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Meet the trainer behind the Super Bowl Clydesdale commercial - Tampa Bay Times

Meet the trainer behind the Super Bowl Clydesdale commercial  - Tampa Bay Times | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

The hidden star behind it all is a 43-year-old trainer, performer and stuntman who was counting on a quiet winter until the Budweiser folks called in mid December and asked if he was interested in training some of the world's most famous horses...

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@FranJurga writes: Here are some details about the making of the Budweiser Clydesdale commercial in Sunday's Super Bowl. Tommie Turvey was on the job!

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Friends at Work: Part-time farrier in Iowa gets her kicks in shoeing horses--and riding them! --Sioux City Journal

Friends at Work: Part-time farrier in Iowa gets her kicks in shoeing horses--and riding them! --Sioux City Journal | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Dani Rueter gets her kicks out of being a farrier.

 

...For every quarter horse running barrels and chasing calves on the rodeo circuit, there's a farrier standing behind.

 

Or, under them, as the case may be.

 

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Are you following @HoofcareJournal on Twitter?

 

Have you "liked" the hoofcare and lameness news and media page www.facebook.com/hoofcareandlameness?

 

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Two British men fined for illegal farriery work -- Horsetalk

Two British men fined for illegal farriery work -- Horsetalk | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Two men in Britain have been successfully prosecuted for carrying out  illegal farriery.

 

In Britain, it is an offence for anyone other than a registered farrier, approved farriery apprentice or veterinary surgeon to shoe a horse, or otherwise carry out farriery.

 

How ScoopIt works: Click on the image or headline to open the article and read it.

 

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@HoofcareJournal writes: Interesting that a man convicted of illegal farriery would be able to get an apprenticeship! These are two interesting cases.

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@HoofcareJournal writes: Interesting that a man convicted of illegal farriery would be able to get an apprenticeship! These are two interesting cases.

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Colorado State University Appoints Drs. Black and Bruemmer to Equine Reproduction Laboratory Leadership Roles -- The Jurga Report

Colorado State University Appoints Drs. Black and Bruemmer to Equine Reproduction Laboratory Leadership Roles  -- The Jurga Report | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Two leaders in Colorado State University’s renowned Equine Sciences programs are gaining new responsibilities as a new Equine Reproduction Laboratory rises on campus to replace the famed institution destroyed by fire in 2011.

 

Dr. Jerry Black will direct the new laboratory and Dr. Jason Bruemmer will be associate director.

 

A new 12,200-square-foot Equine Reproduction Laboratory is under construction and is expected to open in the spring. Fire destroyed the original main laboratory building in 2011.

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Montana Politicians Rode Their Horses in Inaugural Parade

Montana Politicians Rode Their Horses in Inaugural Parade | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Congressman Steve Daines, Senator Max Baucus and Montana Governor Steve Bullock rode their horses in the 2013 Inaugural Parade, which continued into the night.

 

Click on the headline to read the full article. It's a tradition for Montanans to ride down Pennsylvania Avenue every four years!

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Colorado hay banks can help struggling horse owners

Colorado hay banks can help struggling horse owners | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

The Colorado Humane Society wants horse owners to know that help is available if they can't afford to feed their animals.

 

The group issued the reminder Monday following the death of a neglected mare relinquished by its owner in eastern Colorado.

 

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Horse Meat Found in British Burger: They eat horses, don't they? - Telegraph

Horse Meat Found in British Burger: They eat horses, don't they? - Telegraph | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

by Susanna Forrest

 

Our industrialised food chain throws up the occasional surprise: mad cows, deadly eggs, cornflakes that look like Jesus.

 

A few scraps of stray DNA from a meat-producing animal should be the least worrying component of budget processed nuggets, but when news broke that “beef” burgers sold in Tesco, Lidl, Iceland, Dunnes Stores and Aldi had been found to contain horse DNA, Britain and Ireland got up on their hind legs, the Today programme demanded answers and Twitter was alive with “no-added Shergar” jokes.

 

The source was traced to a processor called Silvercrest Foods in County Monaghan, in horse-loving Ireland. The chief executive of the ABP Food Group that owns Silvercrest was quick to point out that the equine additive had come from a European supplier and been added unwittingly.

