Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Rutgers Cook College Young Horse Program Site Launched

August 26, 2006

Cook College at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey has announced the launch of its new web site dedicated to the college's Young Horse Program. The unique program allows opportunities for college students to learn training and handling... Read More

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Kentucky Inspects More Incoming Horses

August 21, 2006

Each of the nearly 4,000 horses entering the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., are being inspected by personnel from the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office prior to being unloaded on the grounds. "We're doing it for... Read More

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Lay Equine Dentist Files Veterinary Practice Act Lawsuit in Minnesota

August 17, 2006

The Institute for Justice Minnesota Chapter has announced in a press release that it is challenging the state's veterinary licensing process on behalf of a lay (non-veterinarian) equine dentist who is referred to as a "teeth floater." Chris... Read More

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AAEP Hosts Farriers Meeting at Convention

August 16, 2006

A first-time educational event for farriers will be held in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 3-6. This special program just for farriers will consist of multiple... Read More

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Canada's Vet Definition Dilemmas

August 15, 2006

The Supreme Court of British Columbia's recent injunction prohibiting a farrier from practicing equine dentistry is the latest episode in an ongoing conflict between the veterinary associations of Canada's three westernmost provinces, animal owners, ... Read More

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Equine Medical Genetics Chosen as $2.5-Million Consortium Project

August 14, 2006

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) and the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine (UM) jointly announced on Aug. 9 that the foundation has committed to raise $2.5 million over five years to fund the top-ranked consortium project... Read More

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Officials Break Ground for the University of Minnesota Equine Center

August 14, 2006

The Minnesota horse community celebrated groundbreaking for the $14 million University of Minnesota Equine Center on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9. The soon-to-be-built facility has been designed to provide an ideal atmosphere for... Read More

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AAEP Hosts Farriers Meeting at Convention

August 11, 2006

A first-time educational event for farriers will be held in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 3-6. This special program just for farriers will consist of multiple... Read More

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Dr. Bob Hillman to Speak at AHC Issues Forum

August 10, 2006

The American Horse Council has confirmed Bob Hillman, DVM, as a speaker for the AHC Issues Forum, which will be held on September 25th in Austin, Texas. Hillman currently serves as the Texas State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the... Read More

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Spinal Taps Not Necessary for EPM Testing?

August 01, 2006

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has been widely regarded as the only definitive way to diagnose the disease. This test can be difficult, expensive, and potentially dangerous, and according to new... Read More

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Researchers Develop New Bacteria Identification System

July 28, 2006

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new low-cost system that analyzes scattered laser light to quickly identify bacteria for applications in medicine, food processing and homeland security at one-tenth the cost of conventional... Read More

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Progress on a Diagnostic Test for DSLD/ESPA

July 25, 2006

Scientists at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine are studying a new diagnostic test that will detect a common disease of the musculoskeletal system of the horse before he exhibits lameness or other performance problems.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinary Wet Labs Registration Now Open

July 18, 2006

Taking place Sep. 6 - 7 at the Kentucky Read More

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Two Horses Die in Idaho Racing Accident

July 11, 2006

According to an Associated Press article on bloodhorse.com, two horses died in an accident at Les Bois Park racetrack in Boise, Idaho. One jockey remained... Read More

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Equine Evacuation Guidelines Available on AAEP Web Site

July 05, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) reminds horse owners and veterinarians that when an emergency or natural disaster strikes, it is in the best interest of the horse for everyone t... Read More

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Emergency Transportation for Horses

July 05, 2006

You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital. ... Read More

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Altitude Affects Anesthesia

July 01, 2006

High altitudes can affect an animal's blood pressure; it's the reason athletes must acclimate themselves to high altitude conditions long before they compete in them. University of California (UC), Davis, researchers were concerned that this... Read More

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AAEP Invites Farriers to Attend 2006 Convention

June 29, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is inviting farriers to attend their 52nd Annual Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas on December 3-6, 2006. 

This year's program will consist of multiple sessions... Read More

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New "Shadow a Veterinarian" Program Available for Students

June 28, 2006

The AAEP Student Program and the AAEP Foundation have created the "Shadow a Veterinarian" program for students of all ages interested in pursuing a career in equine veterinary medicine. Participating... Read More

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Research Summit Addresses Need for Increased Funding for Equine Projects

June 27, 2006

How to increase funding for equine research was the primary focus of a collaborative equine research summit held in Read More

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Equine Internists Help Beau Beat Botulism

June 23, 2006

Beau's bright, interested eyes and shiny coat do not give any indication that he was at death's door just a few months ago. On June 1, the chocolate-colored Rocky Mountain Horse gelding was a guest for the American College of Veterinary Internal... Read More

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University of Minnesota Board of Regents Approves Plans for Equine Treatment and Research Center

June 19, 2006

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved plans for the new University of Minnesota Equine Center on June 8 (click here to read the announcement of the plans to build the... Read More

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Dr. Bramlage Looks Back on Barbaro's Preakness

June 09, 2006

Three weeks after telling the world about the condition of Barbaro directly after the horse's breakdown at the Preakness Stakes, Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., was relaxing on the... Read More

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New MRI Technology Assisting in Diagnostic Imaging

June 02, 2006

The unique properties of field strength, size and configuration of the magnet, allow the ability to image the limbs, head, and neck of full size horses and whole body of animals less than 500 pounds.... Read More

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Stem Cell Therapy

June 01, 2006

"After harvesting and concentrating the stem cells in a laboratory, the stem cells and bone marrow are transferred into the damaged ligament or tendon," Herthel says. "They reproduce into normal, healthy tissue, thus improving healing and providing... Read More