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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

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Miniature Horse Killed by Pit Bulls

May 19, 2003

According to the Midland Daily News, in Midland county, Mich., the county’s Sheriff’s Office reported that a 17-year-old miniature horse was killed by two pit bulls early this morning.

The pregnant mare was in a pasture in Jerom... Read More

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Pesticide Applicators Must Be Licensed

May 19, 2003

To keep consumers safe, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture works to make sure that all persons who apply pesticides to someone else’s property are properly licensed.

All commercial pesticide applicators must be licensed through the... Read More

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Help Fund Equine Research and Receive Signed Print

May 16, 2003

You can support the health of the horse. With The Horseman's Credit Card, you can help fund research at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, one of the premier equine research facilities in the world.

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Avian West Nile Virus in Louisiana

May 16, 2003

Two dead blue jays from Assumption and Jackson parishes and a dead cardinal from Union Parish have pushed Louisiana’s count of West Nile virus (WNV)-positive dead birds past 30. The total number of dead birds infected with the virus is now 33,... Read More

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North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Receives $25,000 Grant from The Pfizer Foundation

May 16, 2003

The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from The Pfizer Foundation. The grant money will be used to bolster NARHA’s Regional Education Program. 

Founde... Read More

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Nine EEE Cases in Georgia

May 16, 2003

According to several Georgia newspapers, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has struck nine horses in the southern part of the state. Only three cases were documented in Georgia in 2002.

EEE is caused by a virus found in wild birds, and i... Read More

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Shatner's Ex-Wife Sues Over Horse Semen

May 15, 2003

According to an Associated Press story, "Star Trek" star William Shatner's ex-wife has sued him for breach of contract over breeding privileges of three American saddlebred stallions.

“Marcy Lafferty Shatner claims in her civil lawsuit... Read More

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Reward offered in California Abandoned Horse Incident

May 15, 2003

There are still no clues as to the identity of the person or persons who left a badly malnourished and injured horse in a riverbed west of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway last month, according to the Whittier Daily News. However, a... Read More

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HorseQuest Web Site Provides Valuable Information with Every Click

May 15, 2003

Cooperative Extension professionals from 13 land grant institutions in the southern United States have combined their equine knowledge and launched a comprehensive Web site of peer-reviewed horse information. The group put Read More

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Reward to Catch California Horse Killer Grows

May 15, 2003

According to a Sonoma, Calif., newspaper, reward donations and suspect leads are pouring in following the recent discovery of a mare who was chased to death in her Kenwood pasture several weeks ago.

The investigator in charge of the case... Read More

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Equine Rescue Operation Barn Burns in Colorado

May 15, 2003

A fire destroyed a barn used by an equine rescue operation on May 5 near Colorado Springs, Colo. No people or animals were hurt in the late evening blaze at Hunting Crest Farms Horse Rescue, said El Paso County Fire Marshal Arnie Lavelett in a... Read More

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Driver Gets Three Months In Horse Hit, Run

May 15, 2003

According to a May 8 article in the Times Record of Fort Smith, Ark., a man convicted of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident involving a horse was sentenced to three months in prison despite defense pleas to spare the... Read More

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British Race Ahead at Ascot Research Conference

May 13, 2003

On March 5, 2003, leading researchers from the United Kingdom gathered at Ascot Racecourse to present practical aspects of their research findings to the British Thoroughbred industry. Arranged by the Veterinary Advisory Committee of the... Read More

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U.K. Equine Influenza Outbreak Update

May 12, 2003

Since the middle of March, the United Kingdom's Animal Health Trust (AHT) has confirmed influenza in 20 racing yards (stables) in Newmarket, located in different areas of the town, and in a single breaking/holding yard just outside... Read More

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Horses Injured in Tornado Receive First Aid; Other Necessities Needed

May 12, 2003

In the wake of the May 4 tornado that destroyed homes, buildings and lives in the Marionville, Mo. area, many horses were left wounded and without the necessities for survival. Several horses were killed or had to be euthanized due to injuries... Read More

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First 2003 Equine WNV Case In North Dakota

May 12, 2003

North Dakota's state veterinarian Larry Schuler, DVM, reported the state's first 2003 equine case of West Nile virus (WNV) on May 8.

According to Schuler, test results received from Texas A&M University indicated that a horse in... Read More

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AAEP Receives Prestigious ARCI Award

May 09, 2003

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) presented its heralded May Award to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the ARCI’s 69th Annual Convention in April. The award is traditionally given to... Read More

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First 2003 WNV Finding in Pennsylvania for 2003

May 08, 2003

On Monday, May 5, acting secretary for department of health Robert S. Muscalus reported the first positive test for the West Nile virus (WNV) in Pennsylvania in 2003. The virus was detected in a dead crow in... Read More

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Interview from a MRLS Test Farm

May 08, 2003

Some horse and agriculture farms were asked to be test farms during and after the mare reproductive loss (MRLS) crisis in 2001. One of those farms is Glennwood Farm in Versailles, Ky., owned by John D.... Read More

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Obesity is Dangerous, Warns UK Researcher

May 07, 2003

Laminitis specialist Robert Eustace, BVSc, Cert EO, Cert. EP, MRCVS, director of The Laminitis Clinic in Wiltshire, England, wants horse obesity to be declared a welfare concern. In a campaign launched at the annual meeting of the International... Read More

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Report Released: Economic Impact of WNV on Colorado and Nebraska Equine Industries in 2002

May 06, 2003

A study led by researchers at Colorado State University determined that the effects of West Nile virus (WNV) cost equine owners in Colorado and Nebraska more than $1.25 million in 2002, and prevention costs for WNV vaccinations likely exceeded a... Read More

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Equine West Nile Virus Case in Minnesota

May 05, 2003

A 5-year-old Quarter Horse mare in Crow Wing County, was Minnesota's first equine West Nile virus (WNV) case for 2003, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (MBAH). Paul Anderson, MBAH assistant director, said the... Read More