 

Which leaves us to reflect on the irony that the number of horses slaughtered in Ireland has risen from 822 in 2006 to 7,000 in 2010-11, thanks to the recession, and to the four new equine slaughterhouses that have been built in the republic in the same period.

 

Most of these carcasses have been exported to Europe. In the circuitous, globe-trotting style of today’s food industry, perhaps the horses that arrived in County Monaghan under the guise of “beef product” were coming home.

Fran Jurga's insight:

 

@FranJurga writes: One of my favorite equestrian bloggers (and authors) Susanna Forrest rose to the occasion of the British food crisis over horse meat mixed in with the hamburger. Within 24 hours, she has crafted this clever and thoughtful article for the Telegraph.

 

What no one seems to be asking is what I wonder: what if that burger is from drug-riddled American racehorses? 

 

And since when do Brits eat burgers? Isn't the burger an American invention?

Maybe the Brits should stick to their famous fish and chips.

 

How ScoopIt works: Click on the big bold headline or photo to go to the full story on the Telepgraph web site.

 

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New illness, transmitted by same tick that carries Lyme, is discovered in Northeast -- Boston Globe

New illness, transmitted by same tick that carries Lyme, is discovered in Northeast -- Boston Globe | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a new disease in the Northeast transmitted by the same deer tick that can infect people with Lyme disease.

 

"The bacterial illness causes flu-like symptoms, the researchers from Tufts, Yale, and other institutions reported Wednesday.

 

"Researchers estimate that 1 percent of the population in areas where Lyme disease is widespread may be infected by the new bacteria, which can be transmitted by the tick when it is as small as a poppy seed. Lyme disease is thought to be 7 to 10 times more prevalent in these areas.

 

 "The discovery, disclosed in a paper and letter in the New England Journal of Medicine, marks the fifth human illness spread by deer ticks in the region, highlighting growing concerns about the threat posed by ticks and the burgeoning population of their hosts -- deer.


"The disease is so new it remains unnamed and there is no readily-available test for doctors to screen for it, although some are being developed...."
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@FranJurga writes: Just when you were counting the days until spring...

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France's "Horse of the Century" Has Died: "Le cheval du siècle" Ourasi est mort

France's "Horse of the Century" Has Died: "Le cheval du siècle" Ourasi est mort | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it
Le quadruple vainqueur du Grand Prix d'Amérique vient de s'éteindre à près de 33 ans au haras de Gruchy, en Normandie.

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@FranJurga writes: The great French trotter Ourasi has died in France. Little-known to American fans, he maintained a winning streak unmatched in the hearts of French harness racing fans and lived in comfort into his thirties on a stud farm in Normandy.

 

Ourasi won the Grand Prix d'Amerique four times, long ago. 

 

He was euthanized last week after much distress by his keepers, who became concerned about his increasing instability, according to the article. Ourasi stopped eating out of anxiety, they said, because the great horse worried that he couldn't get up.

 

But the decision to euthanize the great horse was not without regret, of the heartfelt sort that the French have when it comes to their heroes.

 

"We had to help him," said the director of the stud of the decision to end the horse's anxiety. 

 

"Ourasi is dead" is the simple, poignant three-word headline in the French papers. But his memory is not.

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Veterinarian: Horse barns at shuttered horse track are ‘silent as a grave’ -- Guelph Mercury

Veterinarian: Horse barns at shuttered horse track are ‘silent as a grave’ -- Guelph Mercury | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

“The only marks in the snow were my footprints. I took a picture of it because it was so unreal to see this whole area, this whole compound without even a tire track in the snow,” Dr. Melissa McKee said Wednesday from her clinic at the Campbellville plant where the veterinarian is one of just a handful still in the backstretch of Canada’s most successful harness racetrack.

 For the first time in Mohawk’s 50 years, there are no horses in the backstretch and few of them coming to the McKee-Pownall Clinic, one of four equine clinics McKee runs in Ontario with Dr. Mike Pownall and about 10 other vets.
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@FranJurga writes: A few years ago, the slots boom came to Ontario's racetracks. The province is the home of some of the most active horseracing in North America. 

 

Or was.

