Recent News for Vet and Professional

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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