Recent News for Vet and Professional

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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

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AAEP Convention 2006: News and Awards

March 01, 2007

The 52nd annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners was... Read More

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Dentistry Series Part 3: Malocclusions

March 01, 2007

In the last two installments of this equine dental series, you've digested an overview of the basics of equine dentistry, and I hope you've gained an understanding of just why dental care for horses is rising to the forefront of equine veterinary... Read More

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Serology

March 01, 2007

The horse's immune system is a window to its world. The biochemical analysis of blood components can give the veterinarian valuable information about disease exposure and immune responses. When a horse is exposed to an antigen (a disease-causing... Read More

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Colic and Digestive Health (AAEP 2006 Wrap-Up)

March 01, 2007

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

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Mentors Needed for AAEP Shadow a Veterinarian Program

February 26, 2007

The Shadow a Veterinarian program, created by the AAEP Student program and the AAEP Foundation for students of all ages interested in pursuing a career in equine veterinary medicine, is currently in need of mentors in the following states:... Read More

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Electroacupuncture and Back Pain

February 25, 2007

Currently, much acupuncture practice in horses is based on limited evidence, such as small-scale research, case studies, and clinical experience. High-quality research is essential to the long-term development of "evidence-based practice." As there... Read More

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La. University Plans to Tear Down Former Equine Center

February 20, 2007

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette plans to demolish a barn that has been idle for the past 10 years.

The 7,541-square-foot building is located on the university's 100-acre horse farm. After being used as a dairy facility, the barn... Read More

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Transfixation Pin Cast Recovery: Timelines Set

February 17, 2007

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) set time guidelines for the use of transfixation pin casts for horses with comminuted phalangeal fractures. They found that horses with fractures maintained in this type of cast for 40-80 days had increa... Read More

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Genome Sequence will Benefit Performance Horse Breeding, Management

February 15, 2007

The newly completed equine genome sequence will be an invaluable asset for those looking to breed and manage the ideal equine athlete, as well as giving researchers a whole new set of tools for investigating equine disease, according to... Read More

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Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine's Mule Mascots Receive Funding

February 14, 2007

Truman the Tiger is the University of Missouri-Columbia's mascot. Other lesser known but equally loved MU mascots are the College of Veterinary Medicine's mules. A recent gift from the estate of Virginia Etheridge ensures that the mule team will... Read More

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Vet-Stem CEO to Deliver Equine Orthopedic Injury Lecture at World Stem Cell Congress

February 11, 2007

Robert J. Harman, DVM, MPVM, chief executive officer of Vet-Stem, will present a key lecture at the 2007 World Stem Cell Congress in La Jolla, Calif. on Feb. 12. His presentation will cover Vet-Stem's clinical successes treating orthopedic... Read More

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Acupuncture and Pain Relief for Horses

February 09, 2007

Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders such as lameness. It can also be beneficial for eye problems, colic (although it will not fix a surgical colic), respiratory disorders, anhidrosis... Read More

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Horse Genome Map Complete

February 09, 2007

The first genome map of a horse is complete, providing scientists with a new set of tools for investigating equine disease, scientists at the Broad Institute, a part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the National Human Genome... Read More

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Better Diagnosis of Bone and Soft Tissue Injuries Through MRI

February 08, 2007

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique that has been used for human diagnosis since the 1980's but is a relatively new diagnostic tool in treating horses. It provides incredibly sharp and detailed pictures of soft... Read More

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Horse Genome Assembled; Information Available to Researchers

February 07, 2007

The first draft of the horse genome sequence has been deposited in public databases and is freely available for use by biomedical and veterinary researchers around the globe, leaders of the international Horse Genome Sequencing Project announced... Read More

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$1 Million Professorship Established for UK Equine Program

February 03, 2007

A $1 million endowed professorship has been established by the James Graham Brown Foundation and Research Challenge Trust Fund to honor Stanley Smith Dickson, a native Kentuckian with a multigenerational legacy in the state's horse industry.... Read More