Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Exercise Equipment

March 01, 1999

Like busy professionals everywhere, horse people often find there just aren't enough hours in the day. What with stalls to be mucked, arenas to be harrowed, fields to be bush-hogged or mowed, fencing to be repaired, hay to be baled, tack repairs... Read More

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Early Embryonic Death

March 01, 1999

For all horse breeders, it is important to realize that not every mare will give birth to a live foal. Failure of the pregnancy can occur at any stage starting from the fertilization of the oocyte or egg. The oocyte develops in the fluid- filled... Read More

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Do I Need a Dental Exam For My Horse?

March 01, 1999

Q: I have a Morgan mare who, I think, might have something wrong with her teeth. What should I expect from a dental examination for my horse?... Read More

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Deep Digital Flexor Tenotomy As a Treatment for Chronic Laminitis

March 01, 1999

Deep digital flexor tenotomy is a surgical alternative that transects the deep digital flexor tendon in the mid-cannon bone region. This major tendon runs down the back of the horse's leg and attaches to the back of the coffin bone. ... Read More

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OSU College of Vet Med Acquires Gait Force Analyzer To Help Quantify Lameness

February 26, 1999

Staff members at Oklahoma State University's Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital collect data from the new gait force analyzer. The technology helps veterinarians assess the degree of lameness in animals.Thanks to a new piece o... Read More

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Understanding

February 01, 1999

There are many people out there who, in this winter season, are doing more than their jobs. These are the people leading disabled kids around a chilly indoor arena on patient, donated horses -- a highlight of most of these kids' weeks. They are... Read More

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AAEP 1998 Convention Prospects

February 01, 1999

EQUIPMENT


Mobile Clinic
LaBoit has introduced the Medical Trailer in 12', 14', 16', and 18' sizes. According to the company, all procedures done in a stationary clinic... Read More

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Diagnostic Overview

February 01, 1999

Scintigraphy

Scintigraphy is a technique in which an injected form of radioisotope can be imaged by a gamma camera, which takes "pictures" of the radiation given off by the isotope. As the isotope travels and is absorbe... Read More

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EPM Tests and Treatment

February 01, 1999

At first, veterinarians and researchers were scrambling to discover anything about the "new" neurologic disease that was causing such a stir in the horse industry. The disease, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), was discovered to be cause... Read More

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Healing Cartilage

February 01, 1999

Cartilage in the joints, better known as articular cartilage, can suffer wear and tear over the years, especially in competition animals. Cartilage also can be destroyed due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, when cartilage disappears, it... Read More

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Double Dosing?

February 01, 1999

And down the stretch they come! With the track announcer's call, each pair of eyes turns toward the head of the stretch. The crowd roars in anticipation as the big chestnut, the favorite, lies just behind the front runners. His jockey moves him... Read More

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AAEP Convention 1998 Wrap-Up

February 01, 1999

Wonder where your veterinarian was the first week in December? If he or she is at the top of the game as an equine practitioner, you probably could find him or her enjoying the weather in Baltimore, Md., site of the 44th American Association of... Read More

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Forgotten Victims Of Hurricane Mitch

February 01, 1999

With an estimated 10,000 people dead in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch, rescuers from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) are providing continuous relief for the animal survivors.

As soon as travel into Honduras was... Read More

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Thoroughbred Thermography Trials

February 01, 1999

A three-month study of Thoroughbred horses in training at two racetracks has proven the benefit of thermography in competitive horses, said Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. His... Read More

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Purina Mills Educational Seminars

February 01, 1999

More than 1,000 free equine educational seminars will be held throughout the United States this spring, beginning Feb. 15 and running through the end of May. The Purina Education Series, now in its fifth year, is the most extensive educational... Read More

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Sauers Honored

February 01, 1999

American Quarter Horse Foundation announced that Director Emeritus LaRue Sauers of Sedalia, Mo., is the 1998 Merle Wood Humanitarian of the Year award winner. Sauers was honored at the "You Can Make A Difference" reception on Tuesday, Nov. 17,... Read More

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LSU Helping Animals And Humans Reproduce

February 01, 1999

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center's reproductive physiology research program started with one main focus--helping farm animals reproduce efficiently and at the least cost to livestock producers. Along the way, this research... Read More

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AHC 1998 Year-End Review

January 29, 1999

The 105th Congress completed its legislative work on October 21, 1998, however they officially adjourned on December 22 following the Presidential impeachment vote. In what may be remembered as one of the most controversial... Read More

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Valley Foundation Gift To Help Vet School Remedy Facilities Deficiencies

January 22, 1999

A $10.7 million gift from the Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation—the largest single cash gift in the campus's history—will boost significantly efforts to improve aging facilities at the University of California, Davis, School... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Research Will Host Annual Nutrition Conference

January 08, 1999

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) will host its ninth annual Equine Nutrition Conference on April 26-27, 1999, in Lexington, Ky.

The conference will feature presentations by world leaders in equine nutrition and exercise physiology,... Read More

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10 Tips For Winter Hoof Care

January 01, 1999

Does the sound of sleigh bells set your nerves on edge, anticipating a wreck on the icy patch down the road? Do you dream of the day next spring when you will be able to see your horse below his knees? Do you lie awake at night designing... Read More

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Aging Facilities Put Vet School On Limited Accreditation

December 31, 1998

Due to deficiencies in its aging physical facilities, the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has been assigned limited accreditation status for two years by the American Veterinary Medical... Read More

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Genetic Testing: The Secret World Of Genes

December 01, 1998

Genetic testing in horses helps us learn about their physical characteristics, diseases, and much more.... Read More

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Spotlight On The Performance Horse

November 25, 1998

The Kentucky Horse Council sponsored a day long seminar “Spotlight On the Performance Horse.” Included in this seminar were topics covering many areas as they relate to performance horses. Topics ranged from controlling air quality to EPM, from... Read More

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"On Call" for NBC Coverage of Breeder's Cup

November 06, 1998

Dr. Larry Bramlage, Lexington, Kentucky, and C. Wayne McIlwraith, Fort Collins, Colorado, will be the "On Call" veterinarians standing by to assist NBC Sports' broadcast team during the November 7 Breeders' Cup Championship... Read More