Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Dirty Mares

June 01, 2001

Vet Q&A: My veterinarian said my mare probably didn't conceive this year because she was "dirty." We treated her and cleared up her problem, but what are our chances of getting her pregnant, and could she get "dirty" again?

The term... Read More

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MSM Helps Sore Muscles

June 01, 2001

A recent study performed by Ron Riegel, DVM, on 30 racing Standardbreds confirms that the popular nutraceutical supplement MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) can have far-reaching effects on the ability of equine muscle tissue to rebound from exercise... Read More

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AAEP Encore Educates Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

June 01, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) third annual Encore meeting will offer more continuing education opportunities for veterinarians and introduce an education program for veterinary technicians. The meeting, which features... Read More

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AAEP UPDATES: New Board Members

June 01, 2001

Three new directors have been elected to the board of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Terms for the new directors will begin at the 2001 AAEP Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 24-28.

The newly elected... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers: A Pain in the Gut

June 01, 2001

Over the last 10-12 years, veterinarians and researchers have documented an alarmingly high prevalence of gastric ulcers in horses. Worse, the prevalence seems to be even higher in horses in training, particularly racehorses. Of course, the rise... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy: Use it Logically

June 01, 2001

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is an established medical treatment (see The Horse of May 2001). Originally utilized to treat human kidney stones non-invasively, additional applications for this technology have been discovered.... Read More

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AVMA Wants Legislation Preparing For Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks

May 25, 2001

The AVMA is working with officials in Washington, DC, to draft legislation outlining procedures for preventing the introduction of a foreign animal disease in North America, and a well-coordinated emergency response plan to be implemented in the... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture Briefing 5/20

May 20, 2001

The scientific investigation into Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome continued through the weekend as all teams work in their specific areas of expertise. The investigative analysis team, headed by Dr. Thomas Tobin, is requesting samples of mare... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture: Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Briefing 5/19/01

May 19, 2001

May 19-As of noon, a total of 11 additional aborted/stillborn equine fetuses/foals (9 late-term and 2 early-term) have been submitted for diagnostic testing/evaluation. The total as of this count since April 28, 2001 is... Read More

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Vets Honored For Hoof-Care Work

May 18, 2001

Two well-known veterinarians in the horse health field are being inducted into the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame for their strong emphasis on footcare concerns.

In the category of research or industry veterinarians... Read More

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Dr. Tom Riddle: One Practitioner's Experience With Foal Loss Problem

May 18, 2001

I have been asked to speak about my experience with the recent early fetal loss syndrome in Central Kentucky. I saw my first two cases on April 26 when I was asked to fetal sex six mares on a farm in Jessamine County. Fetal sexing... Read More

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State Veterinarians Keeping In Touch

May 18, 2001

On Tuesday, May 8, notices were sent to each state veterinarian "to make sure they got factual information" about the current foal loss problems, said Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager with the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office.

For... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture: Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Briefing 5/17/01

May 17, 2001

May 17--As of noon, a total of 9 additional aborted/stillborn equine fetuses/foals (5 late-term and 4 early-term) have been submitted for diagnostic testing/evaluation. The total as of this count since April 28, 2001 is... Read More

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Dr. Byars--Pericarditis Becoming More of a Problem

May 16, 2001

While the numbers are nowhere near those associated with early fetal loss and late gestation pregnancy loss, there is a pattern appearing with horses developing pericarditis (fluid in the sac around the heart), said Dr. Doug Byars, a specialist... Read More

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Stallion Kills 4-year-old Boy

May 11, 2001

According to an Associated Press report, a 4-year-old boy in Colcord, Okla. was killed May 2 by a stallion that jumped a fence and attacked him as he played in his front yard.

The horse, which was owned by the boy's family, and had graze... Read More

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Elective Cesarean Sections: Who Needs Them?

May 01, 2001

Many horse breeders and owners are familiar with the circumstances that necessitate an emergency cesarean section. Those circumstances involve the mare and/or unborn foal being in imminent danger due to birthing difficulties (also known as... Read More

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The Foundation of Health

May 01, 2001

Secretariat, one of the most admired horses in recent years, was humanely destroyed in 1989 because of intractable laminitis. This devastating inflammation between the bone and hoof has been the finish of many horses, ever since the horse was... Read More

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$1 Million For Equine Research

May 01, 2001

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Board of Directors recently approved funding for 11 new projects. An additional project will be funded on the properties of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. The Foundation is inviting researchers to... Read More

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Shock Wave Learning

May 01, 2001

Researchers and clinicians met March 3 in Kentucky to exchange ideas about a treatment that is gaining nationwide attention for its success in healing difficult soft tissue and bone injuries. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has intrigue... Read More

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Shockwave: Waves of the Future

May 01, 2001

A new method of treating orthopedic injuries in horses is gaining interest among veterinarians and horse owners. Veterinarians around the world are using extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and are encouraged by the results... Read More

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July 8-14 Is National Farrier's Week

April 20, 2001

Like everyone else, farriers need an occasional pat on the back in recognition of their dedication, hard work, sacrifice and the impact they have on horses.

That’s what’s behind National Farriers Week,... Read More

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New Veterinary Spokespersons Join AAEP On-Call Program

April 20, 2001

Four veterinarians specializing in the care of the Thoroughbred athlete are the newest spokespersons for the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) “On Call” program. Drs. Jeff Blea, Bernard Dowd, Joseph Foerner and Alan Ruggles... Read More

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Wet Lab, Technician CE New To 2001 Encore Meeting

April 20, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) third annual Encore meeting will offer more continuing education opportunities for veterinarians and introduce an education program for veterinary technicians. The meeting,... Read More

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AAEP Members to Deliver Talks at Equine Expos

April 20, 2001

Veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will deliver horse-health lectures as part of the Western States Horse Expo, June 1 – 3 in Sacramento, Calif., and Equitana USA, June 14 – 17 in... Read More

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Untimely End--Early Embryonic Death

April 01, 2001

Breeding horses can be both exhilarating and devastating. Wrapped up in the process are hopes, dreams, and visions of future greatness and glory. The hopes and dreams begin with the selection of a stallion for your special mare. You assess her... Read More