Recent News for Vet and Professional

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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

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Pre-Sale Questions

September 01, 2002

A pre-sale veterinary examination for a horse of any age in any discipline should address two questions. Can this particular individual, in the opinion of the examiner, be expected--barring illness or injury--to reach competition in a timely... Read More

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Horse Health at AVMA

September 01, 2002

The annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 13-17, drew practitioners from around the world. One topic of particular timeliness was the growing use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for various... Read More

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First Foal Produced from Deceased Mare's Shipped Oocytes

September 01, 2002

The first foal produced from oocytes that were harvested from the shipped ovaries of a deceased mare was born recently. This successful procedure, completed by researchers at Colorado State University (CSU), opens a door for owners with valuable... Read More

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Horse Behavior and Welfare Conference

September 01, 2002

A recent gathering of equine behavior and welfare specialists in Holar, Northern Iceland, gave scientists from around the world the opportunity to present their work and review the science underpinning management practices on the horse. The... Read More

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Radiographs and Selecting Racehorses

August 22, 2002

Veterinarians should select racehorses at auction, not "radiographically clean horses," Thoroughbred farm Three Chimneys' resident veterinarian Jim Morehead, DVM, told Australia's leading equine veterinarians at a yearling radiographic seminar... Read More

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LSU Equine Health Studies Program Holds Second Annual Stallion Auction

August 02, 2002

The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) in the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will launch its second annual Internet Stallion Service Auction in October to generate funds for expansion of the school's Equine... Read More

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Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy and Back Pain

August 01, 2002

As many as 40% of all cases of equine back pain are the result of soft tissue injury. The primary causes include chronic and recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (CER and RER, respectively), and an inherited enzyme deficiency called polysaccharid... Read More

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Preventing Airway Obstruction

August 01, 2002

During periods of intense exercise, portions of the upper airway can collapse, interfering with breathing. The cause of these obstructive episodes, most notably dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP), is yet unknown. In other species,... Read More

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Providing Care for Your Senior Horse

August 01, 2002

Technology and advances in medicine have given us tools to keep our horses alive longer.... Read More

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NYRA Issues Restrictions on Shock Wave Therapy

July 17, 2002

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) issued a policy whereby horses that receive shock wave therapy cannot race for at least 10 days after treatment. Earlier, the California Horse Racing Board ordered restrictions on shock wave therapy... Read More

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Does Ultrasound Give Clues to Abortion Cause?

July 16, 2002

Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary associates worked with the University of Kentucky (UK)he latest project that has associated Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) and mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). Drs. Nathan Slovis and Thomas Seahorn, both... Read More

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California Places Restrictions on Shock Wave Therapy

July 09, 2002

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) notified trainers and veterinarians on July 8 of new rules that go into effect on July 24 restricting the use of shock wave therapy (SWT) for the treatment of orthopedic injuries in horses at... Read More