Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Clostridia-Associated Enterocolitis in Foals

November 25, 2002

Clostridia-associated enterocolitis (inflammation of the small intestine and colon) affects both humans and horses, young and old alike. According to Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee (HDM) Associates veterinary clinic i... Read More

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Fifth Annual Stallion Auction to Benefit Equine Programs at CSU

November 21, 2002

Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is conducting the Fifth Annual Cutting Stallion Auction from now until Jan. 15, 2003. All proceeds will benefit two important equine programs at the university:... Read More

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Endometrial Cysts

November 15, 2002

Endometrial cysts occur in up to 22% of all mares and up to 55% of older mares.... Read More

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Colorado State's Orthopaedic Research Center Opens

November 13, 2002

A formal dedication ceremony and open house was held Nov. 1 to launch Colorado State University's (CSU) Orthopaedic Research Center, which will further its mission of medical investigations benefiting both animal and human health. Led by Dr.... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds Eight New Studies for Equine Health in 2003

November 13, 2002

Morris Animal Foundation has announced eight new studies for 2003, aimed at advancing equine veterinary medicine. The new studies examine issues including laminitis, endotoxemia, colic, genetics, immunology, and foal diseases. Nine continuing... Read More

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Auction of Nureyev Sculpture During AAEP Convention

November 13, 2002

Exclusive items ranging from a limited edition bronze of the late great Thoroughbred stallion Nureyev to a NASCAR driving experience highlight the AAEP Foundation's first-ever live auction. The fundraising event will be held as part of the AAEP... Read More

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Nutrition and Reproduction

November 11, 2002

"Sex is truly a luxury in the body--you've got to be productive before you can be reproductive," began David Pugh, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, Dipl. ACVN, a professor of reproduction at Auburn University, in his presentation, "Nutrition and Its Effects... Read More

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Deep Horn Insemination Technique

November 08, 2002

In his presentation "Deep Horn Insemination" at the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Bluegrass Equine Reproduction Symposium Oct. 25, John Steiner, DVM, Diplomate ACT, discussed two ways to use minimal numbers of sperm deposited at the tip of the uterine... Read More

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Luteal Insufficiency in the Mare

November 08, 2002

Insufficient function of the corpus luteum (the structure formed after the follicle that releases the egg, or ovulates, and then produces progesterone) has been proposed as a mechanism for early embryonic loss in the mare, but until now there... Read More

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Neonatal Emergency Management in the Field

November 06, 2002

Rhonda Rathgeber, DVM, PhD stressed the need for assessing newborn foals early for abnormal conditions.... Read More

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AAEP Preview: Convention Topics Preview

November 05, 2002

The latest information on a wide range of horse health topics will be presented at the 2002 AAEP convention. While we can't give you a preview of them all, we wanted to bring you a representative sample of the educational opportunities. Look for... Read More

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AAEP Preview: Horseman's Day

November 05, 2002

The third Horseman's Day will be held as part of the AAEP's annual veterinary convention in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 8. It's hard for attendees to pass up the chance to have not only excellent lectures, but one-on-one time with some of the country's... Read More

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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