Recent News for Vet and Professional

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AAEP Distinguished Educator Dr. Robert Baker Dead

January 21, 2008

Robert H. Baker, DVM, died Jan. 5, a week before his 79th birthday, in Solana Beach, Calif. The Los Angeles native had endured complications from multiple orthopedic surgeries.

Baker grew up around horses. His father owned a riding academy... Read More

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Lameness Surgeon Joins Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Faculty

January 18, 2008

M. Norris Adams, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as a clinical assistant professor in equine lameness and surgery. In this role, Adams will focus on elective orthopedic procedures and will... Read More

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Consider EHV-4 in Neurologic Herpes Cases

January 17, 2008

Sometimes everything appears to add up in an outbreak of what resembles equine herpesvirus-associated myeloencephalopathy, the dreaded neurologic condition generally caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection that causes ataxia or... Read More

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Joint Authorities--Orthopedic State of the Art (BEVA 2007)

January 15, 2008

Two veterinarians compiled the latest on equine orthopedic topics and presented it to their colleagues at the 46th British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland... Read More

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NCSU Vet School Holding Benefit Stallion Service Auction

January 14, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American... Read More

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The Genetics Revolution

January 13, 2008

Mapping the horse genome used to be a pie-in-the-sky type of wish for veterinary geneticists: Understanding the genetic makeup of the horse could help them unlock a plethora of equine health mysteries and improve horse care. It was a tough... Read More

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BEVA 2007: Students Win Clinical Research Awards at BEVA

January 10, 2008

Each year at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (BEVA), the organization awards prizes to top student presentations in the clinical research portion of the program. The 2007 award winners’ talks were both rooted in orthopedics,... Read More

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Face Flies Linked to Sarcoid Spread?

January 10, 2008

A U.K. veterinarian has possibly linked common face flies to the spread of sarcoids, one of the most commonly encountered equine neoplasias (tumors), and it is conceivable that the risk of spreading sarcoids could be minimized through horse... Read More

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New Targets for Sarcoid Therapy

January 10, 2008

Ask a roomful of horse people if they've ever seen a sarcoid, and you'll probably see a bunch of hands rise, and many knowing nods or eyerolls of owners who have dealt with these frustrating, usually benign tumors. Sarcoids are the most common... Read More

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BEVA 2007: List of Links to Articles

January 10, 2008

The Horse attended three days of the 46th British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland, last September. Following are some research highlights presented at the meeting.

Read the February 200... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet School Hosting Equine Program for 4-H, Pony Club Youth

January 10, 2008

The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Animal Science, will host "Aggie Day" Jan. 12 to educate youngsters on equine science and horsemanship through lectures, demonstrations,... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Honored for Contributions to Thoroughbred Racing

January 09, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park, an educational theme park, equine competition facility, and home of the great racehorse John Henry for 23 years, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award.

The Special Eclipse Award, which is presented by... Read More

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Louisiana State Vet School Hosting March Open House

January 07, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 26th Annual Open House on Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's theme is Veterinarians in the... Read More

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Equine Center on North Dakota Reservation Proposed

January 04, 2008

A nonprofit group is studying the possibility of building an indoor riding and rodeo center on the Standing Rock reservation.

"We're in a community where we haven't shared in the prosperity of the rest of the state," said Jonathan Anderson,... Read More

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Tufts Vet School Hosting Equine Health Talks

January 03, 2008

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will be hosting a series of lectures on equine health.

The presentations will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Agnes Varis Lecture Hall in North Grafton, Mass.

Topics and... Read More

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Iowa Selects New State Veterinarian

December 28, 2007

 Iowa's Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has hired David Schmitt, DVM, as the new state veterinarian.

Schmitt owned a private veterinary practice before joining the department in 1999. He served as assistant state... Read More

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Troedsson Selected to Lead Gluck Equine Research Center

December 27, 2007

 The University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture has named an internationally-recognized scientist with more than 24 years of research and clinical experience in equine reproduction as its new chair of the Department of Veterinary Science... Read More

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Staving off Laminitis with a Buffer Solution

December 23, 2007

The principle behind using a buffer solution to stave off laminitis is based on acidity of the equine gut and its effects on enzyme activity. When a horse gets an overload of carbohydrate, the acidity in his gut increases dramatically due to ferment... Read More

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University of Georgia Vet School Seeking Items for Benefit Auction

December 23, 2007

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is seeking donations for a benefit auction at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor’s Center on Saturday, Feb. 16.... Read More

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Dr. David Meirs Honored at Rutgers Equine Science Update

December 20, 2007

The faculty, students, and staff of the Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recognized a lifetime of service by David A. Meirs II, VMD, at the annual Equine Science Update sponsored by the center.

Meirs, who... Read More

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2008 AVMA Conference Heading to New Orleans

December 20, 2007

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will head to New Orleans July 19-22, 2008, for the group's 145th Annual Convention. Last year's record-breaking AVMA convention attracted over 10,000 attendees, including more... Read More

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Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Dr. Larry Bramlage, Part 2

December 20, 2007

Many readers' questions remained unanswered following the most recent chat with equine surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. As a favor to Bloodhorse.com, Bramlage graciously agreed to... Read More

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Landmarks for Evaluating, Trimming, and Shoeing the Equine Foot

December 19, 2007

From many horse owners' point of view, the farrier's profession throws out a lot of confusing terms and directives when it comes to balancing a foot. Fit the shoe full? Trim to the widest point of the frog? Use a four-point trim? These nebulous... Read More

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Interactive Chat: Equine Surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage to be Encore Guest

December 18, 2007

Equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will join readers for another interactive chat this Thursday, Dec. 20, at BloodHorse.com/talkinhorses.  

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Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Pledged $10 Million Gift

December 18, 2007

Shelley Duke, owner and manager of Rallywood Farm in Middleburg, Va., has pledged a gift of more than $10 million through her estate to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

This estate gift, which is the largest in the... Read More