Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Diagnosing Breathing Problems

October 01, 2002

Many of you are familiar with the respiratory condition known as "heaves," also termed recurrent airway obstruction (RAO). Primarily caused by chronic exposure to dusts and molds in hay and bedding, heaves can cripple the function of a horse's... Read More

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New CSU Semen Facility Meets International Standards

September 11, 2002

The new stallion barn at Colorado State University’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory, specifically designed to meet the requirements for exporting semen internationally, is now complete and prepared to handle client requests around the... Read More

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Ohio University Equestrian Team Devastated by Fire

September 11, 2002

The Ohio University Equestrian Team (OUET), 2002 Miller's Cup Team Champions (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national winners), lost a barn, an arena, a tack room, a trailer, all of their tack and one horse to a fire that ripped through... Read More

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Pre-Sale Questions

September 01, 2002

A pre-sale veterinary examination for a horse of any age in any discipline should address two questions. Can this particular individual, in the opinion of the examiner, be expected--barring illness or injury--to reach competition in a timely... Read More

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Horse Health at AVMA

September 01, 2002

The annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 13-17, drew practitioners from around the world. One topic of particular timeliness was the growing use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for various... Read More

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First Foal Produced from Deceased Mare's Shipped Oocytes

September 01, 2002

The first foal produced from oocytes that were harvested from the shipped ovaries of a deceased mare was born recently. This successful procedure, completed by researchers at Colorado State University (CSU), opens a door for owners with valuable... Read More

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Horse Behavior and Welfare Conference

September 01, 2002

A recent gathering of equine behavior and welfare specialists in Holar, Northern Iceland, gave scientists from around the world the opportunity to present their work and review the science underpinning management practices on the horse. The... Read More

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Radiographs and Selecting Racehorses

August 22, 2002

Veterinarians should select racehorses at auction, not "radiographically clean horses," Thoroughbred farm Three Chimneys' resident veterinarian Jim Morehead, DVM, told Australia's leading equine veterinarians at a yearling radiographic seminar... Read More

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LSU Equine Health Studies Program Holds Second Annual Stallion Auction

August 02, 2002

The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) in the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will launch its second annual Internet Stallion Service Auction in October to generate funds for expansion of the school's Equine... Read More

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Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy and Back Pain

August 01, 2002

As many as 40% of all cases of equine back pain are the result of soft tissue injury. The primary causes include chronic and recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (CER and RER, respectively), and an inherited enzyme deficiency called polysaccharid... Read More

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Preventing Airway Obstruction

August 01, 2002

During periods of intense exercise, portions of the upper airway can collapse, interfering with breathing. The cause of these obstructive episodes, most notably dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP), is yet unknown. In other species,... Read More

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Providing Care for Your Senior Horse

August 01, 2002

Technology and advances in medicine have given us tools to keep our horses alive longer.... Read More

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NYRA Issues Restrictions on Shock Wave Therapy

July 17, 2002

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) issued a policy whereby horses that receive shock wave therapy cannot race for at least 10 days after treatment. Earlier, the California Horse Racing Board ordered restrictions on shock wave therapy... Read More

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Does Ultrasound Give Clues to Abortion Cause?

July 16, 2002

Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary associates worked with the University of Kentucky (UK)he latest project that has associated Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) and mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). Drs. Nathan Slovis and Thomas Seahorn, both... Read More

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California Places Restrictions on Shock Wave Therapy

July 09, 2002

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) notified trainers and veterinarians on July 8 of new rules that go into effect on July 24 restricting the use of shock wave therapy (SWT) for the treatment of orthopedic injuries in horses at... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Soundness Chipping Away?

July 01, 2002

The old adage, "Something's gotta give," holds true when you accidentally bump a dinner plate on the counter and it chips or you bang your car door on the car next to you and the paint chips. Trauma inflicted upon an object can cause a chip. The... Read More

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Is Your Horse Getting the Right Medications?

June 26, 2002

Unethical medication production and marketing continues to be a serious problem in the equine industry worldwide, said Joe Bertone, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, in his presentation “Drug Quality and Equine Veterinary Practice” at the 2002 American Hors... Read More

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$6 Million Gift Funds Research Chairs at Colorado State's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

June 11, 2002

Two gifts totaling $6 million will establish endowed chairs at two internationally recognized centers of medical research at Colorado State University.

A private gift of $3 million from Mrs. Barbara Cox Anthony will endow a chair within... Read More

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Modifying Semen Extender

June 01, 2002

Stallion semen is particularly susceptible to freeze-thaw damage, so multi-step procedures are being developed and evaluated to slowly extend and cool the semen prior to freezing it. In addition, the common semen extender INRA82, developed at... Read More

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From Forge to Foot

June 01, 2002

There isn't much time in the busy farrier's life to chat with his brethren of the forge. On the road before daylight, driving endless hours, and arriving home late at night after a hard day's work doesn't leave much time for socializing. However... Read More

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Joint Fusion to Eliminate Lameness

June 01, 2002

Joint arthrodesis is a procedure that locks a joint by fusing bones together. The procedure is used in the pastern joint of horses to treat lameness due to severe osteoarthritis, fractures, bone cysts, and various limb deformities in foals.... Read More

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Foal Hyperbaric Chamber Studies Commence In Kentucky

June 01, 2002

Two landmark clinical studies examining the effects of treating foals with septic (infected) joints and "dummy foals" (those which suffered from lack of oxygen prior to or during delivery) in hyperbaric chambers have begun in Lexington, Ky.... Read More

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LSU Foal Study On Viral Infections and Recurrent Airway Obstruction

May 01, 2002

Louisiana State University researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine have begun a study to investigate the effect of viral infections on the immune response of neonatal foals, specifically if exposure to influenza virus reduces the risk... Read More

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IV Complications

May 01, 2002

Any horse with an indwelling IV catheter should be monitored closely for the swelling and/or thick, rope-like consistency of a vein with thrombosis or thrombophlebitis. Catching any vein problem early and treating it minimizes the risk of serious pro... Read More

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Investigating Poor Performance

May 01, 2002

For a horse to perform well as an athlete, all body systems must be in good working order. When one or more systems "breaks down," the horse is no longer able to perform up to his potential, and the owner, rider, and trainer will likely notice a ... Read More