Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Dr. Brian Carroll Joins AAEP Board of Directors

December 07, 2007

Brian S. Carroll, DVM, of Edmond, Okla., has been elected to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' board of directors. He began his term as Director at Large at the AAEP's 53rd Annual Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla.... Read More

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Mississippi Vet School Completes its First Frozen Embryo Transfer

December 07, 2007

Her future registered name might be different, but around the horse unit at Mississippi State University (MSU), everyone calls her Popsicle.

Born in September, Popsicle is the result of MSU's first successful frozen embryo transfer in... Read More

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Dr. Robert Lewis Honored as AAEP Distinguished Life Member

December 06, 2007

AAEP Past President Robert D. Lewis, DVM, of Elgin, Texas, was recognized for his contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP at the Dec. 4 President's Luncheon during the association's 53rd Annual Convention.

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Dr. Nat White Joins AAEP Board as Vice President

December 06, 2007

Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Leesburg, Va., has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) next vice president. White will ascend to the AAEP presidency in 2010.

A board-certified surgeon and a... Read More

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Norwood Receives AAEP Distinguished Service Award

December 05, 2007

Gary L. Norwood, DVM, was recognized as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 53rd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Awarded to an individual who has provided exemplary... Read More

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Dr. Eleanor Green to Serve as AAEP President in 2008

December 05, 2007

Eleanor Green, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, of Gainesville, Fla., will be installed as the 54th president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the group's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-5. She will serve... Read More

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Thoroughbred Adoption Program to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award

December 03, 2007

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) in Farmington, N.Y., is the 2007 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP Past President A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the... Read More

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Medical Doctor, Barbaro Team Honored for Contributions to Equine Health

December 03, 2007

George Bagby, MD, MS, and Barbaro’s owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson, along with trainer Michael Matz, have been named the 2007 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes the... Read More

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Wedgewood Pharmacy Now Exchanging Expired Medications

December 03, 2007

Wedgewood Pharmacy recently introduced the Refresh Exchange Program, which allows veterinarians to return expired custom-compounded medications for exchange at no cost. The program is a first in the compounding pharmacy profession.

Through... Read More

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Distinguished Educators Moore and Gill to be Honored at AAEP Convention

December 03, 2007

Two veterinarians who have significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners will be honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 53rd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, and... Read More

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AAEP Annual Convention Kicks Off in Orlando

December 02, 2007

The 53rd Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be held in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-5, continuing its long history of providing premier continuing education for equine veterinarians, veterinary technicians and... Read More

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Richardson Describes the Fight to Save Barbaro to Vets at AAEP

December 02, 2007

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, opened the American Association Equine Practitioners Convention in Orlando, Fla., Saturday with an emotional, touching, and sometimes humorous talk about the more than eight month fight to save Barbaro's life... Read More

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Good Genes: Genome Research has Broad Applications for Horse Health

November 29, 2007

Research into the equine genome is revealing the tiny source of many big problems affecting horses. Scientists received a whole new set of tools when the first version of the equine DNA sequence--the genetic code of horses, arranged into the... Read More

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Video News: AAEP Convention 2007

November 28, 2007

TheHorse.com and sponsor Pfizer Animal Health have created a 17-video library of news, interviews, and products from the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, the largest gathering of equine veterinarians in the world. ... Read More

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Complementary Medicine: Adding Weapons to the Veterinary Arsenal

November 28, 2007

As the human population turns more to nontraditional modalities such as acupuncture and chiropractic, it's only natural for the trend to carry over into equine medicine. Ed Boldt, DVM, owner of Performance Horse Complementary Medicine Services i... Read More

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Insulin Levels Might Help Measure Likelihood of Laminitis

November 26, 2007

Researchers have found that administering fructan carbohydrates or dexamethasone might be a useful method to identify ponies at risk of developing laminitis. Their report was recently published in the Journal of the American Veterinary... Read More

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More Recent Advances in Managing Musculoskeletal Injuries and Arthritis

November 25, 2007

In nonsurgical joints that are at least partially responsive to HA and steroids, IRAP treatment elicits less lameness and less synovitis up to 40 days following treatment.... Read More

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The Timeline of Laminitis

November 23, 2007

What happens within the foot of a laminitic horse? We know that the coffin bone can sink or rotate within the foot of a horse with severe laminitis, but that's fairly late in the game. Researchers are very interested in what happens earlier than... Read More

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Girl Scout Troop Thanks Vet College for Saving Favorite Horse

November 22, 2007

Many will give thanks for the blessings in their lives this Thanksgiving. For one family and a generous troop of Girl Scouts, their thankfulness will include the health of a horse named Denali and the "miracle workers" in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More

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Quantifying Lameness: Ground Matters

November 21, 2007

At the AAEP Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Aug. 1, Paul René Van Weeren, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECFS, associate professor, Department of Equine Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, discussed evaluating ground... Read More

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Virginia Tech Leader to Serve as 2008 Olympic Veterinarian

November 20, 2007

David Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, had scarcely unpacked his bags after journeying from Sydney, Australia, to the United States to assume his new duties as head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More

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Laminitis Conference Ramps Up the Fight Against Foot Problems in Horses

November 20, 2007

Many of the top minds in laminitis research gathered Nov. 2-4 in West Palm Beach, Fla., to disseminate their findings on this devastating disease and other problems. About 370 veterinarians, farriers, and horse owners attended the Fourth... Read More

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Sheriff Says 'Mutilated' Pony Died Naturally

November 20, 2007

A palomino pony found dead with suspicious wounds on its head died of natural causes, according to a statement from the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the Read More

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Helping Foot Pain: Blocking Tendon Sheath Might Aid Diagnosis

November 19, 2007

At the AAEP Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Aug. 1, Michael Schramme, DVM, CertE, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, of North Carolina State University, discussed analgesia of the tendon sheath and its significance to digital flexor... Read More

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Researching Complementary Therapies

November 17, 2007

Complementary medicine is based primarily on preventing the disease, disorder, or other ailment before it happens, with less emphasis treating it after. This is a bit of a contrast to what Westerners think of as traditional medicine.... Read More