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Ten Steeplechase Horses Die In Virginia Fire

February 17, 1998

Ten Thoroughbred steeplechasers and 15 hounds used in fox hunting were killed Feb. 16 when fire destroyed a barn at the Waterman family's Clifton Farm near Leesburg, Va. According to published reports, four horses and dozens... Read More

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Fort Dodge Animal Health Introduces First Intranasal Vaccine For Strangles

February 13, 1998

Until recently, vaccinating for strangles (Streptococcus equi) was a painful procedure for both horses and their owners. Conventional intramuscular vaccination often caused lameness and inflammation that could... Read More

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Notes From California Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System

February 13, 1998

  • The California Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System isolated H3N8 influenza virus demonstrating recent antigenic drift from the A2 Kentucky and Alaska influenza viruses. An influenza outbreak that started in September has continued to... Read More

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Phenylbutazone Use In Europe

February 13, 1998

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has been assured by the British Government that phenylbutazone can continue to be used. France has followed BEVA's lead and has agreed that sport horses can be classified as... Read More

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Four Star Course Taking Shape At Kentucky

February 13, 1998

Construction on the Cross-Country Course for the United States' first Four Star Three-Day Event to be held April 23-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington has progressed to the extent that Course Designer Michael Etherington-Smith,... Read More

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Louisiana Scholarships

February 13, 1998

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) Equine Committee has pledged nearly $25,000 to the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation over a period of three years to fund scholarships for students in veterinary school at... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Receives Donation

February 13, 1998

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club donated $173,000 to 21 charities as a result of a successful 1996 meet. Among the recipients were the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation ($15,000), the University of California-Davis Equine Research Lab... Read More

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Florida Alters Drug-Use Rules

February 13, 1998

Debbie Miller, director of the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, announced new guideline for penalties covering Class IV and V drug violations. Class IV and V drugs are therapeutic medications, not performance enhancing drugs. Under... Read More

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Small Colon Impactions

February 13, 1998

Disorders of the small colon make up a small percentage of the etiologies in acute abdominal crises in horses. Obstruction by fecal material, enteroliths, and meconium are the most commonly reported pathogenic conditions of the small colon in th... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Debuts Lameness Video

February 13, 1998

The Blood-Horse Inc. has released a new video "Lameness in the Horse." This is the third video in The Blood-Horse New Video Collection.... Read More

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Kentucky 'Sponge Law' Introduced

February 13, 1998

In reaction to a dozen incidents in 1996 and 1997 of sponges being detected in the nostrils of horses at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky legislature will consider a bill that would strengthen the penalty imposed for tampering with a horse.... Read More

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Regu-Mate Studies

February 13, 1998

Two studies involving the use of altrenogest (Regu-Mate) to control behavior of stallions appeared on the surface to have contradictory results. However, there was a key difference--age of the stallions involved--tha... Read More

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Soft Tissue Injuries in the Equine Foot: Dancing in the Dark

February 01, 1998

"Soft tissue injury" sounds like a vague diagnosis, designed to frustrate the owner, but it is a legitimate set of sports injuries that can disable your horse. With new diagnostic tools, such as nuclear scintigraphy, you might be able to obtain... Read More

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Warming Up In Winter

February 01, 1998

Before the summer Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, Ga., considerable research effort went into studying how the horse is affected by heat and humidity. As a result of this research, veterinarians at the Olympics were well prepared to help the... Read More

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Foal Sharing

February 01, 1998

Foal sharing, by definition, is an agreement under which a mare owner puts up the use of a mare while the stallion owner puts up the use of a season. Together, the two partners own the resulting foal with no currency having changed hands for a stud... Read More

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Vitamins: Diet Fundamentals

February 01, 1998

Vitamins: tiny organic compounds that have a huge impact on the health and well-being of your horse. Sometimes gleaned from the diet, sometimes manufactured within the digestive tract, vitamins have the power to promote and regulate virtually... Read More

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A Sad Day Or A New Beginning?

February 01, 1998

For those of you who have been readers of this publication for the last few years, you know I am an advocate of horse owners giving money in support of equine research. Without money to pay for personnel, animals, equipment, and all... Read More

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Focus On Discipline: Eventing

February 01, 1998

The French call it the concours complet, or the complete test. Eventing questions the mental and physical qualities of horse and rider as the pair perform in the ring and across the landscape.

Classically, eventing covers three... Read More

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Frostbite in Horses

February 01, 1998

Although frostbite in healthy horses is quite uncommon, certain conditions can place horses at risk.... Read More

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Predicting Foaling

February 01, 1998

Eleven months is a considerable length of time to anticipate the birth of a foal. A great deal of hope, excitement, dreams, and financial investment can accompany the arrival of a newborn. Because of the long wait, most owners want to monitor th... Read More

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Sound and Pictures

February 01, 1998

One of the most significant advances in equine management in recent years has been the advent of ultrasonography, or ultrasound. Through this technology, which bounces repeating sound waves off tissues and structures in the horse's body and... Read More

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Sub-Fertile Mares

February 01, 1998

A broodmare which fails to conceive or carry a foal to term can be an emotional and financial liability. For the backyard breeder, the liability might be primarily emotional, when that special mare you wanted to produce your next trail horse or... Read More

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Does Frozen Semen Really Work?

February 01, 1998

It has been more than 40 years since Canadian investigators reported the birth of the first foal from the insemination of a mare using frozen stallion semen. Since then, the technology of semen freezing has evolved tremendously. On a... Read More

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Knox Awarded AAEP/Pony Club Scholarship

January 30, 1998

Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine student Peter Knox was awarded the 1997 American Association of Equine Practitioners/United States Pony Club (USPC) scholarship awarded to a veterinary student who has been, or is... Read More

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Trainer Suspended In Sponging Case

January 30, 1998

The New Mexico Racing Commission has suspended trainer Joe Meyers for five years after he was accused of stuffing a sponge into a horse's nostrils. In action that effectively extends the penalty to a lifetime ban, the... Read More