Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Tibial Tuberosity Fracture: Treatment Comparison Study

January 03, 2002

Fractures of the tibial tuberosity often occur as a result of direct trauma, such as hitting the stifle on a fence while jumping, or as an avulsion injury (the tearing away of part of the structure) caused by slipping on ice. When a fracture... Read More

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Assessing Sperm Quality

January 03, 2002

Laboratory assays have been developed which evaluate multiple sperm parameters on large numbers of sperm in a semen sample. These assays may prove useful in evaluating semen prior to insemination or at the beginning of the breeding season.... Read More

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Wisconsin Veterinary School Gets Anderson Sling

December 27, 2001

A newly purchased Anderson sling will provide improved support for horses recovering from neurological problems or surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Computed Radiography: Views in the Field Pay Off

December 19, 2001

Computed radiography (CR) is revolutionizing diagnostic imaging, and veterinarians worldwide are learning of its benefits. Joseph J. Bertone, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of Alpine Animal Hospital in... Read More

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Kester News Hour

December 05, 2001

The Kester News Hour kicked off the scientific program of the AAEP Convention, held Nov. 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. Named for the late veterinarian General Wayne O. “Sage” Kester, the hour was designed to cover timely topics that are either too... Read More

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Summit Comes Down to Time and Money

December 05, 2001

In the aftermath of Tuesday's Racehorse Medication Summit, it was all about time and money. Participants said they wouldn't have much more to say until the official minutes of the meeting are released, and... Read More

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Medication Summit: Consensus, But Very Few Details

December 04, 2001

Participants at Tuesday's Racehorse Medication Summit in Tucson, Ariz., reached a consensus on medication, drug-testing, security, and enforcement, but said much of any future policy depends on scientific... Read More

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Industry Hopes For Starting Point on Drugs

December 04, 2001

Racing industry participants expressed hope Tuesday morning that a five-hour facilitated session on medication would at least serve as a starting point toward uniformity. No one expected radical changes in... Read More

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AAEP Convention News: Infection Control Strategies

November 30, 2001

The importance of minimizing exposure to infectious agents and optimizing resistance of an animal to them cannot be overemphasized. In addition to vaccination and the use of antimicrobials, infection control strategies can help save the lives of... Read More

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AAEP Convention Forum: Purchase Exams at Public Auction

November 30, 2001

One of your top clients wants you to look at a filly he has his eye on at the sales. You must give him your honest opinion on the horse by looking at radiographs taken by another veterinarian and housed in a repository.... Read More

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Airway Reactivity in Rural vs. Urban Horses

November 28, 2001

As cities continue to grow, so does pollution. It is only natural to think that horses might be affected by this pollution, since studies have found that exposure to air pollution particulate matter contributes to respiratory problems in humans.... Read More

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White Line Disease/Canker: AAEP Convention Table Topic

November 28, 2001

White line disease (hoof wall separation) and canker (chronic overgrowth of the horn-producing tissues of the foot) are hoof concerns often linked to poor hygiene. Many veterinarians and farriers think that white line disease is much more common... Read More

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General Medicine: A Review of Probiotics

November 27, 2001

The definition of probiotics was refined in 1998 to “living microorganisms, which upon ingestion in certain numbers, exert health effects beyond inherent basic nutrition.” Probiotics have been increasing in popularity due to their ability to... Read More

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Sunrise Session: The Pruritic (Itchy) Horse

November 26, 2001

We’ve probably all had, or at least seen, a horse with a scratching problem no one could quite figure out. In Monday’s roundtable discussion on itchy horses, veterinarians discussed just how to diagnose and manage these horse... Read More

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Restraint Techniques For Horses

November 26, 2001

Veterinarians are constantly seeking ways to perform procedures on horses as quickly and safely as possible. The inherent risk with working with an unpredictable animal has caused veterinarians and handlers to develop various methods of... Read More

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Horseman's Day at the AAEP Convention

November 26, 2001

The second annual Horseman's Day held in conjunction with the annual American Association of Equine Practitioner's (AAEP) Convention was an extreme success for all attendees. “We’re ecstatic,” said Lori Roberts, AAEP's Owner... Read More

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General Medicine: The Michigan Cushing's Project

November 26, 2001

There have been advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s disease; however, previously there were no studies comparing the two most used medications—pergolide, a dopaminergic agonist, and cyproheptadine, a serotonin... Read More

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Infectious Diseases Forum at AAEP Convention

November 26, 2001

The world is keeping its eye on infectious diseases because of the terroristic use of anthrax—and the potential use of other biologics--as agents of war against... Read More

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Daily Reports About the Latest in Veterinary Care from AAEP

November 21, 2001

More than 300 topics will be covered at this year’s Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) on Nov. 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. The major sessions will include several presentations each on Western performance... Read More

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Final Reports from NAHMS Study Released

November 07, 2001

The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has announced the availability of four information sheets based on its Equine '98 study. These sheets represent the final products of the study.

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KAEP Honors Vet

November 02, 2001

The Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners honored Steve Conboy, DVM, as its first Distinguished Life Member. Conboy, who retired as Secretary/Treasurer of the group after 18 years of service, was named 1990 Kentucky Veterinarian of the... Read More

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Learning About Laminitis

November 02, 2001

One of the biggest revelations of the symposium was Pollitt's presentation on his laminitis work at the Australian Laminitis Research Unit, in which he discussed carbohydrate overload-induced laminitis.... Read More

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Sperm Sorting

November 02, 2001

Sex pre-selection in horses might become a commercial reality. The sperm sorting method initially was developed by USDA scientists about 12 years ago. XY Inc., a Fort Collins, Colo., biotech company, now can sort more than 2,000 male- and... Read More

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Reproduction Symposium

November 02, 2001

Veterinarians were offered a unique experience at the Bluegrass Equine Reproduction Symposium. This meeting was for practitioners who wanted to learn more about state-of-the-art technology and practices in equine reproduction, and offered not... Read More

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Computerized Radiography Reveals Details

November 02, 2001

You stare blankly at a nearly indiscernible abnormality in your horse's fetlock X ray as your veterinarian puts the film on a light box. He points at a bone chip, but all you see is the glaring white form of your horse's bone. All too often this... Read More