 

This compelling interview with Dr. Melissa McKee of McKee Pownall Equine Services in Ontario should be an eye-opener for anyone who thinks that slot machines or casino gambling are going to be the salvation of horseracing.

 

Slots and casino gambling are good for racing only as long as politicians play along. As happened in Ontario, the wind can change at any moment, and blow all the horses away.

 

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Photo of Dr. McKee from MPequine.com, the web site for Dr McKee's equine veterinary service.

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Wolf-dogs’ owner settles in horse death case in California

Wolf-dogs’ owner settles in horse death case in California | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Chris Herron, the rancher whose miniature horse Bojangles was killed two years ago by two wolf-dogs, said he hopes the $30,000 settlement he reached with the hybrids’ owner will persuade others to do a better job of keeping their animals penned up.

 

“People should take responsibility for their own animals,” Herron said in a phone interview Thursday, Jan. 3. Herron, 50, owns the Lake Mathews-area Bar H Ranch where the attack occurred April 15, 2011.

 

 

Fran Jurga's insight:

Click on the headline to read the full story from California.

 

The media is overflowing with news about state and city policies and position statements on the "guilt by association" persecution of specific breeds of dogs, and wolf-dogs won't benefit from this news.

 

The point should be that the horse was killed, not that the dogs who killed it were a certain breed or that they were hybrids. What do you think?

 

 

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Responsibility. Now there's a concept.

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Tea Party's Equine Vet Goes to Washington as a Congressman -- National Journal

Tea Party's Equine Vet Goes to Washington as a Congressman -- National Journal | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

On a foggy Florida morning shortly before his first-ever general election, soon-to-be Congressman Ted Yoho was grinding down the teeth of a quarter horse named Little Man. First, Yoho injected the 1,000-pound animal with a tranquilizer.


Then he yanked Little Man’s tongue out of the way and, with a full-body motion that evoked both dentist and lumberjack, took a 15‑inch filing tool to his back teeth.


Yoho was glad for the break from campaigning. Before deciding to challenge the 12-term Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns in last August’s primary, Yoho had spent three decades working as a large-animal veterinarian.


With his 6-foot-2 frame, strong arms, and growing belly, he still looks more at home in a barn than he does at a lectern—a quality that helped propel him to one of the biggest primary upsets of 2012 and, this January, to Washington.


@FranJurga writes: Dr. Yoho made the news this morning, already, by voting against Representative Boehner as Speaker of the House.


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Scientists slowly solving laminitis mysteries | Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Scientists slowly solving laminitis mysteries | Western College of Veterinary Medicine | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

"Recent research has given veterinarians a better understanding of equine laminitis, but a leading authority of the disease points out that there’s still much to be discovered about one of the horse industry’s most challenging health issues.


"Dr. James Belknap, a professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Ohio State University and a well-known researcher in the field of equine laminitis, talked about the disease during a special presentation at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM)..."


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@hoofcarejournal writes: If you need a quick review of what is going on in the current era of laminitis research, here's the article for you!

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The Man Who Could Save America's Wild Horses (But Will He?) -- The Atlantic

The Man Who Could Save America's Wild Horses (But Will He?) -- The Atlantic | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it
Meet Raul Grijalva, a rumored potential nominee for Secretary of the Interior -- and dedicated friend of the nation's untamed herds.

 

When Ken Salazar announced his resignation earlier this month as Secretary of the Interior, it set off quivers of speculation among wild horse advocates about who might replace him in the post most important to the fate of the nation's vulnerable herds...


@FranJurga writes: Be sure to read this excellent article! Click on the headline or image to read lots more about Raul Grijalva and Christine Gregoire, two likely candidates for Secretary of the Interior.

 


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Mine That Bird and Canonero II - Both Derby Longshot Winners Trained at High Altitudes

Mine That Bird and Canonero II - Both Derby Longshot Winners Trained at High Altitudes | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it
Mine that Bird and Canonero II are commonly recognized as the biggest upsets in modern Derby history, with post time odds only surpassed by the 91-1 Doneraile, winner of the 1913 edition of this Am...

