Recent News for Vet and Professional

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AAEP Task Force Issues Guidelines for Equine Infectious Disease Outbreaks

October 24, 2006

The Infectious Disease Task Force of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed guidelines for the control of contagious infectious disease within the horse population. Recommendations are provided for the control of... Read More

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Ultrasonography for Laryngeal Evaluation

October 22, 2006

Endoscopy is the current diagnostic method of choice for evaluating the equine upper airway. However, veterinarians at Cornell University for the first time have described ultrasound techniques for evaluating the equine larynx, and they say the... Read More

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Beyond House Calls

October 20, 2006

If you have been at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, this week, you've seen them there. If not, you'll have about 30 more chances to meet the Equine Sports Medicine veterinary team members within the next year.... Read More

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Veterinarians Use MRI to Diagnose Navicular Injury

October 18, 2006

Magnetic resonance imaging was important in making an accurate diagnosis and yielded evidence that navicular bone injury, even in the absence of radiographic evidence of a fracture, should be considered as a differential diagnosis for horses... Read More

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Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Horse Health Lines Now Online

October 17, 2006

The autumn 2006 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Research Fund, is now online at www.ehrf.usask.ca, under... Read More

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Arabian Selected as School Horse of the Year, New Stone Model

October 15, 2006

The Peter Stone Company and the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) are proud to announce the winner of the annual CHA Stone School Horse of the Year award-- "Domino's Crescent Moon." The Domino model was presented to his owner Jessica Beoh... Read More

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Vet-Stem Secures Exclusive Veterinary Rights for Fat Derived Stem Cells

October 11, 2006

Vet-Stem, Inc., has announced that a license agreement with the University of California has been completed which secures Vet-Stem's exclusive rights to stem cells derived from fat for veterinary use.

The veterinary rights for stem cells... Read More

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Game Ready Equine Adds Back Wrap to Product Line

October 10, 2006

Game Ready Equine has launched the highly-anticipated Back Wrap to round out its line of therapeutic products that use dry cold and active compression to help heal and prevent soft tissue injuries in horses. The Back Wrap from Game Ready... Read More

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Veterinarians Turning to Alternative Treatments

October 10, 2006

Henry lay quietly on the mattress, listening to the women talking above him. For the last month, arthritis had crept steadily up his leg, to the point where every painful step looked more like a stumble.

''He'll run after a tennis ball, but... Read More

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New Recommendations Facilitate Modernization of Drug Manufacturing

October 08, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final guidance on quality systems, a set of formalized practices and procedures to ensure quality of human and veterinary drugs and human biological drug products during manufacturing. This... Read More

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AAEP to Educate Veterinarians and Horse Owners at Annual Convention

October 06, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will continue its long history of providing premier continuing education for equine veterinarians when it sponsors its 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 2-6. More than 4,000... Read More

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Central Florida Community College Adds to Equine Curriculum

October 03, 2006

Central Florida Community College has added two Thoroughbred racing courses to its equine program.

The "Thoroughbred Sales" course will be offered 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 10-24, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Bldg. 40, Room... Read More

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Guelph Researchers Working on New R. Equi Vaccine

October 02, 2006

Canadian researchers are working to develop a more effective vaccine for Rhodococcus equi that they hope will protect foals as young as three weeks of age from the harmful bacterium.

Rhodococcus equi lives in the soil... Read More

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Two Companies Join AAEP Educational Partners Program

October 02, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today announced the addition of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. and Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as Educational Partners. The Educational Partners program is a group of ten corporations dedicate... Read More

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Bumps and Bangs of Life

October 01, 2006

It looked bad. My daughter Barbara and a college friend purchased a 2-year-old registered Quarter Horse filly (Casey) last year that had 30 or so days of training on her. They wanted to give the filly some additional training in order to sell her... Read More

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Internal Insights

October 01, 2006

Veterinary internal medicine is a growing specialty that boasts nearly 400 large animal internal medicine specialists, many of them focusing on horses. In a time when humans seek out experts in varying medical fields, it's only logical that we seek... Read More

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Officials Break Ground for Minnesota Equine Center

October 01, 2006

A pair of bay Percherons turned the soil at a construction site in St. Paul, Minn., on Aug. 9 and ushered in a new era of equine diagnostics and treatment at the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). University official... Read More

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Teeth Floater Files Suit Against Veterinary Group

October 01, 2006

Jim Johnson has been floating horses' teeth in Minnesota for some 20 years. His son, Christopher, would like to join the family business, but he cannot do so without violating state law. Enacted a year ago, Minnesota Statute § 156.075 defines... Read More

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Blanchard Named Reproduction Specialist of the Year

October 01, 2006

Terry L. Blanchard, DVM, MS, received the American College of Theriogenologists' (ACT) annual "Theriogenologist Of The Year" award for 2006. The award was developed to recognize outstanding achievements in the field of reproductive research and... Read More

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University of Guelph's Equine Science Certificate Program Reaches Milestone

October 01, 2006

Management of the Equine Environment, part of the multi-award winning Equine Science Certificate online program, marked its 10th offering this fall. The course examines how to set-up and manage a safe and environmentally responsible horse housin... Read More

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Animal Health Trust to Install Standing MRI

September 30, 2006

The Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England, has announced that it will be acquiring a standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit to expand its equine diagnostic capabilities.

"In 2000, a high-field MRI scanner was installed at th... Read More

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Court Ruling Keeps Compounding Legal, For Now

September 22, 2006

Horse owners who need medications compounded specifically for their horses will be able to obtain them through a licensed veterinarian, at least for the foreseeable future. A federal court ruling that has surprised some experts leaves the door... Read More

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MD Barns Silver Spur Award Nominations Open

September 19, 2006

Celebrate your American Quarter Horse by nominating him or her for the MD Barns Silver Spur Award. Nominations for one of the American Quarter Horse Association's (AQHA) most unforgettable awards closes Sept. 30. This special award is a way to... Read More

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An Equine Athlete's Heart

September 14, 2006

Trainers, owners, and researchers have long pondered the effects of a large heart (one that is naturally occurring and not a result of disease), and have even attempted to use heart size as a predictor of athletic ability.... Read More

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Respiratory Disease: Not So Easy Breathing

September 14, 2006

The terms recurrent airway obstruction (RAO or heaves) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD) are often wrongfully used interchangeably to describe horses with non-infectious respiratory disease.... Read More