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Racetrack Veterinarian Dr. Scott A. Hay to Join AAEP Board

December 09, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will induct racetrack practitioner Scott A. Hay, DVM, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the AAEP board of directors at its 54th Annual Convention Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif.

Hay, who was... Read More

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Jeffrey T. Berk to Join AAEP Executive Committee

December 09, 2008

Jeffrey T. Berk, VMD, of Ocala, Fla., will join the Executive Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners at the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Dr. Berk, who will serve as association treasurer, will be... Read More

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Connecticut Practitioner Harry Werner Becomes AAEP 2009 President

December 09, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners installed Harry W. Werner, VMD, as the AAEP's 2009 president at its 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Werner officially took office during the President's Luncheon on Dec. 9.... Read More

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Dr. Carol Clark to Join AAEP Board of Directors

December 08, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will induct Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, to the board of directors as director-at-large at the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, 2008, in San Diego, Calif.

Clark will be introduced with... Read More

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Fans to Reward American Quarter Horses at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

December 07, 2008

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo began Dec. 4 and American Quarter Horses is an integral part of the excitement. To highlight these four-legged stars, the American Quarter Horse Association teamed with its corporate partner to present the Fort... Read More

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Dr. Peter C. Bousum to Join AAEP Board of Directors

December 07, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will install Peter C. Bousum, VMD, as a member of the board of directors at its 54th Annual AAEP Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Bousum, who will represent District I (North Atlantic),... Read More

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AAEP Annual Convention Kicks Off in San Diego

December 07, 2008

The 54th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), held in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, continues its long history of providing unsurpassed professional development for equine veterinarians. More than 3,500... Read More

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West Nile Virus DNA Vaccine for Horses Introduced

December 05, 2008

West Nile-Innovator DNA, a vaccine for horses to aid in the prevention of viremia caused by the potentially deadly West Nile virus, was launched by Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth, Dec. 4. Developed in collaboration with... Read More

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AAEP: Where to Eat in San Diego, from Gary and Barrie

December 05, 2008

Prepared for the AAEP Convention and its attendees, by Gary Norwood, DVM, and Barrie Grant, DVM, Dipl. ACVS (with inside info from his daughter, Aubyn)


GARY AND BARRIE'S GOOD GRUB

Best Breakfast:... Read More

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California Vet Service Tax Fails; Might Resurface

December 03, 2008

Last week, the California State Senate and Assembly rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to balance the budget, which included the addition of a sales tax to veterinary... Read More

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A Need for Compounding

December 01, 2008

Veterinary compounding is an alternative source of medications when there are no commercially available products that meet the needs of a particular patient.

Compounding, by definition, is tailor-made preparation of a dru... Read More

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Retiring Record-Setter Curlin Honored At Churchill

November 30, 2008

Horse of the Year Curlin closed out his record-setting career at Churchill Downs Nov. 29, as he was paraded in front of fans on the final day of the track’s Fall Meet.

The 4-year-old colt, whose career earnings of $10.5 million set a... Read More

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Rescued Horses Cared for by New York College Students and Staff

November 29, 2008

Eighty horses were rescued in late summer by the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York. They needed help from day one, so they called on faculty and students from Alfred State College's veterinary and... Read More

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Equine Program Encourages Elementary School Students to Read

November 27, 2008

Although they aren't literate, 14 horses are now involved in teaching reading to the 360 students at Jefferson Elementary School in Farmington, Mo. 

The project, devised by Sheryl Robinson, the school's principal, and local horse... Read More

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California Governor Proposes Tax on Veterinary Services

November 26, 2008

In an effort to raise funds for the state, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently announced his proposal to expand sales tax to include veterinary services. If this proposal passes, the governor estimated $357 million in increased revenu... Read More

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Fracture Recovery: A Stem Cell Case Study

November 26, 2008

Because of the severity of the fracture, a decision was made to use stem cells to enhance fracture healing. Bone marrow was taken from her sternum and submitted to the UC Davis Regenerative Medicine Laboratory for expansion of stem cells 12 days ... Read More

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Equine Guelph Offers Genetics Course

November 25, 2008

Equine Guelph is offering a new online course in equine genetics. The 12-week course will provide the tools, techniques, and knowledge necessary to develop an understanding of the important role that genetics plays in the equine industry.... Read More

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Efforts to Reduce Shortage of Large Animal Vets in Progress

November 25, 2008

The United States is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation's food supply, and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State's College of... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Tracks Battle Economy, Slots

November 24, 2008

Ron Geary thought he'd made it through the worst of it. The owner of tiny Ellis Park in western Kentucky salvaged the racetrack's summer 2008 meet with a bit of showmanship.

Nontraditional events like "Wiener dog" and ostrich racing turned... Read More

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UF Vet School Appoints New Senior Director of Development

November 24, 2008

Karen Legato has been named senior director of development and alumni affairs at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Legato has 25 years of fundraising experience in higher education, nine of which have been at... Read More

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Meet Core Sponsors of UC Davis Regenerative Medicine Group

November 24, 2008

Motivated by a desire to help broaden the exploration of regenerative medicine as a treatment option for companion animals and horses, Dick and Carolyn Randall of Cupertino, Calif., provided core funding to launch a five-year, $2.5 million study... Read More

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Measuring the Physiologic Response to Nutrition

November 24, 2008

Whether for weight gain or loss, speed or shine, nearly everything we offer our horses is given to bring about a desired effect. Stacie Appleton, PhD, and Mike Jerina, BS, presented a demonstration on "Measuring the Physiologic ... Read More

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Technicians a Crucial Component of Veterinary Care

November 21, 2008

Vet technicians have been working alongside vets to provide the highest quality for equine hospital patients. ... Read More

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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in Horses

November 21, 2008

Regenerative medicine technology in humans and animals is advancing at a much faster pace than most of us realize. It has offered hope to thousands of humans suffering from diseases and injuries that destroy or damage vital cells. In animals,... Read More

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Stem Cells for Tendon Repair

November 20, 2008

Findings from the RVC indicate that stem cell therapy for superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injury can significantly reduce the rate of re-injury over a three year period compared to conventionally treated horses.... Read More