School will Support Equine and Canine Research

July 09, 1999

A $9.8 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine from the estate of Isabel (Mrs. Alan R.) Robson will enhance the school's ability to educate future veterinarians while conducting cutting-edge equine and canine... Read More

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North Dakota Horse Owners Alerted Of EIA

July 02, 1999

Several recent, confirmed cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) are a warning to North Dakota horse owners to be aware of the possibility that their horses may have contacted the disease, says the state... Read More

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British Horse Society Warns Of Dangers Of Ragwort In Hay

July 02, 1999

The British Horse Society has issued a warning to all horse owners to beware of ragwort in hay. With a high prevalence of ragwort last summer, it is virtually impossible to guarantee that hay is completely ragwort... Read More

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Ration Balancing Made Easy

July 01, 1999

Don't panic. That's probably the most helpful thing I can say about calculating the balance of nutrients in your horse's diet. Most people are perfectly comfortable speaking about  calcium or vitamin E levels in the abstract sense, but when... Read More

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Wash Racks And Stalls

July 01, 1999

If you board at a big, commercial show barn, you probably have access to a wash rack. Ditto if your horse boards at a racing barn. What a convenience wash racks are. Instead of spending hours brushing off dirt, muck, and sweat, or hosing off you... Read More

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Steroids

July 01, 1999

Q: My horse had a soft tissue injury and my veterinarian gave him steroids. Some of the people in my barn say I need to be careful that he doesn’t get too aggressive or get foundered. I’m confused. How can steroids do... Read More

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The Problem With Drugs

July 01, 1999

Even though the weather in California is beautiful, you’ve got a horse that’s not acting quite himself. This 2-year-old colt has a fever, has been depressed, has gone off feed, and isn’t tearing the barn down as usual. You know he’s got a... Read More

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Cool Aid: Beating the Heat With Working Horses

July 01, 1999

Anyone who has worked or played in high heat knows how exhausting it can be.  High, fluid-sapping desert heat can drain you in no time as you sweat away volumes of fluids and electrolytes. Then there’s the suppressive, sweaty,... Read More

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Thyroid Glands in Horses

July 01, 1999

A properly functioning thyroid gland is highly important to a horse's good health. That much is easy. From there it gets more difficult and complex. Knowing when the thyroid gland is in a state of dysfunction is not easy to determine.... Read More

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Transportation Safety for Horses

July 01, 1999

Nearly every horse owner has trailered a horse from point A to point B. Many horse owners do it on a regular ... Read More

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Breakdown Breakthrough

June 25, 1999

New research has identified a promising diagnostic technique that should decrease the incidence of breakdowns of elite equine athletes at the track and help save the lives of young foals with infections at the breeding farm.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia In Alberta, Canada

June 25, 1999

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), a deadly equine virus carried by horseflies and mosquitoes, has forced veterinarians to destroy more than 120 horses in Alberta, Canada, this year, a federal agency says.

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Australian Snafu Allows Clearance Of EIA Mare

June 18, 1999

Australian quarantine officials are investigating how a sample-labeling mix-up threatened to bring New Zealand's horse industries to a halt less than two months before the scheduled arrival of shuttle stallions from North... Read More

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USDA Lifts Requirements For Horses From Australia And New Zealand

June 18, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has exempted horses imported from Australia and New Zealand from testing for dourine and glanders, two potentially fatal equine diseases not known to exist in the United States, during... Read More

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British Horse Industry Confederation

June 18, 1999

For the first time the horse industry in Britain has formed a joint body to speak to government with one voice.

The British Horse Industry Confederation, launched today (March 3, 1999)... Read More

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New UK Highway Code Recognizes Riders Safety Needs

June 18, 1999

The new Highway Code in the UK contains welcome instructions to drivers about the need to take care when passing horses on the roads, thanks to persistent lobbying by the British Horse Society (BHS).

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Owners Asked To Make Plans In Case Of Inability To Care For Animals

June 11, 1999

The British Horse Society (BHS) has released photos of a pure-bred Arab stallion, Prince Darkhano, currently resident in the Society's Oxhill Rescue Centre, as a real-life illustration of what can happen if a horse owner... Read More

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Pattern Of Bone Injury In The Jumping Horse

June 11, 1999

Nuclear scintigraphy is a technique used to identify areas of increased bone material turnover. This remodeling of bone can occur in response to growth, fracture, increased loading due to exercise, infection, cancer or... Read More

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AHC Opposes 100% Tariff On European Oats

June 04, 1999

Because of a trade skirmish with the European Union involving bananas and beef, American horse owners and breeders may be paying more for their horse feed in the near future.

The American... Read More

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Retirement Program Designed To Assist Equines, Humans

June 04, 1999

Many fashionably bred horses retire from the racetrack to a second career in the breeding business, but that's not an option for some others. Enter John Stuart, president of the bloodstock agency Bluegrass Thoroughbred... Read More

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USDA Proposes Rules To Regulate Transport Of Horses To Processing Facilities

June 04, 1999

The American Horse Council reports that on May 19, 1999 the United States Department of Agriculture proposed rules to regulate the commercial transportation of equines to processing facilities.

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Foal Limbs And Feet Deformities

June 01, 1999

Flexural or angular deformities can be very shocking and even disturbing in severe cases, but appropriate veterinary care offers great hope for these foals.... Read More