Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Cornell Veterinarian Honored as Outstanding Researcher

December 20, 2005

Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, assistant professor of large animal surgery at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, received this year's "Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence," which recognizes outstanding... Read More

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AVMA Seeks Nominees for New Award

December 19, 2005

In 2006, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will begin sponsoring an excellence in research award that honors veterinarians for the impact their lifetime of research has had on the veterinary or biomedical professions.  The... Read More

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Auburn Vet School's Open House Set for April 22, 2006

December 19, 2005

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 29th annual Open House on Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at its campus on Wire Road. There will be college tours and scientific displays, plus a dog agility course,... Read More

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LSU and Idaho State Work Together to Reunite Katrina Pets with Owners

December 19, 2005

A group of Louisiana State University and Idaho State University students are volunteering their time to give owners personal help in searching for their pets. If you or someone you know needs assistance in searching the Animal Emergency Respons... Read More

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AAEP Convention Continues as World's Largest Equine Veterinary Meeting

December 14, 2005

The 51st Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), held Dec. 3-7 in Seattle, Wash., attracted a crowd of nearly 5,900 veterinary professionals, guests, and exhibitors, making it again the largest equine... Read More

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AAEP Calls for Ban on Anabolic Steroids in Sale Horse Medication Guidelines

December 14, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' Task Force on Medication Issues at Public Auction has released its recommendations for medication usage in horses presented for sale at public auctions. They include the banning of anabolic... Read More

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AAEP Installs New Officers

December 08, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) installed officers for 2006 on Dec. 6 during its annual convention in Seattle, Wash. New president is Thomas D. Brokken, DVM, of Cooper City, Fla. President elect is Doug Corey, DVM, of... Read More

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America's Healthy Horse Announced at AAEP

December 07, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and Fort Dodge Animal Health announced on Dec. 5 a joint educational initiative to raise awareness about the importance of twice-a-year wellness exams by veterinarians.

There are... Read More

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Horse Facts Launched at AAEP Convention

December 07, 2005

In order to raise awareness about the vital role of animal research in advancing the health of horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced on Dec. 6 a new... Read More

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Monitoring Pregnancy

December 01, 2005

Preparations for breeding and the act of getting a mare bred involve dedicated time and commitment by a horse owner. Then it seems as if all that needs to be done is to sit back and wait for the foaling date. But this is not quite so; it is... Read More

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Christmas Giving

December 01, 2005

Two months, three hurricanes, five states, hundreds dead, thousands homeless, billions of dollars in damage. How can we understand? More importantly, how can we help? In last month's issue, we devoted many pages to covering what happened in... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub: Seattle Edition

November 23, 2005

For those of you who are attending the 2005 AAEP Convention or Horseman’s Day in Seattle, Wash., here are some dining recommendations for the trip from Gary Norwood, DVM.

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AAEP Foundation Donates $50,000 to Help Horses Affected by Hurricane

November 21, 2005

The AAEP Foundation, Inc. has donated $50,000 to aid Gulf Coast horses affected by Hurricane Katrina. Donations of $25,000 each have been made to the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) and the Mississippi Veterinary Medical... Read More

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2006 Focus on Dentistry Call for Papers

November 16, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is now accepting submissions for its 2006 Focus meeting, which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1. The program will be a comprehensive three-day course on equine dentistry that wil... Read More

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Penn's Vet School Receives $10-Million Gift

November 11, 2005

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, PhD, and Alan Kelly, PhD, dean of the university's School of Veterinary Medicine, have announced a $10-million gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill to the School of Veterinary... Read More

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Working Horse Dentistry

November 01, 2005

Equine dentistry started centuries ago with filing horses’ teeth, but it was not until the past decade that motorized dental instrumentation coupled with research allowed vast improvements. These advances have helped all horses, but performance... Read More

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AAEP For Education

November 01, 2005

This year's annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in Seattle, Wash., offers a myriad of educational opportunities for veterinarians and horse owners, and has a trade show that features new products and service... Read More

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Helping Horses Worldwide

November 01, 2005

As a responsible horse owner, you make management decisions that affect the current well-being of your horse and his future vitality. You order low-dust bedding for your gelding with heaves. Your veterinarian arrives for her scheduled visit and... Read More

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Cure For a Toothache

November 01, 2005

Abby is a Tennessee Walking Horse mare who was recently purchased by a Virginia family as a 5-year-old and shipped there from Tennessee to train and show. A dental examination six months after purchase found that her right and left lower first... Read More

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Dental Plan for the Working Horse

November 01, 2005

Routine equine dental care is important for three reasons, says David O. Klugh, DVM, Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, owner of Equine Dental Associates in Yamhill, Ore.:

  • Making sure deciduous teeth come out and adul... Read More

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Florida Mobile Diagnostic Unit

November 01, 2005

The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville is on the cutting edge with its first-of-a-kind Mobile Equine Diagnostic Science rig, which is referred to as the MEDS unit. The $450,000 custom-made truck takes modern... Read More

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Electroacupuncture Alleviates Chronic Back Pain

November 01, 2005

University of Florida (UF) researchers have reported success with using electroacupuncture to alleviate chronic back pain in horses. The study was published in a recent edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.... Read More

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Hock MRI Studies

November 01, 2005

A U.K. researcher examined how age, exercise, and riding discipline and level affect hock joints, and she hopes to make recommendations on how to take better care of equine athletes' hocks.

Orthopedic research technician Marion Branch,... Read More

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AAEP Hosts Wet Labs

November 01, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners held its annual Equine Veterinary Wet Labs on Sept. 6-7. The labs, held for the first time at the Kentucky Horse Park, focused on dentistry, musculoskeletal ultrasound, lameness, and reproduction.... Read More

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Latest Nutrition Tools

November 01, 2005

Hot, dry Tucson, Ariz., doesn't conjure up images of equine nutrition research, but leading animal scientists convened there May 31-June 4 to present their latest findings on a variety of equine science topics. The following article highlights... Read More