Entries by arrowyn

Acorns and Oak Leaves

Does your horse treat acorns and oak leaves like a delicacy? Acorns and oak leaves contain tannin which in large quantities can be poisonous to your horse. Red or black oak varieties contain the most tannin; white oak varieties contain the least. The concentration of tannin in early spring leaves and green acorns is much […]

Genetic technologies in showjumping

  There were a couple of interesting articles in the show jumping arena (no pun intended) that caught my eye in relevance to performance in thoroughbreds. The first was an article about the breeder of Romulus, a world class British show jumper whose ow…

Horse slaughter; is it on or off the table?

HOUSTON, (Horseback) – A group of three organizations bitterly opposed to horse slaughter have issued a statement:
On Thursday Oct 11th the European Commission published a report, which evaluates the
operation of controls over the production of horseme…

AQHA World Show to Host IEF Event

AMARILLO, (AQHA) – The 2012 AQHA World Championship Show will host an International Equestrian Federation CRI1*, CRI2* and CRI3* (Concour de Reining Internationale) event on November 9 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. AQHA and the National…

Concurrent Ivermectin and Solanum spp. Toxicosis in a Herd of Horses.

J Vet Intern Med. 2012 Sep 4; Authors: Norman TE, Chaffin MK, Norton PL, Coleman MC, Stoughton WB, Mays T Abstract BACKGROUND: Representatives from a herd of horses with acute onset of neurologic signs after administration of ivermectin presented for evaluation and treatment. OBJECTIVES: Describe clinical signs of horses intoxicated by ingestion of Solanum sp. […]

Variation in fecal egg counts in horses managed for conservation purposes: individual egg shedding consistency, age effects and seasonal variation.

Parasitology. 2012 Aug 16;:1-14 Authors: Wood EL, Matthews JB, Stephenson S, Slote M, Nussey DH Abstract SUMMARY Cyathostomins are the most prevalent equine intestinal parasites and resistance has been reported in these nematodes against all 3 licensed anthelmintic classes. Strategies need to be developed that are less dependent upon drugs and more reliant on management-based […]

Hendra virus: an emerging paramyxovirus in Australia.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Aug 23; Authors: Mahalingam S, Herrero LJ, Playford EG, Spann K, Herring B, Rolph MS, Middleton D, McCall B, Field H, Wang LF Abstract Hendra virus, first identified in 1994 in Queensland, is an emerging zoonotic pathogen gaining importance in Australia because a growing number of infections are reported in horses […]