Recent News for Vet and Professional

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AAEP Convention Preview: Education for Horse Owners at the AAEP Convention

January 01, 2001

Horseman's Day

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), enthused by the response to last year's inaugural Horseman's Day, will host a program for horse owners again this year as part of the annual veterinary... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: Learning About Bits and Bitting

January 01, 2001

SPONSORED BY THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE

Veterinarians at the AAEP sessions in San Diego who want to learn more about how bits function and how horses react to certain types of bit pressure would do... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Predicting Performance

January 01, 2001

If only we could accurately predict a horse's future athletic performance, we'd know which horses on which to spend our fortunes. Many early factors in estimating a yearling's potential have been proven correct, others false, and there's many fo... Read More

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Endoscopic Exams Indicate Racing Potential

January 01, 2001

Recent research indicates that endoscopic examination of yearlings can help determine their eventual racing success. However, researchers also showed that certain abnormalities previously considered to be indicators of poor performance were not... Read More

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2001 World Equine Veterinary Association Meeting

January 01, 2001

The seventh convention of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) was held in Sorrento, Italy, on Oct. 5-7, only a few weeks after the terrorist attacks in the United States. Attendance at the conference was down slightly because of the... Read More

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Behind the Scenes

January 01, 2001

This month's cover story takes a look at the sport of rodeo. Whether you are a fan or not, rodeo is one of the fastest-growing equine sports in the world. It is run by very forward-thinking people in regard to animal welfare. Rodeo is a unique... Read More

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AAEP Reports

January 01, 2001

The 2001 annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners served up a banquet of information for veterinarians and horse owners. One full day was devoted to owner education, featuring veterinarians speaking on a variety of... Read More

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

December 29, 2000

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, of Purdue University has been examining the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in the horse. He and other researchers working with ESWT presented their findings at the recent convention of the American... Read More

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Parasitologist Honored

December 22, 2000

A parasitologist on faculty in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech was recently recognized with the most distinguished honor conferred by the American Society of... Read More

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Pioneer In Equine Veterinary Medicine Honored By Colorado State

December 08, 2000

Colorado State honored one of the nation's pioneers in equine reproductive science in a ceremony Dec. 1, at the dedication of the Equine Center as the B.W. Pickett Equine Center.

Pickett, who first came to Colorado State in 1967 as... Read More

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Sole Bruising

December 01, 2000

A bruised sole can happen as quickly and simply as a horse stepping on a rock or working on a hard surface. It can occur as the result of excessive hoof trimming, or be associated with laminitis. Sole bruising can be an uncomplicated condition... Read More

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AAEP Names Tom Lenz New Vice President

December 01, 2000

Thomas R. Lenz, DVM, MS, has been named the 2001 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.  The appointment was announced in August during the AAEP Board of Directors meeting in Gleneden Beach, Ore.  He will... Read More

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Gary L. Carpenter to Receive AAEP Stubbs Award

December 01, 2000

Executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club Gary L. Carpenter has been selected as the 2000 recipient of the George Stubbs Award, presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).  The award... Read More

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AAEP Honors Two With New Service Award

December 01, 2000

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named R. Bruce Hollett, DVM, MS, and Mrs. Lucy Kester as the recipients of its first-ever Distinguished Service Award.  The honor recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary... Read More

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Three To Be Honored As AAEP Distinguished Life Members

November 27, 2000

Three past presidents of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be honored with the group's 2000 Distinguished Life Member award.  James Coffman, DVM, Gary Lavin, VMD, and Robert Shideler, DVM, will be recognized for their... Read More

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Holding Off on Treatment to "Save Money"

November 01, 2000

Often, holding off on treatment to save money in the form of vet bills results in longer, more expensive treatment, with the horse's performance or reproductive career being placed in jeopardy. ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Mowry Jr. Presented With 2000 Van Ness Award

October 13, 2000

The American Horse Council presented Dr. Robert Mowrey with the 2000 Van Ness Award on Sept. 23 at an Awards luncheon in conjunction with its annual meeting in Arlington, VA.

A Professor at North Carolina State, Dr. Mowrey has been... Read More

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Stress Testing

October 01, 2000

For a horse to perform well as an athlete, all body systems must be in good working order. When one or more system "breaks down," the horse is no longer able to perform to its potential, and the owner, rider, and trainer will notice a decline in... Read More

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Finding a Farrier

October 01, 2000

If you’ve ever moved to a new town, you know how difficult it can be to find good service professionals: auto mechanics, hairdressers, doctors, dentists, and so on. You know your needs, but how do you select the appropriate providers when you... Read More

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Wind Soundness Exam Studies

October 01, 2000

Thoroughbred yearlings sold at public auction here and abroad often are subject to endoscopic examination of their upper respiratory tracts. Veterinarians and potential buyers are looking for evidence of deformities that could affect the ability... Read More

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The Breaking Point--Catastrophic Injuries

October 01, 2000

Catastrophic injuries, involving the fracture of a bone, take a heavy toll on racehorses in training and in competition. Research through the years has given the veterinary surgeon additional tools and knowledge to deal with these... Read More

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Teaching From Life

October 01, 2000

As a horse owner, have you ever wondered exactly what something looks like inside your animal? Have you considered what your veterinarian went through to learn? Veterinary and animal science students can tell you that it isn't always pleasant to... Read More

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Hearing Heartbeats

October 01, 2000

To assist veterinarians in discerning normal from abnormal heart sounds, an interactive equine medical CD was created with recordings of 13 equine heart sounds and associated ultrasound images. The recordings include murmurs, atrial fibrillation... Read More

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Pin Firing

October 01, 2000

I am about to purchase a gelding who is off the track. I notice he has lines of scars on his cannons that the owner says are from "pin firing." What is pin firing, what is its purpose, and how often is it performed? Is there any long-term... Read More

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Hoof Supplements: Feeding The Feet

September 01, 2000

Fed in the recommended amounts, the vast majority of hoof supplements will do no harm to your horse, but beware of feeding higher levels than suggested on the label, or doubling up with multiple supplements.... Read More