Veterinary Practice

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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), MyVeterinarian.com, a new website that provides owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around ... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Tract

March 17, 2011

Topics regarding the horse's gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the 2010 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Compounding

March 17, 2011

A recap of the FDA's ongoing attempts to ensure safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies. ... Read More

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Drugs and Anesthesia

March 17, 2011

Pain medication delivery, sedatives, anesthesia support, and anti-inflammatory drug safety discussed.... Read More

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Hoof Care

March 17, 2011

Farrier-vet teamwork, laminitis, horse hoof examination techniques, etc., were covered at the farriery program... Read More

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Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

Horse respiratory issues discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention included PCR testing for specific diseases.... Read More

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Seven Farriers and Four Equine Veterinarians Enter the Halls of Fame

March 12, 2011

The new 2010 classes were added to the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame at the eighth annual International Hoof-Care Summit held Feb. 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each hall of fame honors ... Read More

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Legislators Aim to End Shortage of Veterinarians in Rural Areas

March 10, 2011

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds U.S. Senators Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, for introducing the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act. The bipartisan legislation will help the country ... Read More

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Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

Broodmares require additional vaccinations to help ensure their foals are protected from disease.... Read More

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Uterine Ultrasound, Cytology Helpful in Pinpointing Pathogens (AAEP 2010)

March 04, 2011

When it comes to a mare's uterus, ultrasound examination and cytology (examination of cells under a microscope) can give a veterinarian a pretty good picture of what's going on inside that could be confounding conception. However, comparing these ... Read More

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Neurologic Examination of Horses in the Field (AAEP 2010)

March 02, 2011

What does a veterinarian look for when evaluating a horse for neurologic disease? Hint: The neurologic exam starts with simple field tests, not sophisticated imaging equipment. "Each clinician has his or her own method of performing a neurologic exam... Read More

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Texas Pony Clubbers Learn From Veterinary Students

March 02, 2011

Around 150 pony clubbers from the Rio Grande, Texas, region visited the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) on Jan. 15, "Aggie Day", to advance their Pony Club ranks and learn to become responsible horse owners. The ... Read More

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20 Things Your Horse's Teeth are Telling You

March 01, 2011

Brush up on your equine oral health knowledge with these facts about dental anatomy, issues, and exams.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Dental Care Recording Now Available

February 28, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Equine Dental Care, held on Feb. 24, is now available for listening on demand. Listen in as Mary DeLorey, DVM, owner of Northwest Equine Dentistry Inc., and Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, owner of Florida Equine ... Read More

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Students Volunteer to Help Train Future Equine Practitioners

February 28, 2011

On Jan. 22, the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) hosted a workshop that attracted 250 participants from 22 veterinary schools ... Read More