Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Upper Airway Problems in Horses

July 01, 2003

Noise and exercise intolerance...those are the usual signs of an upper airway disorder. Many things can go wrong with a horse's breathing mechanisms that don't involve the lungs. The diagnoses aren't always accurate, and treatments aren't totall... Read More

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Building Better Athletes Through Nutrition

July 01, 2003

Nutritional strategies for raising and competing sounder Thoroughbreds, many of which can be applied to horses of all breeds, was presented by Laurie Lawrence, PhD, at the Thoroughbred International Exposition and Conference (TIEC). Lawrence, wh... Read More

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AI, Stallion Book Size Among Topics at Conference

July 01, 2003

Artificial insemination (AI) and stallion book size were among the more controversial topics discussed as university professors from across the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and Israel gathered in Louisville, Ky., June 25-28 for the... Read More

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Noted Gastroenterologist to Deliver Convention State-of-the-Art Lecture

July 01, 2003

Alfred M. Merritt II, AB, DVM, MS, will present the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the AAEP’s 49th Annual Convention in New Orleans, La., November 21-25, 2003. Merritt’s presentation will highlight advances made over the last 40 year... Read More

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Summer Meetings Offer Diverse Equine Continuing Education

July 01, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will sponsor two continuing education meetings this summer in Fort Collins, Colo. Scheduled for July 28-30, the first-ever Focus meeting and the 11th annual Practice Management Seminar offe... Read More

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Supplementing Enzymes in the Equine Diet

June 25, 2003

Researchers have discovered that supplementing enzymes could help digestion of starch in the equine small intestine. "With dietary enzyme supplementation and enhanced small intestinal starch digestion, the feeding of cereal grains to horses will... Read More

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Antioxidants for Exercising Horses

June 25, 2003

Could feeding antioxidants to your horse help him through a performance problem? ... Read More

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The Mycotoxin Problem

June 25, 2003

There can be a number of reasons why a horse might have performance problems. A diagnosis can be frustrating, but one reason that might be overlooked is mycotoxicosis. It wasn’t until recently that the significance of mycotoxins was realized,... Read More

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Future of Equine Research

June 25, 2003

Attendees of the Thoroughbred International Exposition and Conference (TIEC) in Lexington, Ky., June 20-22, learned about the past and future of equine research. Edward Bowen, president of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, spoke about... Read More

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The Horse Honored by American Horse Publications

June 24, 2003

Blood-Horse Publications, the parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, earned 16 awards at the American Horse Publications annual awards program Saturday night in Hunt Valley, Md.... Read More

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Anesthesia Options for Foals

June 20, 2003

Young foals are notoriously difficult to anesthetize because of their extreme sensitivity to most anesthetic drugs. Ideally, foals are anesthetized using only an inhaled anesthetic. One inhalant, isofluorane, has proven itself easy to use with... Read More

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Internal Medicine Conference Highlights Timely Topics

June 18, 2003

The 27th annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum gave equine veterinarians an opportunity to discuss and share the latest advances in veterinary medicine. The ACVIM is the official organization of the veterinary... Read More

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Thieves Steal College Tack; Donations Needed

June 11, 2003

Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., was cleaned out of horse tack on Friday, June 6. In all, 18 saddles (English and Western) were stolen, plus all the leather halters, lead ropes, and bridles. The small college has a variety of summer riding camps... Read More

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Alltech Symposium Serves International Audience

June 03, 2003

Attended by delegates from more than 60 countries, Alltech’s International Feed Industry Symposium provided an abundance of information for those involved with horses, poultry, pigs, dairy and beef cattle, agronomy, aquaculture, and companion... Read More

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Evaluating Semen Quality

June 03, 2003

Stallion owners must determine if their stallions have what it takes physically to make a good breeding prospect, including good semen quality, before the start of the breeding season. In his presentation at the sixth annual Equine School at the... Read More

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Improving Breeding Programs

June 03, 2003

In today’s competitive equine market, developing strategies to succeed and grow can mean the difference for an equine business. Michael White, an equine advisor for Teagasc in Tipperary, Ireland, spoke about promoting growth of the Irish equine... Read More

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Laser Surgery in Horses

June 01, 2003

The term "laser" conjures up images varying from action movies to removal of skin wrinkles to hands-free toilet flushing. What these things have in common is that a beam of light with a particular wavelength produces a particular desired effect.... Read More

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Uterine Lavage Before Insemination Not Harmful to Fertility

June 01, 2003

Uterine lavage can be performed immediately prior to artificial insemination in mares without adversely affecting fertility, according to a recent study completed at the University of Idaho (UI) in Moscow, Idaho. The uterine lavage process is... Read More

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British Race Ahead at Ascot Research Conference

May 13, 2003

On March 5, 2003, leading researchers from the United Kingdom gathered at Ascot Racecourse to present practical aspects of their research findings to the British Thoroughbred industry. Arranged by the Veterinary Advisory Committee of the... Read More

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AAEP Receives Prestigious ARCI Award

May 09, 2003

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) presented its heralded May Award to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the ARCI’s 69th Annual Convention in April. The award is traditionally given to... Read More

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Vet's Role in Physical Therapy

May 01, 2003

The health and soundness management of any horse--regardless of his level of use or the problems he might be encountering--horse owner or trainer's responsibility. The person responsible for the diagnosis, prescribing the treatment, and assessing ... Read More

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Equine Physical Therapy Advances

May 01, 2003

In 1982, I was working as an athletic trainer when a veterinarian came in for help in rehabilitating a sprained ankle. As I applied electrical stimulation and range of motion exercise, I asked him what would be done for a horse with a similar... Read More

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A View Within: Reproductive Ultrasound

May 01, 2003

Since the early 1980s, the use of ultrasound has revolutionized our understanding of mare reproductive physiology, and with it stud management. Ultrasound allows the practitioner to diagnose problems and monitor reproductive activity with... Read More

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Evaluating Spinal Cord Disease

May 01, 2003

Spinal cord disease in horses is fairly common, but it can be difficult to precisely diagnose. Ancillary tests such as cerebrospinal fluid analysis, contrast myelography, and electromyelography can be helpful, but also somewhat risky. There is... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Healing and Health

May 01, 2003

Call it what you will--equine physical therapy, equine therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation therapy, equine sports therapy, or even alternative therapy. The treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of movement dysfunctions, orthopedic ailment... Read More