Veterinarian Industry Announcements


New Facilities at LSU

April 19, 2004

Two building projects at Louisiana State University's (LSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, one nearly completed and one proceeding apace, will not only offer horse owners better facilities for their horses being treated at LSU, but contribute t... Read More


Welfare Concerns Prompt AVMA Opposition to House Bill on Transportation and Processing of Horses for Slaughter

January 12, 2004

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes HR 857--The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act--could potentially harm more horses than it saves. An analysis by the AVMA reveals that HR 857, introduced by New York State... Read More


Kentucky State Veterinarian Position Opening

December 30, 2003

Applications for the position as Kentucky State Veterinarian are currently being accepted.  Please send resume and curriculum vitae to:  State Veterinarian Position, PO BOX 4021, Frankfort, KY  40604-4021. The expected closing dat... Read More


Rantanen Honored as Distinguished Educator at Annual Convention

December 02, 2003

Norman W. Rantanen, DVM, PhD, MS, ACVR, was honored for his significant impact on the development and training of equine practitioners during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 49th Annual Convention in New Orleans, La. He... Read More


LSU Vet School to Host Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop

October 28, 2003

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will host its annual Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop Feb. 7-8, 2004, at the school. The workshop is open to horse breeders, but is limited to 18 participants.

This hands-on workshop is held t... Read More


New Veterinary School Hospital Director Named

October 21, 2003

Bill Gengler, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, has been named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, effective October 13th.

He brings a strong... Read More


Reed Honored for Applied Equine Research Contributions

October 20, 2003

Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor and head of equine medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, recently was selected as the winner of the 2003 World Equine Veterinary Association Award for Applie... Read More


New State Legislation Provides Funds for LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Program

July 14, 2003

The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) in Baton Rouge, La., will receive funds from tax revenue generated from slot machines placed in racetracks throughout the state, which... Read More


University of Florida Veterinary College Honors 2003 Distinguished Award Winners

July 03, 2003

Two veterinarians who have had significant impact on Florida’s equine veterinary community were recently honored through the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2003 Distinguished Awards program. Lisa Conti, DVM, Dipl.... Read More


The Horse Honored by American Horse Publications

June 24, 2003

Blood-Horse Publications, the parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, earned 16 awards at the American Horse Publications annual awards program Saturday night in Hunt Valley, Md.... Read More


Thieves Steal College Tack; Donations Needed

June 11, 2003

Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., was cleaned out of horse tack on Friday, June 6. In all, 18 saddles (English and Western) were stolen, plus all the leather halters, lead ropes, and bridles. The small college has a variety of summer riding camps... Read More


Kentucky Derby Party to benefit LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

April 08, 2003

BATON ROUGE– The Companions of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine invite all horse enthusiasts to the fourth annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 3, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Country Club of Louisiana.

Proceeds from the party... Read More


Gluck West Nile Virus Workshop: A Review of WNV in Kentucky

March 13, 2003

Kentucky has kept extensive statistics on West Nile virus (WNV) cases in the state. At the March 7 West Nile Virus Workshop at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, Rusty Ford, Kentucky Equine Programs Manager, reviewed... Read More


Fifth Annual Stallion Auction to Benefit Equine Programs at CSU

November 21, 2002

Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is conducting the Fifth Annual Cutting Stallion Auction from now until Jan. 15, 2003. All proceeds will benefit two important equine programs at the university:... Read More


Morris Animal Foundation Funds Eight New Studies for Equine Health in 2003

November 13, 2002

Morris Animal Foundation has announced eight new studies for 2003, aimed at advancing equine veterinary medicine. The new studies examine issues including laminitis, endotoxemia, colic, genetics, immunology, and foal diseases. Nine continuing... Read More


Pfizer helps Exmoor ponies

October 18, 2002

Pfizer recently donated drugs to the Moorland Mousie Trust in the United Kingdom to help retain the value of the rare breed Exmoor pony. Pfizer has provided the local anaesthetic Domosedan, free-of-charge to enable the castration of the 14 colts... Read More


LSU Veterinarians Recieve Grant To Help Fight Laminitis

October 11, 2002

Each year veterinarians worldwide wrestle with laminitis, a critical, debilitating horse disease that often causes chronic lameness or death in the animal. Despite the high number of laminitis patients veterinarians examine and treat, prevention... Read More


CSU Veterinary Medicine Program Ranks High

October 11, 2002

Colorado State University's Veterinary Medicine program was ranked second in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual 2001 Graduate Guide issued recently.

The veterinary medical program, which awards Doctor... Read More


New CSU Semen Facility Meets International Standards

September 11, 2002

The new stallion barn at Colorado State University’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory, specifically designed to meet the requirements for exporting semen internationally, is now complete and prepared to handle client requests around the... Read More


Horse Health at AVMA

September 01, 2002

The annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 13-17, drew practitioners from around the world. One topic of particular timeliness was the growing use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for various... Read More


LSU Equine Health Studies Program Holds Second Annual Stallion Auction

August 02, 2002

The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) in the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will launch its second annual Internet Stallion Service Auction in October to generate funds for expansion of the school's Equine... Read More


$6 Million Gift Funds Research Chairs at Colorado State's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

June 11, 2002

Two gifts totaling $6 million will establish endowed chairs at two internationally recognized centers of medical research at Colorado State University.

A private gift of $3 million from Mrs. Barbara Cox Anthony will endow a chair within... Read More


LSU Foal Study On Viral Infections and Recurrent Airway Obstruction

May 01, 2002

Louisiana State University researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine have begun a study to investigate the effect of viral infections on the immune response of neonatal foals, specifically if exposure to influenza virus reduces the risk... Read More


CSU’s Equine Orthopaedic Laboratory Seeks More Horses with Navicular Disease

February 19, 2002

Researchers at Colorado State University's (CSU) Equine Orthopaedic Laboratory are once again seeking to recruit horses suffering with navicular disease to participate in the next phase of a new shoe study.

The first study, which began... Read More


CSU Launches First Combined DVM and MBA Degree

February 13, 2002

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the College of Business at Colorado State University have launched the first program in North America combining the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Business... Read More