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Guidelines For Using Zimeta in Competitive Horses Announced by USEF and AQHA

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Guidelines For Using Zimeta in Competitive Horses Announced by USEF and AQHA

Recently, both the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) updated their policies to provide competing members with guidelines for the use of Zimeta.

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No Evidence That Pets Play a Role in Human Coronavirus Spread

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No Evidence That Pets Play a Role in Human Coronavirus Spread

Samples taken from the dog’s mouth and nose all returned a ‘weak positive’ result for the virus. The Hong Kong authorities believe this finding may indicate the dog has a low level of infection, indicating a potential case of human-to-animal transmission of the virus. The dog has not shown any clinical signs of disease and is currently being held in quarantine.

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UC Davis Announces Two Summer Programs- Vet Business and Entrepreneurship

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UC Davis Announces Two Summer Programs- Vet Business and Entrepreneurship

Whether they go into practice or stay in academia, most veterinarians come to their careers because they love animals—but they may not have the skill set to build a practice or commercialize their innovations.

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New AQHA Guidelines and Rules For Drugs and Medications

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New AQHA Guidelines and Rules For Drugs and Medications

This new resource includes advice about understanding the AQHA Equine Drugs and Medications Rules and applying it in practical situations. The purpose is to help accommodate legitimate therapy in compliance with the requirements of the rules. It is important to note, these are only guidelines to serve as an educational supplement.  It is important to consult a licensed veterinarian in determining whether a particular substance is required for the welfare of a horse and when determining the dosage appropriate for such horse under AQHA’s rules.   

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New Requirements For Equine Infectious Anemia Testing

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New Requirements For Equine Infectious Anemia Testing

By April 15, 2020, veterinarians must use the current federal approved forms or approved systems (i.e. VS Form 10-11 dated Feb 2018 or VSPS e10-11 form) Contact your local animal health official to obtain current forms.

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Increase in Reports of Nocardioform Placentitis in Pregnant Mares

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Increase in Reports of Nocardioform Placentitis in Pregnant Mares

According to research done at UK, the disease will sometimes result in the loss of the foal, but other times may only show up as a change or series of changes in the placenta with no noticeable effect on the foal. Because the bacterial infection is limited to the placenta, the foal itself is not infected. The foal can be underweight at birth or born healthy with the only sign anything was amiss being the telltale lesions found on the placenta.

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Splashed White 6 Now Identified and Available for Testing

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Splashed White 6 Now Identified and Available for Testing

This discovery helps explain the popular “splashed white” pattern common to Paint Horses, and offers the opportunity to test horses for another white spotting pattern through an APHA partner laboratory.

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Why “Coronavirus” is Different than Equine Coronavirus

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Why “Coronavirus” is Different than Equine Coronavirus

They certainly sound similar, and that’s because a coronavirus is a microscopic strand of RNA, which is genetic material similar to DNA, wrapped in protein. When examined under a microscope, they look like they’re wearing tiny crowns, hence the name. Because this is a virus and not a bacteria, it cannot multiply on its own and must invade a host cell in order to sustain resources to make more viruses.

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University of Minn. Begins Largest Ever Study on Muscle Disease in the Horse

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University of Minn. Begins Largest Ever Study on Muscle Disease in the Horse

“Muscle diseases are some of the most common health issues horses face, with more than 250,000 horses in the US afflicted each year,” says Molly McCue, DVM, MS, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, associate dean of research at the CVM, and principal investigator on the study. Horses with muscle disease often exhibit muscle pain, stiffness, and a reluctance to move.

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Hone Your Horsemanship Skills at Equine Affaire 2020

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Hone Your Horsemanship Skills at Equine Affaire 2020

This year’s event showcases the knowledge and talents of Jonathan Field, Craig Cameron, Warwick Schiller, Tik Maynard, Lynn Palm, Jonath Robles and Jim Thomas, plus dozens of other discipline-specific clinicians. With clinics covering everything from general training and horsemanship to core strengthening and yoga for horses, there’s a session for everyone.

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