Recent News for Vet and Professional

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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

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CSU Veterinary Hospital To Have Open House

March 30, 2001

The wide world of animals and the people who care for them can be explored through lectures, exhibits, workshops and tours on April 6-8 during the annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House in Fort Collins. Open house hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.... Read More

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The Trouble With Twins

March 01, 2001

Breeders should endeavor to remove one of the twin embryos early in pregnancy.... Read More

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Baby Teeth

March 01, 2001

Perhaps one of the most neglected aspects of equine health, until a problem manifests itself, is the monitoring and care of a young horse's baby teeth. After all, they are only temporary and are shed at various stages to make way for permanent... Read More

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The Equine Spine--Back To Work

March 01, 2001

First, how can we visualize and understand what's going on under that hair, skin, and muscle? Denoix has diagnostic steps to examine a horse with performance problems that he believes might stem from the spine.... Read More

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Nutramax Establishes The Chief's Pride Awards

February 16, 2001

Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., has established The Chief's Pride Awards in honor of Pride, an inaugural Cosequin Equine Exemplary Service Award winner and retired Rochester, NY police horse. Each year for the next three years, the Rochester Chief... Read More

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Battling Bugs

February 01, 2001

Researchers soon will be able to track down disease-causing bacteria just like law enforcement officers match a criminal to a crime--by a method of fingerprinting. Officials at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratories (TVMDL) in... Read More

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Yearling Radiographic Studies

February 01, 2001

Radiographs of a yearling’s legs offer a unique glance into the horse’s athletic future, according to Albert Kane, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University... Read More

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Florida's Colic Research

February 01, 2001

Nothing is more agonizing than watching a horse struggle helplessly with colic. Research-ers at the Island Whirl Equine Colic Research Laboratory at the University of Florida's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are working tirelessly to... Read More

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AAEP Accepting Nominations For Welfare Award

January 26, 2001

Nominations are now being accepted for the Lavin Cup, the equine welfare award presented by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Lavin Cup recognizes a non-veterinary organization or individual that has... Read More

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AAEP Issues Call For 2001 Convention Papers

January 26, 2001

Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and other individuals are invited to submit an abstract, “how to” paper or review paper for consideration for presentation during the 2001 AAEP Annual Convention... Read More

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Mortenson Joins AAEP Staff

January 26, 2001

Mortensen has joined the staff of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as Director of Membership and Industry Relations. His responsibilities include managing the AAEP’s sponsorship program and serving as liaison to the horse... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy Symposium To Be Held

January 19, 2001

Veterinarians will have the opportunity to learn about the physics and technology of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Shelbyville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Studies on... Read More

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Ain't Doin' Right Diagnostics

January 01, 2001

Many horses can be off in their performance, yet not show clinical signs of lameness. There might be no answers after the customary diagnostic work-up, leaving veterinarian and owner scratching their heads and looking for the next stop in the... Read More

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Bizarre Behavior

January 01, 2001

We have a new problem with our old family pony. Pokey is a Shetland gelding that we have had since our first of five daughters was five years old. We figured he was about 10 years old in 1978 when we got him, so he is now just over 30. Pokey... Read More