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spcaLA Needs Your Support To Help The Animals During Southland Fires

October 31, 2003

As fires continue to ravage the Southern California Region, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles' (spcaLA) resources are stretched from the high demand. From the Mexican border up to Ventura County thousands of... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Council Partners with UK to Study Inolin, Dizocilpine

October 28, 2003

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council is moving forward on research to develop tests for presence of the drugs inolin, a bronchodilator which could also enhance performance, and dizocilpine, a potential stimulant. The council is also working... Read More

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Facilities Take in Horses as California Wildfires Rage

October 28, 2003

Despite the nine massive wildfires that have charred nearly 500,000 acres and continue to burn in Southern California, only one Thoroughbred farm was reported to have suffered any damage, and it was considered minor, according to Dawn Gerber of... Read More

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LSU Vet School to Host Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop

October 28, 2003

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will host its annual Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop Feb. 7-8, 2004, at the school. The workshop is open to horse breeders, but is limited to 18 participants.

This hands-on workshop is held t... Read More

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Defendants in Mare Torture Killing Going to Trial

October 28, 2003

Two Northern California men who pleaded "no contest" Sept. 4 to felony animal cruelty stemming from the torture death of a 24-year-old Thoroughbred mare were allowed to withdraw their pleas and have been scheduled to face trial Dec. 1.

A... Read More

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Storming Home Injured Heel; Others Sustain Minor Problems

October 26, 2003

Sheikh Maktoum's Storming Home, seventh as the 2-1 favorite in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), had a chunk taken out of his right hind foot when he was involved in a bumping incident with Sulamani rounding the first turn.

Joh... Read More

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Compounding Roundtable Transcript

October 22, 2003

Following is the transcript of the Roundtable Discussion on Compounding for the Equine Veterinary Profession sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health and held in New York on Aug. 30. In attendance were Gary White, DVM (Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, who... Read More

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USOC Board Approves U.S. Equestrian As NGB For Equestrian Sport

October 22, 2003

Setting the stage for a new era for equestrian sport, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors gave final approval to a new National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of equestrian.

The new organization, formed through the... Read More

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Rescued Mare Recovers from Leg Surgery

October 21, 2003

The operation to straighten the joint lasted six hours, including the hoof wall reshaping, and cast application. "We broke down all the bony callous, placed the lower limb back in alignment with her cannon bone, and plated it with a dynamic hip screw... Read More

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New Veterinary School Hospital Director Named

October 21, 2003

Bill Gengler, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, has been named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, effective October 13th.

He brings a strong... Read More

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Illinois Tax to Benefit Equine Research, Education

October 20, 2003

Illinois horse owners polled in a statewide referendum on Oct. 7 approved an innovative new program that establishes an elective tax on horse feed products that will benefit equine research and education in the state.

Sponsored by... Read More

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Reed Honored for Applied Equine Research Contributions

October 20, 2003

Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor and head of equine medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, recently was selected as the winner of the 2003 World Equine Veterinary Association Award for Applie... Read More

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Effects of Cold Therapies

October 20, 2003

Horse owners everywhere cold-hose or ice their horses' legs to help reduce inflammation, but there hasn't been much agreement among researchers on its effects, or the success of various methods of cooling.... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 10/19/03

October 20, 2003

Don't You  Come Near Me With That Hose!

Sunday afternoons mean a few extra hours to spend catching up. Today it was catching up with the weanlings' training.

In Dr. McDonnell's outline to 12-Weeks to a... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 10/16/03

October 18, 2003

I spent this past weekend at the national Police Equestrian Competition (PEC). That's the recognized national awards for mounted police officers in uniform, equitation, and obstacle course competitions. There were 96 officers and horses who came... Read More

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Group Launches National Anti-Slaughter Billboard Campaign

October 16, 2003

According to an Oct. 15 news release, the Equine Protection Network (EPN) has begun a national horse slaughter awareness billboard campaign in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. The group also has launched a new web site, Read More

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Ohio Horse Struck, Killed by Truck

October 16, 2003

A horse was struck by a truck and killed on the evening of Oct. 11 on Rt. 93 near Sugar Creek, Ohio, according to the Times Reporter of Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio.

State troopers reported driver Tim L. Sigrist, 32, was... Read More

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Ontario Horse Killed by Vehicle

October 16, 2003

A 19-year-old stallion was hit by a car near the village of Sydenham in Ontario, Canada, last week, according to an article in the Ottawa Citizen.

Early on Oct. 9, a woman hit the horse at 70 kilometers per hour (about 45 mph) a... Read More

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Horse Passports in England Save Equine Medicines

October 15, 2003

In response to a threat several years ago that horses in England might not be allowed to use many currently available medications because of the potential of having unauthorized medications reach the human food chain through exported horsemeat,... Read More

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Disney's Young Black Stallion Opens At The Henry Ford IMAX® Dec. 25

October 14, 2003

On Dec. 25, The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., will open its IMAX® Theatre to Walt Disney's first dramatic feature created exclusively for the giant screen.

Young Black Stallion, the prequel to the... Read More

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Dean: Kentucky Diagnostic Lab Needs Assistance

October 14, 2003

The dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky told several Kentucky lawmakers the school's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is overburdened and under-funded.

"Quite frankly, we are not the best equine diagnostic... Read More

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Problems for Horse Owners Caused by This Summer's Wet Weather

October 14, 2003

From Penn State University's Dairy & Animal Science News

The wet weather this summer has not only increased the price of quality hay, but creates the right conditions for increased mold, fungi and mycotoxins in hay and... Read More

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Australia Horse Industry's Code of Practice Goes Live

October 14, 2003

"Blazing Saddles Adventures" First Business Accredited

Northern Queensland trail riding operator "Blazing Saddles Adventures" is the first organization to be accredited to the Australian Horse Industry Council's Code of... Read More

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First-Ever Hoof-Care Summit Designed for Horse Owner, Farriers, and Veterinarians

October 14, 2003

Horse owners, farriers, and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the first International Hoof-Care Summit, to be held Feb. 5-7, 2004, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The summit will bring together leading authorities on the sometimes divergent,... Read More

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Venezuela: First Outbreak of VEE In Three Years

October 13, 2003

An Oct. 12 ProMED-mail posting reported that Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) has re-emerged in Venezuela after being controlled by health authorities for more than three years. This virus hasn’t been reported in the United States for more... Read More