Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Hospital Footwear and Bacteria

May 15, 2006

A study published in the April edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) shows little difference in bacteria counts collected in an equine hospital while staff observed different footwear protocols.... Read More

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Eleven Paints Honored by the United States Eventing Association

May 12, 2006

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently recognized 11 talented horses with All-Breed awards for their accomplishments in the United States Eventing Association's (USEA) competition. Awards were given for outstanding performances in... Read More

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Hurricane Pony Receives Prosthetic Limb, Helps Kids

May 11, 2006

Molly, a 15-year-old Appaloosa pony, survived Hurricane Katrina when it hit Louisiana. She was rescued from her pasture near New Orleans after the storm and given a new home with Pony Paradise. However, Molly's storm tragedy didn't end there; a... Read More

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National & Youth World Appaloosa Shows Offer Shopping, Fun, and Education

May 10, 2006

Oklahoma City will once again play host to the National Appaloosa Show and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show from June 26 to July 8, 2006. Competitors of all ages from around the country will come together to challenge themselves and their... Read More

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AAEP-Member Veterinarians to Share Expertise at Western States Horse Expo

May 04, 2006

The latest in cutting-edge equine health information will be delivered during the Western States Horse Expo, June 9 - 11, 2006, in Sacramento, Calif. Veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will discuss... Read More

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Cloning Success Rates Increase for Horses

May 03, 2006

Three years after the birth of the first cloned mule and horse, scientists are reporting improvements in the number of viable cloned equine embryos that are carried to term. A Texas A&M University (TAMU) researcher says that five clones of... Read More

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Hoof Cracks: Causes and Repair

May 01, 2006

Even though most cracks are minor, they are still worth the attention of your farrier and sometimes your vet.... Read More

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Mouth Ulceration

May 01, 2006

Q: My 7-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse has developed ulcers on the bars of his mouth. They quickly resolved within a week of antiseptic mouth washes, but returned three weeks later. The bit is well-placed in his mouth and doesn't touch the... Read More

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Pfizer and Brown + Associates Win National NAMA Best Of Show Award For 2nd Consecutive Year

April 25, 2006

Solitude IGR "Your flies are down" campaign clinches the prize

For the second year in a row, Brown + Associates and Pfizer Inc were the specialty winners of the National Agri-Marketing Association's (NAMA) top honor.... Read More

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Senate to Vote on Florida Veterinary Practice Act Questions

April 21, 2006

Two years after the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice formally interpreted the state's veterinary practice act to include a number of alternative therapies among practices limited to licensed veterinarians--to the dismay of many horse owners... Read More

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Derby Party Will Benefit LSU Equine Isolation Unit

April 19, 2006

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and its Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) invite all horse racing enthusiasts and merrymakers to its seventh annual Kentucky Derby Party presented by Louisiana law firm Taylor,... Read More

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Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Holding Golf Tournament May 22

April 18, 2006

Edited press release

Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy is holding its inaugural BGFC Golf Scramble Tournament May 22 at the Golf Club of the Bluegrass starting with lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Registration fees... Read More

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University of California Davis Completes Installation of Eklin Digital Radiography Platform

April 10, 2006

(Edited press release)

Eklin Medical Systems, PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), and Practice Information Management (PIMS) software for the veterinary care market, announced the company has completed installation of its... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Record Research

April 10, 2006

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved a record total of $957,260 for equine research projects in 2006. in a meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 27, the board approved launch of 12 new projects,... Read More

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CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House

April 07, 2006

(edited press release)

Colorado State University's (CSU) James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House will be held April 7-8, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program will be open for tours on... Read More

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Veterinary School Faculty to Speak at the Minnesota Horse Expo

April 07, 2006

The University of Minnesota Equine Center is dedicated to advancing the health, well-being, and performance of the horse. At the 2006 Minnesota Horse Expo, the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine and Equine Center faculty... Read More

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Belmont Bash To Benefit Equine Research, World Hunger

April 05, 2006

The charity event formerly known as the Belmont Ball and the Belmont Celebration will have a new name, a new location, and a new entertainment format when it debuts on Thursday, June 8. The event, hosted by the New York Racing Association and Th... Read More

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AAEP Disaster Update

April 01, 2006

In the wake of catastrophic world events, the AAEP created the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Task Force in 2002. The World Trade Center bombings, the foot and mouth outbreak in the United Kingdom, and Hurricane Lili pounding the Gulf Coast... Read More

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Lameness Diagnosis at Home

April 01, 2006

This system will allow a practitioner to diagnose a horse in the field while trotting in hand, being ridden, or longeing, whereas video-based motion-capture technology (if adequate numbers of strides are evaluated) is restricted to a lab and is very ... Read More

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Veterinary Students Receive AAEP Foundation/ALSIC Scholarships

March 15, 2006

Eight veterinary students were recently selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from the American Live Stock Insurance Company (ALSIC) and the AAEP Foundation. The scholarships are presented annually to fourth-year veterinary students who plan t... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Helps Feed Gulf Coast Horses

March 06, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation announced on Feb. 22 a donation of more than $26,000 to two relief efforts for horses affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Both efforts are providing hay and other supplies t... Read More

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Barefoot Horses

March 01, 2006

Veterinarians are often asked about leaving horses barefoot. I must say from the onset that I favor horses being maintained without shoes when possible. Whether or not it is feasible for a horse to go without shoes will depend on the owners'... Read More

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Helping Older Horses Get Up

March 01, 2006

Q: I have an older horse that sometimes lies down and has trouble getting up. My vet thinks it is advanced arthritis in his stifles. Do you have any rescue equipment that you have used to lift a horse up? Thank you for the... Read More

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Why Vets Get Kicked

March 01, 2006

A Swiss study of kick injuries to veterinarians found that the risk of injury to those treating horses is highest when performing painful procedures on the horse. In the study, Sabina Jaeggin, an assistant in the Vetsuisse Fakulty in Zurich,... Read More

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New Treatment for Osteoarthritis (AAEP Convention 2005)

February 23, 2006

Horses treated with ACS were observed to have significantly improved lameness in osteoarthritis joints at the end of the study weeks after the last treatment compared with placebo-treated horses.... Read More