Recent News for Vet and Professional

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The Colicky Foal

November 04, 2002

The first thing to decide in a foal with abdominal pain is if the colic is surgical or non-surgical, said Bernard. He stressed the importance of observance "before you jump on it" and start taking vitals and administering medications.... Read More

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Reproductive Emergencies in the Stallion

November 04, 2002

 Although uncommon, reproductive emergencies will occur in the breeding stallion and when they do, prompt attention and action must be instituted. Trauma to the external genitalia is always a possibility under natural mating situations... Read More

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Advances in Equine Dentistry

November 01, 2002

It often is very difficult to break free from old customs, habits, and traditions. This holds especially true in the horse world. Horsekeeping is steeped in the rich traditions of a long, colorful history. Many of these time-honored customs... Read More

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New Surgical Treatment for Suspensory Injury

November 01, 2002

Suspensory injuries are common in athletic horses. The suspensory ligament extends down the back of the lower leg from the knee or the hock and lies between the flexor tendons and the cannon bone. There are a number of treatments for injured... Read More

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Feeding Management for Stressful Situations

November 01, 2002

"Anytime you ask a horse to be a performance horse (taking him out of his natural environment), you put him in a stressful situation," said Joe Pagan, PhD, owner of Kentucky Equine Research (KER) in Versailles, Ky., during his presentation... Read More

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Breeding Soundness Exam of the Mare

November 01, 2002

Horse breeding is a time-consuming and expensive business. Therefore, horse breeders must be able to assess the likelihood of a mare being able to conceive, carry a fetus through a pregnancy, and deliver a live foal. While unforeseen problems ca... Read More

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AAEP Preview: State of the Art Lecture

November 01, 2002

Innovation in equine medicine is the hallmark of the AAEP Convention's State of the Art Lecture, and this year will be no different. David M. Nunamaker, VMD, Chairman and Jacques Jenny Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery of the New Bolton Center's... Read More

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AAEP Preview: An Educational State

November 01, 2002

While "the mouse" usually is king in Orlando, for a week in early December the horse takes center stage as the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) descends on that city for its annual convention. The AAEP hosts some of the best... Read More

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Environmental Effects on Hormone Activity

October 31, 2002

Some compounds present in the environment, both from natural and man-made sources, can disrupt the delicate hormone balance necessary for reproduction in several species possibly including horses, according to Cynthia Corbitt Gulledge, PhD, of... Read More

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Periodontal Disease in Horses Becomes a Priority

October 30, 2002

University veterinary hospitals and private practitioners have begun to treat and prevent periodontal disease in horses with a new piece of dental equipment called the Equine Dental System. The Universities of Georgia, Illinois, and California... Read More

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Pfizer helps Exmoor ponies

October 18, 2002

Pfizer recently donated drugs to the Moorland Mousie Trust in the United Kingdom to help retain the value of the rare breed Exmoor pony. Pfizer has provided the local anaesthetic Domosedan, free-of-charge to enable the castration of the 14 colts... Read More

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Purina Veterinary Conference 2002

October 16, 2002

Only 20 miles from downtown St. Louis, Mo., is a 1,200-acre research farm owned by the nutrition company Purina Mills. On Oct. 3-5, 140-plus veterinarians and another 50 Purina Mills representatives gathered to tour that research facility and... Read More

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AAEP Brings Horseman's Day To San Antonio

October 11, 2002

Health-care education for horse owners will take center stage when the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) holds its first-ever Horseman's Day, November 30, 2000, in San Antonio, Texas. Designed for the horse owner and caregiver,... Read More

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Proceedings From AAEP Encore Available

October 11, 2002

Proceedings from the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) second annual Encore seminar, held July 28 - 30, 2000 in Orlando, Fla., are now available for purchase. Featured are two illustrated presentations by Chris Pollitt, BVSc,... Read More

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LSU Veterinarians Recieve Grant To Help Fight Laminitis

October 11, 2002

Each year veterinarians worldwide wrestle with laminitis, a critical, debilitating horse disease that often causes chronic lameness or death in the animal. Despite the high number of laminitis patients veterinarians examine and treat, prevention... Read More

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Montana Veterinarian Elected To The AAEP Board of Directors

October 11, 2002

Duncan F. Peters, DVM, MS, has been elected to a three-year term on the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Board of Directors. Peters, of Kalispell, Mont., will represent the members of the nine states which comprise the Wester... Read More

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David Foley Named Executive Director Of AAEP

October 11, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has announced the appointment of deputy executive director and convention manager David Foley as its new executive director, effective May 1. Foley succeeds Gary Carpenter, who leaves the... Read More

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CSU Veterinary Medicine Program Ranks High

October 11, 2002

Colorado State University's Veterinary Medicine program was ranked second in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual 2001 Graduate Guide issued recently.

The veterinary medical program, which awards Doctor... Read More

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American Horse Publications Approves Its First Electronic Publication Members

October 11, 2002

Six equine websites have been recognized as American Horse Publications (AHP) Electronic Publication members since the new membership category was approved by the general membership at its annual meeting in Nashville last year. New Media... Read More

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LVMA/AAEP Foundation Scholarship Awarded

October 11, 2002

 

The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) Equine Committee recently named Jill Baillie of the Louisiana State University Class of 2000 as the recipient of the 1999 LVMA foundation scholarship.Read More

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AAEP Releases Racetrack Practitioners Directory

October 11, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published a new directory of racetrack veterinarians. More than 700 AAEP members currently practicing at racetracks across the country are listed.... Read More

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Testing Supplement Efficacy

October 10, 2002

How do you know if something, anything from a car to a blender to a vitamin supplement, works? You test it in a manner consistent with the way it’s going to be used, using specific, relevant measures of performance, and evaluate it according to... Read More

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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