Veterinary Practice


Education Summit Focuses on Attracting, Keeping Equine Vets

November 12, 2007

Nationally recognized educators and private practitioners gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 10, to discuss how to recruit more equine veterinarians and ensure those currently in the profession are retained. The American Association of... Read More


Performing Colic Surgery on Zebra: Virginia Tech Equine Vets Earn their Stripes

November 08, 2007

For Brown, who has performed hundreds of colic surgeries on horses, having a patient with stripes was highly unusual but technically very similar.... Read More


Focus on Lameness

November 01, 2007

See what veterinarians and owners learned during the AAEP's late summer meeting on lameness.

Want to know what veterinarians talk about when they get together? This year it was... Read More


U.K. Horse Welfare Group Launches Scholarship Program for Vet Students

October 23, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has launched a new scholarship program for undergraduate veterinary students in order to encourage the advancement of veterinary education and equine welfare, and also to familiarize... Read More


Tilt Tables Help Horses Recover from Anesthetic

October 20, 2007

To use a tilt table, a horse recovering from anesthesia is restrained to the top of the table--which is generally hydraulic--in lateral recumbency (down and on his side). The table is slowly tilted upright as the horse returns to consciousness... Read More


Florida Equine Vets Promote Excellence at Third Annual Symposium

October 01, 2007

More than 170 equine practitioners from Florida met Sept. 27-29 at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, the Bahamas, for the third annual Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP) Promoting Excellence Symposium.

"We've had... Read More


Veterinary Students Learn About Equine Practice

September 05, 2007

A total of 527 third-year veterinary students from 34 schools across the country attended the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) 2007 over Labor Day weekend. The seminar offered all-expenses-paid trips to Lexington, Ky., to learn... Read More


Equine Dentists Challenge Texas Law

August 29, 2007

A showdown is looming in Texas between a group of equine dentists and the Texas State Board of Veterinary Examiners over who should be allowed to work on a horse's teeth. The State Board fired the first shot in the exchange earlier this year by... Read More


Preparing a Veterinary Practice for a Hurricane

July 14, 2007

Careful planning can help a veterinary practice, its patients, and the area equestrian community to ride through and recover from a hurricane. Dana N. Zimmel, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, clinical assistant professor in the University of... Read More


Brazos River Threatens More Texas Flooding

July 01, 2007

Residents of Weatherford, Texas, who had gone back home after one evacuation kept watch Sunday on the Brazos River, which was rising again as flood gates were opened at overloaded upstream reservoirs.

The Brazos was expected to swell bac... Read More


Septicemia: Early Detection Is Important

June 22, 2007

A recently published study could help veterinarians predict the causative agents of a deadly bloodstream infection (septicemia) common in newborn foals by characterizing clinical signs associated with different types of bacteria.

"Infection... Read More


45 Horses Removed from Maryland Farm Looking for Homes

June 08, 2007

Many of the horses removed from a farm in Sharpsburg, Md., in December 2006 are still looking for homes after an open house and "meet and greet" event held June 2.

After potential adopters met a number of the rescued horses located at ... Read More


Conservation Easements

June 01, 2007

Preserving farmland is frequently difficult, but not always impossible with conservation easements. ... Read More


Dentistry Part 5: Surgical Procedures

May 01, 2007

The field of equine dentistry is as broad as the field of human dentistry. While your family dentist receives special training in a wide range of topics on general dental care, the endodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, and oromaxillofacial... Read More


Strategies for Improving Vet-Client-Farrier Relations

May 01, 2007

When a horse has a foot problem, effective communication bewteen farrier, vet, and owner is key.... Read More


Equine Research Coordination Group

April 29, 2007

How are we going to address these diseases that threaten the health of our horses and the viability of the equine industry? How are we going to deal with new diseases and conditions as they arise? What are we going to do when diseases we thought were... Read More


Wisconsin School of Vet Medicine Radiography Goes Digital

April 11, 2007

In April, the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Veterinary Medicine's teaching hospital installed digital radiography and a picture archiving system. This new ability to create, store, and disseminate electronic digital images... Read More


Therapeutic Options in Veterinary Research

April 01, 2007

Veterinarians desire to be the gatekeepers for horse health and welfare, so they need to be educated in therapeutic options to meet expectations of clients. Surveys performed by the AAEP in 1998 and 2002 indicated an increased use of and referral... Read More


Lab Cytology Tests

April 01, 2007

Cytology, the study of cells, involves the collection and examination of cells and fluid from organs, tissues, and body cavities. Cells naturally shed from the surfaces of mucous membranes, organs, and skin lesions, and they can be collected for... Read More


Skin Health

March 23, 2007

Experts at the 2006 AAEP Convention discussed just about every known equine skin disease in this summary.... Read More


At Issue: Veterinary Care in Rural Tennessee

March 03, 2007

Is Tennessee experiencing a shortage in the availability of veterinary care for its large-animal and food-animal industries? How would such a shortage affect the state's economy? These questions are on the minds of producers, veterinarians and... Read More


Researchers Study Antibiotic-Resistant Staph in Horses, Humans

January 27, 2007

The Canadian Medical Association Journal recently reported that cases of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus were on the rise in Canada. As public health officials there focus on minimizing the spread of infections in humans,... Read More


Porta-Vet Chassis Mount Units

January 12, 2007


The Mustang 6 chassis... Read More


KEEP Reports Funding for 167 Equine Programs

January 09, 2007

Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced Jan. 8 that it provided funding to 167 equine programs in 69 counties during 2006 totaling $135,682.

According to KEEP, the local funding program was created as part of its "grassroots... Read More


Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More