The Horse Staff

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care is a monthly equine publication providing the latest news and information on the health, care, welfare, and management of all equids.

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Update: Clean Bill Of Health For EIA-Positive Mustang Foals

Eleven Mustang foals taken to Oklahoma State University last summer when they tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) now have tested negative. A temporary restraining order filed by the International Society for Read More

EIA Positive Horses Detected In Florida

Five horses located west of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., have tested positive for equine infectious anemia, an infectious disease that can be fatal. All five horses which tested positive for EIA antibodies came from a single premise (farm) that house Read More

UF Researcher, New Techniques Help Reconstruct Ancient Diets

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

1999 Federal Grazing Fee Announced

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

Ash Fork Update

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

Botulism In Arizona...Or Not?

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

ADA Launches Joint Investigation Into Ash Fork Horse Deaths

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

AAEP 1998 Convention Prospects


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

AAEP Convention 1998 Wrap-Up

Wonder where your veterinarian was the first week in December? If he or she is at the top of the game as an equine practitioner, you probably could find him or her enjoying the weather in Baltimore, Md., site of the 44th American Association of Read More

UC Davis On Limited Accreditation

Due to deficiencies in its aging physical facilities, the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has been assigned limited accreditation status for two years by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Read More

Heinz Hitch Percheron Horses Appear In Rose Parade

One of America's most famous horse teams appeared in one of America's most famous parades. The Heinz Hitch Percheron Horses made their third appearance in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 1999. One of only a few horse teams tha Read More

Alice Chandler Elected UKERF Chair

The Board of Directors of the University of Kentucky Equine Research Foundation (UKERF) announced this week that Alice Chandler has been elected as its chair. Chandler follows Albert G. Clay, who had served as chair for the past 10 years. Read More

Forgotten Victims Of Hurricane Mitch

With an estimated 10,000 people dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch, rescuers from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) are providing continuous relief for the animal survivors.

As soon as travel into Honduras was Read More

Auburn Builds New Large Animal Teaching Hospital

Thanks to a $52 million agriculture bond initiative that Alabama's voters approved in the Nov. 3 general election, Auburn University and other state colleges and universities will receive a new supply of funding to help build new classroom and Read More

Purina Mills Educational Seminars

More than 1,000 free equine educational seminars will be held throughout the United States this spring, beginning Feb. 15 and running through the end of May. The Purina Education Series, now in its fifth year, is the most extensive educational Read More

Michigan's Performance Center

The first step toward construction of a Michigan State University facility devoted to the care of the nation's performance horse population was taken Friday, Dec. 11, when the University's Board of Trustees hired an architect/engineer for the Read More

Horse Owners Plead Guilty To USDA Import Violations

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that horse facility owners Emil and Anna Jung of Gehlenberg-Friesoythe, Germany, have pled guilty to three counts each of false statements and mail fraud. In May of 1998, the Jungs were Read More

Sauers Honored

American Quarter Horse Foundation announced that Director Emeritus LaRue Sauers of Sedalia, Mo., is the 1998 Merle Wood Humanitarian of the Year award winner. Sauers was honored at the "You Can Make A Difference" reception on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Read More

AQHA Parentage Verification

For the protection of all American Quarter Horses and so American Quarter Horse owners better understand certain genetic diseases and prevent them being passed on to future generations, AQHA is making an effort by positively identifying all Read More

LSU Helping Animals And Humans Reproduce

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center's reproductive physiology research program started with one main focus--helping farm animals reproduce efficiently and at the least cost to livestock producers. Along the way, this research Read More

The State Of Kentucky Declares VS All-Clear

Effective today (January 25, 1999), the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has removed Colorado from he list of States affected with Vesicular Stomatitis. There are currently no states considered by the Kentucky Department of Read More

Three Charged In The Slaughter Of 34 Wild Horses

A construction worker and two Marines have been accused of the wild horse killings in Nevada December, 27, 1998, for sport. The shootings, which left 34 horses dead and several wounded, have sparked immense interest by the public and a reward Read More

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Update

Colorado reported one new vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) investigation during the week ending Jan. 8, 1999. This new investigation and one investigation formerly pending were both negative. One formerly positive premises located in Read More

Major Public Relations Agency Hired To Develop 5-Year

BSMG, the public relations division of Bozell International, the agency that developed the successful "Milk Moustache" campaign, has been hired by the Horse Industry Alliance to develop a 5-year Marketing Plan that has an objective of raising $1 Read More

Kentucky Equine Research Will Host Annual Nutrition Conference

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) will host its ninth annual Equine Nutrition Conference on April 26-27, 1999, in Lexington, Ky.

The conference will feature presentations by world leaders in equine nutrition and exercise physiology, Read More