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SmartPak Offers Aid To Horses Affected By California Wildfires
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (October 30, 2007) – SmartPak is coming to the aid of horses affected by the Southern California wildfires, with a $5,000 donation to the USEF disaster fund, which assists equines of any breed that find themselves victims of disasters. “Our customers and their horses have been affected by the wildfires," said Becky Minard, founder of SmartPak. “SmartPak is committed to supporting the equine communities we serve and we are proud t ... Read the full article

“Good Works” Vet Eases Pain in Therapy Horses, Helps Community during Wildfires
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has selected Dr. Kevin May of El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital in El Cajon, Calif., as the Good Works Campaign honoree for the month of February. The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform volunteer service to benefit horses and the equine community. Horse owners and veterinary professionals are encouraged to nominate veterinarians to be considered for the ... Read the full article

Horses from Coast to Coast are Infected with Tapeworms
Equine parasites such as bot fly larvae, roundworms, large and small strongyles and tapeworms cause serious health problems in horses. For many years, the equine tapeworms were considered harmless and rarely associated with clinical disease. However, recent studies show that tapeworms pose a significant risk factor for colic.In 2003 a groundbreaking study by Dr. Craig Reinemeyer of East Tennessee Clinical Research, uncovered the high prevalence o ... Read the full article

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Welcomes the Arabian Horse Association to Equestrian Partner Program
The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce that the Arabian Horse Association has joined a growing list of breed organizations who have become members of our Equestrian Partners Program. Their participation demonstrates their understanding that the rapid loss of open land for horses and horse activities is a threat to all horse owners despite differences in breed or discipline preferences. When hearing the news of A ... Read the full article

West Nile Virus is a Threat to Unvaccinated Horses
Experts anticipate early arrival of West Nile -- horse owners are encouraged to vaccinate prior to mosquito season OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- As spring approaches and temperatures rise, growing mosquito populations will increase the risk for deadly mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus and equine encephalomyelitis (Sleeping Sickness).Since its discovery in the United States in 1999, West Nile virus has spread rapid ... Read the full article

Preventative Medicine Key to Keeping Horses Healthy
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Results from Merial’s Nationwide Scopings Show All Horses At Risk for Stomach Ulcers
Duluth, GA. – February 17, 2011 – For the past three years, Merial has hosted gastroscopy events across the country, and the results consistently show stomach ulcers are a threat to horses of all breeds and disciplines. From 2008 through 2010, veterinarians scoped 3,354 horses, with more than 58 percent of them identified with some grade of stomach ulcer.1 In 2010 alone, 644 horses of varying disciplines from 30 states had some ulcera ... Read the full article

Equimax(TM) Protects Stallions, Mares and Foals throughout Breeding Season
New York, NY (October 4, 2006) -- Breeding season is a critical time of year throughout the horse industry. From selecting a stallion through foaling and the arrival of young stock, each owner and handler takes special care with the stallions, mares and foals that are the future of every aspect of our sport. Protecting these valuable horses from the threat of parasitism is a particular concern. Equimax(TM) (ivermectin 1.87%/praziquantel 14.03%) i ... Read the full article

North Carolina Horse Council Designates February as 'Horse Health Awareness Month'
RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- February 1-28, 2005, has been designated by the North Carolina Horse Council as "Horse Health Awareness Month." Horse Health Awareness Month is designed to help owners call attention to their horse's health needs. Some equine veterinary practitioners and horse organizations across the state are holding special clinics and other events for shots and Coggins tests. If your veterinarian is not participating, ... Read the full article

Famous Riders Recognize Threat to Horsemen and Join Forces with ELCR
Renowned three-day event competitor and Olympian Karen O’Connor, along with show reiner and Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett are showing their support for the Equine Land Conservation Resource. Ten-time US Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year, Karen O’Connor, is best known for her performances in the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics. Her exemplary career and numerous achievements have made her a familiar face in compet ... Read the full article

