Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Mare Breeding Problems: Make Room for Baby

December 01, 2003

One of your main objectives whether you own or work with broodmares should be to produce the maximum number of live, healthy foals from the mares bred during the previous season.... Read More

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Suspensory Ligament Injuries: Mending With Marrow

December 01, 2003

"Our hypotheses were that horses with suspensory ligament desmitis, treated with bone marrow components from their own body, would hopefully return to soundness more rapidly than horses with conventional treatments, and have a lower rate of recurrenc... Read More

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Purina Mills Conference for Veterinarians

December 01, 2003

Nearly 250 veterinarians from across the country attended a continuing education conference sponsored by Purina Mills Oct. 3-5.

Besides researching and developing horse feeds, which on average takes five years for a new feed to go from idea... Read More

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Cutting Down on Carbs (For Your Horse)

November 17, 2003

In an attempt to avoid the rich diets that can worsen obesity and laminitis in insulin-resistant horses (those said to be suffering from peripheral Cushing's disease), many owners feed hay instead of lush pasture or grain. However, Kathryn Watts... Read More

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Brushing Horses' Teeth

November 01, 2003

Q: Is there anything we can use on a horse's teeth to get all the gunk off and the grass out of their gums? Is it okay to use toothpaste?      Chantel


A: Horses'... Read More

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Diagnosing Grass Sickness

November 01, 2003

Equine grass sickness is so named because it occurs in the spring in pastured horses which are eager to eat plentiful green grass. Its cause is unknown, but the result is destruction of the nerves of the gastrointestinal system, which is often... Read More

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Diagnosing Septic Foals

November 01, 2003

No one test can reliably diagnose septicemia (systemic infection) in a foal. The clinician must wait for the results of blood cultures, which can take days. However, preliminary studies of a blood protein called serum amyloid A (SAA) have shown... Read More

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Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate: Winning With Air

November 01, 2003

Horses with dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) characteristically make a "choking" noise as they slow down from the resulting partial airway obstruction, hence the term "choking down" to describe them.... Read More

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Foot Dialogue Feeds the Mind

November 01, 2003

Purina Mills nutritionist Randal Raub, PhD, began his lecture at the 2003 Purina Farriers' Conference with a little-known statistic--horse owners are most likely to discuss their horses' nutrition with their veterinarians, followed by their... Read More

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Serving the Industry

November 01, 2003

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2003 AAEP CONVENTION
NEW PRODUCTS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is the leading provider of continuing education for veterinarians. Their... Read More

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Surviving Colic

November 01, 2003

In decades past, colic treatment was actually a misnomer. "Treatment" consisted of waiting out the colic while offering sedative-like drugs to dampen a horse's misery. Either his body healed of its own accord, or he succumbed to death from... Read More

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AAEP Approves New Tail Docking Position Statement

October 31, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) board of directors recently approved a new position statement regarding the tail docking of horses. The statement was written by the Equine Welfare Committee and reads as... Read More

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LSU Vet School to Host Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop

October 28, 2003

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will host its annual Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop Feb. 7-8, 2004, at the school. The workshop is open to horse breeders, but is limited to 18 participants.

This hands-on workshop is held t... Read More

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Compounding Roundtable Transcript

October 22, 2003

Following is the transcript of the Roundtable Discussion on Compounding for the Equine Veterinary Profession sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health and held in New York on Aug. 30. In attendance were Gary White, DVM (Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, who... Read More

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New Veterinary School Hospital Director Named

October 21, 2003

Bill Gengler, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, has been named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, effective October 13th.

He brings a strong... Read More

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Reed Honored for Applied Equine Research Contributions

October 20, 2003

Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor and head of equine medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, recently was selected as the winner of the 2003 World Equine Veterinary Association Award for Applie... Read More

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Effects of Cold Therapies

October 20, 2003

Horse owners everywhere cold-hose or ice their horses' legs to help reduce inflammation, but there hasn't been much agreement among researchers on its effects, or the success of various methods of cooling.... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub: New Orleans Edition

October 01, 2003

For those of you attending the 2003 AAEP Convention or Horseman's Day in New Orleans, La., the end of November, we asked Gary Norwood, DVM, a local racetrack practitioner, to help us put together a list of the best eating places in the city.... Read More

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Analyze This! (Blood Tests Part 2)

October 01, 2003

Learn about the second-most common laboratory analysis performed--the serum chemistry panel.... Read More

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If Your Horse's Feet Could Talk

October 01, 2003

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article gives horse owners a glimpse into the methods used by one experienced veterinarian to monitor the feet of his clients' horses. Your veterinarian might have developed his/her own special way to follow the... Read More

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A Pain in the Hock

October 01, 2003

The hock is a complex joint of the rear limb situated between the stifle and the ankle that consists of six bones and four joints. Similar to the human ankle--but elevated and bending backward--the hock works in concert with the stifle, flexing... Read More

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Wanted: Career Revival

October 01, 2003

The talks in the conference room to the group of bright, young attendees might have sounded a bit like a revival to the uninitiated. In fact it was...well, a bit like a revival. And one that is needed sooner rather than later. Last year, from th... Read More

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New Tufts Veterinary Conference

October 01, 2003

The inaugural "Bridge to the Future" veterinary conference, hosted by Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, was held in Providence, RI, on Aug. 10-11. This year's speakers included Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, associate... Read More

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AAEP Publishes Vesicular Stomatitis Brochure

September 30, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently released a brochure about vesicular stomatitis (VS) for the horse owner. VS is a contagious disease that afflicts horses, livestock, wildlife, and humans. Although the virus that... Read More

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Paulick Named AAEP Equine Industry Board Member

September 30, 2003

Ray Paulick, editor in chief of The Blood-Horse and executive vice president and editorial director of Blood-Horse Publications, has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) equine industry representativ... Read More