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Herpesvirus Causes Maryland Jockey Club Quarantine of Pimlico Race Course

January 23, 2006

The Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) placed a quarantine on Pimlico Race Course effective after racing ended on Jan. 21 until further notice because of the neurologic equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) situation at the Baltimore track.

Since... Read More

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EHV Spreads in Northeast; Penn National Horse Tests Positive

January 21, 2006

In the wake of a horse being diagnosed with equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) at Penn National Race Course on Friday (Jan. 20), Philadelphia Park has banned shippers from that oval, effective immediately. Shippers from Maryland, including the... Read More

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Turfway Park's Barn 26 Released from Quarantine

January 20, 2006

The 48 horses stabled in Barn 26 at Turfway Park in Boone County, Ky., were released Jan. 19 from quarantine. Horses in Barns 26 and 27 were quarantined following a Dec. 21, 2005, outbreak of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) at the track,... Read More

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DNA Vaccine Protects Foals from West Nile Virus

January 19, 2006

Scientists recently showed that the West Nile virus (WNV) DNA vaccine, which is licensed but not yet commercially available, should protect foals from the virus regardless of residual antibodies received at birth from their dams that often... Read More

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N.C. State's College of Veterinary Medicine to Expand Equine Services

January 19, 2006

North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has announced plans to expand its satellite equine center in Southern Pines, N.C. The college has enhanced the tertiary medical services offered to referring veterinarians for thei... Read More

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Third Pimlico Barn Isolated Due to Suspect Herpes Case

January 19, 2006

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) placed an "Investigational Animal Hold Order" on Barn A at Pimlico Race Course today (Jan. 19) after a horse showed signs of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) this morning. Barns 5 and 6 at the... Read More

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Being Prepared for Emergencies (Book Excerpt)

January 18, 2006

The best way to prepare for emergencies is to try to prevent them. Perhaps the best approach to first aid is to minimize the risk of accidents, injuries, and disease. Sometimes we do foolish things with, and to, our horses. ... Read More

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Alexis Stewart Wants NY Horse-Drawn Carriages Banned

January 18, 2006

Alexis Stewart, daughter of domestic diva Martha Stewart, urged New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg to impose a citywide ban on the city's 200 plus horse-drawn carriages, according to a Jan. 11 article on Read More

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USDA Considers Fee-For-Service Inspections for Horsemeat

January 17, 2006

Horsemeat processing plants in Texas and Illinois have petitioned the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to change the current federal inspector payment system to a fee-for-service system, by which the plants would pay for their own... Read More

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Changes Ahead at Days End Farm Horse Rescue

January 16, 2006

Days End Farm Horse Rescue co-founder Allan Schwartz has accepted a position with the Humane Society of the United States, where he will serve on the United States Disaster Team. Although Allan continues to be committed to the mission of Days En... Read More

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American Horse Council: Immigration Bill Could Impact Horse Industry

January 16, 2006

The American Horse Council has issued an advisory concerning immigration legislation passed in December by the U.S. House of Representatives that could have negative implications for the horse industry.

According to the AHC, the Border... Read More

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Scientists Test Chimera Vaccine

January 16, 2006

A new research model has been developed and successfully used to test a new type of vaccine against West Nile virus (WNV). Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, assistant professor at the University of Florida, proved a chimera WNV vaccine was... Read More

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Second Horse Euthanatized at Pimlico Suspected of Having EHV-1

January 14, 2006

Officials at Pimlico Racecourse announced Friday (Jan. 13) that a second horse euthanatized at the Maryland track is suspected to have had equine herpesvirus-1. As a result, the Maryland Department of Agriculture has placed a "hold order" on Bar... Read More

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Horse Owners' Needs Still Urgent after Katrina and Rita

January 12, 2006

It's a common trend--people don't break out the checkbooks months after a disaster event as readily as they do immediately after the crisis. Time passes, other calamities arise, and well-meaning donors change their focus. The salty water drowned... Read More

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Cornell Researcher Answers More Questions on Herpesvirus

January 12, 2006

The Horse continues to discuss equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) with scientists who have been researching the disease. Klaus Osterrieder, DVM, DVM Habilitation (German equivalent to a PhD), is associate professor of virology in th... Read More

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Other States Act to Combat Spread of Virus

January 11, 2006

As surrounding states took steps to protect their racetracks from Maryland horses that could be carriers of the equine herpesvirus, Maryland Jockey Club racing secretary Georganne Hale was looking for positives anywhere she could find... Read More

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Banamine IM Injections: More Than a Pain in the Neck

January 11, 2006

IM injections in horses are fairly easy to administer, and many horse owners find this route convenient, especially when a veterinarian is not available to give an intravenous shot. Vaccines, hyaluronic acid products, some antibiotics, sedatives, vit... Read More

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Feeding the Growing Horse (Excerpt)

January 11, 2006

Feeding young, growing horses means providing more digestible energy and paying close attention to nutrients. ... Read More

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Neurologic Equine Herpesvirus Q&A

January 11, 2006

It isn't just our imagination--we have been hearing about more neurologic equine herpesvirus outbreaks in the past several years than we were aware of previously. The current outbreaks in Kentucky and Maryland bring the disease back to the... Read More

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Trainer Says Pimlico Horse Had Equine Herpesvirus

January 10, 2006

Trainer Charles Frock said Monday night, Jan. 9, his horse News Reporter, a 5-year-old Thoroughbred gelding that was euthanatized Jan. 2 at Pimlico Race Course, had equine herpesvirus.

"A state (Maryland Department of Agriculture)... Read More

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Turfway Reports No New Herpesvirus Cases

January 10, 2006

As of 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 10, there were no new cases of equine herpesvirus at Turfway Park, said Rusty Ford of the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office. He said private practitioners on the backside and Kentucky Racing Commission veterinarians... Read More

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Smarty Jones' First Foal Arrives

January 10, 2006

The first foal by dual classic winner Smarty Jones arrived shortly after midnight Jan. 10 at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The newborn filly is the third foal from the winning Danzig mare Shoppingwithbetty, who is a daughter... Read More

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Update on Turfway Herpesvirus Quarantine

January 10, 2006

Turfway Park officials, representatives from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) veterinarian, met this afternoon (Jan. 10) at Turfway to update the current status of equine herpes (EHV-1) at th... Read More

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Pimlico Equine Herpesvirus Update

January 10, 2006

The Maryland Department of Agriculture confirmed today that the preliminary lab report on News Reporter proved the 5-year-old Thoroughbred gelding was infected with equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1). The Charles Frock trainee was euthanatized on... Read More

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Second Barn Quarantined at Turfway Because of Virus

January 07, 2006

A second barn at Turfway Park has been quarantined because of equine herpesvirus, which was first discovered at the Northern Kentucky racetrack the week before Christmas.

One horse in Barn 27 has tested positive for the virus, Turfway... Read More