Introduction of Equine Influenza Virus Vaccine
Merial Introduces RECOMBITEK® Equine Influenza Virus VaccineEliminates viral shedding and helps protect against current threatDULUTH, Ga. — December 18, 2006 — Today Merial announced the addition of RECOMBITEK® Equine Influenza Virus vaccine to its recombinant vaccine line — the first and only equine influenza vaccine that uses canarypox-vectored technology in the United States. RECOMBITEK Equine Influenza Virus vaccine is proven against a recent ... Read the full article

Brisk Movements
Start by stimulating a waving gesture that finishes with rubbing your horse. Reward his immobility by a moment of rest, and then begin to exaggerate movement around him, and finish each movement by stroking him. Run, jump, skip and stumble – and then caress him. Use all sorts of movements around the horse with rhythm, and he will ultimately understand that none of them represents a threat. Run toward the horse, and finish by putting your a ... Read the full article

New Label Grabs Increased Attention for Strongid(R) C
Eye-Catching Graphics Update Look of Proven, Effective Daily DewormerNew York, NY (January 4, 2006) -- For over 15 years Pfizer Animal Health’s Strongid(R) C (pyrantel tartrate) has provided horses with proven, safe and effective daily protection against parasites and the threat of subclinical parasitism. Now, a redesigned label on the 25-lb. bucket commands new attention for this long-trusted product.Bold graphics and stunning photography have b ... Read the full article

Equimax Provides Critical Parasite Protection for Stallions, Mares and Foals
Equimax is the only combination dewormer approved as safe in breeding, pregnant and lactating mares, stallions and foals as young as four weeksNew York, NY (January 16, 2008) -- Equine tapeworms are a serious health threat for horses across the country. Fortunately, Pfizer Animal Health’s Equimax(TM) (ivermectin 1.87%/praziquantel 14.03%) dewormer provides protection against all major equine parasites, including tapeworms. Equimax also safely off ... Read the full article

Bay Area Equestrian Network caters to California Canines
Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN) http://www.bayequest.com is proud to announce the launch of their new web site dedicated to California Dog enthusiasts, organizations and businesses. The site, Bay Area Canine Network (BACN) http://dogs.bayequest.com, is a natural extension of BAEN and includes many of the same features such as free classified ads, business directory, and event calendar. "We expanded BAEN's classified ads several years ago to ... Read the full article

Taking the Reins: Horse Sense for Challenging Times
MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Stress on the job and at home, fueled by recent financial upheaval and political change, leads to raw nerves, short tempers, and spinning minds. Yet in challenging times, when fear, anger and frustration run amok, a healthy dose of horse sense can help you stay centered, turning crisis into opportunity.In a typical two-day introductory workshop at the Epona International Study Center located in Sono ... Read the full article

Trailering for the first time
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Colorado Horse Park Three Day Event and June High Prairie Dressage Canceled
Parker, CO---In order to add one more buffer week to ensure that there is no possibility of EHV-1 infection at The Colorado Horse Park (CHP), the organization has canceled the following events scheduled for June 2-5, 2011: Colorado Horse Park Three Day Event and June High Prairie Dressage. This is merely a precautionary measure; no horse exposed to the virus has been on the property. In fact, no horses with EHV-1 symptoms have been identified in ... Read the full article

Tip of the Week - Helping Our Horses With Stress!
We all know about stress in people, but what about our horses? Horses were meant to be herd animals, wandering around the land, and grazing over 20 hours a day. They are a “flight or fight” animal meaning fear or threat causes physiological changes (adrenaline, cortisone, increased heart rate, and increased blood to muscles) causing them to run away or fight by biting, kicking, rearing, and striking. Yet we “break” them to ... Read the full article

QUEST® and QUEST® PLUS Provide Safe and Effective Parasite Protection in Horses
MADISON, N.J. (October 12, 2010) – Parasite infections in horses can pose a serious threat to a horse’s health. A veterinarian designed deworming program including Pfizer Animal Health’s QUEST® (moxidectin) or QUEST® PLUS (moxidectin/praziquantel) provides protection against the health problems that come from dangerous parasites. Using the right deworming strategy for the horse is important to ensuring a successful dewo ... Read the full article




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