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Uterine Lavage Before Insemination Not Harmful to Fertility

June 01, 2003

Uterine lavage can be performed immediately prior to artificial insemination in mares without adversely affecting fertility, according to a recent study completed at the University of Idaho (UI) in Moscow, Idaho. The uterine lavage process is... Read More

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Uniform Drug Policy Years Away

June 01, 2003

A standardized medication and testing policy for Thoroughbred racing in the United States is three to five years away, said Rick Arthur, DVM, vice president and director of the Oak Tree Racing Association and a member of the Racing Medication an... Read More

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FDA Approves New Equine Dewormer

June 01, 2003

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new, broad-spectrum parasite control product from Merial that will treat and control 61 species and stages of equine parasites, including tapeworms.

Zimecterin Gold combines two... Read More

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Equine Influenza Spreads in the U.K.

June 01, 2003

Equine influenza has spread to nearly 20 premises--mostly Thoroughbred training stables--in the eastern, central, and southern parts of the United Kingdom. "The reason (it's unusual) is because despite the fact that horses have been very well... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Outbreak Kills 300 Horses in South Africa

June 01, 2003

An outbreak of African horse sickness (AHS) detected in late March in South Africa has killed 300 horses, according to a Pro-MED report. African horse sickness is a lethal virus spread by the Culicoides bolitinos midge, a species of small... Read More

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EHV Outbreak in England Unusual; Some Cases Could be EHV-4

June 01, 2003

"It's very unusual to get EHV-1 outbreaks all at the same time on different premises," said James Wood, BSc, BVetMed, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, DLSHTM, Dipl. ECVPH, head of epidemiology at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) in the United Kingdom, about the... Read More

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New Advisory Board Members Appointed

June 01, 2003

A new board will serve in an advisory capacity to The Horse magazine. Each of these American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) members is volunteering to mentor the publication by answering questions and helping us understand... Read More

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FDA Approves New Equine Dewormer With Additional Label Claims

June 01, 2003

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it has approved additional label claims for Zimecterin (ivermectin), adding several species and stages of small strongyles to the list of parasites controlled by the equine dewormer. The... Read More

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A Shot in the Dark

June 01, 2003

Author's note: This article is intended to improve your understanding of drugs commonly used in equine veterinary care; it is not a "treatment guide" for the lay person. No medication or combination thereof should be given without veterinary... Read More

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Drugs and Competition

June 01, 2003

The use of drugs in the competition horse carries with it some extra concerns and responsibilities. Many of the major issues related to drug use in the performance horse involve the treatment of lameness. It is imperative that the moral and... Read More

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No More Hitchhikers

June 01, 2003

Internal parasites are insidious culprits. They steal, damage, and even kill. The worst part of the whole scenario is that they can't be totally eliminated, only controlled. In the theft department, internal parasites rob in two ways: First, the... Read More

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The World's First Equine Clone

May 30, 2003

The landscape of equine reproduction research dramatically changed yesterday (May 29) when a University of Idaho (UI) and Utah State University team announced they were the first to clone a member of the equine family--the mule--according to an... Read More

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Idaho, Utah Researchers Successfully Clone Mule

May 29, 2003

A University of Idaho--Utah State University research team is the first worldwide to clone a member of the horse family, a mule, according to an article to be published in the journal Science.

The research team includes Gordon... Read More

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Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003

May 29, 2003

From the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association

Before adjourning for the Memorial Day recess, the United States Congress passed the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. President George Bush will sign this... Read More

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University of Kentucky Pasture Monitoring Interim Report--Comparison of 2002 and 2003

May 29, 2003

Jimmy C. Henning, Assistant Director for Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Former Extension Forage Specialist;and Wayne Long, Agriculture Extension Associate, Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky... Read More

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First 2003 Kentucky Equine WNV Case Confirmed

May 29, 2003

Kentucky has its first confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an equine for 2003, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health reported on Thursday.
 
The 20-year-old pleasure horse is located in Madison County... Read More

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MRLS Workshop Proceedings Available

May 27, 2003

The Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station has published the scientific papers from the August 2002 workshop on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS convened at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. This information is... Read More

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Florida EEE Case Count Escalates to 68

May 23, 2003

The number of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases in Florida has risen to 68 for this year, further substantiating an earlier suspicion that 2003 will be a tough year for fighting the disease. Florida’s case count for all of 2002 was 25... Read More

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Hong Kong Trainer Contends Shampoo Contained Banned Substance

May 22, 2003

According to an Associated Press story on bloodhorse.com, a top Hong Kong horse trainer ridiculed a doping charge against him after officials found the banned substance in a shampoo handed out... Read More

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Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Mosquito Spraying Schedule Now Online

May 22, 2003

Local authorities and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) have begun mosquito eradication efforts to combat the spread of West Nile virus (WNV). The KDA's mosquito spraying schedule can be found on the KDA web site at Read More

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Frangible Pins: Making Cross Country Jumps Safer

May 20, 2003

A company in the United Kingdom has created a jump design to lessen the severity of cross-country falls. In 1999, several U.K. riders died from accidents on cross-country jumps. The resultant study committee hired the Transport Research... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to Hold First Annual Open House

May 20, 2003

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) farm based at Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, Ky., will be having its first annual open house on June 6. Events begin at 10 am and last until 2 pm.

Twenty TRF horses will be... Read More

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West Nile Virus from the Front Lines

May 19, 2003

Bill Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a veterinary epidemiologist in the Veterinary Preventive Medicine Department at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In the past decade, Saville has become widely recognized for his... Read More

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The Ohio West Nile Virus Experience

May 19, 2003

When Bill Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, was asked to form the Ohio West Nile Virus (WNV) Working Group in late 1999, the disease was still a distant concern in New York City where health officials had identified the first North American case o... Read More

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Equine West Nile Virus Case in Arkansas

May 19, 2003

Arkansas state veterinarian Paul Norris, DVM, announced last week that a horse in the Ft. Smith area had been infected with West Nile virus (WNV). Testing on the Sebastian County horse was completed at USDA’s National Veterinary Services... Read More