AUSTIN, TEXAS - 03/30/06 - A partnership between ViaGen Inc. and Encore Genetics produced the first commercially cloned horse. Royal Blue Boon Too, the genetic replica of a champion cutter owned by Elaine Hall, was born healthy in February.
GUANGZHOU, CHINA - 03/28/06 - The race for an antidote to the avian influenza strain H5N1 has found legs in horses. Extracted equine antibodies allowed mice that were injected with lethal doses of H5N1 to remain alive.
ITHACA, N.Y. - 3/27/06 - Dr. Ruth Zadoks, a Cornell University veterinarian, recently helped identify three different strains of pig meningitis in the first documented North American case that occurred last year.
MADISON, Wisc. - 3/6/06 - An online training program for aquatic veterinary medicine was produced in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine's Dr. Michael Collins and the state's department of trade, agriculture and consumer protection.
LAS VEGAS - 3/2/06 - After a decade as The Animal Medical Center (AMC)'s president and chief executive officer, Dr. Guy Pidgeon resigns his New York post to steer Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) in Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON - 02/08/06 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow the three U.S. horse slaughter facilities to pay for its own inspections, negating a congressional edict that nixed federal funding for inspectors on the department's appropriations bill last year.