Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Dental Hygiene

January 01, 2007

Horse owners often ask me, "Doc, could you float my horse's teeth?" Horses do need their teeth floated on a regular schedule; the frequency might change with the horse's age. Something that doesn't change with age is the need for a thorough oral an... Read More

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Mobile Veterinarians (Mobile Veterinary Equipment)

January 01, 2007

In the early days of the large animal veterinarian, all medical supplies had to either fit into the back of a small car or a satchel. A bucket of cold water, a rough piece of burlap, and a hard bar of soap were the only things available for washing... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More

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Dr. Dean Scoggins Obituary

January 01, 2007

Ross Dean Scoggins, DVM, of Villa Grove, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, according to the obituary in The News-Gazette (Read More

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Montana State Veterinarian Steps Down For Job in Wyoming

December 31, 2006

Montana State Veterinarian Tom Linfield, DVM, has resigned his position to take a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Wyoming.

His last day was Friday.

The 50-year-old Linfield ran the animal health division of... Read More

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AQHA Horses of the Year Win Big at NFR

December 27, 2006

The 2006 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horse of the Year winners shined during competition at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 30–Dec. 9. Four AQHA... Read More

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AAEP Convention Breaks Attendance Record

December 21, 2006

The 52nd Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), held Dec. 2-6 in San Antonio, Texas, set a new attendance record for the association's flagship event, as 6,842 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitor... Read More

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RACE Fund Endorsed by Gretchen Jackson

December 19, 2006

Gretchen Jackson, Barbaro's owner and breeder, has become an Honorary Board Member of the RACE Fund, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, established as a funding source geared specifically to help Thoroughbred racehorses retire when they can no... Read More

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Herpesvirus Outbreak: State Veterinarians Notified of EHV Horse Movement

December 18, 2006

State veterinarians have been notified if their jurisdiction received horses that could potentially be spreading equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) from the shipment of 15 horses that included ones responsible for sparking the current outbreak of... Read More

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Dr. Rick Arthur to be Tuesday's Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

December 16, 2006

Join Rick Arthur, DVM, world-renowned expert in the field of veterinary medicine and advocate for equine health and welfare issues for more than 20 years. Arthur will be the next guest during a special Tuesday edition of Bloodhorse.com's "Talkin... Read More

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AAEP Research Fellow Scholarship Winner Chosen

December 11, 2006

Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, MS, PhD, from Urbana, Illinois was named the recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation's first-ever Research Fellow scholarship on Monday, Dec. 4, at the association's annual... Read More

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Lukas Offers Keys to Success During AAEP Convention Keynote Speech

December 07, 2006

Thoroughbred trainer D. Wayne Lukas received a standing ovation Sunday (Dec. 3) following his keynote speech that opened the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The Hall of Fame trainer... Read More

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Digital X Rays Simplify Repository Procedures at Keeneland Sales

December 06, 2006

Keeneland first to offer digital technology for reviewing pre-sale digital radiography exams involving thousands of horses

The Keeneland Thoroughbred breeding stock auction held November in Lexington, Ky., marked the first time... Read More

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Ragle Receives Distinguished Service Award

December 06, 2006

Claude A. Ragle, DVM, received the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The award, given to an individual who has provided exemplary service to... Read More

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Werner Named 2007 AAEP Vice President

December 06, 2006

Harry Werner, VMD, of North Granby, Conn., has been selected as the next vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He was inducted into office yesterday (Dec. 5) at the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio,... Read More

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Whitaker Named AAEP Equine Industry Board Member

December 06, 2006

David Dean Whitaker, director of the Horse Science School of Agriculture and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) equine industry board... Read More

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Oregon Veterinarian to Lead the AAEP in 2007

December 05, 2006

Douglas G. Corey, DVM, of Adams, Ore., will be installed as the 53rd president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today at the group's annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. He will serve through 2007. ... Read More

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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