Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Standardbred Breeding Farm to Receive AAEP Welfare Award

November 17, 2008

Hanover Shoe Farms, the world's most prolific Standardbred breeding farm, will be honored with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2008 award for outstanding service in equine welfare, the Lavin Cup.

The Lavin Cup, name... Read More

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Beyond the Feed Tag: Horse Feed Ingredients, Quality and Safety Issues

November 16, 2008

The tag on every animal feed product is labeled with information required by the FDA, with ingredients listed in descending order of predominance--from most to least inclusion. "However, this is not always enforced and there is no guarantee that list... Read More

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Survey of Veterinarians Shows High Job Satisfaction

November 13, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2007 Member Needs Assessment surveyed members regarding job satisfaction and happiness. That data was then compared to existing job satisfaction data taken from a study published by the National... Read More

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Forage Options for Special Needs Horses

November 08, 2008

Horses are often fed diets that also contain high levels of grains and supplements to maximise growth or productivity. Katie Young, PhD, consulting equine nutritionist for Purina Mills, presented information on forage options for horses with commonly... Read More

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AVMA Renews Accreditation for Colorado State's Professional Veterinary Medical Program

November 08, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has renewed the accreditation of the Professional Veterinary Medical (PVM) Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The College was informed of the decision on... Read More

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Radiation for Equine Cancer Offered by Washington State

November 06, 2008

During the past few years, the oncology team at Washington State University (WSU) has successfully treated several horses with cancer using radiation therapy. Previously, this type of treatment was considered an unrealistic option for horses wit... Read More

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Oregon State Vet School Names New Head of Clinical Sciences

November 06, 2008

Christopher Cebra, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, an Oregon State University faculty member specializing in large animal veterinary care, has been named head of the Department of Clinical Sciences in Oregon State University's College of Veterinary... Read More

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Equine Researcher Honored as LSU Distinguished Alumni

November 05, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine honored two alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at its 77th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. The recipients are Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD,... Read More

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Dr. Ed Squires Joins Gluck Equine Research Center

November 05, 2008

Prominent equine reproduction scientist Ed Squires, MS, PhD, an honorary Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenology, has joined the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center as director of advancement and industry... Read More

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Rhodococcus equi: Saskatchewan Researchers Accept the Challenge

November 03, 2008

Ask Marianela Lopez, DVM, PhD, how long she has been studying Rhodococcus bacteria and she says, laughing, "Since I was born? Well, truthfully, since I began my PhD at Washington State University in 1996--it does seem a lifetime ago."... Read More

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Cribbing: Can You Stop It?

November 01, 2008

Many horses kept in unnatural environments and subjected to the stress of performance careers resort to repetitive behaviors (called stereotypies) such as cribbing, weaving, or stall walking.... Read More

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Feeding to Lessen Inflammation

October 31, 2008

At the Purina Equine Veterinary Conference, held Oct. 17-19 in St. Louis, Mo., Karen Davison, PhD, manager of Equine Technical Services for the Horse Business Group of Purina Mills discussed managing inflammation and oxidative stress in horses... Read More

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NCSU Stallion Service Auction Benefits Vet College

October 31, 2008

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its fourth annual Stallion Service Auction Dec. 1, 2008, through March 1, 2009. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for... Read More

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Second Sound Horse Conference Planned for March 2009

October 30, 2008

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has announced the details of the second national conference on ending soring of Tennessee Walking Horses and all gaited horse breeds. The conference will be held March 20 and 21, 2009, at the Paramount Plaza Hotel... Read More

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Kentucky Task Force Identifies Racing Problems, Needs Money

October 29, 2008

The Governor's Task Force on Racing in Kentucky is close to preparing and releasing a report pinpointing problems and offering recommendations that ultimately will require a lot of money--something in short supply given an ongoing budget crunch.... Read More

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Virginia-Maryland Veterinary Teaching Hospital Offers Acupuncture

October 29, 2008

Needles are often equated with pain and discomfort; however, for a horse named Gypsy the tiny sharp objects brought relief as Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the... Read More

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New Study on Acupuncture with Drugs as Equine Sedation Option

October 28, 2008

Acupuncture is not a new technique, but clinical studies proving that this treatment modality works in horses are relatively few and far between. In the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Brazilian scientists... Read More

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Men Who Saved Horses from Barn Fire Honored

October 24, 2008

It was hard for Todd Malley and Larry Higgs to speak after watching a video at the Race Track Chaplaincy Association's White Horse Award Luncheon that told the story of how they rescued 19 horses from a barn fire. The two grown men wiped their... Read More

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AAEP Convention Coming to San Diego in December

October 23, 2008

The 54th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will be held in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10. This meeting will continue the group's long history of providing unsurpassed professional development... Read More

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Equine Telecardiology Progresses

October 21, 2008

When she put her stethoscope to his chest and heard what sounded like jungle drums thumping inside, she knew something wasn't right. There was no cardiac murmur, jugular venous distension, or dependent edema. What was going on? And what would happen ... Read More

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Laser Surgery Now Available at the Ontario Veterinary College

October 20, 2008

Horses in Ontario, Canada diagnosed with upper airway problems such as "roaring" (also known as left laryngeal hemiplegia) no longer need to be treated under general anesthesia. Nor do they have to shop south of the border for their laser surger... Read More

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Florida Sire Reprized Euthanized

October 18, 2008

Reprized, a full brother to 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner and sire Prized, was euthanized Oct. 16 at Bill and Debra's Backlinie's D&B Farm near Morrison, Fla.

"It's a tough loss," said Bill Backlinie. "He was D&B Farm ..... Read More

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AVMA Membership Survey Shows Leadership, Membership Well-Aligned

October 18, 2008

A recent survey of members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) revealed that the values and goals of the association leadership—the Executive Board—are shared by AVMA members.

Over the past four years, AVMA leadership... Read More

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10-Year-Old Racehorse Evening Attire to be Honored at Belmont

October 15, 2008

After 69 starts, $2,977,130 in purses won, and nearly 80 miles of dirt and turf, the finish line for Evening Attire finally arrived last month with the announcement of his... Read More

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Research Ride Raises Funds for Washington State Vet School

October 15, 2008

For the fourth year, the Washington State Horse Council hit the trail to benefit the Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine.

The ride took place June 20-22. It included a trail ride for prizes, camping, an evening... Read More