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Learn All About Horses
July 15, 2002

Learn All About Horses Newsletter . News From the Horse Barn 
July 15, 2002 
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News From the Horse Barn!

Hello again and welcome to the mid-July edition of the Learn All About Horses Newsletter!

I am contemplating a contest to find Shade (my 3 month old palomino colt) the perfect registered name. Any suggestions on how to conduct this contest and what awards would be appropriate would be appreciated. Please send suggestions to powerb@texasisp.com and thanks in advance.

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  • Favorite Horses--Sarge
  • Featured Website---TheHorse.com
  • West Nile Virus
  • Learn All About Horses Honored

  • Featured Website---TheHorse.com
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    Our featured website this month is TheHorse.com, "Your guide to equine health care." This is an information website and features articles on horse health and care, and up-to-date news articles that affect horses and their people.

    They also keep an archive of articles that is extensive, although sometimes out of date. You can subscribe to three different magazines and receive a free newsletter. You'll want to bookmark this site as an information base on horse health issues.

    TheHorse.com

    West Nile Virus
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    The West Nile Virus is a contagious (although only through mosquitoes) and sometimes fatal form of encephalitis (inflamation of the brain) that is incubated in birds and transmitted by mosquitoes. It first appeared in the United States in 1999 and it is spreading.

    This disease can be contracted by almost any animal, but birds, horses, and humans seem to be at most risk. However, while some cases are fatal, many animal and most people recover from the virus.

    Signs of West Nile Virus in horses can include ataxia, difficulty walking, knuckling over, head tilt, muscle tremors, and the inability to rise.

    There is an effective equine vaccine available that should become a regular part of the horse owners health managment program. The vaccine for Venzuelan, Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis does NOT protect an animal against the West Nile Virus.

    West Nile Virus Information Fact Sheet

    Learn All About Horses Honored
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    Our thanks to Anna of Star Stables for honoring Learn All About Horses Website and Newsletter with the Star Stables Gold Award!

    Star Stables is a SIM game and involves the care, training and showing of horses. There are also free banners and a campaign page to protest the unnecessary slaughter of horses.

    Visit Anna at Star Stables and let her know we sent you.

    Star Stables

    Favorite Horses--Sarge
    For the next few months, Learn All About Horses will focus not on our readers, but on the horses they love. This months Favorite Horse is Sarge, a solid sorrel grade gelding of Quarter Horse ancestry.

    Sarge is an elderly gentlman now, being somewhere in his mid-twenties. He has a long history of helping beginning riders develop confidence, learn horsemanship skills, and just have a lot of fun being on horseback.

    Sarge has won the heart of many young ladies, who although grown now, still consider him their first love. And, although semi-retired, he continues to win the hearts of new riders who still find him irresistible.

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    Learn All About Horses Website

    For Kids Who Love Horses

    Subscriber Contributions

    Foaling Mares

    The M.O.M. Team

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