Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Horse Facts Launched at AAEP Convention

December 07, 2005

In order to raise awareness about the vital role of animal research in advancing the health of horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced on Dec. 6 a new... Read More

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Monitoring Pregnancy

December 01, 2005

Preparations for breeding and the act of getting a mare bred involve dedicated time and commitment by a horse owner. Then it seems as if all that needs to be done is to sit back and wait for the foaling date. But this is not quite so; it is... Read More

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Christmas Giving

December 01, 2005

Two months, three hurricanes, five states, hundreds dead, thousands homeless, billions of dollars in damage. How can we understand? More importantly, how can we help? In last month's issue, we devoted many pages to covering what happened in... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub: Seattle Edition

November 23, 2005

For those of you who are attending the 2005 AAEP Convention or Horseman’s Day in Seattle, Wash., here are some dining recommendations for the trip from Gary Norwood, DVM.

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AAEP Foundation Donates $50,000 to Help Horses Affected by Hurricane

November 21, 2005

The AAEP Foundation, Inc. has donated $50,000 to aid Gulf Coast horses affected by Hurricane Katrina. Donations of $25,000 each have been made to the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) and the Mississippi Veterinary Medical... Read More

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2006 Focus on Dentistry Call for Papers

November 16, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is now accepting submissions for its 2006 Focus meeting, which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1. The program will be a comprehensive three-day course on equine dentistry that wil... Read More

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Penn's Vet School Receives $10-Million Gift

November 11, 2005

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, PhD, and Alan Kelly, PhD, dean of the university's School of Veterinary Medicine, have announced a $10-million gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill to the School of Veterinary... Read More

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Working Horse Dentistry

November 01, 2005

Equine dentistry started centuries ago with filing horses’ teeth, but it was not until the past decade that motorized dental instrumentation coupled with research allowed vast improvements. These advances have helped all horses, but performance... Read More

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AAEP For Education

November 01, 2005

This year's annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in Seattle, Wash., offers a myriad of educational opportunities for veterinarians and horse owners, and has a trade show that features new products and service... Read More

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Helping Horses Worldwide

November 01, 2005

As a responsible horse owner, you make management decisions that affect the current well-being of your horse and his future vitality. You order low-dust bedding for your gelding with heaves. Your veterinarian arrives for her scheduled visit and... Read More

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Cure For a Toothache

November 01, 2005

Abby is a Tennessee Walking Horse mare who was recently purchased by a Virginia family as a 5-year-old and shipped there from Tennessee to train and show. A dental examination six months after purchase found that her right and left lower first... Read More

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Dental Plan for the Working Horse

November 01, 2005

Routine equine dental care is important for three reasons, says David O. Klugh, DVM, Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, owner of Equine Dental Associates in Yamhill, Ore.:

  • Making sure deciduous teeth come out and adul... Read More

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Florida Mobile Diagnostic Unit

November 01, 2005

The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville is on the cutting edge with its first-of-a-kind Mobile Equine Diagnostic Science rig, which is referred to as the MEDS unit. The $450,000 custom-made truck takes modern... Read More

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Electroacupuncture Alleviates Chronic Back Pain

November 01, 2005

University of Florida (UF) researchers have reported success with using electroacupuncture to alleviate chronic back pain in horses. The study was published in a recent edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.... Read More

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Hock MRI Studies

November 01, 2005

A U.K. researcher examined how age, exercise, and riding discipline and level affect hock joints, and she hopes to make recommendations on how to take better care of equine athletes' hocks.

Orthopedic research technician Marion Branch,... Read More

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AAEP Hosts Wet Labs

November 01, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners held its annual Equine Veterinary Wet Labs on Sept. 6-7. The labs, held for the first time at the Kentucky Horse Park, focused on dentistry, musculoskeletal ultrasound, lameness, and reproduction.... Read More

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Latest Nutrition Tools

November 01, 2005

Hot, dry Tucson, Ariz., doesn't conjure up images of equine nutrition research, but leading animal scientists convened there May 31-June 4 to present their latest findings on a variety of equine science topics. The following article highlights... Read More

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Visualizing Joints During Surgery

November 01, 2005

 

Arthroscopic surgery in horses is commonly performed to remove abnormal pieces of cartilage, called osteochondral (OC) fragments, from the surface of joints. Visualization through an arthroscope is typically aided by... Read More

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Nasal Septum Resection

November 01, 2005

If the nasal septum—the bony structure that divides the left and right halves of the nasal cavity—becomes deviated or thickened, the nasal passages become narrowed and breathing is impaired. Left untreated, it can lead to exercise intolerance an... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy for Pain Relief and Healing

November 01, 2005

In a recently completed study involving navicular cases, Byron found lameness in horses undergoing extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) treatment averaged improvement of about one lameness grade. ... Read More

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Penn's Veterinary School Successfully Completes Kresge Challenge

October 28, 2005

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has successfully completed the Kresge Challenge, a $1.5 million grant from the Kresge Foundation of Troy, MI. The grant will be used toward completing the new teaching and research... Read More

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AAEP On Call Veterinarians to Assist Breeders' Cup Telecast

October 20, 2005

Equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park.... Read More

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51st AAEP Annual Convention Offers Premier Education for Practitioners, Horse Owners

October 18, 2005

Equine veterinarians from across the globe will gather in Seattle, Wash., for the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 51st Annual Convention, Dec. 3-7, 2005. More than 3,300 practitioners, veterinary students, and technicians... Read More

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LSU 2006 Stallion Service Auction Starts

October 14, 2005

Bidding for the 2006 multiple-breed, internet-based Stallion Service Auction to benefit the Louisiana State University Equine Health Studies Program begins today (Oct. 14).

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Equine Researchers Honored

October 12, 2005

At a dinner Oct. 10 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Drs. Travis C. McGuire Jr. of Washington State University and C. Wayne McIlwraith of Colorado State University were inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame. It has been 10... Read More