Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Vail to Be Honored as AAEP Distinguished Life Member

December 05, 2006

AAEP Past President Charles D. Vail, DVM, will be recognized for his contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP today (Dec. 5) at the President's Luncheon during the 52nd Annual AAEP Convention.

Vail, a Colorado native, graduated... Read More

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Distinguished Educator to be Honored at AAEP Annual Convention

December 05, 2006

A veterinarian who has significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners will be honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Thomas J. Divers,... Read More

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Johnson to be Honored as Distinguished Life Member

December 05, 2006

AAEP Past President J. Clyde Johnson, VMD, will be recognized today (Dec. 5) for his contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP during the association's 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Johnson earned his veterinary... Read More

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Wilson to Represent District VI on the AAEP Board

December 05, 2006

Julia "Julie" H. Wilson, DVM, has been elected to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) board of directors. She will begin her term today (Dec. 5) as District VI Director in December at the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention in San... Read More

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Morehead Elected to the AAEP Board of Directors

December 05, 2006

James "Jim" P. Morehead, DVM, has been elected to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) board of directors. He will begin his term as District IV Director today (Dec. 5) at the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio,... Read More

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Moore Elected AAEP Director-at-Large

December 05, 2006

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, has recently been selected as a director-at-large for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will begin his term today (Dec. 5) during the association's 52nd Annual Convention in San... Read More

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Kester News Hour Presenters to Receive Distinguished Service Award

December 05, 2006

Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, and John E. Madigan, DVM, will be recognized today (Dec. 5) as recipients of the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas... Read More

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LSU Equine Eye Surgery Sparks

December 04, 2006

The extraordinary efforts of globe-trotting surgeons, dedicated Louisiana State University (LSU) veterinarians and technicians, and a determined team of horse owners recently combined to preserve the sight of one 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare... Read More

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Barbaro's Owners Honored at Record TCA Auction

December 03, 2006

Friday evening's (Dec. 1) Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction was the most successful and perhaps most unique in the 17-year history of the event.

Held for the first time at Keeneland, the TCA auction... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Funds Continuing Education in Mongolia

December 02, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' Foundation found itself in receipt of an intriguing grant application earlier in 2006. The grant was to help fund a continuing education program thousands of miles away in Mongolia. After... Read More

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Therapeutic Equipment

December 01, 2006

Before you invest in a therapeutic modality, look not just for testimonials and anecdotal reports, but for hard scientific proof and comparable applications in human medicine. Before using any type of modality on your horse, be sure to discuss... Read More

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Reproduction Education

December 01, 2006

The Ninth International Symposium on Equine Reproduction was held this past summer at Kerkrade, Netherlands, and it maintained its sound reputation for presenting original and applicable research. From its origin at Cambridge in 1974 until now,... Read More

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How Far We've Come

December 01, 2006

I was flattered when I was asked to discuss how far we've come in equine reproduction. I found it interesting to go back and review the many changes that have occurred.

Stallions

The use of artificial insemination has increased ove... Read More

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Florida Veterinary Students See the World

November 23, 2006

Lectures, labs, and trips to exotic locations are all a part of the veterinary education for some students at the University of Florida's college of veterinary medicine.

The college offers an extensive program in international veterinary... Read More

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NARHA Conference Honors Special Therapy Horses, Volunteers

November 23, 2006

Attendees at the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association's Conference and Annual Meeting Banquet grew misty-eyed as presenters handed out national awards, relating stories that touched the heart and soul. Held in Indianapolis, Ind.... Read More

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New Students Filling Farrier Shortage

November 20, 2006

Allen Ryunda is striking while the iron is hot. He wanted to save money by shoeing his own horses -- and in the process of learning how, he hit upon an ancient career still in demand.

"The guy I'm doing my apprenticeship with said he doesn'... Read More

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International Disease Report Second Quarter 2006

November 19, 2006

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks:

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was confirmed among mares and stallions on several non-Thoroughbred breeding premises in... Read More

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Air Pillow Aids Anesthesia Recovery

November 11, 2006

In a recent study, researchers at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine found that a rapidly inflating/deflating air pillow significantly increased the time a horse rested following anesthesia, which could reduce anesthesia... Read More

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Fresno State Equine Program Honored with AQHA Legacy Award

November 10, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association announced that California State University, Fresno's equine program is among 20 breeders it is honoring with its prestigious Legacy Awards.

Fresno State was the only educational institution selected. T... Read More

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UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Named Beneficiary of Atlanta Steeplechase

November 08, 2006

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has been named one of two new non-profit beneficiaries for the 2007 Atlanta Steeplechase. The Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards made the announcement this week that, along with... Read More

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Team Barbaro, Richardson, Crist Honored at NTWA Dinner

November 02, 2006

The individuals associated with undefeated Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro -- veterinary surgeon Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center -- and veteran racing journalis... Read More

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Healthy Horses

November 01, 2006

Equine veterinarians are the most qualified resource for horse health information. When looking for information or events that will help your efforts to keep your horse healthy, it is important to consider the qualifications of the source or event.... Read More

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Focus on Dentistry

November 01, 2006

Each year, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hosts a three-day meeting on a single topic in equine medicine or surgery. This year the topic was dentistry, and the meeting was held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006 Preview

November 01, 2006

Why should horse owners care about this year's annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP), Dec. 2-6? Several reasons.

First, despite veterinarians' busy schedules, they are always striving to learn what is ne... Read More

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Alltech-University of Kentucky Alliance Publishes First Annual Report

October 24, 2006

Alltech, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky, has published the first annual report of the Alltech-University of Kentucky Nutrition Research Alliance at Coldstream Research Farm. This partnership, formed in 2004, has resulted in... Read More