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Rio Vista Products Sponsors $50,000 Grand Prix

January 21, 2000

Horse Shows In The Sun, Inc. (HITS) producer of sixworld-class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, has announced thatRio Vista Products will sponsor Grand Prix show jumping classes at all HITS circuits in 2000. The $50,000 Rio Vista... Read More

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AHSA Announces Winners Of Seventh Annual Media Awards

January 07, 2000

The AHSA has announced the winners of the seventh annual AHSA Media Awards. The 1999 honorees represent a full spectrum of media outlets, including print and broadcast journalism, and all of the winners share a common talent: producing... Read More

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Midway College Offers Equine Therapy Degree

January 07, 2000

Midway College, located in Midway, Kentucky, in the heart of Bluegrass horse country, recently added the only bachelor's degree program in equine therapy in the United States to its curriculum. This degree program offers students the chance to... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Unveils New Look

January 07, 2000

The Blood-Horse Publications, an international publishing house for Thoroughbred and general equine magazines, books, videos, CD-ROMs, and annual references, announced a major redesign of its flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, which began... Read More

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Lone Ranger Passes

January 07, 2000

The death of Clayton Moore, who rode across America's film and TV screens for more than two decades on his mighty horse, Silver, leaves behind a unique American tale that was unmasked in his 1996 autobiography. In "I Was That Masked Man," Moore... Read More

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Four States Usher in Equine Passports

January 06, 2000

State livestock health officials in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi have forged a reciprocal livestock health agreement, making it easier for equine enthusiasts to travel between and within these states with their horses. On Jan.... Read More

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Body Fuel

January 01, 2000

The importance of nutrition for optimization of athletic performance cannot be overemphasized. ... Read More

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Your Horse's Gastrointestinal Health: A Contented Colon

January 01, 2000

If you have a veterinary textbook somewhere on your shelves, chances are you've seen one of those photos of a sick horse's innards-miles and miles of wet, purplish loops of intestine, spilling out in all directions. The poor equine posing for... Read More

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Better Breathing

January 01, 2000

When you walk down the center aisle of your barn, does the ceiling drip condensation on your head? Does the smell of ammonia make your nostrils twitch and your eyes water--even when the stalls are freshly cleaned? Worst of all, was that a hollow... Read More

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2000 And Beyond

January 01, 2000

Let's not get into the technical argument of whether this is the end of the millennium or if we have one more year. Fact is, the calendar now reads 2000. I've lived to see man walk on the moon and AI allowed in the Quarter Horse industry. In my... Read More

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Mares That Fail To Show Estrus

January 01, 2000

Many natural factors--as well as disorders--can affect the estrous cycle and the mare's ability to show heat. ... Read More

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100 Years of Horse Health Care

January 01, 2000

Standing on the fresh field of a brand new century, we look eagerly-if sometimes cautiously-toward the horizon and the unknown future awaiting us. We hope that, in the months and years to come, we will solve problems long puzzled over and finish... Read More

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Paddock Ins And Outs

January 01, 2000

Our 12-year-old gelding, Ringo, has become difficult to bring in from the pasture. He sometimes drags us through the barn door. Then he barges through the stall door and straight to his grain tub. There's almost no stopping him. For a couple... Read More

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Problems With Hooves

January 01, 2000

It takes nearly a year for the hoof to grow down from the coronary band to the ground. Therefore, anything that happens to the horse -- whether specific trauma to the foot or a systemic problem -- can affect the health of the hoof for a long time.... Read More

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Bladder Rupture

January 01, 2000

 It's nearly foaling season on the farm where I work, and a groom was telling me about a foal last year that died of bladder rupture on this farm. Is this something that I can prevent? How do I recognize it? Read More

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In Pennsylvania 22 Horses Destroyed Due to EIA

January 01, 2000

The total number of horses which have tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in northeastern Pennsylvania has risen to 23. Twenty-two of the horses have been destroyed, and three remain under quarantine. Another horse tested positive... Read More

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UC Davis Announces Research Topics

January 01, 2000

The University of California (UC), Davis, Center for Equine Health (CEH), has announced its research topics for 1999-2000. According to Director Gregory Ferraro, DVM, in The Research Preview, the studies funded by the CEH this year are... Read More

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International Breeders Meeting Held in Florida

January 01, 2000

In conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred races at Gulfstream Park, the 1999 International Breeders Meeting took place in Bal Harbour, Fla. Breeders representing 30 countries from around the globe gathered to listen to four morning... Read More

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Burney Chapman

January 01, 2000

World-renowned farrier and speaker Burney Chapman of Lubbock, Texas, died on Thursday, Nov. 11, following a long battle with brain cancer. Chapman was 57.

Burney Chapman is best known as the farrier who reintroduced the heart bar shoe fo... Read More

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WEVA (World Equine Veterinary Association) 1999 Convention Tidbits

January 01, 2000

Veterinarian Daniel Jean, MSc, DACVIM, of the veterinary school at Alfort in France, gave a review about smoke inhalation in horses. Jean said that controlling pain, fever, and inflammation are the most important aspects of horses which suffer... Read More

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Airway Disease Studies

January 01, 2000

Researchers at Michigan State University are into their third year of a 10-year study of the pathogenesis and most efficacious treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Explains Ed Robinson, MRCVS, PhD (respiratory physiology)... Read More

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Nominees Needed for International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame

January 01, 2000

American Farriers Journal of Brookfield, Wis., is taking nominations for the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame class of 2000.

Since 1997, the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame has honored individuals... Read More

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Blackburn TRF Opens in Kentucky

January 01, 2000

Kentucky dedicated the nation’s third major Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) facility for the rehabilitation and retirement of former racehorses. The facility officially opened on Nov. 19, 1999, with a ceremony at the Blackburn... Read More

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EVA Brochure Available

January 01, 2000

The potentially life-threatening disease equine viral arteritis (EVA) and its effect on young foals and pregnant mares are the subject of a new client-education brochure developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).... Read More

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Nutraceutical News

January 01, 2000

The Equine Research Centre of Guelph, Ontario, furthered its reputation for leading-edge health initiatives by hosting the first annual symposium of the Nutraceutical Alliance, a newly formed organization committed to delivering natural health... Read More