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Learn All About Horses
August 1, 2002

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News From the Horse Barn!

Welcome back to Learn All About Horses. Summer is almost over. Our kids start back to school in three weeks. I can hardly believe it!

This edition introduces the Tarpan, a reincarnated breed of horses, plus directs you to a website full of information on different horse breeds. I have also left in the article on the West Nile Virus because knowledge and prevention of this disease is so very crucial to preventing its spread.

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  • Favorite Horses--Tarpan Horses
  • Featured Website---OSU Breeds of Horses
  • West Nile Virus
  • Advertisement--The MOM Team

  • Featured Website---OSU Breeds of Horses
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    The Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University sponsors a Breeds of Livestock website that is chock full of information on different breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry.

    I have found this website to be very informative and extremely useful in research and for satifying my insatiable curiosity. I am postive you will find it equally helpful and enjoyable.

    OSU Breeds of Horses Resource Page

    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

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    Favorite Horses--Tarpan Horses
    This photograph of Tarpan horses was contributed by Vanessa R., to whom we offer our thanks. She writes: After visiting England in May this year, I was in place called Suffolk, ..North East of England on the coast

    These horses I saw on a nature reserve in Minsmere, Suffolk. They are beautiful, wild and majestic. Despite being untamed, you can see the characteristics coming through. Especially, the one nibbling on the fence and the filly playing in the background.

    Since receiving this picture from Vanessa, I have learned that the modern Tarpan horse is a genetic recreation of the original wild Tarpan horse that died out in the late 1800's.

    To read more about this facinating breed and its reincarnation click the Tarpan Horse connection below. At the Oklahoma State Univerisity Breeds of Horses website, click T, then Tarpan.

    Tarpan Horses

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