Recent News for Vet and Professional

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What we Know About Laminitis (Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium)

May 01, 2007

When it comes to laminitis, everyone's got a pet theory--their favorite explanation of why it occurs, how to prevent it, and/or how to treat it. The reason we have these theories is because research hasn't yet been able to give us solid, unassailable... Read More

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What is a Healthy Hoof? (Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium)

May 01, 2007

Ask 10 people what a healthy hoof should look like, and you'll likely get 10 variations of an answer. ... Read More

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Healing Hooves With Self-Adjusting Palmar Angles (Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium)

May 01, 2007

When they are compromised due to disease processes such as laminitis, or poor internal hoof balance that leads to poor blood flow and overstressing of internal structures, putting the feet in comfortable alignment and applying massage helps them heal... Read More

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Foal Deformities: New Treatments (Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium)

May 01, 2007

Angular and flexural limb deformities in foals are concerns, to be sure, but they're not necessarily kisses of death. At the recent Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium, Ric Redden, DVM, founder of the International Equine Podiatry Center in Versailles, Ky.... Read More

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Correcting Crushed Heels (Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium)

May 01, 2007

Working to correct low heels when they begin to develop is far more successful than waiting until the horse has had no heel for a long time. Low-heeled conformation is not healthy and can compromise soundness in the short or long term.... Read More

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The Quest to Conquer Laminitis

May 01, 2007

"Owners and trainers worldwide have the feeling that every veterinarian and every farrier have years of experience and vast knowledge about laminitis and podiatry (foot care). Unfortunately, this is not the case," said Ric Redden, DVM, founder of... Read More

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AAEP Healthy Horses Workshop Heading to Colorado

May 01, 2007

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Healthy Horses Workshop will be held Saturday, July 28 in Fort Collins, Colo. Intended for horse enthusiasts interested in learning more about equine health care, the Healthy Horses... Read More

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Dentistry Part 5: Surgical Procedures

May 01, 2007

The field of equine dentistry is as broad as the field of human dentistry. While your family dentist receives special training in a wide range of topics on general dental care, the endodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, and oromaxillofacial... Read More

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Diagnostic Imaging for Lameness

May 01, 2007

There was a time when diagnosing lameness was basic-watch the horse travel, determine where you think the problem might be, and take a guess at what's causing it. Then came X rays, ultrasound, CT (computed tomography) scans, scintigraphy (bone... Read More

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Laminitis Lessons: What Not to Do

April 30, 2007

Baker, who is both a veterinarian and a farrier, presented a discussion of six case studies and what they taught him not to do in treating laminitis. He began by describing the following common causes of treatment failure.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Fighting White Line Disease

April 30, 2007

Untreated white line disease can undermine your horse's feet, causing lameness and coffin bone instability.... Read More

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World Veterinary Organization to Meet in Moscow in 2008

April 30, 2007

The 10th International Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) will be held in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2008. The event is hosted by the Russian Equine Veterinary Association (REVA). This exciting and important event... Read More

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Equine Research Coordination Group

April 29, 2007

How are we going to address these diseases that threaten the health of our horses and the viability of the equine industry? How are we going to deal with new diseases and conditions as they arise? What are we going to do when diseases we thought were... Read More

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Laminitis: Coming Out of the Dark (Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium)

April 27, 2007

There isn't yet a complete answer to how laminitis works and how to treat it, although researchers in several countries are working on it. D'Arpe characterizes the current state of laminitis knowledge by comparing it to the early stages of fracture... Read More

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Kotlikoff Named Dean of Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine

April 27, 2007

Michael I. Kotlikoff, VMD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University, has been named dean of the university's renowned College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell President David J. Skorton and Provost... Read More

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Gait Analysis System Tests Underway at Va. Tech Equine Medical Center

April 25, 2007

"Previous gait analysis systems were based on computer images that were sometimes misleading," said Keoughan. "This system will enable us to optimize hoof balance and comfort leading to heightened performance and success."... Read More

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University of Pennsylvania Vet School Announces New Award

April 24, 2007

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has announced the launch of a veterinary medicine award that was designed to recognize innovation, creativity, and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.... Read More

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Online Horse and Rider First Aid Course to Benefit AAEP Foundation

April 23, 2007

EquineU.com has teamed up with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and will be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of their online course on horse and rider first aid to the Foundation, as well as... Read More

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Acute and Chronic Laminitis: An Equine Podiatrist's Perspective

April 21, 2007

Acute and chronic laminitis is a frustrating and often disheartening condition to manage. Having had the opportunity to observe, treat and shoe laminitic horses for over 30 years, I have a unique prospective into this disease.

The biggest... Read More

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Equine Guelph Holding Conference on Animal Welfare During Crisis

April 20, 2007

Equine Guelph is sponsoring a conference on "Caring During Crisis," to be held Sunday, April 29th, to Tuesday, May 1st, on managing disease and disasters involving animals.

The conference, "Caring During Crisis: Animal Welfare During... Read More

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AAEP On Call Program Highlighted in Triple Crown Teleconference

April 17, 2007

Equine orthopedic surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, discussed equine health and safety issues during an NTRA Road to the Triple Crown teleconference April 17

Bramlage, who will be serving as the American Association of Equine... Read More

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Equine Podiatry: Underrun Heels and Egg Bar Shoes

April 14, 2007

One veterinarian describes the causes of and a traditional treatment method for underrun heels.... Read More

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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

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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

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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