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Girth Strap Tightness

April 01, 2001

Every time you saddle a horse, you tighten a girth. But how tight should you make that girth? Just enough to keep the saddle on? With space to slip a hand under the girth? As tight as it will go? Furthermore, how well does a horse breathe with this... Read More

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USDA Continues Viligance Against Foot And Mouth Disease

March 30, 2001

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman yesterday said the USDA will continue to be vigilant in its efforts to prevent foot and mouth disease (FMD) from entering the United States, including intensified scrutiny and inspections at ports of entry an... Read More

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CSU Veterinary Hospital To Have Open House

March 30, 2001

The wide world of animals and the people who care for them can be explored through lectures, exhibits, workshops and tours on April 6-8 during the annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House in Fort Collins. Open house hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.... Read More

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Sweden Restricts Horse Imports

March 30, 2001

The arrival of foot and mouth disease in Europe has complicated many equestrian events for organizers and competitors, including the World Cup Final in Gšteborg, Sweden. It was announced March 27 that horses will only be allowed to enter Sweden... Read More

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North Dakota Issues Emergency Ban

March 30, 2001

The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) issued an emergency order Tuesday, in an effort to prevent the introduction of foot and mouth disease (FMD) into the state.

"The headlines from Europe are a clear warning of the impact... Read More

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Virginia Officials Prohibit Entry of Horses From Known Foot and Mouth Disease Countries

March 30, 2001

Effective March 23, officials with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services banned equines originating from a known foot and mouth disease (FMD) country, as designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, from entering... Read More

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Colorado Foot and Mouth Prevention and Response Protocol

March 30, 2001

 

The Colorado Department of Agriculture announced the following protocol March 15.

Preventative Procedures:

I. No cloven-hoofed animals from a known Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) country... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Reported In Virginia

March 30, 2001

Three horses in Virginia have tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since January 1, 2001. EIA is an acute or chronic viral disease that affects horses and other equines. No vaccine is available to prevent the disease and there is n... Read More

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Foot and Mouth Disease Causes Stir

March 16, 2001

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Europe has caused considerable concern to the United States horse industry. On March 13 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) placed a ban on specific animal and animal... Read More

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AHC Keeps Close Watch On Foot and Mouth Disease

March 16, 2001

The American Horse Council has learned that recent reports saying horses are not permitted entry into the U.S. from the European Union are erroneous. Some of the misunderstanding results from a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release... Read More

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Foal Adoption Program Offered by Ryerss

March 16, 2001

In September of this year, Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines will offer its third annual NAERIC (North American Equine Ranching Information Council) Foal Adoption Program. A representative from Ryerss will travel to a PMU ranch in North Dakota to purchase... Read More

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United States Offers Foot and Mouth Disease Measures

March 16, 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced March 13 that it is temporarily prohibiting the importation of animals and animal products from the European Union into the United States. This temporary action is being taken following... Read More

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Badminton Horse Trials Cancelled

March 16, 2001

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (CCI****) were cancelled March 10 due to the foot and mouth outbreak. The event was to be held May 3-6.

The land at Badminton used for the horse trials is grazed by 500 deer, 1000 sheep, and a... Read More

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Links To More Foot and Mouth Disease Information

March 16, 2001

Maps

Outbreak history (good graphics, requires Flash): http://www.guardian.co.uk/footandmouth/flash/0,7365,443772,00.html

Great Britain’s Ministr... Read More

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Australia Bans EU Horses

March 14, 2001

Australia placed a ban today (March 14) on all imports of animals susceptible to foot and mouth disease and their products, from the European Union and from any country in which foot and mouth disease is endemic or in which there is an outbreak.... Read More

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New Slate of Research Projects to Be Launched

March 09, 2001

A dozen new equine research projects will be launched soon as a result of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's latest allocation of funds. The Foundation's board of directors met in Florida on Feb. 26 and approved 11 new projects. The... Read More

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Disease Hampers British Horse Movement

March 09, 2001

Representatives from 27 British equine organizations met in London on March 1 to discuss the potential for spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD), which affects only cloven-hooved animals. The disease was discovered in pigs at a slaughterhouse i... Read More

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AHSA Releases Submission to USOC

March 02, 2001

The American Horse Shows Association, Inc. (AHSA) today (March 2) publicly released its submission to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Membership and Credentials Committee.

In commenting on its summary presentation to the... Read More

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FMD Hampers Bristish Horse Movement

March 02, 2001

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has interrupted race meets and horse transport in Great Britain and Ireland. Foot and mouth disease is an acute, highly contagious, viral infection of domestic and wild cloven-hooved animals. Horses are... Read More

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AHSA Approves Budget Supplement

March 02, 2001

A special meeting of the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) Executive Committee was held late on Feb. 22. Its members voted to approve a supplement to the 2001 budget of approximately $3.5 million, immediately responding to any threat to... Read More

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Conditioning the Older Horse

March 01, 2001

What are the effects of advancing years on athletic performance? ... Read More

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The Trouble With Twins

March 01, 2001

Breeders should endeavor to remove one of the twin embryos early in pregnancy.... Read More

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Ready, Steady, Grow--Feeding Young Horses

March 01, 2001

We don't have all of the answers when it comes to feeding young horses. A nutrition program that doesn't promote--and possibly helps prevent--developmental orthopedic disease (DOD), including osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), is critical at this... Read More

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Equine Vacations: Let's Go Ride!

March 01, 2001

"You can have the best of both worlds," is how Karen May of the North Fork Guest Ranch described a ranch vacation for horse people. "It's riding with all the amenities. You can ride and enjoy seeing different country on... Read More

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Baby Teeth

March 01, 2001

Perhaps one of the most neglected aspects of equine health, until a problem manifests itself, is the monitoring and care of a young horse's baby teeth. After all, they are only temporary and are shed at various stages to make way for permanent... Read More