Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Equine Guelph Marks Five Years

October 06, 2008

Equine Guelph, the University of Guelph's horse owner and caregiver's center, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a "Celebration of Partnerships" dinner.

More than 100 industry leaders and partners assembled for the event... Read More

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Shortage of Large Animal Vets Taxes Farmers

October 03, 2008

This summer, Steve Sanford had to tell 106 dairy farmers in rural northern Vermont he could no longer treat their cows.

Battling degenerative arthritis, the 56-year-old large animal veterinarian can't do the physically challenging work any... Read More

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Mississippi State Vet School Adds Ambulatory Service

October 01, 2008

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine ambulatory service is catching on as a win-win opportunity for both vet students and area horse owners.

David Christiansen, DVM, assistant professor in the Department of... Read More

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Breeding Equipment

October 01, 2008

Want your mare in Texas bred to a stallion in Germany? It’s easy with today's equipment and technology.... Read More

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Fuel Shortages Affect Vets, Horse Owners in Southeast

September 30, 2008

As if economic challenges weren't enough for horse owners, there are now reports of fuel shortages throughout northern Georgia and into the Carolinas. The shortage has been affecting everything from scheduling veterinary appointments to how... Read More

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Ohio State Receives Science Faculty Diversity Grant

September 29, 2008

The Ohio State University will use federal funding to help female faculty advance in the sciences by launching a five-year initiative to change academic departmental culture in disciplines in which women are underrepresented on the faculty.... Read More

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Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy Effective in Equine Tendon Study

September 29, 2008

While not nearly as controversial as research involving embryonic-derived stem cells in human medicine, the veterinary world is certainly divided on the clinical benefits, or lack thereof, of bone marrow-derived stem cell therapy for tendon... Read More

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Equine Anhidrosis: Researcher's 'Sweat Equity' Led to New Test

September 28, 2008

Florida researcher Robert MacKay, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida, has developed a new means of assessing and quantifying quantifying clinical signs of horses tha... Read More

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Ohio State Vet Honored for Laminitis Research

September 23, 2008

James Belknap, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, has been awarded the annual Equine Veterinary Journal Open Award for 2007 for... Read More

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Glasgow Vet School Announces Endoscopy/Treadmill Study Plans

September 20, 2008

The University of Glasgow Equine Hospital will be the first in the U.K. to look inside a horse as it gallops at full speed.

Pioneering equipment will enable vets to closely examine the airways of a horse as it exercises, revolutionizing... Read More

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Equine Ambulance Hits the Road for Marion duPont Scott Center

September 19, 2008

They travel up to five hours one way to staff an event--and during the whole trip, they hope their services won't be needed when they get there. The five-member ambulance crew from Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center and... Read More

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Equine Laser Surgery Now Available through Wisconsin Vet School

September 19, 2008

Lasers are changing the options available to horse owners whose animals need surgical procedures.

"Laser surgery can not only save horse owners money for certain procedures, it can also be more effective than traditional surgery, with fewer... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Accepting Aid for Horses

September 18, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation's Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Louisiana and Texas. Money donated to the fund will go to credible programs and organizations that ar... Read More

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Moyer Named AAEP Vice President

September 17, 2008

William Moyer, DVM, has been named the 2009 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Moyer, of College Station, Texas, will join the Executive Committee next year and will serve as AAEP president in 2011.

Moyer is... Read More

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Soring Inspections Stepped Up at Walking Horse Celebration

September 12, 2008

Compliance with the Horse Protection Act (HPA) appeared to decline at the 70th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, dropping from 98% in 2007 to 95% at this year's event, according to USDA figures. The Celebration took place... Read More

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$28.5 Million Expansion for Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

September 12, 2008

State and local government officials, including Gov. Steve Beshear, joined representatives from the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture today to break ground on a $28.5 million expansion and renovation of UK's Livestock Disease... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet College Helping Coordinate Area Equine Evacuation

September 11, 2008

As Hurricane Ike sets its eye on the Texas Coast, thousands of coastal residents are going to be mandated to evacuate their homes.

In the aftermath of Katrina, it was discovered that many of those who suffered the greatest losses were those... Read More

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LSU Veterinary Hospital Carries on after Hurricane Gustav

September 08, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital remained open for emergency service following Hurricane Gustav. Since the storm struck the Louisiana coast, the Veterinary Teaching... Read More

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Eight Belles Honored in Public Memorial

September 07, 2008

With more than 200 people in attendance, this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands runner-up Eight Belles was memorialized in a public ceremony in the garden of the Kentucky Derby Museum Sept. 7.

At the conclusion of the... Read More

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Moore Joins AAEP On Call Media Team

September 06, 2008

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, chair and professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the newest member of the American Association of Equine... Read More

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Who's Your Vet

September 05, 2008

Horse owners have noticed a shift in who their medical caregivers are, and that trend will continue in the coming decade

For anyone with a horse, it might come as no surprise that in recent years you’ve been seeing a... Read More

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LSU Equine Opens Hotline for Horse Owners in Need

September 04, 2008

In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine and team members of the Equine Health Studies Program have developed a call center for the purpose of responding to the potential needs... Read More

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The Future of Racehorse Injury Prevention: A Commentary

September 04, 2008

I testified as part of the "Breeding, Drugs, and Breakdowns: The State of Thoroughbred Horseracing and the Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse" Congressional hearing June 19. It was both disillusioning and enlightening.... Read More

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Promoting Equine Veterinary Practice to Vet Students

September 02, 2008

More than 800 third-year veterinary students were given a fully sponsored trip to attend the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) in Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day weekend. Members of the veterinary class of 2010 were given the... Read More

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Joint Injections: Pros and Cons

September 01, 2008

Joint injections can safely localize lameness or medicate a joint, but they might cause complications. ... Read More