Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Toe Grow Spray

August 31, 2007

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Emergency Planning Workbook Added to TheHorse.com PDF Library

August 29, 2007

A free PDF download intended to guide horse owners through the process of planning for emergencies is available in the TheHorse.com's PDF library.... Read More

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Equine Dentists Challenge Texas Law

August 29, 2007

A showdown is looming in Texas between a group of equine dentists and the Texas State Board of Veterinary Examiners over who should be allowed to work on a horse's teeth. The State Board fired the first shot in the exchange earlier this year by... Read More

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Oklahoma State Vet School Hosting Equine Healthcare Symposium

August 28, 2007

Horse owners are invited to a symposium on equine healthcare Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The symposium will be hosted by Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and Department of Animal Science, Division of... Read More

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Tufts' Cummings Vet School Offers Stronger Equine MRI at New Facility

August 28, 2007

Veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass., now have the ability to look for lameness, brain damage, and other conditions within horses by using the first equine-capable high-strength... Read More

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Where Does It Hurt?

August 27, 2007

One of the most frustrating aspects of diagnosing and treating lameness in horses is that they can't tell you where it hurts. But a relatively new technology to the equine world is helping some veterinarians pinpoint lameness problems. Bruce... Read More

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University of Guelph Researchers Investigating Racehorse Heart Rates

August 24, 2007

Exactly how fast is the heart rate of a racehorse as it flies around the track?

For the first time ever, two University of Guelph researchers will be able to answer this question as part of a study aimed at recording the maximum heart rate... Read More

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University of Georgia Vet College Establishes New Chair in Equine Studies

August 22, 2007

One of Marguerite Hodgson's earliest memories is at the age of two when her parents put her on a horse for the first time. From there her love for horses blossomed and brought her some of the most cherished moments in childhood. Her lifelong... Read More

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Hollar Joins AAEP as Foundation Development Coordinator

August 20, 2007

Robin Hollar has joined the staff of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as development coordinator for the AAEP Foundation, the organization announced Aug. 16. Her chief responsibilities include coordinating the Foundation's... Read More

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ACell Therapy for Injuries; Powder Form Again Available

August 17, 2007

Tissue-engineered products such as extracellular matrix (a graft material that can be implanted at the site of damaged tissue) are being used by a growing number of equine veterinarians to stimulate swifter and better healing for tendon and... Read More

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Bramlage to be Honored by Turf Writers Association

August 16, 2007

From the National Turf Writers Association

Noted veterinary surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, jockey Calvin Borel, and award-winning racing journalist Dick Jerardi will be honored Oct. 24 with awards presented by... Read More

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Caring for Critically Ill Foals at Virginia Tech's Equine Medical Center

August 15, 2007

During the first 30 days of life, foals are especially sensitive to bacteria and other dangers commonly found in their surroundings. Each year between January and June, dozens of these foals are brought to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott... Read More

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Laminitis Conference Coming to Florida in November

August 15, 2007

The fourth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot will be held Nov. 2-4 at the Palm Beach convention center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The conference is under the direction of James A. Orsini, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of the... Read More

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2007 AVMA Convention Sets Association Attendance Record

August 14, 2007

The 144th annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Washington, D.C., July 14-18, 2007, broke attendance records for the association and set new standards for success, including a performance by the Goo Goo Dolls and... Read More

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Breeding Auction to Benefit LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

August 13, 2007

To help raise funds to expand and renovate its facilities, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 7th Annual Stallion Service Auction. Proceeds from the effort will be directed toward the construction of... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Oregon State Vet School to Host Meeting for Horse Owners

August 13, 2007

The Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an informational meeting for horse owners after a second horse was reported to have the respiratory form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

According to a statement by... Read More

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Colic - AAEP State of the Art Lecture

August 05, 2007

About 10-15% of colic cases happen in horses that have had clinical signs of colic before, with some horses having two to four episodes per year. Fortunately, a majority of colic cases (80-85%) are termed "simple" because they eithe... Read More

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The Role of Obesity in Insulin Resistance

August 04, 2007

"Not all obese individuals are insulin-resistant, and not all IR-affected horses are obese. But IR-associated medical problems are more likely to develop in concert with obesity in individuals born with IR," said Nat Messer, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, an... Read More

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Cook Appointed Wyoming State Veterinarian

August 03, 2007

The Wyoming Livestock Board announced July 31 that Walter Cook, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, who had been serving as the acting state veterinarian since January 2007, will take up the position permanently.

"We are happy to have Dr. Cook move from... Read More

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Horse Benefit Concert Coming to Wisconsin

August 02, 2007

A day of music and entertainment September 15 at the Walworth County FairGrounds in Elkhorn, Wisc., will benefit local and national equine welfare organizations.

Animal Fairy Charities Inc., is presenting the Musical Horse Aid benefit... Read More

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Horses Chew Different Feeds in Different Ways

July 31, 2007

Horses eating a diet consisting mostly of pellets or grain could require more dental maintenance than horses eating predominantly hay or pasture grasses, according to researchers at Michigan State University who used motion capture techniques to... Read More

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Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Laminitis

July 31, 2007

Insulin resistance is a part of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). There are three criteria for identifying the horse with EMS: Insulin resistance, prior (founder lines) or current laminitis, and general obesity or regional adiposity (areas of abnormal... Read More

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Oral Joint Supplements: Do They Work?

July 29, 2007

Low bioavailability of oral glucosamine, poor product quality, low recommended doses, and a lack of scientific evidence showing efficacy of popular oral joint supplements are major concerns.... Read More

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Inducing Ovulation With Recombinant Equine Luteinizing Hormone

July 29, 2007

Manipulating the estrous cycle in mares is a big part of many breeding operations, and medications play various roles in the process. There are several options for inducing ovulation, including human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG),... Read More

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Dermatology Review

July 29, 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, photosensitivit... Read More