October 24, 2008
First-hand experiences with a multi-site outbreak of neurologic equine herpesvirus are discussed.... Read More
October 07, 2008
For years, large animal carcass disposal has been a problem. Not only are options to dispose of a large carcass limited, they can also be costly.
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a Field Day on large animal carcass... Read More
September 01, 2008
Numerous states already this year have reported rabies in a variety of domestic and wildlife species. Horses get rabies. Humans get... Read More
September 01, 2008
If you work around horses long enough, you'll be handling ones that have lameness, diarrhea, abortions, skin diseases, and even neurologic signs. Our first concern is generally for the... Read More
July 19, 2008
After 10 years as Director of Biosecurity at Colorado State's large animal hospital, Paul Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, recently relayed some of the key lessons he and his colleagues have learned while developing the school's biosecurity... Read More
July 15, 2008
While it's widely hypothesized that horses shed equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) during times of stress and illness, researchers on a new study say that critically ill horses with acute gastrointestinal disease (colic or colitis) in a veterinary hospital... Read More
July 02, 2008
In a multi-institutional study coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found that many veterinarians do not consistently engage in behaviors or practices that are widely deemed protective against the... Read More
June 01, 2008
Reducing the risk and frequency of contagious... Read More
May 01, 2008
When traveling with horses, it's important to make sure they stay safe and healthy during their trip, and they don't bring... Read More
April 04, 2008
Equine vaccines: the best defense is a good offense.... Read More
April 01, 2008
The best way to keep your horses healthy is prevent them from getting sick. Sounds absurdly simple, right? In theory, this works. But in the real world of trying to protect horse... Read More
February 15, 2008
The dressage, eventing, and hunter/jumper communities are uniting for the good of all equestrians Feb. 26, 2008 to raise funds for the Equestrian Aid Foundation. The occasion is the 70th birthdays of renowned horsemen George H. Morri... Read More
January 01, 2008
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a multidrug-resistant bacterium that has received ample attention in the press lately. Much concern has been expressed because of the tremendous increase in human infections, including... Read More
December 27, 2007
Amid growing concern over drug-resistant superbugs and nonhealing wounds that endanger diabetes patients, nature's original antibiotic--honey--is making a comeback.
More than 4,000 years after Egyptians began applying honey to wounds, Derma... Read More
November 01, 2007
New strategies for management and prevention.
It is not uncommon for strangles infections to recur on a farm, and until recent years there have been misconceptions about how this... Read More
November 01, 2007
Equine veterinarians and public health officials are urging horse owners and others who come in frequent contact with horses to wash their hands and clean grooming tools after each use in order to reduce the risk of contracting an... Read More
October 19, 2007
A helicopter being used to round up wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park crashed Thursday above a corral. The park superintendent said two people aboard "seem to be all right."
The helicopter was hovering above the corral when its... Read More
October 10, 2007
At the AAEP's Healthy Horse Workshop in Ft. Collins, Colo., on July 28, Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, shared her thoughts on control of infectious... Read More
October 08, 2007
Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium and an important cause of disease in many species. Approximately 10% of healthy horses carry S. aureus in their noses. This occurrence is termed "colonization," as the bacteria are present... Read More
October 06, 2007
Antibiotics and synthetic antibacterial drugs have revolutionized the ability to treat bacterial infections in human and animal patients. These drugs deserve careful use to preserve and optimize their effectiveness. Deciding on a treatment plan... Read More
October 02, 2007
Products Group International has introduced the Honda HS 1500V Equine Veterinary Ultrasound, a portable ultrasound system for equine reproduction and tendon scanning.... Read More
October 01, 2007
The following scenarios are based on fact; the names of the farms and diseases have been omitted purposely to worry you even more.
Scenario 1 After a scenic... Read More
May 08, 2007
In 1928, Alexander Fleming opened the door to treating bacterial infections when he stumbled upon the first known antibiotic in a Penicillium mold growing in a discarded experiment.
Nearly eight decades later, chemist Helen... Read More
March 23, 2007
A recap of the veterinary news and awards from the 2006 AAEP convention in San Antonio, TX. ... Read More
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