Recent News for Vet and Professional

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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

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Embryo Transfer in Equine Breeding Programs

January 01, 2001

Once an experimental technology, embryo transfer has become an integral part of breeding programs throughout the world. Experience and technological improvements have made it a productive and relatively reliable procedure. Unlike the in-vitro... Read More

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American Association of Equine Practitioners and The Horse Renew Agreement

January 01, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care announced a renewal of their strategic partnership at the 45th annual AAEP convention held in Albuquerque, N.M. The goal of the partnership is t... Read More

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Texas Epidemic Poses No Threat to Equines

January 01, 2001

A recent Brucella melitensis epidemic associated with goat deaths is not a likely threat to horses.... Read More

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Veterinarians Honored

January 01, 2001

The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care has an Editorial Advisory Board of 37 members who offer guidance and critique on the content of the magazine each month. Some of these practitioners have received awards from professional organizations in... Read More

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Continuing Education at the AAEP Convention

January 01, 2001

T he American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently held its 45th Annual Convention in Albuquerque, N.M. More than 2,600 veterinarians attended, plus spouses, veterinary students, technicians, and exhibitors. Ben Franklin, DVM,... Read More

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State Veterinarians' Offices Listed Online

January 01, 2001

Your state veterinarian’s office handles health concerns of horses ranging from West Nile virus and other encephalitic diseases to Coggins test requirements. Do you know how to contact your state veterinarian for information about your state’s... Read More

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Foals Born From Frozen Eggs at Colorado State

January 01, 2001

The first foals produced from eggs that were harvested from a mare, frozen, then thawed, were born recently at Colorado State University’s Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory (ARBL). Researchers say this is an important breakthrough... Read More

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Horseman's Day 2001 Owner Education

January 01, 2001

The AAEP will present Horseman’s Day 2001 in conjunction with its annual convention for veterinarians in San Diego, Calif., at the San Diego Convention Center on Nov. 25. The agenda is filled with educational sessions designed especially for horse... Read More

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Filly or Colt? Find Out Before It's Born

January 01, 2001

Knowing the gender of a foal before it is born helps the horse owner or breeder better manage several different aspects of the horse business. This new management tool is very safe, accurate, and can be incorporated into most breeding programs... Read More

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Thoughts on Equine Dentistry

January 01, 2001

I believe very few aspects of equine health care have attracted as much attention and advanced as rapidly in the past five years as the practice of equine dentistry. There have been rapid technological developments in the equipment and... Read More

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The Guttural Pouch: Friend or Foe?

January 01, 2001

The unique qualities of the horse can be a blessing or a curse. Sometimes, they can be both. Consider the peculiar guttural pouches. Present in only a few other animals, these structures are diverticula of the auditory (eustachian) tubes and,... Read More

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Shockwave: Sounds of the Future

January 01, 2001

An extracorporeal shock wave therapy device sounds high-tech, and it is. Based on the same technology that is used in human medicine to break up kidney stones, shock wave therapy is being defined, and refined, for use in treating various injurie... Read More