Horse Industry News

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Equine Programs Get Specific

October 11, 2002

Colleges and Universities around the country have been offering degrees in Equine Studies for years. Only recently have these colleges become more specialized in the degrees that they offer. Two colleges have made recent strides forward in their... Read More

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New Staff Writer For The Horse

October 11, 2002

The Horse, a monthly magazine devoted to equine health care, and the print form of The Horse Interactive, has named Stephanie L. Church to the position of staff writer.

Church, 22, a native of Powhatan, Virginia, joined The... Read More

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Sunday Silence (1986-2002)

October 01, 2002

Kentucky Derby winner and top Japanese sire Sunday Silence died of heart failure Aug. 19 following an infection in his leg and the debilitating effects of laminitis. The horse had been fighting illness for 14 weeks prior to his death. Sunday... Read More

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Updates from the American Association of Equine Practitioners

October 01, 2002

New Board Members Elected

Recently, four new directors were elected by the membership of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to serve on the organization's board. The terms for the new directors will begin right... Read More

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What's a Thumper?

September 01, 2002

My training is in equine myotherapy; I specialize in sports massage, stretching, and hydrotherapy. Sometimes I get asked about a thumper. I have an idea of what it is and its use, but am not sure if I'm correct. The only thing I am sure of i... Read More

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Ponies Just Heal Better Than Horses

August 01, 2002

Horses are more problematic healers compared to ponies, according to a recent study completed by the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. The study also suggests that ponies with traumatic limb wounds... Read More

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New Ohio Laboratory to Benefit Horses, Humans, and Other Species

August 01, 2002

The Orthopedic Molecular Medicine Suite recently opened in The Ohio State University's (OSU) new veterinary medical academic building. Alicia Bertone, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS (shown working), is the new Trueman Family Chair in Equine Clinical... Read More

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Screening for Joint Disease

July 01, 2002

Veterinarians are quite capable of identifying a painful joint in a lame horse, but determining what is occurring within the joint and how far it has progressed is not yet possible without removing synovial fluid or exploring the joint with... Read More

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Cooperative Research

July 01, 2002

Symbiosis occurs when two living creatures survive better by working together. For example, there are populations of microbes living in the digestive system of the horse that help break down feedstuffs and create nutrients needed by the horse.... Read More

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Help Victims of the Colorado Fires

June 12, 2002

In the past two days, about 1,000 animals have been evacuated because of the Hayman Fire in Colorado, according to Denver's Channel 9 News online. To learn more about how to help horses and families displaced by the fire, visit: Read More

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What's In The Bag?

June 01, 2002

Is the data on that tag stitched to the feed bag effective for predicting the performance of the feed? While there are some limitations, the data are useful not only for evaluation, but also to help decide which feed to buy. Furthermore, the fee... Read More

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AQHA Equine Public Service Award Nominations Due June 3

May 22, 2002

Nominations for the first American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Equine Public Service Award are due June 3, 2002. Presented by the AQHA, the Equine Public Service Award will recognize an outstanding American Quarter Horse that works in the... Read More

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Safeguarding Lower Limbs

May 01, 2002

Since bubble wrapping a horse isn't an option, owners use boots and wraps to try to avoid lower limb injuries.... Read More

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First National Equine Identification Symposium

May 01, 2002

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has announced that the first National Equine Identification Symposium--ID/INFO EXPO 2002--will take place in Chicago, Ill., July 29-Aug. 1. The symposium and trade show will feature... Read More

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Publication Educates on Land Conservation for Horses

May 01, 2002

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) has released a new publication, Equestrian Economic Impact Analysis: How your Community Benefits, to educate non-horse owners (primarily legislative officials) about the positive economic... Read More

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Collapsible Cross-Country Fences to be Tried in Britain

April 01, 2002

In the wake of several fatal injuries to international-level three-day event competitors in 1999 and 2000, cross-country course designers began working to come up with safer fence designs, including fences which "give" on impact. Over the past... Read More

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Saville Joins Advisory Board for The Horse

April 01, 2002

William J.A. Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM of The Ohio State University's (OSU) Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, is the newest addition to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Horse. Saville joins a group of 49 equine... Read More

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NRHA Million Dollar Sire Dies

April 01, 2002

National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame stallion and Million Dollar Sire Topsail Cody died Feb. 23 from colic. Foaled in 1977, Topsail Cody won the 1980 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, then earned the American Quarter Horse... Read More

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Colorado State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital Offers Education During Open House

March 27, 2002

Animal care, behavior, and medical treatment will be explored through tours, workshops, and exhibits during the 23rd annual James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House in Fort Collins. Open House hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 5 and 6,... Read More

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Gary L. Carpenter Named Executive Director of the AQHF

March 21, 2002

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) announced March 19 that Gary Carpenter will join the organization as Executive Director of the American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF). Carpenter, who will bring more than 20 years of service and... Read More

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APHIS Selects New Director of National Veterinary Services Laboratories

March 13, 2002

Randall L. Levings, DVM, was recently selected as the director of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), according to a USDA... Read More

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AQHA Equestrian Public Service Award Application Online

March 13, 2002

The application for the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) Equestrian Public Service Award is now available online at Read More

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Practitioner's Symposium to Feature Beroza

March 06, 2002

Gregory Beroza, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ABVP, will be the featured equine lecturer on May 18 at the annual American Board of Veterinary Practice (ABVP) Practitioner's Symposium in Manhattan Beach, Calif. The ABVP is sanctioned by the American... Read More

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ReRun Unveils "Moneigh" Equine Art

February 27, 2002

ReRun, Inc., a national Thoroughbred adoption program based in Kentucky, has announced a new fundraising project to be held this year in conjunction with The 2002 Mane Event, ReRun's annual fundraising auction and dinner/dance.

Through a... Read More

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Pfizer Pledges Support for Spinal Research Campaign

February 27, 2002

Pfizer, manufacturer of Strongid-P (Strongid equine deworming paste in the UK), has pledged its full support to the Spinal Research Saddle-Up Campaign (Read More