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Equine Research Hall of Fame Inducts Two New Scientists

October 11, 2005

The Board of Directors of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation announced the induction of Travis C. McGuire Jr., DVM, PhD, an immunologist from Washington State University (WSU), and C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc,... Read More

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Two Horses Shot in Oregon; One Dies

October 10, 2005

"It's just the biggest heartbreak you can imagine," said Doris Mataya, owner of Laddie, a 14-month-old registered Paint colt and his pregnant dam, Lady. The two horses were shot multiple times in Mataya's pasture between midnight and 7 a.m. on... Read More

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Texas District Attorney Appeals Horse Meat Ruling

October 10, 2005

On Sept. 23, Tim Curry, District Attorney of Tarrant County, Texas, filed a notice of appeal in the case that many thought would have permitted the slaughter of horses in Texas (see Read More

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Event Celebrates Equine Volunteers at Lamar-Dixon

October 10, 2005

The scene at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center during the past five weeks has been all business. Veterinarians, veterinary students, and volunteers have dutifully cared for the facility's residents--Katrina's equine refugees that were rescued from their... Read More

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Maryland Group Selects Site for Horse Park Feasibility Study

October 10, 2005

The Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) announced today (Oct. 10) that the Naval Academy Dairy Farm located in Gambrills, Md. has been selected for the feasibility study for the Maryland Horse Park. The search for the site began in May, when... Read More

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Veterinary/Horse Health Care Professional Certifications (Alphavet Soup)

October 09, 2005

What do all those letters behind your horse health care provider's name mean, anyway? Below is a list of veterinary and other horse health care degrees and their translations.

General graduate degrees:

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Days End Report from Louisiana, Oct. 6

October 06, 2005

Allan Schwartz, vice president of Days End Farm Horse Rescue from Lisbon, Md., said there were two things that they wouldn't be able to share with others once they returned home from rescue work following the hurricanes: The smells of rot and... Read More

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Botulism (Book Excerpt)

October 05, 2005

Botulism is the most potent biologic toxin known, and horses are highly sensitive to its presence and effects. The clinical effect on the horse may become severe enough to cause the horse to become recumbent and eventually to die from paralysis ... Read More

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Louisiana Animals Still Suffering

October 05, 2005

While much of the focus of the country remains on the areas struck by Hurricane Katrina, the people and animals hit hard by Hurricane Rita are in need.

Allan Schwartz, vice president of Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) from Lisbon,... Read More

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Only Four Rescued Horses Are Unidentified at Lamar-Dixon; Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony to be Held Oct. 9

October 05, 2005

Nearly 400 horses and mules have been processed at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La., since post-hurricane rescues began, and according to Bonnie Clark, president of the Louisiana Equine Council, all but four have unique identificatio... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet Hospital Used for Human Patients During Rita

October 04, 2005

The following was a press release on Sept. 28 by Texas A&M President Robert M. Gates.

For the second time in three weeks, Texas A&M University on Sept. 20 mobilized to care for evacuees from a major hurricane--Rita.

This... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Gala To Benefit Hurricane Victims

October 04, 2005

Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the 2005 Breeders' Cup Charity Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday, Oct. 28, at historic Roseland Ballroom in New York, with... Read More

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Keeneland Celebrates Dreamer

October 04, 2005

For the second time in two years, Keeneland's stunning landscape and picturesque setting provided the backdrop for a Hollywood movie. To celebrate the opening of Dreamer, the most recent movie filmed at the historic racecourse, Keeneland will... Read More

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Study Compares Castration Methods

October 04, 2005

Even considering the higher potential for complications, castrations performed in the field are still less expensive (including complications) than sterile procedures performed in a hospital setting, according a United Kingdom study.

The... Read More

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One Mississippi Vet's Stories of the Aftermath

October 03, 2005

"Every life was changed overnight in this area. Every life in America was changed. What if we did get attacked by a foreign country? I can tell you now that it would be like it is here."

This quote was from Jacqueline Broome, DVM, a mixe... Read More

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Owners Need to Claim Horses at Lamar-Dixon

October 02, 2005

Officials at the Lamar-Dixon Expo facility in Gonzales, La. asked owners to claim their horses before Oct. 1. As of Sept. 30, Lamar-Dixon still housed more than 200 horses rescued from the New Orleans area.
 
Horses not claimed before... Read More

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Snake Bite Preparedness

October 01, 2005

Q: Our area has a healthy population of rattlesnakes. We spend six to 10 hours a week on trails where we have seen snakes. I would like to be prepared in the event one of our horses gets bitten. What are the procedures and... Read More

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Pinworm Problems

October 01, 2005

I have a 10-year-old mare being treated for pinworms. She incessantly rubs her tail. She also uses the wall of her stall or anything else available to lean on while defecating. Are these signs related? Could they be behavioral?... Read More

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Deliberate Abuse?

October 01, 2005

I hope you remember me from psychology graduate school back in the early '80s. Time flies. Anyway, I still have horses and enjoy your contributions on behavior to The Horse magazine and web site. Sometimes I wish I had gone into horse or dog... Read More

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Tweaking Tails

October 01, 2005

There is bucolic tranquility in the sight of two horses dozing in the sun, side by side, nose to tail, with their tails rhythmically swishing as they leisurely work at keeping flies off their bodies. That is the basic purpose of the equine tail... Read More

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Equine Genetic Disease: Who's At Risk?

October 01, 2005

Many DNA sequence variations are fine; they just give rise to the broad spectrum of colors, sizes, and other characteristics we see in the horse population. Some variations, however, cause problems. These might range from a genetic predisposition... Read More

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Blanketing Q&A

October 01, 2005

Crisp fall air signals a perennial dilemma for many horse owners: To blanket or not to blanket? ... Read More

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Analyzing Forages

October 01, 2005

We all know a horse's primary food is pasture grass and/or hay (forage). The quality of the forage is, thus, a major factor affecting his health. Do you know if your horse's forage meets his needs? Truly, most of us don't--but we should.... Read More

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EMND and Glucose Metabolism

October 01, 2005

Study results indicate horses with equine lower motor disease (EMND) had an increased glucose metabolism rate.... Read More

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Oral Potassium for Endurance?

October 01, 2005

Endurance riding can lead to significant losses of water and electrolytes, which can cause clinical illnesses related to increased neuromuscular excitability, including cardiac arrhythmia, muscle cramping and twitching, and gut motility changes.... Read More