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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

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American Endurance Ride Conference Annual Convention

January 30, 1998

The American Endurance Ride Conference Annual Convention accompanied by a trade show was held in Lexington, Ky., January 22-24. Filled with seminars, the convention was an opportunity for both new and experienced endurance riders to gain and... Read More

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Keeneland Donates To Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

January 23, 1998

The Keeneland Association, a non-dividend -paying corporation that holds Thoroughbred racing and auctions in Lexington, Ky., recently donated $12,500 for equine medical research. The donation was made to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research... Read More

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Fact Finders To Assess BLM Wild Horse And Burro Program

January 16, 1998

Pat Shae, Director of the Bureau of Land Management, announced he has asked three independent fact finders to analyze specific issues related to the BLM's wild horse and burro program. The fact finders include an accountant, a veterinarian, and ... Read More

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Five Horses Killed In Central Kentucky Fire

January 16, 1998

"It was the worst thing I've ever seen, and I hope I never have to see anything like it again," said Jane Lyon on Jan. 14, just hours after an early-morning fire destroyed a barn and killed five horses on the Central Kentucky farm that she... Read More

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Farnam Companies And Zimecterin Donate Plastic Horse To 'Equine Evac'

January 16, 1998

Farnam Companies Inc. and Zimecterin (ivermectin) Advanced Technology Dewormer recently donated a life-sized plastic horse, retail value of $1,200, to Santa Barbara Equine Assistance and Evacuation, Equine Evac, a volunteer emergency equine... Read More

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Oxytocin And Maternal Recognition Of Pregnancy In Mares

January 09, 1998

It is well established that early conceptus loss (the embryo and its associated extra-embryonic membranes) is a major source of reproductive inefficiency in domestic animals. Early pregnancy in all mammals is characterized by a high fertilizatio... Read More

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The Equine Research Centre's Day At The Races at Woodbine

January 09, 1998

This year's annual "Day at the Races" for the Equine Research Centre was the most successful since the fund raiser began in 1993. "The credit for its snowballing success is due to Sue Burns, the chair of our fundraising committee," said Andrew... Read More

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Salmonella Antimicrobial Susceptibility

January 09, 1998

In the October 1996 issue of the Equine Disease Quarterly, Salmonella isolates from equine cases over a six-year period at the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) were discussed. From June 1994 to June 1996, 3,340 equine... Read More

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The First Annual Frank Milne Lecture Awarded

January 09, 1998

The Frank Milne Lecture at this year's American Association of Equine Practitioners' convention was a first. It was designed to present what amounted to an A-to-Z informational session on a given subject. Chosen for this year was the lower airwa... Read More

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Tyzzer's Disease

January 09, 1998

Tyzzer's disease affects many species of animals. It was originally described as an illness of mice, but has also been reported to cause disease in dogs, cats, rats, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, monkeys, muskrats, hamsters, and foals. Tyzzer's... Read More

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Nutrition Books To Aid Veterinarians In Advising Clients

January 09, 1998

The Veterinarian's Practical Reference to Equine Nutrition, produced for the American Association of Equine Practitioners by Purina Mills, Inc., is a complete text providing information on how to feed horses in a number of lifestyle... Read More

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International Disease Update

January 02, 1998

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, reported the following disease outbreaks.

Influenza was reported from France, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States. the latter included an outbreak among Thoroughbred racehorses in... Read More

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Drs. Lavin And Robbins Honored

January 02, 1998

During the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Reception held at the Annual AAEP meeting in Phoenix in December, Dean Alan M. Kelly honored two outstanding alumni, A. Gary Lavin, VMD, and Jack Robbins, VMD, and... Read More

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Streptococcus equi In California

January 02, 1998

According to the California Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System, Streptococcus equi upper respiratory tract infection and lymphadenopathy was diagnosed in two adult Quarter Horses housed in the mountains of California. One of the two... Read More

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Farnam Acquires Cohesive Technologies And Licensing From Kimberly-Clark

January 02, 1998

Farnam Companies, Inc., announced in December that it is acquiring and licensing certain Kimberly-Clark technologies for the manufacture of cohesive protective bandages for animal health applications. Included in the... Read More

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How to Utilize Your Equine Physical Therapist

January 01, 1998

Prior to the 1980s, physical therapy was thought to be effective only in human medical care. The parallels between human athletes and equine athletes had not yet been drawn to the extent that they are today. As trainers came to recognize that... Read More

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Winter Hoof Care For Horses

January 01, 1998

What can you do to prepare your horses' feet for winter? Here are a few tips.... Read More

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Cooking Supper: Bran Mash

January 01, 1998

Bran mashes are traditional meals for a wide variety of horses.... Read More

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Damming The Info Flow

January 01, 1998

Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, was one of the industry leaders who was asked to provide veterinary comment on editor Kimberly S. Herbert's Read More

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Protection and Perception: The AAEP On-Call Program

January 01, 1998

Of the 84 horses pre-entered in the 14th Breeders' Cup Day of championship racing for Thoroughbreds, 10 did not answer the call to the post the next Saturday. Two horses had a "system" disease that took them out of training. One horse (... Read More

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Estrous Cycle Primer

January 01, 1998

For all things there is a time and a season. Nowhere is this more true than in equine reproduction. Nature has established a definite time and season for mares to conceive and bear foals. It is a very sensible approach on the part of... Read More

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Newborn Knowledge

January 01, 1998

Final preparations will need to be made so that the newborn foal gets the best chance at life.... Read More

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Foal Imprinting

January 01, 1998

A mare goes into labor. Powerful and swift contractions expel a foal that,  for a short time, lies helpless in the straw or on the grass. A handler quietly approaches the wet creature that is drawing its first breaths. This... Read More