Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Laminitis Lessons: What Not to Do

April 30, 2007

Baker, who is both a veterinarian and a farrier, presented a discussion of six case studies and what they taught him not to do in treating laminitis. He began by describing the following common causes of treatment failure.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Fighting White Line Disease

April 30, 2007

Untreated white line disease can undermine your horse's feet, causing lameness and coffin bone instability.... Read More

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World Veterinary Organization to Meet in Moscow in 2008

April 30, 2007

The 10th International Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) will be held in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2008. The event is hosted by the Russian Equine Veterinary Association (REVA). This exciting and important event... Read More

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Equine Research Coordination Group

April 29, 2007

How are we going to address these diseases that threaten the health of our horses and the viability of the equine industry? How are we going to deal with new diseases and conditions as they arise? What are we going to do when diseases we thought were... Read More

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Laminitis: Coming Out of the Dark (Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium)

April 27, 2007

There isn't yet a complete answer to how laminitis works and how to treat it, although researchers in several countries are working on it. D'Arpe characterizes the current state of laminitis knowledge by comparing it to the early stages of fracture... Read More

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Kotlikoff Named Dean of Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine

April 27, 2007

Michael I. Kotlikoff, VMD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University, has been named dean of the university's renowned College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell President David J. Skorton and Provost... Read More

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Gait Analysis System Tests Underway at Va. Tech Equine Medical Center

April 25, 2007

"Previous gait analysis systems were based on computer images that were sometimes misleading," said Keoughan. "This system will enable us to optimize hoof balance and comfort leading to heightened performance and success."... Read More

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University of Pennsylvania Vet School Announces New Award

April 24, 2007

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has announced the launch of a veterinary medicine award that was designed to recognize innovation, creativity, and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.... Read More

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Online Horse and Rider First Aid Course to Benefit AAEP Foundation

April 23, 2007

EquineU.com has teamed up with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and will be donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of their online course on horse and rider first aid to the Foundation, as well as... Read More

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Acute and Chronic Laminitis: An Equine Podiatrist's Perspective

April 21, 2007

Acute and chronic laminitis is a frustrating and often disheartening condition to manage. Having had the opportunity to observe, treat and shoe laminitic horses for over 30 years, I have a unique prospective into this disease.

The biggest... Read More

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Equine Guelph Holding Conference on Animal Welfare During Crisis

April 20, 2007

Equine Guelph is sponsoring a conference on "Caring During Crisis," to be held Sunday, April 29th, to Tuesday, May 1st, on managing disease and disasters involving animals.

The conference, "Caring During Crisis: Animal Welfare During... Read More

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AAEP On Call Program Highlighted in Triple Crown Teleconference

April 17, 2007

Equine orthopedic surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, discussed equine health and safety issues during an NTRA Road to the Triple Crown teleconference April 17

Bramlage, who will be serving as the American Association of Equine... Read More

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Equine Podiatry: Underrun Heels and Egg Bar Shoes

April 14, 2007

One veterinarian describes the causes of and a traditional treatment method for underrun heels.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Recommending EHV Vaccination

April 12, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Park announced several changes which will affect those who wish to compete at the park.... Read More

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Equine Research Scientist Appointed Associate Dean (Research) at Hartpury

April 12, 2007

Hartpury College recently announced that leading Equine Research Scientist, David Marlin, BSc, PhD, has been appointed as associate dean (research). Marlin will be responsible for the enhancement of the college's research profile,... Read More

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Horse Freed After Hours in Texas Mudhole

April 12, 2007

A horse mired up its belly in a Dawson, Texas, mudhole was freed Thursday (April 12) afternoon in an hours-long rescue effort that included heavy equipment.

"Champ" was able to stand on his own after being hauled from the muck, live... Read More

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Iowa State University College of Vet Medicine Earns Full Accreditation

April 11, 2007

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been granted full accreditation status by the Council On Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The accreditation covers the complete academic program including the... Read More

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Wisconsin School of Vet Medicine Radiography Goes Digital

April 11, 2007

In April, the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Veterinary Medicine's teaching hospital installed digital radiography and a picture archiving system. This new ability to create, store, and disseminate electronic digital images... Read More

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Putting Science Into Farriery: Lameness Evaluation

April 09, 2007

When a group of people are standing at the barn watching a "lame" horse move, many of you will say he's lame in different legs. How do you know who's right? If it makes you feel any better, picking out the source of lameness isn't always easy fo... Read More

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Idaho Horseman's Association Seeks More Members

April 07, 2007

The Magic Valley Horseman's Association is trying to revive equestrian activities in Southern Idaho, and as part of that plan is welcoming all breeds of horses.

That means people with everything from Quarter Horses to Arabians and... Read More

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Tennessee Walking Horse Groups, AAEP Discuss Eliminating Soring

April 03, 2007

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hosted a roundtable discussion with representatives from the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and the United States Department of Agriculture on March 19, in Lexington, Ky. The meeting... Read More

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Dentistry Part 4: Periodontal Disease

April 01, 2007

Periodontal disease is one of the most painful conditions that can occur in the horse's mouth. The number one cause of premature tooth loss in adult horses (as in adult people) is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can affect incisors, canine... Read More

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Lab Cytology Tests

April 01, 2007

Cytology, the study of cells, involves the collection and examination of cells and fluid from organs, tissues, and body cavities. Cells naturally shed from the surfaces of mucous membranes, organs, and skin lesions, and they can be collected for... Read More

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Gait Analysis for Horses

April 01, 2007

There has been a long journey over a relatively short span of time in the world of equine gait analysis. The first studies utilized high-speed cameras and a treadmill and took place at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences some 35 years... Read More

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Therapeutic Options in Veterinary Research

April 01, 2007

Veterinarians desire to be the gatekeepers for horse health and welfare, so they need to be educated in therapeutic options to meet expectations of clients. Surveys performed by the AAEP in 1998 and 2002 indicated an increased use of and referral... Read More