Recent News for Vet and Professional

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At Issue: Veterinary Care in Rural Tennessee

March 03, 2007

Is Tennessee experiencing a shortage in the availability of veterinary care for its large-animal and food-animal industries? How would such a shortage affect the state's economy? These questions are on the minds of producers, veterinarians and... Read More

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Herpesvirus Outbreak Update to be Presented at Virginia Tech

March 02, 2007

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) and Virginia Cooperative Extension will present "Update on the Neurological Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Outbreak in Virginia" on Tuesday, March 6, as part of an ongoing... Read More

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Reed Retires from The Ohio State, Joins Rood and Riddle Staff

March 02, 2007

Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor in Equine Clinical Sciences and Research, has retired from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) after 25 year... Read More

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UGA Vet School to Auction Mares on Internet

March 01, 2007

When officials at the University of Georgia veterinary school were seeking homes for four horses they no longer needed, they tried an approach they hadn't used before: Advertise them on the Internet as surplus government property.

The vet... Read More

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AAEP and U.S. Dressage Federation Forming Alliance

March 01, 2007

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the world's largest professional association of equine veterinarians, is pleased to announce the addition of the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) to its Alliance Partner Program. Through this... Read More

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Colic and Digestive Health

March 01, 2007

Colic, defined as any abdominal pain, has resulted in the deaths of horses throughout recorded history, stated White. In fact, today it is second only to old age as the number one cause of equine deaths in the United States. White said it is one of... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Obese Horses

March 01, 2007

Adipobiology (The Study of Fat in the Body): An Emerging Field... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Lameness

March 01, 2007

Oral Joint Supplements: Do They Work?

In 2005, nutraceutical... Read More

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Horse Management and Care (AAEP 2006)

March 01, 2007

Various horse management and health care tips offered by equine professionals at the AAEP 2006 Convention.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Medicine

March 01, 2007

Uplifting Applications for UC Davis Large Animal Lift

John... Read More

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Reproduction Problems

March 01, 2007

Drug compounding, the ethics of treating cryptorchids, and sexually transmitted diseases were the hot topics discussed by equine practitioners at the Reproduction Forum.... Read More

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Muscle Disorders (AAEP 2006)

March 01, 2007

Careful inspection of a horse's muscle mass and symmetry and hands-on palpation educates the examiner about the horse's muscle tone and comfort level. The examiner also evaluates the horse in motion and conducts a full lameness exam.... Read More

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Skin Disease and Dermatology

March 01, 2007

Skin ailments were broken down into classifications of pruritic (itching), nodular, or crusting lesions. The variety of problems discussed included common equine skin diseases like sarcoids, insect hypersensitivity, hives, allergies, photosensitivity... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Additional Topics

March 01, 2007

Western Performance Horse Forum

The Western performance hors... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: News and Awards

March 01, 2007

The 52nd annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners was... Read More

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Dentistry Series Part 3: Malocclusions

March 01, 2007

In the last two installments of this equine dental series, you've digested an overview of the basics of equine dentistry, and I hope you've gained an understanding of just why dental care for horses is rising to the forefront of equine veterinary... Read More

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Serology

March 01, 2007

The horse's immune system is a window to its world. The biochemical analysis of blood components can give the veterinarian valuable information about disease exposure and immune responses. When a horse is exposed to an antigen (a disease-causing... Read More

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Colic and Digestive Health (AAEP 2006 Wrap-Up)

March 01, 2007

Colic, defined as any abdominal pain, has resulted in the deaths of horses throughout recorded history, stated White. In fact, it is second only to old age as the number one cause of equine deaths in the United States today. ... Read More

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Mentors Needed for AAEP Shadow a Veterinarian Program

February 26, 2007

The Shadow a Veterinarian program, created by the AAEP Student program and the AAEP Foundation for students of all ages interested in pursuing a career in equine veterinary medicine, is currently in need of mentors in the following states:... Read More

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Electroacupuncture and Back Pain

February 25, 2007

Currently, much acupuncture practice in horses is based on limited evidence, such as small-scale research, case studies, and clinical experience. High-quality research is essential to the long-term development of "evidence-based practice." As there... Read More

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La. University Plans to Tear Down Former Equine Center

February 20, 2007

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette plans to demolish a barn that has been idle for the past 10 years.

The 7,541-square-foot building is located on the university's 100-acre horse farm. After being used as a dairy facility, the barn... Read More

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Transfixation Pin Cast Recovery: Timelines Set

February 17, 2007

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) set time guidelines for the use of transfixation pin casts for horses with comminuted phalangeal fractures. They found that horses with fractures maintained in this type of cast for 40-80 days had increa... Read More

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Genome Sequence will Benefit Performance Horse Breeding, Management

February 15, 2007

The newly completed equine genome sequence will be an invaluable asset for those looking to breed and manage the ideal equine athlete, as well as giving researchers a whole new set of tools for investigating equine disease, according to... Read More

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Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine's Mule Mascots Receive Funding

February 14, 2007

Truman the Tiger is the University of Missouri-Columbia's mascot. Other lesser known but equally loved MU mascots are the College of Veterinary Medicine's mules. A recent gift from the estate of Virginia Etheridge ensures that the mule team will... Read More

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Vet-Stem CEO to Deliver Equine Orthopedic Injury Lecture at World Stem Cell Congress

February 11, 2007

Robert J. Harman, DVM, MPVM, chief executive officer of Vet-Stem, will present a key lecture at the 2007 World Stem Cell Congress in La Jolla, Calif. on Feb. 12. His presentation will cover Vet-Stem's clinical successes treating orthopedic... Read More