Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Emergency C-Section

February 01, 2008


With the right care, mare and foal can survive this critical event.

The first step in the decision to do a Caesarean section is that all other forms of help have been exhausted. Often,... Read More

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NCSU Benefit Stallion Service Auction Extended

January 29, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is extending its third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American Association of... Read More

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Horse Owners Reminded of USDA Agriculture Census

January 29, 2008

Farmers will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come when the 2007 Census of Agriculture arrives in their mailboxes. The surveys have been mailed and must be filled out and... Read More

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AAEP, Fort Dodge Partner on Equine Wellness Web Site

January 28, 2008

Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth , and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have launched a joint educational Web site to raise awareness regarding the health of horses. The site, Read More

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New Vaccination Guidelines for Horses Released

January 25, 2008

Revised guidelines for the vaccination of horses are now available from the Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The committee, chaired by Mary Scollay, DVM, has made recommendations for the us... Read More

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Ontario Vet College Now Offering Stem Cell Therapy

January 23, 2008

Clinicians and researchers at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) have teamed up to offer stem cell therapy to repair injured tendons and ligaments in horses.

The move provides clients with a new treatment option for... Read More

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Man Sentenced in Illegal Horse Racing Case

January 23, 2008

The manager of an illegal Oklahoma horse racing operation near Thackerville will pay more than $37,000 in fines and penalties after being sentenced today in Love County District Court.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson said Jesus Romero,... Read More

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Royal Veterinary College Adds Program for Qualified Nurses

January 21, 2008

In response to a shortage of qualified veterinary nurses in the U.K., the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will offer a vocational program in veterinary nursing, along with an optional BSc program.

The vocational program, also known as a... Read More

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AAEP Distinguished Educator Dr. Robert Baker Dead

January 21, 2008

Robert H. Baker, DVM, died Jan. 5, a week before his 79th birthday, in Solana Beach, Calif. The Los Angeles native had endured complications from multiple orthopedic surgeries.

Baker grew up around horses. His father owned a riding academy... Read More

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Lameness Surgeon Joins Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Faculty

January 18, 2008

M. Norris Adams, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as a clinical assistant professor in equine lameness and surgery. In this role, Adams will focus on elective orthopedic procedures and will... Read More

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Consider EHV-4 in Neurologic Herpes Cases

January 17, 2008

Sometimes everything appears to add up in an outbreak of what resembles equine herpesvirus-associated myeloencephalopathy, the dreaded neurologic condition generally caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection that causes ataxia or... Read More

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Joint Authorities--Orthopedic State of the Art (BEVA 2007)

January 15, 2008

Two veterinarians compiled the latest on equine orthopedic topics and presented it to their colleagues at the 46th British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland... Read More

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NCSU Vet School Holding Benefit Stallion Service Auction

January 14, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American... Read More

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The Genetics Revolution

January 13, 2008

Mapping the horse genome used to be a pie-in-the-sky type of wish for veterinary geneticists: Understanding the genetic makeup of the horse could help them unlock a plethora of equine health mysteries and improve horse care. It was a tough... Read More

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BEVA 2007: Students Win Clinical Research Awards at BEVA

January 10, 2008

Each year at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (BEVA), the organization awards prizes to top student presentations in the clinical research portion of the program. The 2007 award winners’ talks were both rooted in orthopedics,... Read More

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Face Flies Linked to Sarcoid Spread?

January 10, 2008

A U.K. veterinarian has possibly linked common face flies to the spread of sarcoids, one of the most commonly encountered equine neoplasias (tumors), and it is conceivable that the risk of spreading sarcoids could be minimized through horse... Read More

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New Targets for Sarcoid Therapy

January 10, 2008

Ask a roomful of horse people if they've ever seen a sarcoid, and you'll probably see a bunch of hands rise, and many knowing nods or eyerolls of owners who have dealt with these frustrating, usually benign tumors. Sarcoids are the most common... Read More

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BEVA 2007: List of Links to Articles

January 10, 2008

The Horse attended three days of the 46th British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland, last September. Following are some research highlights presented at the meeting.

Read the February 200... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet School Hosting Equine Program for 4-H, Pony Club Youth

January 10, 2008

The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Animal Science, will host "Aggie Day" Jan. 12 to educate youngsters on equine science and horsemanship through lectures, demonstrations,... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Honored for Contributions to Thoroughbred Racing

January 09, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park, an educational theme park, equine competition facility, and home of the great racehorse John Henry for 23 years, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award.

The Special Eclipse Award, which is presented by... Read More

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Louisiana State Vet School Hosting March Open House

January 07, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 26th Annual Open House on Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's theme is Veterinarians in the... Read More

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Equine Center on North Dakota Reservation Proposed

January 04, 2008

A nonprofit group is studying the possibility of building an indoor riding and rodeo center on the Standing Rock reservation.

"We're in a community where we haven't shared in the prosperity of the rest of the state," said Jonathan Anderson,... Read More

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Tufts Vet School Hosting Equine Health Talks

January 03, 2008

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will be hosting a series of lectures on equine health.

The presentations will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Agnes Varis Lecture Hall in North Grafton, Mass.

Topics and... Read More

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Iowa Selects New State Veterinarian

December 28, 2007

 Iowa's Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has hired David Schmitt, DVM, as the new state veterinarian.

Schmitt owned a private veterinary practice before joining the department in 1999. He served as assistant state... Read More

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Troedsson Selected to Lead Gluck Equine Research Center

December 27, 2007

 The University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture has named an internationally-recognized scientist with more than 24 years of research and clinical experience in equine reproduction as its new chair of the Department of Veterinary Science... Read More