Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Research... Missing Dollars

July 01, 2007

Leaders in veterinary research and the equine industry should develop policy initiatives that recognize needed changes in the research landscape. Equine medicine remains grossly underfunded. As companion animals, horses receive few government... Read More

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Older Horses: Dental Problems

July 01, 2007

More horse owners have become aware that good dental care is a key component in keeping a horse healthy. ... Read More

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Researchers Test WNV Vaccines

June 30, 2007

In a recent study, University of Florida researchers evaluated the effectiveness of three commercially available equine West Nile virus (WNV) vaccines. While all vaccinated horses, irrespective of the vaccine administered, did not develop viremi... Read More

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Avoid Mayflies to Minimize PHF Risk

June 30, 2007

Minimizing your horse’s risk of contracting Potomac horse fever (PHF) might be as simple as shutting off the lights.

Mayflies—swarms of which are common in Southeast Minnesota and adjacent areas of Wisconsin—were incriminated as a vector... Read More

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Western College of Vet Medicine Equine Programs Receive Record Funding

June 28, 2007

The Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) will invest more than $225,000 in equine health research and training programs at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine during the next 12 months--the largest annual amount ever awarded by the... Read More

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Midway College Hires New Equine Division Chair

June 27, 2007

Milton C. Toby, J.D., has been hired as the Equine Division Chair for Midway College in Midway, Ky. Toby has extensive experience in the equine and legal fields and will bring a great deal of expertise to the Equine Department at Midway.... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet School Partnering with Cargill, Nutrena

June 25, 2007

Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has entered into an agreement to create an educational alliance with Cargill and one of its major animal feed brands, Nutrena.

Representatives from both... Read More

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AAEP Lameness Research Meeting to be Held in August

June 25, 2007

The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation (AAEP Foundation) will be hosting a lameness research meeting and panel on August 1, 2007, at the Fort Collins Marriott in Fort Collins, Colo. This special research meeting is being... Read More

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"Old Time" Veterinarians Discuss Advances in Equine Medicine

June 25, 2007

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club invited a panel of six "Old Time Veterinarians" to speak at the group's June 5 meeting. The veterinarians discussed 35 years of advances in veterinary medicine and technology.

The panel included:... Read More

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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

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Genetics of Speed: U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College Investigating Racehorse Eclipse

June 15, 2007

Scientists from the U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College and the University of Cambridge are researching what made the undefeated 18th Century horse, Eclipse, such a great champion. The genetics research is giving insights into the origins of the... Read More

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A Joint Barometer

June 10, 2007

A protein called serum amyloid A (SAA) could help veterinarians assess the condition of a joint before it becomes severe, according to Danish researchers. Joint disease is a major source of lameness in performance horses, and researchers are... Read More

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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

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LSU School of Vet Medicine Names Dr. Peter Haynes as Dean

June 06, 2007

Peter F. Haynes, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, has been named as dean of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine, effective June 1, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Haynes has served as interim dean of the... Read More

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On Call Vets

June 01, 2007

When Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro experienced a life-threatening injury at the start of the 2006 Preakness Stakes, the story immediately switched from his quest for the Triple Crown to the efforts to save his life. Playing a crucial role in sharin... Read More

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Orthodontics for Horses

June 01, 2007

Orthodontics is the study of tooth movement and alignment. It includes normal and abnormal tooth movement, bone growth, tooth eruption, and shedding of baby teeth. In general it is a study of the young, growing patient.

The equine jaws and... Read More

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Conservation Easements

June 01, 2007

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

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Dr. Coggins, Classmates Celebrate 50th Vet School Class Reunion

June 01, 2007

Recently, 12 members and two widows of class members from the Class of 1957 gathered at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to celebrate their 50th Class Reunion. Among those attending were Dr. Leroy Coggins,... Read More

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UMaine Professor Reveals Racetrack Defects

May 28, 2007

A biomechanical engineer at the University of Maine is working to make the nation's racetracks safer for the Thoroughbred horses that run on them.

Professor Michael "Mick" Peterson's tools are radar and a robotic metal hoof that mimics a... Read More

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Director Named for New York Animal Disease Testing Lab

May 26, 2007

The interim director of the Plum Island Laboratory has been named to the run the federal animal disease testing center permanently.

Dr. Lawrence Barrett, a veterinarian who has served since October as interim director at the U.S. Department of... Read More

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LSU Equine Hospital Dedicates Suite to Former Patient

May 21, 2007

In honor of the extraordinary efforts of globe-trotting surgeons, LSU veterinarians and technicians, a determined team of horse owners, and a remarkable 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, the Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine ... Read More

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Magnesium Bone Cement Aids Fracture Repair

May 21, 2007

Biocompatible magnesium phosphate bone cement might be a better option for aiding fracture healing in horses than the calcium phosphate cement more commonly used today, according to a study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University.... Read More

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Geriatric Horse Saved from Muddy Creek

May 19, 2007

Thanks to firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, neighbors, and determined owners, a 30-year-old horse named Pam was saved from a sticky predicament May 16, Read More

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Detecting Foal Rib Fractures With Ultrasonography

May 18, 2007

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal has revealed that ultrasonography is more effective than radiography for detecting rib fractures in foals, and that the fracture rate is higher than previously reported.... Read More

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University of Tennessee Vet School Dean Receives National Honor

May 11, 2007

Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, dean of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Distinguished Alumni Award.

Blackwell received the award for his continuing, meaningful... Read More