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Vets Call For Essential Nationwide Border Permits During COVID-19

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Vets Call For Essential Nationwide Border Permits During COVID-19

“The ongoing survival of our agricultural industry and the welfare of our animals must be prioritized. We are calling upon government to act immediately to develop an agricultural worker permit similar to that developed for the freight industry to enable the critical movement of agriculture workers, including veterinarians,” said Dr Vale.

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Understanding Hay Quality- Even Good Hay Can Have Bad Things In It

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Understanding Hay Quality- Even Good Hay Can Have Bad Things In It

General guidelines call for horses to get 1 to 1.5 percent of their body weight in forage. The aforementioned study of feeding practices showed that few owners weighed their horses’ hay, while the majority did weigh the concentrates. That was one of several findings reflecting misunderstandings of hay’s role in their horses’ diet. 

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TX Gov Suspends EIA Rules to Facilitate Horse Evacuation Ahead of Hurricane Laura

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TX Gov Suspends EIA Rules to Facilitate Horse Evacuation Ahead of Hurricane Laura

Today, Governor Greg Abbott temporarily suspended portions of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) rules that require negative equine infectious anemia (EIA) tests results in the last 12 months to board, stable or pasture equine at congregation points. The rules were suspended to facilitate the evacuation of equine and equine owners in advance of Hurricane Laura making landfall. This suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the 90th day following the suspension.

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Heading For Higher Ground- Hurricane Preparedness Tips

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Heading For Higher Ground- Hurricane Preparedness Tips

AUSTIN, TX – As the state prepares for Hurricane Laura to make landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) encourages animal owners to take the necessary precautions to protect their animals and themselves from anticipated heavy rain, strong winds, and potential flash flooding. “Texans should heed all guidance from local officials […]

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3-D Printing Research Creates Model of Equine Neck For Vet Training

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3-D Printing Research Creates Model of Equine Neck For Vet Training

Ultrasound guided injections are a common method of treating osteoarthritis in the equine cervical vertebrae. Typically, veterinary students, grad students, interns, faculty and graduate vets train for this procedure using cadavers which is a race against time itself.  Add to that a delay in gaining feedback on the results and the advantages of a 3D printed model become very clear.

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The Foundation for the Horse Awards $5,000 to Veterinarian Groups Providing California Fire Equine Relief 

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The Foundation for the Horse Awards $5,000 to Veterinarian Groups Providing California Fire Equine Relief 

“As of this morning, there are 122 horses and 50 ruminants in Napa shelters and similar numbers in Solano County as well,” said Dr. Claudia Sonder, NCAEP Disaster Response Committee Chair.  “The fires are still burning, and many animals sadly have been left behind and are yet to be discovered.”

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Overheating and the Microbiome

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Overheating and the Microbiome

In both humans and horses, heatstroke following heavy exercise in hot environments is accompanied by severe endotoxemia – the presence of bacterial toxins  from the gut in the bloodstream. The process actually begins long before the point of life-threatening heat stroke is reached.

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Chincoteague Show Pony Steams Back to Health

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Chincoteague Show Pony Steams Back to Health

The mention of Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague novels beams many equestrians back to their childhood dreams. As the protagonists of the 1950s tales, these hearty, feral ponies roamed Virginia and Maryland’s Assateague Island before going onto adventures with adoring young owners on the mainland.

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Equine Science Center Fall 2020 Webinar Series

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Equine Science Center Fall 2020 Webinar Series

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Equine Science Center is excited to announce its “Fall 2020 Webinar Series” which started on August 13th, 2020. Every other Thursday until the the first week of November, the Equine Science Center will host a series of webinars on various equine related topics. Presentations will be given by Rutgers University Extension […]

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Study Links Bone Loss to Proximal Sesamoid Bone Fractures

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Study Links Bone Loss to Proximal Sesamoid Bone Fractures

Other repetitive overuse injuries in horses are known to be bilateral in nature, meaning that they are similar on both sides of the horse, with the more severely affected limb usually incurring the fracture. With this in mind, the study looked at both the fractured PSB and the intact PSB from the opposing limb of the same horse for all of the cases. The researchers hypothesized that horses with PSB fractures would also show evidence of stress in the PSB of the opposite limb and that the bone that sustained the break would show more severe changes than the intact bone.

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