CSU Veterinarians Advise Ways to Avoid Infection While Traveling with Horses
Summer is peak season for horse shows and events, and Colorado State University veterinarians remind riders that it’s important if traveling to take steps that will help prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.
Recent cases and outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), which can cause potentially fatal neurologic disease, have drawn attention to the need for prevention. Influenza, salmonellosis and strangles are some other infectious diseases of concern, said Dr. Paul Morley, director of infection control at CSU’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
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The Woodside Vaulters demonstrated that they meant business in Aachen, earning great marks in the Squad competition. The squad, consisting of Tessa Divita (Emerald Hills, Calif.), Audrey Kiernan (San Mateo, Calif.), Siddartha Kreaden (Sunnyvale, Calif.), Kristen Kuhn (San Mateo, Calif.), Rachel Polati (Emerald Hills, Calif.), and Miki Yang (Los Altos Hills, Calif.), vaulted on Stanford, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Julie Divita and Woodside Vaulters, and were lunged by Julie Divita. In Friday’s Compulsory Test, the girls put forth a solid effort to come in fourth with a score of 6.310. The following day for their Freestyle Test, the Woodside Vaulters impressed with their routine set to music from The Wizard of Oz to finish third on a score of 8.298. The U.S. squad ended up fourth place overall with an averaged score of 7.254.
Goliath, the 2005 Guinness Book of World Record holder for Tallest Living Horse, passed away peacefully July 3, 2014 on the Priefert Ranch in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Goliath was an awe striking black Percheron gelding who stood 19.1 hands high and weighed over 2500lbs. He was superstar and legend in his own right.
Todd Minikus of Wellington, FL, rode Babalou 41 to victory in the $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix Sunday to culminate the 2014 I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.
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