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Video: AAEP Extends Pasture-Associated Equine Laminitis Research Project into 2013 -- The Hoof Blog

Video: AAEP Extends Pasture-Associated Equine Laminitis Research Project into 2013 -- The Hoof Blog | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

A new video from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) announces that the group is extending its pasture-associated equine laminitis research project into 2013, in hopes of collecting more cases from the field.

 

Known as The Laminitis Research Project, data submitted by AAEP-member practitioners and horse owners will be collated and analyzed to reveal new information to help more veterinarians with diagnosis, treatment and prevention of laminitis. 


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Super Bowl Star Budweiser Clydesdale Foal Has a Hashtag But Not a Name -- The Jurga Report

Super Bowl Star Budweiser Clydesdale Foal Has a Hashtag But Not a Name -- The Jurga Report | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Put another gold star next to the name of the Budweiser Clydesdales in the book of great marketing ideas accomplished with horses. The iconic symbol of American beer and stars of Super Bowls past rolled out a new campaign today along with Budweiser’s entry into the Twittersphere.

 

The brewery would like you to use a hashtag to name the foal, who will star in Sunday’s commercial.

 @FranJurga writes: I vote for Soupy. (Or maybe #Soupy/)Short for Super Bowl. What would you name him?
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USEF moving to control over-use of medications in show horses -- Nancy Jaffer

USEF moving to control over-use of medications in show horses  -- Nancy Jaffer | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it
At a busy U.S. Equestrian Federation annual meeting, a close look at ending the culture of over-medication produced ideas on a number of ways to handle the problem

 

Click on the headline to read the full report for last week's USEF meeting.

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Doping Takes Center Stage At USEF Convention | The Chronicle of the Horse

Doping Takes Center Stage At USEF Convention | The Chronicle of the Horse | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

A. Kent Allen, DVM, announced to the U.S. Equestrian Federation Drugs and Medication Committee, which he chairs, that he’d done an informal poll of his clients to learn who’d read the recent article in The New York Times about drugging in the horse show industry.

 

While he joked that it certainly wasn’t a Gallup poll, 60-70 percent of his clients had read the article, and even more had heard about it.

 

“It got pretty wide play,” said Allen on the first day of the USEF Annual Convention. “These things tend not to just blow over and go away. It’s going to require us to look at our issues.”

 

Allen pointed out that, to be fair, it wasn’t that the USEF or its veterinarians were unaware of the drugging and medication issues in the industry. In fact, a task force had already been created to start working on the problem.

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@FranJurga writes: Be sure to follow the news from the US Equestrian Federation convention carefully. It's obvious that the veterinary committee would be on top of this, but will the subject come up in the forums of the disciplines? My ears are up...watch for more news, either via ScoopIt or on The Jurga Report or The Hoof Blog.

 

 

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Interior Secretary and Wild Horse Decision-Maker Salazar Leaving Post in March --Huffington Post

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WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
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@FranJurga writes: Chances are, you have his email address in your computer, and you've written him a letter at some point or another.

 

Ken Salazar had a big job to do, and he'll always be remembered in the horse world for the turmoil over wild horse warehousing and welfare on this watch. 

 

Will his successor have a solution? Wild horses are a small part of the Department of the Interior, although the cost of keeping them is rising exponetially--and their problems aren't going away.

 

Still, Salazar made progress in the area of alternative energy and got us through the BP oil spill.

 

Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune hailed Salazar for opening seven new national parks and 10 wildlife refuges while protecting Arctic areas from offshore drilling.

 

Where do we go from here?

 

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Swedish Research Finds All-Forage Diet Beneficial to Equine Health and Conditioning | eurodressage

Swedish Research Finds All-Forage Diet Beneficial to Equine Health and Conditioning | eurodressage | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

The importance and benefits of a high quality forage diet for young horses as well as sport horses in training continue to be proven by scientific research.

 

Researchers at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala carried out two interesting studies on forage-only diets.

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@FranJurga writes: Eurodressage summarizes two studies from the University of Upsaala in Sweden, where researchers compared energy metablism and digestion of horses fed a forage-only vs the traditional forage + concentrate diet.

 

But before you start feeding Banjo's Omolene to the hens, stop and have a think, and maybe a chat with your vet. Your horse probably has very different energy needs from the horses in this study, and different breed, age, and grazing conditions/quality/turnout time.

