Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Injecting Cervical Facet Joints

December 01, 2004

The ability to accurately locate and inject the cervical vertebral facet joints, the joints that lie between the transverse processes of the vertebrae, has significant advantages, including the performance of regional nerve blocks and... Read More

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Contact Lenses for Horses

December 01, 2004

While they aren't used to improve vision in horses, soft contact lenses can be used to protect the eye and facilitate healing in horses with non-infected ulcerations. Reasons to avoid contacts for a particular horse include reduced tear production... Read More

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Noted Equine Researcher Jack Bryans Dead at 80

December 01, 2004

John T. "Jack" Bryans, MS, PhD, 80, an equine researcher who developed numerous vaccines, died Oct. 2 in Lexington, Ky.

Bryans was internationally recognized for his infectious disease research. Bryans and E. Roger Doll, DVM, MS, discovered... Read More

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Doug Corey Named 2005 AAEP Vice President

December 01, 2004

Doug Corey, DVM, of Adams, Ore., has been selected as the 2005 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will be inducted into office at the AAEP 50th Annual Convention, taking place Dec. 4-8 in Denver, Colo.... Read More

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Ontario Veterinary College Opens MRI Facility

November 29, 2004

The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College has opened its new $5-million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility. It's one of only a few worldwide that can accommodate a wide range of animals, from cats and dogs to horses and... Read More

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Veterinarians: Donate Your Unwanted Dental Tools at the AAEP Convention

November 22, 2004

The Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) is in great need of dental floats to be used on horses in Haiti. A project to begin dental work on horses in Haiti has been scheduled for early spring of 2005. Should you happen to have any old floats layin... Read More

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AAEP Requests 2005 Convention Abstracts and Papers

November 16, 2004

Note: All submissions must be submitted online by March 15, 2005. Mailed, e-mailed, or faxed papers will not be accepted. To submit a paper, go to www.aaep.org.

Members of the... Read More

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Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities Released by the AAEP

November 15, 2004

Because of the vital services provided to unwanted and neglected or abused horses by equine rescue and retirement groups, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed a new resource guide titled "Care Guidelines for... Read More

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Nutritional Value of Forages

November 09, 2004

To feed your horse the best forage for his needs, you have to understand the plants and what affects their nutrient content, said Jerry Chatterton, PhD, Research Leader of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Forage and Range Research... Read More

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LSU's New Equine Intensive Care Unit Opens

November 05, 2004

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine hosted the grand opening of its Equine Intensive Care Unit, the newest addition to the school's Equine Health Studies Program, on October 22. This new 10-stall facility will enable the school to provide... Read More

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AAEP 2004 Convention Preview

November 01, 2004

This is a special year for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). There aren't many things today that last 50 years, especially an organization that was started to ensure the health and welfare of the horse and to further the... Read More

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Dental Professionals Available

November 01, 2004

There is, of late, much discussion amongst horse owners and the horse industry in general about the practice of equine veterinary dentistry by unlicensed lay individuals. Some feel that laws should not restrict the horse owner in their choice of... Read More

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Golden Opportunities

November 01, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) annual convention is recognized worldwide as the premier continuing education event for veterinarians who dedicate their practice to the care of the horse. The 50th annual convention will... Read More

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Recent Advances in Equine Obstetrics

November 01, 2004

Equine obstetrics is more than "pulling a foal out." At the American College of Theriogenology (ACT) meeting held in August in Lexington, Ky., the basics of this specialty--as practiced with today's advanced capabilities--were defined by Grant S... Read More

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Equine Dentistry Position Statement

November 01, 2004

The board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has approved a revised organizational position statement on equine dentistry. The revised position was prepared by the AAEP Equine Dentistry Committee and approved... Read More

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Tufts Vet School Gets $50 Million

November 01, 2004

Tufts University officials announced Aug. 8 that Cummings Foundation, Inc., has committed to investing $50 million in the university's veterinary school over the next 15 years. The gift is the largest in Tufts' history, and it could be the... Read More

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Doug Corey Named 2005 AAEP Vice President

October 26, 2004

Doug Corey, DVM, of Adams, Ore., has been selected as the 2005 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will be inducted into office at the AAEP 50th Annual Convention, taking place Dec. 4-8 in Denver, Colo.... Read More

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Second International Hoof-Care Summit Looks To Bolster Industry Standards

October 25, 2004

Many of the leading farriers and equine veterinarians from around the United States and the world will again join hundreds of other hoof-care professionals at the second annual International Hoof-Care Summit to be held at the Cincinnati... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation: $600,000 for Equine Health Studies in 2005

October 15, 2004

The race is on toward better equine health. Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has committed nearly $600,000 toward 14 new and continuing veterinary studies for horses in 2005. Foundation-funded scientists at universities throughout the United... Read More

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Plaintiff Would Cooperate in Saddlebred's Exhumation

October 15, 2004

The owner of the ranch near Versailles, Ky., where an American Saddlebred was buried after brutal attacks led to his eventual euthanasia, has expressed in court documents that she would cooperate with requests that the horse's body be exhumed if... Read More

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Annual Rescue Training and Exhibitions Held in Central Kentucky

October 01, 2004

"We are not here to re-invent the wheel," said Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, a professor at Clemson University, addressing a group of first-responders and equine rescue personnel at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in August. The event was... Read More

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Minimizing Abdominal Adhesions

October 01, 2004

Small intestinal strangulation or distension colic can produce ischemia (lack of blood flow), depriving tissues of oxygen and nutrients. As blood flow is restored, known as reperfusion, newly circulating blood triggers several cellular reactions... Read More

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AAEP Horseman's Day

October 01, 2004

As technology continues to make impressive gains, availability of information on a variety of specific topics seems to be limitless. Unfortunately, the plethora of information comes with its own problems: What to trust? What is relevant to my... Read More

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AAEP and Arabian Horse Association to Promote Horse Health as Alliance Partners

September 27, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the world's largest professional association of equine veterinarians, is pleased to announce the addition of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) to the AAEP's Alliance Partner Program.... Read More

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AAEP Updates Equine Dentistry Position Statement

September 27, 2004

The board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has approved a revised organizational position statement on equine dentistry. The revised position was prepared by the AAEP Equine Dentistry Committee and approved... Read More