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ISSUE DATE: 09/28/2009

Vaccination programs important for horse health

By Kylene Scott

Seven horses reported in Colorado with West Nile virus. Several more are infected and die from Eastern equine encephalomyelitis in Texas. Another is quarantined for fear of spreading a reproductive disease in Florida.

All these instances occurred in late 2008 and 2009, and horse owners need to be even more aware of the importance of vaccinating their horses against infectious disease.

Dr. Carolynn MacAllister, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension veterinarian, urged owners to be aware of the disease following reports of infected horses in surrounding states.

"It takes a week to 10 days after a vaccination for a horse to develop protective antibodies," MacAllister said in an OSU news release in July 2009. "Booster shots should be administered as directed to maintain the highest level of protection."


NEWS

2EZ Bale Mover the ultimate hay hauling machine
ACRE grant program returns for agricultural renewable energy proposals
Ag groups urge congress to move forward on NBAF
Banquet on a stick gets "sunny" makeover
Biolab safety--GAO says more oversight of biolabs needed
Crop Insurance claims require good records
Fall fun close to home
Fall Hill Country Expo set for Oct. 1 in Mason
Farm accident kills ex-Nebraska state Sen. Raikes
From chicken feathers to flower pots
FSIS proposes interstate commerce shipping regulations for small plant operations
Gap Zapper brings technology to the cattle guard industry
GoBob Pipe and Steel introduces the hay handling trailer
It's Farmfest time in the Ozarks
Linn Post and Pipe at Ozark Fall Farmfest
Martin Manufacturing offering Economy bale bed
Merrigan awards $4.8 million in rural economic development grants
Nebraska Ag Classic to deal with animal rights, anti-ag groups
Nutrition specialist to start duties Sept. 14
Oct. 8 to 10 International Ag Show to have numerous educational opportunities
Protecting farmland for future use is of utmost importance
Researchers trying to perfect new flour
SI Precast offers a complete line of products for the farm
Staples secures federal funds for Texas producers
Texas officials discuss climate bill
Tough times: Turn financial challenges into opportunity
Tucker & Sons offers products for the farm
University's success measured by impact on state
Upcoming K-State agricultural events
USDA, HHS unveil new food safety consumer website
USGC:  Southeast Asia conference tenders $392 million in U.S. ag products
UW hosts food issues conference Sept. 24, 25
UW scientist will try to capture bacteria that freeze clouds
Vestal tagged for Extension's emergency management directorship
Vice Chancellor high on IANR
Wheel corral makes job safer, easier

CROPS

Advanced wine-grape grower workshop slated Oct. 13 in Comanche
Ag Department develops intensive groundwater use control area regulations
CPAT urges lawmakers to finish disaster payment rules
Elevators full of unsold wheat amid fall harvest
Fall harvest compaction outlook
Identifying and managing Sudden Death Syndrome in soybean fields
ISU study takes broad scope to study stover harvest effects on yield, soil, climate
Kansas corn and soybean crops forecast at record high
Kansas Wheat Alliance focuses on seed selling education
Lime cost-effective in correcting the pH of acidic soil
New wheat industry paper says biotechnology will help ensure adequate wheat supplies
Not too late for testing of saved seed
Nutrient management specialist hired at UNL center
Overflow crowd attends Cover Crops field day
Pests, crop disease weighing on Arkansas growers
Purchasing certified wheat seed brings benefits
Soybean rust found in 21 Arkansas counties
Upcoming K-State ag events
USDA to study wheat production practices
USDA: Second-largest corn crop, record yield, exports 100 million bushels higher
Way found to make ethanol byproduct more valuable

LIVESTOCK

AHA year end report shows increase in Hereford registrations, membership
ASI approves budgets; looks to strengthen national flock
Bear attacks horse at Aurora boarding facility
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cows euthanized following theft in Missouri
East Texas Show Series slated Oct. 31 to Nov. 1
Gilliland receives ADSA Distinguished Service Award
Home sought for bison languishing in quarantine
July pace remains sluggish for U.S. pork, beef exports
LRP-Lamb sales resume Sept. 14
MU scientists develop method to detect live E. coli in ground beef
Multi-county livestock program slated for Oct. 29 in Ozona
N.H. farmer sells raw milk
National Bison Association tackles food safety legislative proposals
Nov. 20 deadline for annual American Sheep Industry Association awards
Red Angus, Simmental collaborate on Young Guns Conference
Senators push for help for dairy farmers
Steer feedout gives producers insights on value of beef calves
Stop being nice, animal ag activist says
TCFA names winners in Junior Fed Beef Challenge
USDA announces implementation of Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs
Vaccination programs important for horse health
Virginia reports eighth case of Eastern equine encephalitis
WDGS may be high-quality, low-cost livestock feed
Wild horses available for adoption
Wisconsin barn fire kills 100 head of cattle
Wisconsin governor says China wants dairy help
Yellowstone bison continue to rebound

EDITOR

Cartoons and common sense
It's an attitude
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility could be CDC of animal health

COLUMNS

Howling mad
Just a scoop full
Land of Lincoln?
Successful education has many components
The honor box

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock sales report
Alfalfa conditions mostly good, fifth cutting near complete
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock sales summary
Below normal temps across majority of state
Bids close day lower
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City livestock auction report
Faith livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin cattle auction report
Lexington livestock sales report
McAlester livestock auction report
Most sales trending steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation levels below average for this time of year
Row crops progressing towards harvest
Salina livestock sales report
Seasonable weather continues
Sioux Falls sheep sales report
Small grain harvest advances
Small grain harvest continues
South Central direct sheep
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
Temps help row crops progress
Texhoma livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Weather keeps crops progressing
West Plains cattle sales report
Winter wheat planting in full swing
Winter wheat seeding at halfway mark
Woodward livestock market report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Basin Advisory Committees focus on invasive species control
Irrigated, dryland grasses studied for profitability
NMSU's Corona Center focuses on sustainability at Half Day of College

FAMILY

4-H zooms into National 4-H Week thanks to Jeff Gordon, DuPont
All cabbage is not coleslaw
Andrea Lynne's setup perfect for families
As ash borer claims more trees, researcher at ISU works for species survival
Bang for your gardening buck
Become a master gardener
Cleveland County 4-Hers receive top state award
Governor 'impressed' with 4-H members
Increasing fruits, vegetables in diet easy way to improve health
Kansans reviving a 'green' tradition: Rain barrels
Less is more: Pint-size varieties steal tomato taste show
Master Gardeners to hold Sept. 26 rain barrel workshop in San Angelo
Meditation for 9-28-09
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame seeks nominations for 2010 inductions
New ARS study shows pathways of movement of sudden oak death pathogen
New math and science curricula has 'wildlife' connection
Poster contest announced
Proper storage of tender bulbs helps plants bloom again in spring
Tree care conference slated Oct. 28
Wilson FFA named Model of Innovation finalist

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