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They've Got The Beat: Gaited Horses

June 01, 1998

Every horse moves forward, and gaited horses ease the journey onward. By moving their legs in a four-beat lateral gait, these horses produce a smooth ride. Their locomotion pattern varies from horses which trot in a diagonal... Read More

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Infectious Diseases in Horses

June 01, 1998

Viral infections of the equine respiratory tract are a veterinary challenge. They occur frequently and result in major economic loss to the horse industry. Currently available vaccines are not completely effective in controlling respiratory... Read More

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Dew Poisoning/Scratches

June 01, 1998

Some call the affliction dew poisoning. Others use the term scratches. Still others refer to it as grease heel or cracked heel. There are yet others who call it mud fever. Whatever the term, the affliction is the same--a form of dermatitis ... Read More

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Summer Haircoat Tips

June 01, 1998

A guide to ensure your horse's hair coat stays healthy all summer long.... Read More

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Club Feet in Horses

June 01, 1998

A foal born with club feet or a young, growing horse which develops the condition can be both a mystery and a problem for the owner and the veterinarian in charge of treatment. The condition can be mysterious because many factors might be... Read More

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Understanding Hoof Cracks

June 01, 1998

Hoof cracks can be as simple as something that merely irritates the observer from an aesthetic point of view to something so serious that the horse is dead lame and unable to perform. Hoof cracks come in a variety of types and sizes, and they... Read More

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Administering Medications

June 01, 1998

Author's Note: The purpose of this article is to act as a reference to aid the veterinarian in educating clients in the techniques of medication administration. This article is not intended to act as an encouragement to owner-prescribed... Read More

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Testing For Clenbuterol Intensifies

May 29, 1998

As drug-testing laboratories have begun to use enhanced testing procedures to detect the prohibited drug clenbuterol, horses in three states have tested positive for the bronchodilator. The three states in which the positive... Read More

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Increased Concern For Animal Waste Disposal

May 29, 1998

Two bills have been introduced in Congress to deal with the growing problem of animal waste disposal in the United States. Senator Tom Harkin (R-Iowa) has introduced S. 1323, the “Animal Agriculture Reform Act,” and... Read More

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Informant Named In Sponging Case

May 29, 1998

George Isaacs, a 60-year-old former Kentucky owner and trainer, is the man, according to a story in the Louisville Courier-Journal, who helped officials gather evidence against William Michael McCandless, the Tennessee... Read More

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Bills Introduced To Aid Employers Of Alien Agricultural Workers

May 23, 1998

Some horse operations have difficulty employing workers during the busy breeding and training season. In most cases it is difficult to locate competent workers to work on a temporary or seasonal basis. In these situations som... Read More

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AHC And AAEP Developing Guidelines

May 23, 1998

The American Horse Council's Animal Welfare Committee is working with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and others to develop voluntary “care and handling guidelines” for the equine industry.... Read More

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California Considers New Rescue Efforts

May 23, 1998

A proposal to establish a formalized, statewide structure for financing the care, placement, and possible retraining of retired racehorses is under consideration by several California Thoroughbred organizations, led by the De... Read More

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ReRun Captures Humane Treatment Of Animals Award

May 23, 1998

ReRun, Kentucky's program to place ex-racehorses in adoptive homes, has been selected to receive this year's Humane Treatment of Animals Award given by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

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New Mexico Announces Detection Of Vesicular Stomatitis

May 23, 1998

As of May 18, two horses in New Mexico have been diagnosed with vesticular stomatitis (VS). The virus (Indiana type) was isolated from one horse on a premises in Otero County, New Mexico. Another horse on the same... Read More

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FDA Approves Restricted Use Of Clenbuterol For Horses

May 23, 1998

On May 11, 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ventipulmin (clenbuterol hydrochloride) Syrup for use in horses affected with airway obstruction, such as occurs with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), also known... Read More

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Owner Donates Farm To Rehabilitate Racehorses

May 23, 1998

The United Pegasus Foundation has a new home, thanks to Thoroughbred owner Gary Biszantz.

Biszantz recently purchased a 40-acre farm north of Los Angeles near Tehachapi and generously donated it to the horse rescue/rehabilitation... Read More

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Suspected Sponger Still At Large

May 23, 1998

The federal probe into the sponging incidents at Kentucky racetracks over the past two years could lead to the indictment of more individuals than William Michael McCandless, the Tennessee man charged in the case. The... Read More

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USDA Seeks Foreign Animal Disease Committee Nominations

May 15, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is seeking nominations for membership in the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases.

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FDA Publishes Adequate And Well-Controlled Studies Final Rule

May 15, 1998

In the March 5, 1998, Federal Register, FDA published a final regulation further defining "adequate and well-controlled studies." The purpose of this final rule is to further define "adequate and well-controlled" to require... Read More

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Top International Appointment For Leading British Vet

May 15, 1998

Professor Leo Jeffcott, Dean of Cambridge Veterinary School and one of the country's leading equine vets has been appointed as a member of the Bureau of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) and Chairman of the... Read More

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Two Albuterol Positives Announced In California

May 15, 1998

Trainers Mike Harrington and Howard Zucker have been charged by the California Horse Racing Board with positive tests for the prohibited Class 3 substance albuterol, a bronchodialator, which turned up in horses they ran... Read More

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TOC Presidents Caffeine Report

May 15, 1998

A report from a well-known expert that encourages the establishment of threshold levels for the declaration of caffeine positives in equine drug tests met with a polite yet uninspired reaction from the Medication Committee of... Read More

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Hoechst Roussel Vet Announces FDA Approval Of Dewormer Use

May 15, 1998

Hoechst Roussel Vet announced today that FDA approval of a new use indication for its dewormer will help eliminate a persistent parasite problem. The FDA's approval that Panacur (10% fedbendazole) Oral Paste can now treat all... Read More

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Hubbard Feeds Inc. Announces Alliance

May 15, 1998

Hubbard Feeds Inc., announces its alliance with Kentucky Equine Research Incorporated (K.E.R.) and is becoming a K.E.R. team member. This alliance offers unsurpassed professional support that enhances the equine product line performance by... Read More