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USDA Closes Animal Import Center

November 20, 1998

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is closing the Harry S Truman Animal Import Center (HSTAIC) in Key West, Florida, and amending its animal import regulations to remove all provisions related to the facility.... Read More

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Frozen Pipes...Are You Prepared For Winter?

November 13, 1998

On February 5, 1996, Freddie and Erica Chalmers of South Carolina went off to work as they would any other day. However, this would be no ordinary day for the Chalmerses. When they returned home that evening, their home had... Read More

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Secretariat Wins His Place On Postage Stamp

November 13, 1998

Secretariat won his latest race by a margin the big chestnut was unfamiliar with at the racetrack—a nose.

The 1973 Triple Crown winner will be remembered as one of 15 subjects for a... Read More

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Appropriations Bill Includes Money For Horse Programs

November 06, 1998

The American Horse Council (AHC) reports that before adjourning Congress passed a giant Omnibus Appropriations Bill, which included federal funding for several equine programs the AHC has been working for on behalf of the... Read More

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California Voters Outlaw Horse Slaughter For Food

November 06, 1998

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to to import into or export from the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse with the intent of killing, or having... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/30/98

November 06, 1998

Colorado reported two new investigations during the week ending October 30, 1998, both of which are pending. Six formerly VS infected premises were removed from quarantine, four of these were located in Weld County and one... Read More

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"On Call" for NBC Coverage of Breeder's Cup

November 06, 1998

Dr. Larry Bramlage, Lexington, Kentucky, and C. Wayne McIlwraith, Fort Collins, Colorado, will be the "On Call" veterinarians standing by to assist NBC Sports' broadcast team during the November 7 Breeders' Cup Championship... Read More

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New Agreement Provides More Protection For Wild Horses

November 06, 1998

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have entered into an agreement to help ensure that wild horses under federal care are not slaughtered. "This agreement closes an avenue... Read More

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

November 01, 1998

The use of ultrasonic sound for diagnosis and treatment in human and equine medicine is not new, and in fact is becoming commonplace. Most horse breeders, for example, are familiar with the use of diagnostic ultrasound to detect and monitor... Read More

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Hoof Wall and White Line Disease

November 01, 1998

The more you read about white line disease, and the more you talk to farriers and veterinarians about it, the more you think there might be some wisdom to those who shrug and say, "White line disease? Never see it. Not in any of my clients' horses." ... Read More

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Boarding Contracts

November 01, 1998

No one wants to add complication and aggravation to a business or pleasure activity, and for many horse enthusiasts, the use of written boarding contracts is viewed as providing more hassle than benefit. After all, you might think, what is the... Read More

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Communicating With Your Farrier

November 01, 1998

If you're anything like me, you find farriery a bit of a mystery. After years of horse ownership, I can give an antibiotic injection prescribed by my veterinarian without flinching, I can spot a slipped stifle at 100... Read More

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Health Concerns of Mules and Donkeys

November 01, 1998

Mules and donkeys are a lot like horses, to be sure, but in many ways, including some health concerns, they are most definitely different. First, we should have a basic understanding about what constitutes these unique four-footed creatures.... Read More

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Endurance Riding: A Humane Use of the Equine Athlete

November 01, 1998

The growing interest in endurance riding has encouraged participants with different levels of prior horse experience to become involved with the sport. However, if equine athletes are asked to perform over distances for which they have not been appro... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/16/98

October 30, 1998

Colorado reported eight new investigations during the week ending October 16, 1998, of which three were VSV positive premises. Two of these premises were located in Larimer County and one in Weld County. Five formerly VSV... Read More

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A New Theory About Equine Foot Physiology

October 30, 1998

A Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine researcher has pieced together a new picture of equine foot physiology that suggests vascular systems in horse hooves function in much the same way that air- or... Read More

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Clues To Horse Extinction Point To Grass, Climate Change

October 23, 1998

What caused the extinction of many equine species and other mammals 6 million years ago?... Read More

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EIA Reservoir Implications

October 23, 1998

Charles Issel, DVM, PhD, spoke about the implications of reservoirs of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) at a seminar hosted by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. Issel began by stating... Read More

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EIA Positive Horses Found In Germany

October 23, 1998

Nine horses tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) antibodies in the Augsburg area of Bavaria, Germany, with one of the horses showing clinical signs of the disease, according to Dr. Hofherr of Germany's Ministry... Read More

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Ex-Racehorses Make The Difference For At-Risk Youth In Texas

October 23, 1998

All of us are familiar with the use of horses in police work. Mounted patrols are a familiar sight on the streets and in the green spaces of our major cities. But horses are also used to prevent crime before it can reach the... Read More

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Louisiana Veterinarians Put On Alert For EEE

October 23, 1998

Veterinarians in southwest Louisiana have been advised to stay on the lookout for Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis in horses (EEE). The Louisiana State Health Department has put veterinarians in this part of state on alert... Read More

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New System For Testing Lung Disease In Horses Developed

October 23, 1998

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, the director of the Issam M. Fares Equine Sports Medicine Program and an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass., has long bee... Read More

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Veterinarian's Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

October 16, 1998

The 1996 Summer Olympics may be over, but a success story involving veterinary medicine and horses that went virtually unnoticed then has had a lasting impact.

Despite the heat and humidity... Read More

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Out On A Limb: Young Burro Receives Artificial Leg At Colorado State

October 16, 1998

A five-month-old burro named Primrose got a leg up on life in the form of a prosthetic hind limb at Colorado State University recently, and her owner, a professional storyteller, put a happy ending on a sad tale.... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/09/98

October 16, 1998

Colorado reported nine new investigations during the week ending October 9, 1998, of which five were VSV positive premises. In addition, four previous investigations were reported VSV positive premises. These nine premises... Read More