Veterinary Practice


USA Equestrian Trust Awards Nearly $200,000 in Grants

July 28, 2011

This year the USA Equestrian Trust awarded a total of $198,822 in grants to 10 projects.... Read More


NDM-1: A New Superbug?

July 14, 2011

New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) is an enzyme capable of neutralizing antibiotics. Researchers have ... Read More


AAEP Accepting Nominations for 2011 Good Works Campaign

July 13, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is encouraging horse owners and equine industry ... Read More


WCVM Large Animal Clinic Reopens to All Patients

July 03, 2011

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) Large Animal Clinic has reopened its doors to all patients ... Read More


The Many Faces of Colic

July 01, 2011

Considering the length and volume of the equine digestive system, it’s little wonde... Read More


The High-Tech Vet

July 01, 2011

Today, equine veterinarians can diagnose and treat disease with more speed and certainty than ever thanks ... Read More


Tufts Veterinary Hospital Introduces New Team Members

June 30, 2011

Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, has been named the chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at ... Read More


Horses with Osteoarthritis Sought for Study

June 18, 2011

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking horses diagnosed with osteoarthritis to ... Read More


Lecturer to Teach Practitioners How to Put Research to Work

June 17, 2011

Texas A&M University professor Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, will show equine practitioners how to... Read More


New Bolton Center Offers Lecture on Prepurchase Exams

June 13, 2011

The New Bolton Center will the lecture "Prepurchase Examinations: The Role of the Veterinarian" on July 5.... Read More


Case Study: Fetlock Bone Chip

June 06, 2011

A Thoroughbred filly receives arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from her left hind fetlock.... Read More


Compounded Horse Medications: Legal and Ethical Issues

June 01, 2011

Compounded or customized medications are important in horse care, but aren't always of high quality or legal.... Read More


TRF forms National Equine Veterinary Alliance

May 27, 2011

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has formed the National Equine Veterinary Alliance, which ... Read More


Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1): What Horse Owners Should Know

May 25, 2011

Coverage of the May 2011 equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in horses and how to prevent/treat the disease.... Read More


AAEP Foundation to Host International Equine Colic Research Symposium

May 04, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will host the 10th International Equine Colic Research Symposium, July 26-28, 2011, in Indianapolis, Ind. The symposium, held every three years, alternating between Europe and North ... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Green Horse Keeping Now Available

April 29, 2011

There is no need to start panicking about osteoarthritis (OA) the day your foal's feet hit the ground, but its impact should be considered following every footfall thereafter.... Read More


Gelding/Castrating Male Horses

April 25, 2011

Why and when should you geld or castrate a stallion, and what's involved in the procedure?... Read More


Good Works Honoree Fights Equine Abuse

April 20, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Grant Miller, DVM, a practitioner with Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Petaluma and a defender of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses in Sonoma County, Calif., as the Good ... Read More


UKVDL Investigating Oral Lesion Reports

April 20, 2011

Since early February, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) has been receiving reports from veterinarians who have seen large numbers of horses (mostly Saddlebreds) with oral lesions. The lesions have sometimes been ... Read More


Commentary: Thinking Outside the Box for Equine Disease Diagnostics

April 16, 2011

With sick animals, people often think negative diagnostic results are "bad" results since the cause of disease is still unknown. However, we would do well to remember Thomas Edison's mindset: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that ... Read More


AVMA Launches Veterinarian Finder Website

April 15, 2011

Horse and pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA),, a new website that provides owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around ... Read More


LSU Seeking Horses With Moon Blindness for Study

April 14, 2011

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking donation of horses afflicted with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)--also known as moon blindness--to participate in a study investigating the role of bacterial infection in the ... Read More


Equine Sciences Academy Names Getty to Advisory Panel

April 06, 2011

The Equine Sciences Academy (ESA) has recently named equine nutritionist Juliet M. Getty, PhD, to their panel of advisors. Getty joins a group of industry leaders who review, critique, and contribute materials to ESA courses.
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Saliva vs. Blood for Measuring Equine Stress Levels

April 02, 2011

What do a horse's stress level and his saliva have in common? Belgian scientists have found testing the former can measure the latter, and they said this saliva assay could become the test of choice for measuring horses' stress. "Cortisol levels are ... Read More


New Bolton Center Welcomes New Staff Veterinarian

March 20, 2011

The University of Pennsylvania's (UPenn) New Bolton Center has announced that Tamara Dobbie, DVM, Dipl. ACT, has joined the section of reproduction at New Bolton Center as a staff veterinarian. New Bolton Center is the UPenn School of Veterinary ... Read More