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Wyoming Horse Council Highlights

 

April 2010 Issue

 

 

 

     The Wyoming Horse Council met on February 16, 2010. Below are highlights of their meeting.

 

Pari-mutuel wagering–simulcasting, Senate Bill 47. The WHC voted unanimously to support the passage and adoption of this bill.

 

Alerts on Three Equine Diseases from a presentation by Dr. Walt Cook, Assistant State Veterinarian.

 

1)        1) Contagious Equine Metritis or CEM. Venereal disease carried by a bacteria. Stallions are carriers, and mares do not settle. The disease is common in Europe . In the US , 22 stallions have been confirmed positive, and have exposed another 967 horses. One stallion in Wyoming is under quarantine, and awaits testing.

 

2)        2) Equine Viral Arteritis or EVA. A viral disease that causes abortion. Two stallions in Wyoming are positive for EVA, but concern is less because there is a very good vaccine.

 

3)        3) Pryroplasmosis. This disease attacks the blood cells of the animals, and is spread by a tick-borne parasite. Although fatal if untreated, the disease can be treated if caught early enough. There is no vaccine. There are 372 horses in the US that tested positive; but none in Wyoming .

 

 

The new University of Wyoming Equine Lecturer and Extension Equine Specialist is Amy McLean. Her job responsibilities include teaching, extension and service. Contact her at 307-766-4373.

 

Jim Swartz, Wyoming Livestock Board Director, discussed the estray/ abandoned horse roundup near Green River in summer 2009, gathering over 230 head from one ranch. Estrays are horses which have no owner, and by state law, they belong to the Wyoming Livestock Board, which will sell the horses at public auction.

 

Krissa Thom of the United Organization of the Horse spoke about the ongoing GAO (Government Account Office) study on horse slaughter. State legislatures in SD, TN, and OK are urging Congress to oppose legislation which is against horse slaughter. Illinois is working to reinstate horse slaughter.

 

Dr. Jim Logan, Wyoming State Veterinarian, discussed the possibility of a regional Equine Health Passport. Wyoming , Idaho and Montana are working together on this at present. The WHC’s recommendation is that the regional passport cost must remain reasonable.

 

The Wyoming Horse Council will have a booth at the Big Wyoming Horse Expo, April 24-25, 2010, in Douglas .

 

     To read the full minutes of the meeting, visit RMR’s Extra News section, by going to rockymountainrider.com and clicking on the Extra News button.

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