 

There's also the problem of assessing the nutritional profile of a load of hay. Many American backyard owners buy hay in small batches, even weekly, and it's impossible to analyze it.

 

The irony of studies like these overlapping with hay shortages and high prices will ilicit some groans, but keep them coming! 

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A forage-diet for horses in-training alters their metabolism. Most of the times the horses get fed a high-starch diet while their in training. They did that becasue of the risk of health problems. Using the forage unstead of the starch it with alleviete the health problems. Their muscles could take a turn in energy. 

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After War Horse blog, Fran Jurga marches onward

After War Horse blog, Fran Jurga marches onward | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Fran Jurga has spent her professional life weaving delightful stories about veterinarians and farriers, the unsung heroes of the horse world, for her popular websites, The Jurga Report for EQUUS Magazine and The Hoof Blog for her own Hoofcare Publishing.

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Remember: Animal abuse is often an indicator of future violent behavior

Remember: Animal abuse is often an indicator of future violent behavior | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Mark H. Anshel, professor in the department of health and human performance at Middle Tennessee State University, writes:

 

While our country attempts to cope with the murder of 20 children and six teachers, enormous effort is going into how law enforcement, educators and mental health professionals can best predict future mass murderers.

 

Typically, animal abusers suffer from low self-esteem, lack of emotional maturity, feelings of resentment toward others or society, displaced aggression (i.e., the helpless animal is unfairly blamed for the killer’s unhappiness and low life satisfaction), loneliness, and may be unable to establish constructive social relationships.

 

Abusers often suffered from childhood neglect and/or physical abuse. Animal abusers almost always suffer from mental illness and require professional treatment....

 

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Re-Read: Why Lisa Couturier's "Dark Horse" and Long-form Writing Like It Are What We Need Now | Orion Magazine

Re-Read: Why Lisa Couturier's "Dark Horse" and Long-form Writing Like It Are What We Need Now | Orion Magazine | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it
A disturbing look at the world of auctions and slaughter, where horses are flipped like real estate.


@FranJurga wrote: I wrote an absolutely inspired long-form blog post about the value of long-form writing in inspiring and informing us in this polarized age...and accidentally deleted it.


You probably wouldn't have had time to read it, anyway--which is exactly the point.


Find a time and a place to sit down and read something that inspires you. Chances are it won't be a soundbite or a blurb or an excerpt. It will be something like "Dark Horse", which won the Pushcart Prize for essay writing, by the way.


For me, it's Gary Smith articles in Sports Illustrated. His words make me swoon, but no less than brilliant articles by Bill Heller, Joe or Sean Clancy, Laura Hillenbrand, Pam Houston or Brough Scott have, as well.


Find that article that you ripped out of the paper or magazine, the one that you folded up and kept all these years. The one with words that said something to you and stayed with you, became part of you.


Share these treasures with others. Tweet links to them, share them on Facebook, +1 them on Google+.


Re-read where you've come from: Maybe these classics can come out of our pockets and move us forward out of these ruts where we've been stuck.


We've got to do something.


Remember when we used to spend time on Sundays reading those fat newspapers? It was a time and space we just devoted to browsing and reading and, in ways we didn't know then, learning what was going on in the world.


Now our worlds are narrow. We read what relates to us, we get news bites from networks that agree with us, we'd confuse celebrities with statesmen, if there were any statesmen left.


Check your pockets and see what you're carrying. Then sit down and remember why it's been there, all this time. Make a resolution to pull it out more often, and ask why you haven't added anything to that pocket lately.


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Complementary Medicine: American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates to Consider Discouraging Homeopathy for Animals; Holistic Organizations Respond

Complementary Medicine: American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates to Consider Discouraging Homeopathy for Animals; Holistic Organizations Respond | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

When the American Veterinary Medical Assocation (AVMA) House of Delegates meets tomorrow for its regular winter session, the agenda includes a proposal to review the existing AVMA Guidelines for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in regard to the practice of homeopathy. And to discourage and discredit the practice.


@FranJurga writes: The Jurga Report gives summaries of documents posted by the AVMA as well as responses from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) and Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.


Do you have experience with veterinary homeopathy? Please click through and leave a comment on The Jurga Report at the end of this article.


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