Veterinary Practice

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What's New in the NICU?

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions to..... Read More

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Equine Dystocia Advancements

January 01, 2011

Better understanding of dystocias and the urgency for vet intervention means more mares and foals can survive.... Read More

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

January 01, 2011

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis.... Read More

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What's New in the NICU? (Horse Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions... Read More

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Chronic Equine Weight Loss

January 01, 2011

A methodical evaluation of affected horses is more important than the lengthy list of possible diagnoses.... Read More

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Equine Navicular Disease

January 01, 2011

The navicular bone, a small, boat-shaped bone nestled deep in the protective womb of the hoof, only measures approximately 6 cm wide and 2 cm deep (top to bottom) in an average 1,200-pound horse, so how can such a small bone be such a nuisance?... Read More

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New Propofol Controls: AVMA Offers Important Guidance

December 24, 2010

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has offered input to help smooth implementation of proposed new federal guidelines on a useful and effective induction agent, propofol. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has proposed making propofol ... Read More

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MTSU Adds Master of Science in Horse Science to Curriculum

December 21, 2010

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has added a Masters of Science in Horse Science (MSHS) program to its curriculum. With this addition, MTSU is positioning itself to be one of the Southeast's premier undergraduate and postgraduate educational ... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Names Carrie J. Finno Past Presidents' Fellow

December 21, 2010

University of California, Davis, doctoral candidate Carrie J. Finno, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, has received the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow for her contributions to advancing equine ... Read More

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HFL Sport Science Laboratory Opens in Kentucky

December 16, 2010

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined community leaders and executives of HFL Sport Science on Dec. 14 to celebrate the grand opening of the company's new laboratory in Lexington, Ky. The facility will provide drug surveillance, doping control, and ... Read More

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Senate Designates 2011 as World Veterinary Year

December 15, 2010

While today's veterinarian plays a critical role in protecting the health and welfare of both people and animals in the United States, veterinary medical education actually got its start 250 years ago when the first veterinary medical college opened ... Read More

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Longtime UK Veterinary Science Lab Tech Retires

December 14, 2010

Sandra Collins, a senior laboratory technician in the laboratory of Gene Lyons, PhD, will retire from the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science on Jan. 3 after more than 40 years with the lab.... Read More

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Veterinarian's Oath Revised to Stress Importance of Animal Welfare

December 10, 2010

The AVMA has revised the Veterinarian's Oath to stress the importance of animal welfare... Read More

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Comments Sought to Help Shape the Future of Veterinary Education

December 09, 2010

Want to help shape veterinary education to build the veterinary workforce of the future? Now is your chance as public comments are sought on a groundbreaking report.

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Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity

December 05, 2010

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Shivers Study: Researchers Looking for Assistance from Owners

December 02, 2010

Researchers at the University of Minnesota's (UM) College of Veterinary Medicine are conducting vital research on the equine neurologic disorder shivers, and they are seeking horse owners who have animals with shivers to assist them with this effort.... Read More

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Horse Reproduction Trends And Tools

December 01, 2010

Whether reproduction occurs through natural breeding or artificial insemination, techniques and tools exist to help mare and stallion owners achieve their final goal: a complication-free conception, a problem-free pregnancy, and a healthy foal.... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More

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Dummy Foal Syndrome (Equine Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome)

December 01, 2010

Foals exhibit abnormal, often vague behaviors and/or neurologic signs during their first few days of life. ... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Live Cover

December 01, 2010

Promote safe and successful live cover breeding with careful preparation and attention to safety.... Read More

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine

November 18, 2010

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Nov. 17 to celebrate the impending opening of the new Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine, located in Lexington, Ky.

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Kentucky Veterinarians Curb Unwanted Horse Population

November 17, 2010

On December 4, the Kentucky Horse Park, along with the Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, will offer free gelding surgeries for horse owners who cannot afford to have the surgery performed on their stallions.... Read More

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AVMA Seeks Input on Revised Veterinary Guidelines

November 12, 2010

Do you have an idea on how animals can receive the best care possible from veterinarians and other members of the veterinary healthcare team? Early next year, you will have an opportunity to offer input that could help make your ideas a reality.... Read More

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Endometritis in Horses Explained

November 01, 2010

Often, the only clinical sign of endometritis is not what you do see but what you don't see: a pregnancy. Endometritis is a major cause of female infertility, affecting up to 15% of broodmares. But because it frequently lacks clear clinical signs... Read More