Horse Industry News

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Intervet Interview

November 02, 2001

The quality of our horses' life is directly related to the care they can be given. Among the key players in that care are the pharmaceutical companies who discover, develop, and manufacture medications and vaccines that either alleviate, prevent... Read More

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Intervet Purchases Bayer Animal Health

November 02, 2001

Intervet became the third-largest supplier of veterinary vaccines in the United States when it recently purchased the North American Bayer Animal Health Biologicals Business.

Klaus Olbers, president of Intervet, Inc., said that Intervet... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Calls For Pre-Proposals

November 02, 2001

Morris Animal Foundation announces its call for pre-proposals for the fiscal year 2001. The deadline for application is Nov. 1, 2000, and funding is limited to companion animal and wildlife/special species studies. The Foundation is committed to... Read More

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AQHA Accepting Grant Applications

November 02, 2001

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is accepting applications for its annual research grants. AQHAâs Equine Research Committee was founded in 1960 and is comprised of leading Quarter Horse breeders, veterinarians, and individuals... Read More

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Unidentified Horse Disease In Hong Kong

November 02, 2001

From mid-April through the beginning of May, an unidentified disease affected racehorses and riding school horses in Hong Kong. Symptoms were very mild and included inappetence and fever (pyrexia). Horses usually regained their normal appetite... Read More

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ICU Opens

November 02, 2001

Just in time for the foaling season, Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates opened its new intensive care unit. The clinic outgrew its old ICU several years ago, and many times staff had to section off areas of the barn aisle and bed them for neonata... Read More

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FEI Veterinary Meetings

November 02, 2001

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) held its annual veterinary meetings in Helsinki, Finland, from Feb. 3-6. The FEI Veterinary Committee has the overall responsibility for the management and surveillance of the veterinary aspects of... Read More

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Funds For The Future

November 02, 2001

At a joint meeting of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners (KAEP) and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA), pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica presented a check for $17,161.12 to the KVMA Foundation to... Read More

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Morocco Receives Horse Ambulance

November 01, 2001

The Equine Centre at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Nevins Farm has expanded its reach internationally. Recently, the Centre, one of the nation's only open-door shelters for horses and farm... Read More

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HAHS Gets New Executive Director

November 01, 2001

Lydia Miller, DVM, joined the Hooved Animal Humane Society (HAHS) as its new executive director on June 11. She will help the organization celebrate its 30th anniversary of promoting and ensuring humane treatment of horses and other hooved... Read More

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Addendum

November 01, 2001

We received a request from a veterinarian to add the following health problems to "Contagious Critters" (The Horse, May 2001, online at Read More

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Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium

November 01, 2001

The second annual Nutraceutical Alliance Symposium, hosted by the Equine Research Centre (ERC) in Guelph, Ontario, on March 23-24, brought together leaders in the fields of nutraceutical research and manufacturing. Symposium organizer Wendy... Read More

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Rochester Veterinary Seminar

November 01, 2001

Veterinarians and technicians gathered Feb. 8-9 at the Rochester Equine Clinic (REC) in New Hampshire for the 21st annual Veterinarian and Technician Conference on Equine Medicine and Surgery. Eighty attendees listened to a dozen speakers presen... Read More

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Health Spa For Horses and Owners

November 01, 2001

Europe's first equine health spa will open soon, offering a unique health care experience for horses and their owners. The Centre for Natural Equine Therapy will be located in Gloucester-shire, England, and will offer everything for injury... Read More

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Help is On the Way

November 01, 2001

Conscientious horse owners do everything possible to take care of their horses. They vaccinate appropriately, deworm on a regular basis, feed a balanced diet, and provide a proper environment for the well-being of their horses. But even the best... Read More

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Aging Horses Accurately

November 01, 2001

Aging horses by their incisor teeth is as much an art as a science. Traditional "indicators of age," such as eruption date, "cups," Galvayne's groove, hooks, shape of the table surface of the lower central incisors, etc., often result in wide ag... Read More

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International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame Finds A Home

November 01, 2001

The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame has found its permanent home. Beginning on Jan. 21, 2002, visitors to the Kentucky Derby Museum can visit the exhibit dedicated to farriers who have been... Read More

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Four Tips for Stress-Free Cyber Shopping

November 01, 2001

What if tack shops were like fast-food restaurants? There'd be one on every corner, a grouping in every shopping mall, and several lining the exits of every major roadway. Plus, they'd all be open into the wee hours, letting you shop at your... Read More

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Living Large: The Death of a Giant

November 01, 2001

The horse world lost one of its largest celebrities, literally, when the Shire gelding Goliath was laid to rest at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre in Lincolnshire, England, on July 19. Goliath's claim... Read More

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Studying Ourselves

October 18, 2001

The recent release of the national study on the impact of the horse industry on the U.S. economy should make horse owners feel proud (page 6). Our $112.1-billion impact on the economy is staggering, and the $25.3-billion value of goods and... Read More

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Mediation vs. Litigation

October 18, 2001

Hardly ever is it sound business practice simply to ignore a dispute, but how should you proceed?... Read More

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Hope

October 15, 2001

When someone you know dies, it is human nature to become reflective. You think about how that person touched your life and the lives of others around you. You think about your own life--the brevity and uncertainty of each day and what... Read More

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Who Is My Equine Neighbour?

October 15, 2001

Many of us will remember the story of the Good Samaritan from the gospel of Luke, when the lawyer asked Jesus to define "who is my neighbor?" This question was asked because the lawyer didn't want to have to go out of his way to help someone tha... Read More

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Reflections

October 15, 2001

We all miss school, at least parts of it. Before you fall off your chair laughing, try to think back to when you took a course that really grabbed your attention. You could argue and discuss the finer points of literature or math or... Read More

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Horse Protection Act

October 15, 2001

The following information was provided by Tim Cordes, DVM, Senior Staff Veterinarian, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services. The Horse Protection Act was put in place and is being modified in order to prevent... Read More