Recent News for Vet and Professional

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ESPN to Air Lane's End, Interview with Dr. Dean Richardson Today

March 24, 2007

"NTRA Racing to the Kentucky Derby," the horse racing series on ABC and the ESPN networks, presents a pair of races from Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., today (March 24) from 5-6 p.m. (EST) on ESPN. The show will also feature an interview with... Read More

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Laminitis to be Discussed at Nation's Largest Veterinary Internal Medicine Conference

March 24, 2007

Months after the equine community lost the Kentucky Derby Champion Barbaro to laminitis, veterinarians will gather in Seattle, Wash., at the 2007 ACVIM Forum on June 6-9 to discuss new ways to prevent and manage the disease that eventually led t... Read More

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UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to Host Annual Open House

March 23, 2007

Teddy bear surgery, a dancing dog demonstration, and veterinary hospital tours are just some of the activities available to young and old alike at the Open House sponsored by students of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine o... Read More

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New AAEP Web Site Has More Health Resources for Vets and Owners

March 22, 2007

Guided by its mission to improve the health and welfare of the horse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has relaunched its Web site, www.aaep.org, with new educational tools for veterinarians... Read More

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Navicular Disease: MRI Provides New View

March 16, 2007

A large group of horses that developed clinical signs of navicular disease during the six months prior to exam were scanned with MRI. These horses demonstrated typical signs of bilateral forelimb lameness, sensitivity to hoof testers over the middle... Read More

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Hold That Tiger Colt Collapses and Dies During Barretts Workout

March 14, 2007

A colt by Hold That Tiger collapsed and died while working an eighth of a mile Monday at Fairplex Park in Southern California during the first under tack show for the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. An autopsy will be... Read More

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Missouri House Expands Loan Program for Vet Students

March 14, 2007

Missourians studying to become veterinarians for large animals would be eligible for an $80,000 forgivable loa... Read More

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AAEP "On Call" Veterinarians Offer Racing Telecast Support

March 13, 2007

With the premiere of the 2007 Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby series on March 17, the American Association of Equine Practitioners' "On Call" program will begin its 17th year of providing horse health information durin... Read More

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Appaloosa Horse Club Forms Alliance with the AAEP

March 13, 2007

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) has announced its new partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the world's largest association of equine veterinarians with nearly 9,000 members.

There will be 24-hour acces... Read More

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Virginia to Regulate Equine Dentists

March 05, 2007

There are perhaps 300 people in the nation, and a few dozen in Virginia, who claim the title of "horse dentist," in the obscure trade that dates to at least the 13th century. Normally known only to horse owners and veterinarians, it has been in... Read More

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LSU Veterinary Medicine Hosting Animals in Art Exhibition

March 05, 2007

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's 20th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art will be on display at the school from March 24 through April 22.

Judge and Juror for this year's event is Natalie Mault, curatorial... Read More

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At Issue: Veterinary Care in Rural Tennessee

March 03, 2007

Is Tennessee experiencing a shortage in the availability of veterinary care for its large-animal and food-animal industries? How would such a shortage affect the state's economy? These questions are on the minds of producers, veterinarians and... Read More

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Herpesvirus Outbreak Update to be Presented at Virginia Tech

March 02, 2007

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) and Virginia Cooperative Extension will present "Update on the Neurological Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Outbreak in Virginia" on Tuesday, March 6, as part of an ongoing... Read More

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Reed Retires from The Ohio State, Joins Rood and Riddle Staff

March 02, 2007

Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor in Equine Clinical Sciences and Research, has retired from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) after 25 year... Read More

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UGA Vet School to Auction Mares on Internet

March 01, 2007

When officials at the University of Georgia veterinary school were seeking homes for four horses they no longer needed, they tried an approach they hadn't used before: Advertise them on the Internet as surplus government property.

The vet... Read More

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AAEP and U.S. Dressage Federation Forming Alliance

March 01, 2007

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the world's largest professional association of equine veterinarians, is pleased to announce the addition of the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) to its Alliance Partner Program. Through this... Read More

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Colic and Digestive Health

March 01, 2007

Colic, defined as any abdominal pain, has resulted in the deaths of horses throughout recorded history, stated White. In fact, today it is second only to old age as the number one cause of equine deaths in the United States. White said it is one of... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Obese Horses

March 01, 2007

Adipobiology (The Study of Fat in the Body): An Emerging Field... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Lameness

March 01, 2007

Oral Joint Supplements: Do They Work?

In 2005, nutraceutical... Read More

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Horse Management and Care (AAEP 2006)

March 01, 2007

Various horse management and health care tips offered by equine professionals at the AAEP 2006 Convention.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Medicine

March 01, 2007

Uplifting Applications for UC Davis Large Animal Lift

John... Read More

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Reproduction Problems

March 01, 2007

Drug compounding, the ethics of treating cryptorchids, and sexually transmitted diseases were the hot topics discussed by equine practitioners at the Reproduction Forum.... Read More

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Muscle Disorders (AAEP 2006)

March 01, 2007

Careful inspection of a horse's muscle mass and symmetry and hands-on palpation educates the examiner about the horse's muscle tone and comfort level. The examiner also evaluates the horse in motion and conducts a full lameness exam.... Read More

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Skin Disease and Dermatology

March 01, 2007

Skin ailments were broken down into classifications of pruritic (itching), nodular, or crusting lesions. The variety of problems discussed included common equine skin diseases like sarcoids, insect hypersensitivity, hives, allergies, photosensitivity... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Additional Topics

March 01, 2007

Western Performance Horse Forum

The Western performance hors... Read More