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DNA Kit Now Available For $30

February 19, 1999

AQHA's Executive Committee, at its January meeting, reduced the cost for a DNA kit from $40 to $30 per horse. The new price became effective Feb. 1, 1999.

To date, AQHA offers its Members... Read More

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UF Researcher, New Techniques Help Reconstruct Ancient Diets

February 19, 1999

Out of the mouths of long-dead animals come stories of vanished landscapes, ancient weather and the way the creatures lived and died.

With a unique combination of two scientific techniques,... Read More

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New Tests Nab Grain Toxins

February 19, 1999

New tools to detect mycotoxins that contaminate corn, barley, wheat and other commodities have been developed by an Agricultural Research Service scientist. ARS is USDA's chief scientific research agency.

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Light Shed On Mystery Horse Disease

February 19, 1999

CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization—Australia's largest scientific research organization) Animal Health scientists have discovered more about the mysterious Hendra disease that killed two human... Read More

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Colorado Declared VS Free

February 19, 1999

Three formerly VS positive premises located in Larimer County, Colorado, were released from quarantine during the week ending Jan. 22, 1999. A new investigation in El Paso County, Colorado, was determined to be negative.... Read More

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1999 Federal Grazing Fee Announced

February 19, 1999

The grazing fee for Western public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) in 1999, which is the same amount charged in 1998. The formula used for... Read More

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Ash Fork Update

February 12, 1999

Since August, 1998, twelve horses and a mule have died in the Ash Fork, Ariz., area after displaying similar symptoms. Although the exact cause of the illness has not been specifically determined, evidence gathered by several... Read More

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A New Vaccine For Equine Herpesvirus On The Horizon

February 12, 1999

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is the major cause worldwide of epidemic abortion in mares, along with neonatal deaths in foals, and also cause respiratory illness and nervous system disease. This virus, along with the closely... Read More

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Scientists Find New Clue To Treat Moldy Corn Poisoning

February 12, 1999

A disease that destroys brain cells in horses, moldy corn poisoning or equine leukoencephalomalacia (ELEM), is currently a death sentence. But promising new research findings may someday improve the odds.

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Ash Fork, Ariz., Information Line Established

February 12, 1999

A 1-800 information line was established today to aid Northern Arizona horse owners concerned by the recent death of several horses near Ash Fork, located west of Flagstaff off Interstate 40.

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Botulism In Arizona...Or Not?

February 05, 1999

The first case of what state officials suspect to be botulism was seen in the latter part of November, 1998. To date, 13 horses in the Ash Fork, Ariz., area, a rural town west of Flagstaff, have exhibited the same neurologic... Read More

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ADA Launches Joint Investigation Into Ash Fork Horse Deaths

February 05, 1999

Arizona Department of Agriculture officials today announced that experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, have joined the investigation into a series of... Read More

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Pasture Paranoia: Laminitis Prevention

February 01, 1999

Lush pasture is the arch enemy of horses susceptible to laminitis and founder. ... Read More

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When Should You Supplement?

February 01, 1999

Look around any barn and you'll see the evidence. Do you know a feed room that doesn't have a collection of jugs and buckets, pails and little plastic scoops, pellets and powders in a rainbow of colors? The ingredients range from high-tech... Read More

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Reading Pedigrees

February 01, 1999

The horse you see--or the foal you envision--reflects generations of ancestors. Owners of those ancestors made decisions on mating horses, planning each generation. They selected animals by examining the successes of previous horsemen, as... Read More

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Understanding

February 01, 1999

There are many people out there who, in this winter season, are doing more than their jobs. These are the people leading disabled kids around a chilly indoor arena on patient, donated horses -- a highlight of most of these kids' weeks. They are... Read More

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Foals and Meconium Impaction

February 01, 1999

Passing the meconium is, to me, the second-biggest hurdle a foal must overcome after birth--the first, obviously, is making the transition from the protected life within the uterus to life outside the uterus (breathing, standing, nursing).... Read More

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Fundamentals Of Foaling

February 01, 1999

To understand some of the unusual aspects of birth in horses, it is helpful to consider how the species survived before domestication. The horse's defense against predators always has been... Read More

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Teasing for Successful Breeding

February 01, 1999

A good teasing program is essential for insuring success in an equine breeding program. Without it, breeding can become a hit-and-miss proposition, despite the sophisticated tools that are available to veterinarians and breeding technicians. ... Read More

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EVA--Equine Viral Arteritis

February 01, 1999

Imagine the following telephone conversation. "Yes, I'd like to order some disease, please."

"Yes, ma'am. We can get some disease right out to you. When do you want your disease delivered?"

"The sooner, the better!"... Read More

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Giving Horses Warm Water

February 01, 1999

I've heard it's necessary to give horses warm drinking water in the winter. Is this true? And if so, how warm should it be? Do you have any suggestions on how I can keep my horse's drinking water warm when it's freezing outside?... Read More

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AAEP 1998 Convention Prospects

February 01, 1999

EQUIPMENT


Mobile Clinic
LaBoit has introduced the Medical Trailer in 12', 14', 16', and 18' sizes. According to the company, all procedures done in a stationary clinic... Read More

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Diagnostic Overview

February 01, 1999

Scintigraphy

Scintigraphy is a technique in which an injected form of radioisotope can be imaged by a gamma camera, which takes "pictures" of the radiation given off by the isotope. As the isotope travels and is absorbe... Read More

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Foal IgG (Antibody)

February 01, 1999

The foal is born with a functional immune system (if all is normal), but has a general absence of immunoglobulins to aid in the defense against infection. The foal acquires his initial immunoglobulin protection from the mare's first milk, which... Read More

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EPM Tests and Treatment

February 01, 1999

At first, veterinarians and researchers were scrambling to discover anything about the "new" neurologic disease that was causing such a stir in the horse industry. The disease, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), was discovered to be cause... Read More