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Anthrax in North Dakota

July 15, 2005

Eleven premises in southeastern North Dakota have had confirmed cases of anthrax this year in bison, cattle, and horses as of July 14. It's not uncommon to find anthrax in the state annually, but Beth Carlson, DVM, deputy state veterinarian for... Read More

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Expansion of Critical Kentucky Lab About to Begin

July 14, 2005

The long-awaited expansion of the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, made possible through an $8.5-million appropriation from the Kentucky General Assembly this spring, is about to begin and could be completed in about... Read More

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Diary of an EHV-1 Survivor

July 13, 2005

Twenty-year-old Radar "just wasn’t looking right" when he came in from the pasture on April 6, recalls his owner, Bill McCarthy, PhD. "When I picked his feet up to pick them out, he would just fall into me," said McCarthy. "The next day the stat... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis in Delta County, Colorado

July 13, 2005

Colorado has become the fifth state in the country to have a confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) this year. A six-year-old horse in Delta County tested positive for the disease, and the premise has been placed under... Read More

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Kentucky Officials Extend VS Embargo

July 13, 2005

According to a July 12 memo from Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert Stout, DVM, officials have extended Kentucky's vesicular stomatitis (VS) embargo to include Sandoval and Santa Fe Counties in New Mexico, and San Juan and Uintah Counties in... Read More

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Launch of BMC Veterinary Research

July 13, 2005

BioMed Central recently announced the launch of BMC Veterinary Research, the first international open access journal to cover all areas of veterinary science and medicine. BMC Veterinary Research is the latest addition to the... Read More

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Surgery Treats Hock Arthritis

July 13, 2005

Osteoarthritis of one of the joints within the hock (the talocalcaneal joint) is a rare cause of acute onset of severe lameness, but clinical findings and diagnostic analgesia (such as blocking a joint) often fail to identify precisely the site... Read More

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Safety Strategy for Traveling Equestrians

July 12, 2005

Horse owners are advised to carry a second spare tire when trailering their animals.

"The side of the road is a dangerous place to be especially when you have horses onboard. As a conscientious horse owner, you want to minimize that... Read More

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AFA Names New Task Force

July 12, 2005

American Farrier's Association (AFA) President Craig Trnka, CJF has recently announced the appointment of a new task force to survey the farrier schools in North America. The mission of the Farrier Schools Survey Task Force will be to survey all... Read More

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NYPD Horse Perishes in Accident

July 12, 2005

The online news site 1010WINS.com has reported that a New York City Police Department police horse died on the boardwalk at Coney Island on the night of July... Read More

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Ohio Horse Shot

July 12, 2005

Mansfield, Ohio's News Journal reported that a Paint horse mare from central Ohio was euthanatized at Th... Read More

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Vaccination Side Effects

July 12, 2005

Vaccination may be associated with a limited number of adverse effects. Muscle swelling, stiffness, mild fever, anorexia, and lethargy are all potential side effects.... Read More

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Hurricane Dennis and Florida

July 12, 2005

On Friday, July 9, Florida officials suspended the intrastate and interstate requirements for animal movement to help livestock owners evacuate quickly because of the approaching Hurricane Dennis. The hurricane made landfall in Florida on June... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Two Oklahoma Horses

July 11, 2005

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) confirmed on July 7 that two horses in the southwest region of the state had tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) The equine cases were reported in Comanche and Washita counties.

"Give... Read More

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West Nile Virus National and State Links

July 08, 2005

National Surveillance Maps

Information submitted and verified to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention... Read More

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Update: USDA Horse Slaughter Inspectors Face Elimination

July 08, 2005

The House of Representatives passed the 2006 Agriculture Appropriations bill (H.R. 2744) on June 8. Included in the bill was amendment 236, which will end funding for horse slaughter plant inspectors during the 2006 federal fiscal... Read More

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Strangles Identified in Horse at Ellis Park

July 07, 2005

A 4-year-old filly stabled at Ellis Park in Henderson County, Kentucky, has been diagnosed with strangles. Rusty Ford, equine programs manager for the office of the state veterinarian, said the filly presented June 30 with an elevated body... Read More

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Official BWFA Announcement on Farrier Licensing and Regulation

July 07, 2005

AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE BWFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS;

Concerning proposed Farrier Licensing, Regulating Horseshoeing Schools in the United States and the proposals made by AFA task forces and their committees;

  1. The... Read More

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Principles of Vaccination

July 06, 2005

Editor's Note: This is Chapter 1 of Understanding Equine Preventive Medicine by author and veterinarian Bradford G. Bentz, VMD. The book is available from Read More

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Anthrax Detected in Texas

July 06, 2005

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) announced today that ranches in Sutton County have laboratory-confirmed cases of anthrax in horses, deer, and cattle. Laboratory results are pending for several other sites in the county, where... Read More

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Heart Size and Racing Performance in Trotters

July 05, 2005

Researchers found that heart size correlated with athletic performance in Standardbred trotters.... Read More

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Disease Control at Racetracks and Horse Events

July 05, 2005

The following guidelines may be implemented at equine facilities to prevent diseases from affecting an event and/or in the face of a disease outbreak. Disease control will be initiated at one of three levels; the federal government deals with... Read More

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Ellis Park to Conduct Random Milkshake Testing

July 05, 2005

Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky. will randomly test horses before every race during its 2005 meet for alkalizing agents known as milkshakes.

Under Ellis' milkshake testing policy, the track will require a random number of horses entered in... Read More

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International Breeding

July 01, 2005

I brought two Walking Horse mares to France. I would like to breed to a U.S. stallion and want to know what the success rate might be with shipped frozen or cooled semen. Will I run into importation red... Read More

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How to Improve Stallion Fertility?

July 01, 2005

I have a young (4-year-old) Dutch warmblood stallion with some fertility issues. However, he has had good fertility and a good sperm cell count. He has low motility, some poor morphology, and some dead and immature sperm cells. The longevity of... Read More