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Friday, February 17,2012

Horse doctors muster along San Antonio’s River Walk

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
The 57th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention was held Nov. 18- 22 in San Antonio, TX, attracting nearly 6,400 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitors, ranking the meeting among the organization’s top five conventions by attendance.

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Friday, February 10,2012

EyeD: New technology for equine identification

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
From the time humans began raising livestock, there has been a need for animal identification to mark ownership. Earliest records suggest techniques began several centuries ago, and today, many different forms of identification are used for private and official recognition of animals.

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Friday, December 23,2011

Budweiser Clydesdales turn heads again

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Cheering fans, tour dates, worldwide recognition, personal trainers, television commercials and product affiliation are associated with country music superstars whose entertainment venues range from coliseum performances to state fairs. They are also associated with a different breed of performers logging thousands of miles in their touring vans.

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Friday, December 2,2011

2011 WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo results

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Over the long weekend, four WRCA Rodeo Finals performances were held at the Amarillo Convention Center and, under that same roof, many associated events, demonstrations, activities and competitions could be viewed.

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Friday, November 11,2011

12th annual Foy Proctor Cowman’s Award celebration

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Beginning in 1999, the Foy Proctor Memorial Cowman’s Award has been given annually with these stated goals: “To recognize and honor men and women for a remarkable lifetime spent at the careful handling of cows and calves, for their art and...

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Friday, November 4,2011

6666’s veterinarian addresses misconceptions about strangles

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Practical information about management of strangles in horses was provided by Dr. Glenn Blodgett at the Equine Infectious Disease and Ranch Management Symposium recently sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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Saturday, October 29,2011

Texas vets Bangs vaccinate adult cattle leaving state

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Due to severe drought, thousands of Texas cattle are being moved to other states. Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) records from Certificates of Veterinary Inspections indicate that 24,330 breeding cows left Texas in August 2011

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Friday, October 14,2011

A "tic" of prevention for canine ehrlichiosis

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
During the Vietnam War, as many as 1,600 military dogs were deployed in Southeast Asia. Many of these dogs, particularly the more susceptible German shepherds, became ill with a foreign disease that they had never been exposed to before: canine ehrlichiosis.

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Friday, October 7,2011

Bison restoration begins in Caprock Canyons

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
A few buffalo calves bawling outside Mrs. Charles Goodnight's window in the late 1800s initiated a successful journey involving three states over 150 years to preserve the Southern Plains Buffalo Herd in the continental U.S. The trip came full circle on Saturday Sept.

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Friday, September 23,2011

Mesquite bean poisoning in cattle

by Ginger Elliott - WLJ Correspondent
Timely advice considering the current powder on packed powder appearance of Texas pastures with conditions so dry a cowboy could ride a sand surfboard around his country checking fence lines. These days, the only green on the scene is located in bar ditches or within the vast thickets of overgrown mesquites that have made a good stand this summer.

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