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Advances In Semen Sexing

December 01, 1997

Rens, Welch, and Johnson of Beltsville, Md., reported significant improvements in their flow cytometric semen sexing procedure at the American Society of Animal Science's meeting.

The sexing of sperm with the Beltsville method is based o... Read More

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VS Update 11/21/97

November 21, 1997

As of November 14, 1997, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico still have positive cases of vesicular stomatitis. Utah has four counties with positive cases, Colorado has ten, New Mexico has four, and Arizona has one. For a complete listing of... Read More

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Thrush and Advice for the Hoof-sore

November 01, 1997

What is the relationship between chronic, severe thrush and my horse's contracted heels?... Read More

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The Power of Protein

November 01, 1997

Of all the components of your horse's diet, protein is probably the most misunderstood. ... Read More

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Focus on Discipline: Reining

November 01, 1997

Ridin' and slidin' -- the reining horse runs a precise pattern at speed. This equine athlete excels at galloping full out, screeching to a sliding stop, and whirling in a high-speed pirouette. He responds to his rider instantly, at the touch of... Read More

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Thrush Prevention

November 01, 1997

Thrush is a very common word for those of us who have been spent any amount of time around horses. It is one of the more common diseases of the equine hoof. But does everyone know what thrush is? How do you prevent it, or how do you treat it once it ... Read More

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Bone Cysts

November 01, 1997

The first thing to address in this story is that most "bone cysts" are not typically "cysts," by strict definition. The medical dictionary definition of a "cyst" is, "a structure lined with epithelium (a special cell type) and... Read More

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The Art of Therapeutic Shoeing

November 01, 1997

Michael J. Wildenstein, resident farrier at Cornell University's large animal clinic, has approximately 400 different types of therapeutic shoes hanging on the wall of his clinic. Each one, he says, was made for a particular... Read More

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Should I Blanket My Horse?

November 01, 1997

I have a 4-year-old Thoroughbred filly that I am preparing for winter. When is it appropriate to blanket her, and when would she be better off without a blanket? ... Read More

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Can You Ride Your Horse Through a Flu?

November 01, 1997

You wake up after having a fitful night, coughing, wheezing and constantly grabbing for that next tissue. Your chest feels it's in a vice, you can't eat and you've got the blues. What you really have is the flu, and when your horse has it, h... Read More

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Electrolytes and Endurance Horses

November 01, 1997

Not all horses are alike in their needs for electrolyte replacement after strenuous exertion. Some deplete the... Read More

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APHA Passes New Rule On Transported Semen

November 01, 1997

American Paint Horse Association (APHA) stallion owners are no longer limited to the number of mares bred with transported cooled semen. At the APHA’s annual convention, held October 2-4, directors passed a rule eliminating the old... Read More

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Common Complaints: Diseases Horses and Humans Share

October 01, 1997

The titles of numerous news stories in Florida papers during a few weeks in October shared some common words--Eastern equine encephalomyelitis. The disease has been responsible for several human deaths recently in Florida, and while in Orlando... Read More

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Joint Therapy

October 01, 1997

A multitude of compelling reasons exists for utilizing joint injections or aspirations (i.e., the removal of fluid). Certainly one of the most rewarding is the capability of the veterinarian to make better and more accurate diagnoses of lameness prob... Read More

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Buying and Storing Feeds

October 01, 1997

Feed is a major expenditure for any horse owner, and we all want it to be money well spent--both in terms of nutrition and quality. Getting the best value often means buying and storing feed in bulk. But unless that's done properly, you might... Read More

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Nitroglycerine for Laminitis: Use Caution

October 01, 1997

One California farrier saw the nitroglycerine patches used on a miniature horse which had suffered repeated bouts of acute laminitis. The patches were credited with swift recovery.... Read More

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Pelleted Feeds: Packaged Nutrition

October 01, 1997

They look like rabbit food, and the technology that made those bunny pellets a complete diet now is used regularly to make feeds for horses. Granted, pelleted feeds don't usually exude the tempting aroma that most molasses-laced... Read More

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Hind End Lameness

October 01, 1997

I have a 4-year-old hunter who has become lame in his hind end. He routinely goes over 2' 6" jumps, but never anything larger. Being only 5'3", I do not think that my problem is the weight I am asking him to carry. There are... Read More

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Transport to Slaughter: Searching for a Good Ride

October 01, 1997

In the past, much of the transportation of horses dealt with smaller trailers and how travel affected athletic performance or breeding. This is the first research dedicated to the quest for answers in how best to transport horses to slaughter. ... Read More

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Holistic Medicine

October 01, 1997

Change is taking place in the world of equine veterinary medicine as more and more horse owners and practitioners look to alternative or complementary forms of treatment or prevention for a wide variety of maladies. It wasn't... Read More

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Manure Management

October 01, 1997

Every barn manager and anyone who keeps his or her horses at home knows that disposing of manure and soiled bedding is a mounting problem. If allowed to accumulate, raw manure serves as a vector for parasites and other organisms, attracts flies,... Read More

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Neurectomy for Navicular

October 01, 1997

While untenable pain due to navicular syndrome and caudal heel syndrome is the most common cause of performance horses' being nerved, Madison said in Thoroughbred racehorses a wing fracture of the coffin bone often necessitates a neurectomy. ... Read More

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Equine Tetanus: Signs and Treatment

October 01, 1997

It's a beautiful sunny day and being that nothing exciting is happening in the pasture today, you decide to lie down and roll a bit. In the midst of an extremely satisfying roll, there is a sudden sharp pain in your rump area... Read More

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Monitoring Fetal Well-Being

October 01, 1997

Fetal monitoring in horses is similar to the methods used for humans -- ultrasound, EKG machines, and blood tests on unborns all are part of monitoring the health of the fetus. Advances in these areas for equines have allowed for... Read More

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Skin Diseases in Horses

October 01, 1997

A horse's skin is vital to the animal's survival. It serves as its anatomical boundary and as the principal organ of communication between the horse and the environment in which it lives. As is the case with other body components, the skin of a... Read More