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Large Animal Rescue Training Imperative For First Responders In The Bluegrass

A core tenet of the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) is its dedication to the protection of the state’s equine community and its horses. The organization has multiple programs in place to act as safety nets for horses in the state of Kentucky, but one opportunity in particular focuses on strategic teamwork to preserve the safety […]

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Zoetis Introduces Complete Core Equine Disease Vaccine

Zoetis has introduced the Core EQ Innovator™, the first and only equine vaccine to contain all five core equine disease antigens (West Nile, Eastern and Western Equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus and rabies) in one vaccine. As defined by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association, these diseases are designated as core because […]

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AHP Survey Shows Economic Stability For Horse Owners, Changes In Management Practices

American Horse Publications (AHP) conducted its fourth online nationwide equine industry survey sponsored by Zoetis from January 22, 2018, through April 1, 2018. The survey’s three main objectives are: to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry; to identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own […]

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Some Horse Owners Opting Not to Vaccinate For Deadly Hendra Virus

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question often posed by horse owners. In Australia, a vaccination for a deadly disease called Hendra can not only protect horses from the life-threatening disease, but humans as well. In the same biosecurity classification as Ebola, the Hendra virus’s natural host is the fruit bat. It […]

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Experts Advise Against Using Wormers To Stop Head Shaking

Recently there has been a trend of horse owners using wormers designed to control parasites in horses to stop head shaking. Horse owners and riders have been posting recently on social media forums about using increased doses of some parasite control medications in order to stop the condition. Experts warn that wormers should not be […]

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Zoetis To Purchase Animal Diagnostics Company Abaxis For $1.9 Billion

Animal health giant Zoetis is set to purchase Abaxis Inc. for $1.9 billion, according to a report Wednesday from Reuters. Zoetis. makes a range of vaccines and dewormers, as well as corticosteroids, sedatives, and other medications for horses. Reuters reports the veterinary diagnostics market is projected to grow to $3.62 in value by 2022. Among […]

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Equine Rabies: What One Texas Veterinarian Learned

Viral respiratory and neurologic diseases are the leading preventable causes of death in horses.1 One of the core equine diseases that has a 100% fatality rate is rabies. “My first equine rabies case happened in a suburban barn – this family had a barn behind their house,” recalled Buff Hildreth, DVM, Richland, Texas. “Their 2-year-old gelding, […]

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Owners Bring $53 Million Class Action Suit Against Zoetis Australia Over Vaccine

ABC News in Australia reports that a group of horse owners have organized a class-action lawsuit against Zoetis Australia, claiming the company failed to adequately warn consumers about potential side effects of a vaccine for the Hendra virus. Plaintiffs are seeking AUD$53 million in damages (USD$43 million). The owners claim 1,500 horses out of roughly […]

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Six Points Horse Owners Should Discuss With Veterinarians At Vaccination Time

Does your horse receive the same vaccinations year after year? If so, it may be time to talk with the veterinarian on your team about your horse’s unique disease risk factors and other core health needs. Your horse could be missing out on much-needed disease protection. Help ensure his health by vaccinating him annually against […]

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Zoetis Announces Recipient Of Equine Charity Sweepstakes Donation: The American Standardbred Adoption Program

The American Standardbred Adoption Program (ASAP), was named grand-prize winner in the Zoetis Equine Charity Sweepstakes. The equine charity in De Soto, Wisconsin, received a $5,000 donation from Zoetis on behalf of Taylor Rietveld, a third-year veterinary medical student at Purdue University. Rietveld nominated ASAP while attending the 2017 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention. […]

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