Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Hope for Navicular Horses

September 01, 2008

Know the injury to your horse's foot before calling it "navicular."

In earlier years, a diagnosis of navicular disease was often considered career-ending for a horse. Chronic lameness was typical, in spite of therapeutic... Read More

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University of Wisconsin-Madison's Vet School Celebrates 25 Years

August 30, 2008

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus celebrated 25 years.... Read More

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Tropical Storm Fay Damages Equine Hospital

August 22, 2008

Although Tropical Storm Fay attacked the Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, Fla., with a vengeance on Aug. 19, no people or horses were injured. The veterinarians were quickly back at work, and the clinic was running fairly normally as of... Read More

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Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

August 21, 2008

One of the two equine hospital staff workers hospitalized with Hendra virus in Australia has died. Veterinarian Ben Cunneen, BVSc, died Wednesday. He had contracted Hendra virus from a horse hospitalized at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the... Read More

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The Olympic Veterinary Clinic: It's All in the Details

August 19, 2008

Olympic veterinary services manager Christopher Riggs, BVSc, PhD, DEO, DipECVS, MRCVS, led a group of foreign media representatives through the impressive Olympic veterinary clinic and facilities at the Sha Tin Racecourse, host to all competitio... Read More

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LSU Welcomes New Director of Equine Health Studies Program

August 19, 2008

Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, is the new director of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Studies Program. He joined the faculty... Read More

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Forensic Study Reveals Some Trexler Horses Starved to Death

August 15, 2008

Three horses exhumed from Richland, S.C., properties once belonging to the Trexler family died from starvation, according to a preliminary report issued by Melinda D. Merck, DVM, senior director of veterinary forensics for the American... Read More

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University of Tennessee Picks New Vet School Dean

August 12, 2008

The University of Tennessee (UT) Institute of Agriculture has named James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVM, as Dean of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Thompson's appointment is effective Oct.1, 2008.

He will be the fifth to serv... Read More

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AAEP's Walking Horse Directives Labeled Costly, Unrealistic

August 09, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Tennessee Walking Horse Task (TWH) Force recommendations to eradicate the practice of soring drew strong reaction from Walking Horse industry members who label the directives costly and... Read More

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HSUS Applauds AAEP White Paper on Horse Soring

August 08, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today applauded recommendations set out in the American Association of Equine Practitioners' newly released white paper, "Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for Ending the Soring of... Read More

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AAEP Issues White Paper on Ending Soring

August 07, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Tennessee Walking Horse Task Force has issued a white paper on ending soring of the breed’s show horses.  The practice of inflicting pain on a horse’s forelegs to induce a... Read More

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Splitting Hairs: New Drug Test Uses Hair, Not Urine

August 05, 2008

German researcher Patricia Anielski is raising the bar when it comes to drug testing in horses. Anabolic steroids such as testosterone propionate can be detected in hair samples to identify current and even previous abuse of the substance.... Read More

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'Tongue Piercing' in Horses

August 02, 2008

It's not a new fad and probably isn't what you're thinking. Horses sometimes accidentally become wounded by pieces of metal or wire, splinters of wood, or even grass awns that become lodged in their tongue, mouth, or throat as they eat.... Read More

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cells for Tendon Injuries: The Fat is Phat

August 01, 2008

Stem cell research has shown that adult stem cells can be safely and easily harvested from fat deposits in a horse and used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal diseases. These cells are capable of becoming bone, muscle, cartilage, or tendon cells. ... Read More

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Ohio State Veterinarian Faces Familiar Challenges at 2008 Olympics

August 01, 2008

Catherine Kohn, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, will be part of a multinational team of veterinarians caring for horses competing at the 2008 Olympics.... Read More

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Severe Colic and New Treatments

August 01, 2008

Generally, the population of horses that develop severe colic includes the ones that don't respond to the veterinarian's initial treatment. Almost all severe colics start as mild colics that are simply left too long.... Read More

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Wounds, Leg Trauma, and Respiratory Problems--Health Care Inside and Out

August 01, 2008

Discussions of products to treat wounds, leg trauma, and respiratory problems.

If you've been a horse owner for any length of time, there's a pretty good chance you've amassed an arsenal of products that claim some pretty... Read More

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One Step Horsemanship (AAEP 2007)

July 30, 2008

In order to establish a good relationship with a horse, one has to spend hands-on time with them. We do this with pet dogs, he said, but often we don't bother spending time with our horses until we want to use them. They should be touched, groomed... Read More

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New Online Resource for Michigan Horse Owners

July 28, 2008

Michigan equine enthusiasts, business owners, and local and state decision makers seeking information on horse-related topics will soon have a new online resource. Whether it's downloading information about local horse clubs or boarding... Read More

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LSU Dean Receives Veterinary Association Honor

July 28, 2008

Peter F. Haynes, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, dean of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, has earned the 2008 AVMA Award. Marked as the American Veterinary Medical Association's highest honor, the award recognizes distinguished... Read More

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Learning Lawsonia's Habits: High Exposure Rates, Low Morbidity

July 28, 2008

It appears most young foals born on farms with endemic Lawsonia intracellularis could be protected from equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE), a spreading intestinal disease caused by the bacterium, provided they ingest colostrum containing... Read More

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New EHV-4, Neurologic Disease Tests Introduced

July 24, 2008

IDEXX Reference Laboratories has introduced two new diagnostic products to help equine veterinarians diagnose equine respiratory disease and neurologic disease. The new tests include an equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4) RealPCR Test... Read More

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Insulin Resistance and Sensitivity, Causes and Management

July 23, 2008

Insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance in horses have become increasingly important areas of research in equine medicine over the past several years, as evidenced by the timely and popular presentations at this year's American College of... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID: The Science of Seasons Behind Them

July 20, 2008

Research groups reported their findings of the impact of seasonal variations for pituitary glad dysfunction.... Read More

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ACVIM Forum: 10 Years of Infection Control

July 19, 2008

After 10 years as Director of Biosecurity at Colorado State's large animal hospital, Paul Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, recently relayed some of the key lessons he and his colleagues have learned while developing the school's biosecurity... Read More