Recent News for Vet and Professional

Article

Kentucky Horse Park Recommending EHV Vaccination

April 12, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Park announced several changes which will affect those who wish to compete at the park.... Read More

Article

Equine Research Scientist Appointed Associate Dean (Research) at Hartpury

April 12, 2007

Hartpury College recently announced that leading Equine Research Scientist, David Marlin, BSc, PhD, has been appointed as associate dean (research). Marlin will be responsible for the enhancement of the college's research profile,... Read More

Article

Horse Freed After Hours in Texas Mudhole

April 12, 2007

A horse mired up its belly in a Dawson, Texas, mudhole was freed Thursday (April 12) afternoon in an hours-long rescue effort that included heavy equipment.

"Champ" was able to stand on his own after being hauled from the muck, live... Read More

Article

Iowa State University College of Vet Medicine Earns Full Accreditation

April 11, 2007

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been granted full accreditation status by the Council On Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The accreditation covers the complete academic program including the... Read More

Article

Wisconsin School of Vet Medicine Radiography Goes Digital

April 11, 2007

In April, the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Veterinary Medicine's teaching hospital installed digital radiography and a picture archiving system. This new ability to create, store, and disseminate electronic digital images... Read More

Article

Putting Science Into Farriery: Lameness Evaluation

April 09, 2007

When a group of people are standing at the barn watching a "lame" horse move, many of you will say he's lame in different legs. How do you know who's right? If it makes you feel any better, picking out the source of lameness isn't always easy fo... Read More

Article

Idaho Horseman's Association Seeks More Members

April 07, 2007

The Magic Valley Horseman's Association is trying to revive equestrian activities in Southern Idaho, and as part of that plan is welcoming all breeds of horses.

That means people with everything from Quarter Horses to Arabians and... Read More

Article

Tennessee Walking Horse Groups, AAEP Discuss Eliminating Soring

April 03, 2007

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hosted a roundtable discussion with representatives from the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and the United States Department of Agriculture on March 19, in Lexington, Ky. The meeting... Read More

Article

Dentistry Part 4: Periodontal Disease

April 01, 2007

Periodontal disease is one of the most painful conditions that can occur in the horse's mouth. The number one cause of premature tooth loss in adult horses (as in adult people) is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can affect incisors, canine... Read More

Article

Lab Cytology Tests

April 01, 2007

Cytology, the study of cells, involves the collection and examination of cells and fluid from organs, tissues, and body cavities. Cells naturally shed from the surfaces of mucous membranes, organs, and skin lesions, and they can be collected for... Read More

Article

Gait Analysis for Horses

April 01, 2007

There has been a long journey over a relatively short span of time in the world of equine gait analysis. The first studies utilized high-speed cameras and a treadmill and took place at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences some 35 years... Read More

Article

Therapeutic Options in Veterinary Research

April 01, 2007

Veterinarians desire to be the gatekeepers for horse health and welfare, so they need to be educated in therapeutic options to meet expectations of clients. Surveys performed by the AAEP in 1998 and 2002 indicated an increased use of and referral... Read More

Article

Feet First: Farriery Topics from the 2006 AAEP Convention

April 01, 2007

The annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, held in San Antonio, Texas, in early December 2006, had three sessions devoted to foot care that were open to farriers. Following are synopses of some of those presentations... Read More

Article

Reward Offered for Horse Stolen from College Equestrian Program

March 27, 2007

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of Sizzle, a roan Quarter Horse mare used in Black Hawk College's equestrian program. Sizzle was stolen from her stall at the Kewanee, Ill., college on March 10. A... Read More

Article

DeHaven Joins AVMA as New Executive Vice President

March 27, 2007

Ron DeHaven, DVM, administrator of the USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has been named the new executive vice president at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA Executive Board voted unanimously to... Read More

Article

OSU Veterinary School Plans for Livestock Specialist Shortage

March 26, 2007

Ohio's dwindling number of veterinarians who specialize in treating livestock say for them, a passion for farm life and the resourcefulness needed to treat their bulky patients is worth the trade-off of missing a regular schedule in an office.... Read More

Article

Function of the Palmar Foot

March 24, 2007

Several lameness problems can exist in the rear (palmar) half of a horse's foot; most bear the very general title of "heel pain." The real problem is that without very careful diagnosis, lameness in this general area might be attributed to the... Read More

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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