Recent News for Vet and Professional

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LSU Hurricane Equine Rescue Operation (HERO)

September 19, 2005

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine Equine Clinic established the Horse Hurricane Helpline on Thursday, Sept. 1, and faculty, staff, and students began fielding countless calls around the clock from people reportin... Read More

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LSU Reports Good News for Horses

September 13, 2005

"We have lots of horses that are in fresh, clean stalls," reported Rustin Moore, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, direcotr of the Equine Health Studies Program at the Louisiana State Univerity College of Veterinary Medicine the evening of Tuesday... Read More

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A Day in the Life of a Hurricane Rescue Team From LSU

September 09, 2005

"There are hundreds of little interest stories that have or will come out of this thing" said Ky Mortensen, Director of Advancement for the Equine Program at Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine. "Some will be remembered for... Read More

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AVMA Disaster Update # 13

September 08, 2005

The evening of Sept. 7, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) posted the following report. To donate to the AVMA's Foundation and Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATs), visit Read More

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AVMA Vet Teams At Work

September 06, 2005

For the first time in their 11- year history, four complete Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) have been simultaneously deployed. Staged in neighboring communities since Aug. 30, all four teams have now moved in to Katrina-ravaged areas... Read More

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LSU Veterinary School Sets Up Horse Hurricane Helpline

September 02, 2005

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has set up a Horse Hurricane Helpline to help those horse owners with questions regarding rescue, shelter, and veterinary care. 

Please call 225/578-9501 for... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Fund Established to Aid Hurricane Victims

September 02, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation (AAEPF) today announced the creation of an Equine Disaster Relief Fund to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts that are to follow from Hurricane Katrina and future disasters that... Read More

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AVMA Relief Update: Missions Beginning

September 02, 2005

Mission assignments were falling into place last night when the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) sent its seventh disaster update in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As of 11:30 pm CDT yesterday (Sept. 1), here were the location... Read More

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Science and Horsemanship

September 01, 2005

Over the past two decades, the work of Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, has elevated equine sports medicine to a whole new level. As the first incumbent of the Mary Anne McPhail Chair at Michigan State University, Clayton brings an element of modern... Read More

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Education for Owners from Veterinarians

September 01, 2005

Continuing education is essential to stay current with the changing field of equine health care. Do you know what the latest rec-ommendation is for vaccination against West Nile virus? Do you know what preventive steps can be taken within the... Read More

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AVMA: Teams Ready to Assess Hurricane Damage

September 01, 2005

According to the latest Hurricane Katrina disaster update from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) at 9:00 pm CDT on Aug. 31, four Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMAT) were deployed and awaiting mission assignments for... Read More

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Architects Chosen for University of Minnesota Equine Center

August 30, 2005

Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson (RRT) of St. Paul, Minn., has been chosen as the principal architect for the new University of Minnesota Equine Center.

RRT will be working with Gralla Architects, an Oklahoma-based firm that specializes in th... Read More

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Stallion Dubai Excellence Believed to be in Ukraine

August 25, 2005

The Blood-Horse has learned that the search for the stallion Dubai Excellence, a half-brother to Dubai Millennium, has turned to Ukraine, the former Russian territory which is an independent country.

This is where the horse... Read More

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What's New in Equine Vaccines?

August 01, 2005

For most of us, equine vaccines seem pretty simple and boring--halter and restrain horse, pop in a needle and release contents, then a short time later the horse will be protected against that disease. But it's a lot more complicated than that,... Read More

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MRSA Surveillance in Horses at a Hospital

August 01, 2005

Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) upon arrival to a vet hospital is useful for detecting cases of the "superbug" early so affected horses can be isolated, said Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, an... Read More

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Young Researchers Honored

August 01, 2005

Research awards are given each year to American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) residents authoring the best abstracts at the ACVIM forum. Two equine projects received awards on June 4 in Baltimore, Md.

Luis Arroyo, DVM, of... Read More

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Acupuncture: Eager Boys and Wolves

August 01, 2005

Veterinarians have heard of "promising" claims of "complementary" or "alternative" veterinary medicine (CAVM) for at least three decades. The only thing that's not been forthcoming is good evidence of effectiveness.... Read More

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Therapeutic Options

August 01, 2005

Not long ago, veterinarians generally considered most forms of alternative medicine to be a "smoke and mirrors" approach to treating horses. Today, many veterinarians are embracing at least two forms of alternative medicine--acupuncture and... Read More

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Australia Company to Manufacture Equine Stem Cells

July 19, 2005

An Adelaide, Australia-based company has attained a license to manufacture equine stem cells in Australia. According to Australia's online edition of The Advertiser, Australia's regulator of veterinary medicines--the Australian... Read More

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McIlwraith to Present State-of-the-Art Lecture at 2005 AAEP Convention

July 19, 2005

C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, an internationally recognized leader in equine orthopedic research and surgery, will present the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the American Association of Equine Practitioners'... Read More

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Farriers, Scientists Hold Workshop

July 18, 2005

Farriers and veterinarians met on June 31 at the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center to listen to farrier Mike Savoldi discuss various hoof pathologies that cause soreness and their management. The free seminar was presented... Read More

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AFA Names New Task Force

July 12, 2005

American Farrier's Association (AFA) President Craig Trnka, CJF has recently announced the appointment of a new task force to survey the farrier schools in North America. The mission of the Farrier Schools Survey Task Force will be to survey all... Read More

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Official BWFA Announcement on Farrier Licensing and Regulation

July 07, 2005

AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE BWFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS;

Concerning proposed Farrier Licensing, Regulating Horseshoeing Schools in the United States and the proposals made by AFA task forces and their committees;

  1. The... Read More

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Prosthetics: Science, Not Science Fiction

July 01, 2005

There is a roadside pasture in Pullman, Wash., where a black Quarter Horse stallion has been known to stop traffic. It's not simply the pastoral beauty of a handsome horse in a natural setting that draws attention. Rather, it's that this... Read More

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Treadmills for Diagnosing Lameness

July 01, 2005

Through the years, the treadmill has been a valuable asset in diagnosing various respiratory problems and complications in athletic horses, especially those involving the larynx and upper airways. Now another dimension has been added--the evaluation ... Read More