Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Sheriff Says 'Mutilated' Pony Died Naturally

November 20, 2007

A palomino pony found dead with suspicious wounds on its head died of natural causes, according to a statement from the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the Read More

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Helping Foot Pain: Blocking Tendon Sheath Might Aid Diagnosis

November 19, 2007

At the AAEP Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Aug. 1, Michael Schramme, DVM, CertE, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, of North Carolina State University, discussed analgesia of the tendon sheath and its significance to digital flexor... Read More

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Researching Complementary Therapies

November 17, 2007

Complementary medicine is based primarily on preventing the disease, disorder, or other ailment before it happens, with less emphasis treating it after. This is a bit of a contrast to what Westerners think of as traditional medicine.... Read More

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Proximal Suspensory Ligament Disease of the Forelimb

November 16, 2007

At the AAEP Focus meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., Sue Dyson, VetMB, PhD, FRCVS, head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England, spoke on proximal suspensory ligament disease (PSD).

She said PSD is common in... Read More

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New Minnesota Equine Hospital Offering the Latest in Sports Medicine

November 14, 2007

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, calls it "the Mayo Clinic of horse medicine."

The veterinarian walked briskly past a treadmill room where horses gallop 30 mph in place. She stopped briefly at a surgical recovery room where the entire... Read More

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Progesterone Test Makes Reproductive Management Less of a Nightmare

November 13, 2007

New research has revealed that a commercially available progesterone test is reliable and practical, and it can help veterinarians manage breeding mares more efficiently.

According to researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine at... Read More

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Recent Advances: Managing Musculoskeletal Injuries and Arthritis

November 12, 2007

McIlwraith discussed intervention that targets management of capsulitis (joint capsule inflammation) and synovitis (inflammation of the synovial membrane lining the joint), since these tend to occur in advance of degenerative joint disease. ... Read More

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Education Summit Focuses on Attracting, Keeping Equine Vets

November 12, 2007

Nationally recognized educators and private practitioners gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 10, to discuss how to recruit more equine veterinarians and ensure those currently in the profession are retained. The American Association of... Read More

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Update on Legislation Important to Horse Owners

November 11, 2007

During the Nov. 2 American Horse Council (AHC) Issues Forum held in Lexington, Ky., AHC President Jay Hickey reviewed legislation and regulations pending at the federal level that could affect the horse industry.

Riding on Public Lands... Read More

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Veterinary Ophthalmologists Using New Equipment to Correct Glaucoma

November 10, 2007

Next week, veterinary ophthalmologists at The New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg, N.J., will perform an endoscopic laser procedure on a horse with glaucoma--one of the first equine uses for a new piece of equipment in the ophthalmologists'... Read More

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LSU Equine Program Co-Hosts Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

November 10, 2007

The LSU Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the School of Veterinary Medicine recently co-hosted a four-day technical large animal emergency rescue and large animal hazardous material training course at the LSU-Fire & Emergency Training... Read More

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LSU Hosts Veterinary Dermatology Seminar

November 10, 2007

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a veterinary dermatology seminar entitled "A Potpourri of Veterinary Dermatologic Diseases and Therapy" on Sunday, Dec. 2. This seminar is generously sponsored by Vetoquinol USA Inc., Virbac... Read More

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Performing Colic Surgery on Zebra: Virginia Tech Equine Vets Earn their Stripes

November 08, 2007

For Brown, who has performed hundreds of colic surgeries on horses, having a patient with stripes was highly unusual but technically very similar.... Read More

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Horse Council National Forum Tackles Major Industry Concerns

November 06, 2007

More than 100 industry professionals and horse enthusiasts from every sector of the equine world gathered at Keeneland Racetrack on Nov. 2 for the American Horse Council's (AHC) National Issues Fall Forum. Included in the Forum were... Read More

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Equine Industry Issues Discussed at the American Horse Council Forum

November 05, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) held a day-long Issues Forum at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 2. This is the second such forum held outside the AHC's base in Washington, D.C.

Topics covered included:... Read More

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Special Award for Professor 'Twink' Allen

November 04, 2007

The annual Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equestrian Awards were a glittering occasion, not just for the diamonds and couture dresses but also for the twinkle in the eyes of the people who make up the industry, congratulating themselves on yet... Read More

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Current Trends and Approaches in Lameness Diagnosis

November 03, 2007

Diagnostic techniques are often subjective and based on practitioners' experience, and Bathe speculated whether gait analysis could become more objective in its application to lameness.... Read More

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Barretts Equine Limited First West Coast Auction Facility to Employ Eklin Digital Repository

November 03, 2007

Barretts Equine Limited, a leading California Thoroughbred auction facility, recently became the first West Coast auction house to employ the Eklin Digital Repository for review of digital radiographs (DR). Six review workstations were installed... Read More

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Penn State Professor Says African Grass Could Replace Timothy, Others

November 02, 2007

An Ethiopian summer annual grass called teff could be a valuable asset to growers, according to a crop specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Marvin Hall, MS, PhD, professor of forage management, said he is optimistic tha... Read More

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Synovitis

November 01, 2007


Good synovial health is essential for proper joint function.

A horse's joints are subjected to stresses, pressures, and cyclic trauma every day of the animal's life. The greatest stres... Read More

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Focus on Lameness

November 01, 2007


See what veterinarians and owners learned during the AAEP's late summer meeting on lameness.

Want to know what veterinarians talk about when they get together? This year it was... Read More

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Freezing Embryos

November 01, 2007


With breed registries admitting more than one foal per mare per year, the use of frozen embryos is becoming more mainstream.

The freezing of equine embryos is getting increased... Read More

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Western College of Veterinary Medicine Raises $200,000

October 31, 2007

The generosity of western Canadian horse owners has helped the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) raise an additional $200,000 for equine health research during the first year of a unique matching gift incentive program.

Half... Read More

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Dr. Phoebe Smith Joins The Ohio State Vet School

October 31, 2007

Phoebe Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, has been appointed as a clinical emphasis assistant professor in equine internal medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Smith joins Ohi... Read More

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Stifle Lameness

October 29, 2007

The stifle is a frequent source of lameness in English and Western performance horses, although it's not as common a cause as the hock. Stifle problems arise from chronic, repetitive trauma, or as a result of a pre-existing condition.... Read More