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Where Horse Shows Fall in U.S. Reopening Phases

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Where Horse Shows Fall in U.S. Reopening Phases

Mass gatherings including racing events and horse shows would fall under “Phase 3,” which Administration officials are identifying as a state of relative control over risks associated with COVID-19 exposure.  Talks between various private sector stakeholder advisory committees are underway to discuss tactics to comply with the spirit of the guidelines while limiting potential tort liability arising from new risks. 

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Dogs Being Trained to Sniff Out COVID-19

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Dogs Being Trained to Sniff Out COVID-19

Over the course of three weeks through a process called odor imprinting, the dogs will be exposed to COVID-19 positive saliva and urine samples in a laboratory setting. Once the dogs learn the odor, the investigators will document that the dogs can discriminate between COVID-19 positive and COVID-19 negative samples in a laboratory setting, establishing the platform for testing to determine if the dogs can identify COVID-19 infected people. The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center will be lending their expertise during the study as well.

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Lessons Learned From West Nile Virus

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Lessons Learned From West Nile Virus

In light of the current pandemic, it’s helpful to go back a bit and examine how West Nile virus (WNV) came into this country and how it behaved. Although the method of transmission is totally different to the current corona virus, we can learn lessons from it.

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FDA Approves Detomidine Hydrochloride Injectable For Horses

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FDA Approves Detomidine Hydrochloride Injectable For Horses

Generic detomidine hydrochloride is indicated for use as a sedative and analgesic (pain reliever) to facilitate minor surgical and diagnostic procedures in mature horses and yearlings (adolescent horses) and is an important tool in enabling these animals to receive treatment while managing pain during minor surgical procedures, such as repairing skin lacerations.

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Charity Accepting Contributions to Help Horses Impacted by COVID-19 With Feed and Vet Care

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Charity Accepting Contributions to Help Horses Impacted by COVID-19 With Feed and Vet Care

Feed assistance funds will be distributed through a new, temporary disaster relief effort called “Feed for Horses.” The Foundation will work with recognized equine nonprofit organizations with whom it has established relationships to provide feed assistance.

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Horse Returns to Training After 2 Colic Surgeries and Removal of 15 Feet of Intestine

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Horse Returns to Training After 2 Colic Surgeries and Removal of 15 Feet of Intestine

Aguado gave Monty a dose of flunixin, a drug commonly used on horses to relieve pain associated with colic. The drug did not seem to have any effect, and Monty’s condition was not improving. Having never experienced colic with her horses, Aguado called Monty’s veterinarian and his trainer. Due to the late hour, they suggested getting him to the UC Davis veterinary hospital immediately, as its Large Animal Clinic’s 24/7 emergency service was the only place that could help him.

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COVID-19 Schooling Survival Guide- Showmanship

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COVID-19 Schooling Survival Guide- Showmanship

Breaking to a walk from an extended trot, without stopping, is tough enough as it is, but this transition is made even more challenging, because it occurs on a left bending arc. “Think about how this transition it tougher because the break to the walk is on a left bending arc. The horse has to increase his step to follow you around the arc on the outside.”

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Equine Therapy Helps Dementia Patients

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Equine Therapy Helps Dementia Patients

For Carolyn Leigh, it reconnected her with her husband, John, whose progressive dementia had begun to unravel their relationship. For Richard Allen Driver, diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, it reawakened a childhood memory and gave him hope. And for Paula Calvert and her father, dementia patient John Irwin, it was just what the doctor ordered.

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Horse Transportation Considered Essential

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Horse Transportation Considered Essential

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the entire United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to recognize agriculture as a critical industry, and the movement of live animals is essential and therefore permitted.

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Equine Asthma: New Term for Old Problem

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Equine Asthma: New Term for Old Problem

In some highly susceptible horses, inhalation of even small amounts of dust in the barn environment or airborne allergens (e.g. pollen, molds) at pasture can cause severe inflammation and difficulty breathing due to the accumulation of mucus and narrowing of the airways. There is no known cure for these ‘severely asthmatic’ horses, and they require special management for the duration of their life span.

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