Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Recent Advances in Equine Obstetrics

November 01, 2004

Equine obstetrics is more than "pulling a foal out." At the American College of Theriogenology (ACT) meeting held in August in Lexington, Ky., the basics of this specialty--as practiced with today's advanced capabilities--were defined by Grant S... Read More

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Equine Dentistry Position Statement

November 01, 2004

The board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has approved a revised organizational position statement on equine dentistry. The revised position was prepared by the AAEP Equine Dentistry Committee and approved... Read More

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Tufts Vet School Gets $50 Million

November 01, 2004

Tufts University officials announced Aug. 8 that Cummings Foundation, Inc., has committed to investing $50 million in the university's veterinary school over the next 15 years. The gift is the largest in Tufts' history, and it could be the... Read More

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Doug Corey Named 2005 AAEP Vice President

October 26, 2004

Doug Corey, DVM, of Adams, Ore., has been selected as the 2005 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will be inducted into office at the AAEP 50th Annual Convention, taking place Dec. 4-8 in Denver, Colo.... Read More

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Second International Hoof-Care Summit Looks To Bolster Industry Standards

October 25, 2004

Many of the leading farriers and equine veterinarians from around the United States and the world will again join hundreds of other hoof-care professionals at the second annual International Hoof-Care Summit to be held at the Cincinnati... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation: $600,000 for Equine Health Studies in 2005

October 15, 2004

The race is on toward better equine health. Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has committed nearly $600,000 toward 14 new and continuing veterinary studies for horses in 2005. Foundation-funded scientists at universities throughout the United... Read More

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Plaintiff Would Cooperate in Saddlebred's Exhumation

October 15, 2004

The owner of the ranch near Versailles, Ky., where an American Saddlebred was buried after brutal attacks led to his eventual euthanasia, has expressed in court documents that she would cooperate with requests that the horse's body be exhumed if... Read More

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Annual Rescue Training and Exhibitions Held in Central Kentucky

October 01, 2004

"We are not here to re-invent the wheel," said Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, a professor at Clemson University, addressing a group of first-responders and equine rescue personnel at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in August. The event was... Read More

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Minimizing Abdominal Adhesions

October 01, 2004

Small intestinal strangulation or distension colic can produce ischemia (lack of blood flow), depriving tissues of oxygen and nutrients. As blood flow is restored, known as reperfusion, newly circulating blood triggers several cellular reactions... Read More

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AAEP Horseman's Day

October 01, 2004

As technology continues to make impressive gains, availability of information on a variety of specific topics seems to be limitless. Unfortunately, the plethora of information comes with its own problems: What to trust? What is relevant to my... Read More

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AAEP and Arabian Horse Association to Promote Horse Health as Alliance Partners

September 27, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the world's largest professional association of equine veterinarians, is pleased to announce the addition of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) to the AAEP's Alliance Partner Program.... Read More

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AAEP Updates Equine Dentistry Position Statement

September 27, 2004

The board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has approved a revised organizational position statement on equine dentistry. The revised position was prepared by the AAEP Equine Dentistry Committee and approved... Read More

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New Equine Performance Centre for Guelph

September 23, 2004

The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has unveiled plans to build a new multi-million-dollar Equine Performance Centre, dedicated to diagnosing and treating problems in performance horses. The... Read More

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Do You Have a "Head Case" for an MRI Study?

September 20, 2004

Do you have a horse with a problem with his head--meaning, does he have a potential brain tumor, chronic sinus infections, an upper airway abnormality, a dental abnormality, or another anomaly that needs further investigation? Veterinarians at... Read More

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Florida Veterinarians Battle Hurricane Season with Help from the AAEP Foundation

September 15, 2004

With Florida veterinarians and horse owners anticipating the arrival of Hurricane Ivan and still struggling with power outages caused by hurricanes Charley and Frances, the American Association of Equine Practitioners'(AAEP) Foundation has... Read More

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2004 Convention to Mark AAEP 50th Anniversary

September 13, 2004

Veterinarians from around the globe will convene Dec. 4-8 in Denver, Colo., to celebrate the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 50th anniversary at the AAEP 50th Annual Convention.

As the world's largest continuing... Read More

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Tufts Veterinary School Receives $50 Million

September 08, 2004

Tufts University officials today announced that Cummings Foundation, Inc., has committed to investing $50 million in the University's veterinary school over the next 15 years.

The gift is the largest in the history of Tufts University... Read More

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Tendon Healing, Aged Broodmares Featured at Convention

September 01, 2004

Smarty Jones won a little sympathy Saturday night, July 24, as Patricia Hogan, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, board-certified veterinary surgeon, recounted the tale of how the Pennsylvania-bred colt reared up in the starting gate of Philadelphia Park last yea... Read More

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First Look Inside the Live Equine Heart

September 01, 2004

On July 9, a human interventional cardiologist and an equine veterinarian in Lexington, Ky., successfully completed the first step of a landmark procedure to repair a heart problem in a 5-month-old Thoroughbred colt called a ventricular septal... Read More

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MRI Reveals Heel Problems

September 01, 2004

A word about how MRI works is appropriate before launching into a discussion of the foot and problems that can occur in the heel area, because MRI has opened the door to a better understanding of foot conditions in general.... Read More

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Anesthesia and the Equine Brain

September 01, 2004

In horses, the gas anesthetic isoflurane can produce decreases in mean arterial pressure (MAP) as well as cerebral perfusion pressure (that pushes blood into the brain). The implication is that decreased cerebral perfusion pressure leads to... Read More

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Arthroscopy for Meniscal Tears

September 01, 2004

A meniscus is an interarticular (between joints) synovial cartilage or membrane. Meniscal tears in the stifle joint are well described in human athletes and dogs. Despite a few published reports in horses, however, the condition remains difficul... Read More

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Changes in Horse Dentistry

September 01, 2004

We all want our horses to have comfort, enhanced performance, more nutrition efficiency, and even a good chance of living longer. So we're all glad to see the changes that are occurring in the field of equine dentistry, a long-neglected part of... Read More

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West Nile Virus and EEE Detected in Maryland Mosquitoes

August 09, 2004

Mosquitoes collected in two separate areas of Prince George's County are the first in Maryland this year to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) and for Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE). In the first instance, mosquitoes collected on... Read More

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AAEP's Focus on Joints

August 02, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) held its annual Focus meeting on July 22-24 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Ky., to commemorate the first gathering of the group 50 years ago at that site. A plaque was given to the hotel... Read More