Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Immunostimulant Helps Mares with Endometritis Maintain Pregnancy

February 01, 2007

"Post-breeding endometritis is a major cause of subfertility, affecting approximately 15% of mares," said John Steiner, DVM, Dipl. ACT, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. "We know it's a big problem, so we've tried an adjunct treatment to see... Read More

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Another Approach to Equine Castration

February 01, 2007

The use of the Stone Henderson Equine Castration Instrument, which allows veterinarians to geld colts using an attachment on a battery-powered drill, has gained speed since its debut at the 2005 American Association of Equine Practitioners'... Read More

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New Twin Reduction Procedure

February 01, 2007

"We know that twinning has a profound impact on the mare," said Karen Wolfsdorf, DVM, Dipl. ACT, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. "The presence of twins post-fixation (after the embryonic vesicle becomes stationary on about the 16th day after... Read More

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Postpartum Complications in the Mare

February 01, 2007

If your mare experiences complications following foaling, it's important to note when they arise, said Walter Zent, DVM, a veterinarian at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., in his presentation at the 2006 Hagyard Bluegrass... Read More

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Buserelin Use in the Anestrus Mare

February 01, 2007

A compounded drug has shown considerable promise in treating anestrus mares--those that are not cycling and thus are difficult to impregnate. Walter Zent, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, described his experience using Buserelin in mare... Read More

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Fetal Sex Determination in the Mare Between 90 and 150 Days

February 01, 2007

Accurate determination of fetal sex can have a profound impact on the broodmare management practices of horse owners and breeders. While the gender of a foal influences its value, it also influences the value of the gravid (pregnant) mare.... Read More

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Induction of Lactation in the Non-Pregnant Mare

February 01, 2007

Poor milk production or the loss of a mare in the peripartum period (occurring in the last month of gestation or the first few months after delivery) can jeopardize the health and viability of the foal. To provide the foal with an alternate... Read More

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Systemic Therapy in the High-Risk Mare

February 01, 2007

Several conditions can threaten pregnancy in the late gestational mare. C.S. Bailey, DVM, who is completing a theriogenology residency at the University of Florida and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., said some of these... Read More

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Dopamine and Its Evil Twin Ergovaline

February 01, 2007

In the horse, the hormone dopamine exerts a number of effects through its actions on the pituitary gland. Both dopamine and ergovaline, a dopaminergic agonist (a drug that stimulates dopamine receptors), can significantly impact the mare's... Read More

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Reproductive Field Surgery

February 01, 2007

Castration and Caslick's procedures generally come to mind at the mention of reproductive surgeries that can be performed in the field, but Dwayne Rodgerson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, says there are plenty of othe... Read More

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Farrier Hygiene

February 01, 2007

To prevent white line disease from spreading, should I purchase my own farrier tools for the farrier to use?... Read More

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Oral Examination of the Horse

February 01, 2007

Does your horse toss his head when loose, in hand, or under saddle? Does he fight the bit? Does he resist being bridled or haltered? Is he underweight despite proper feeding and deworming programs? These are just a few of the possible signs... Read More

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Wild Horse Advocate Groups Lose Anti-Roundup Lawsuit

January 31, 2007

A federal judge gave after-the-fact approval today for the government to gather wild horses and burros around Las Vegas, Nev.

U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson rejected efforts by Nevada-based America's Wild Horse Advocates and Wild Horses... Read More

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UK Announces Expanded Equine Programs

January 30, 2007

Amid a crowd gathered in one of the University of Kentucky's equine research barns, UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. and College of Agriculture Dean Scott Smith today announced a new equine undergraduate program and significant improvements to UK's... Read More

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Researchers Study Antibiotic-Resistant Staph in Horses, Humans

January 27, 2007

The Canadian Medical Association Journal recently reported that cases of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus were on the rise in Canada. As public health officials there focus on minimizing the spread of infections in humans,... Read More

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Richardson, Jacksons, New Bolton Honored for Contribution to Racing

January 23, 2007

Barbaro has steadily improved since having surgery on his left hind hoof, although the Kentucky Derby winner has yet to return outside and will be hospital-bound for at least another month.

"He's bright, happy, eating," chief surgeon Dean... Read More

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"Moneigh" Hoofprint Paintings Raise Funds for Minnesota Equine Center

January 22, 2007

Can't afford the $250 donation it takes to get an engraved brick at the University of Minnesota's new Equine Center? Take heart--for only $50, you could have a painting by a horse.

Hercules, that is, the Belgian gelding who serves as the... Read More

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Equine Reproduction Short Course Available at Penn State

January 21, 2007

On Feb. 16-17, Penn State University at University Park, Pa., will be hosting an equine reproduction short course. This course is targeted for the serious mare or stallion owner who wishes to advance their knowledge of equine reproduction.... Read More

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Reed Joining Rood & Riddle Internal Medicine Staff

January 17, 2007

Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, whose work with neurological horses has gained him worldwide acclaim, will join Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's internal medicine department on Feb. 1, 2007. Rood & Riddle is a full-service equine... Read More

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Jacksons, New Bolton to Receive Special Eclipse Award

January 16, 2007

Roy and Gretchen Jackson and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the New Bolton Center have been honored with the 2006 Special Eclipse Award. The Special Eclipse Award,... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Adds Retail Veterinary Pharmacy

January 15, 2007

Rood & Riddle, a full-service equine hospital in Lexington, Ky., has expanded its offerings to include a retail veterinary pharmacy, which opened its doors on Jan. 2, 2007, with Anne Lane Gresham, RPh, as director. Gresham, a... Read More

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Morris, Madden, Lengel Honored at USEF Pegasus Awards

January 15, 2007

It was standing room only during the much-anticipated Pegasus Awards held Friday night (Jan. 12), where the equestrian world's brightest stars gathered to be honored and celebrate achievements from 2006, as well as a lifetime.

The awarding... Read More

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Porta-Vet Chassis Mount Units

January 12, 2007

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Kan. Couple Makes Biggest Gift Yet to Missouri Vet School

January 09, 2007

A Kansas couple who vowed decades ago to repay the University of Missouri's veterinary school for kind treatment of their injured dog have made their largest gift yet to the institution.

Tom and Betty Scott, of Mission Hills, Kan., have... Read More

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KEEP Reports Funding for 167 Equine Programs

January 09, 2007

Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced Jan. 8 that it provided funding to 167 equine programs in 69 counties during 2006 totaling $135,682.

According to KEEP, the local funding program was created as part of its "grassroots... Read More