Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Providing Hoof Care in Developing Countries

February 25, 2016

Providing owners of working equids with both hoof care and education can be challenging. One farrier shares his tips.... Read More

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UKVDL offers Rhodococcus equi Testing

February 24, 2016

The tests offered to help diagnose R. equi include foal necropsy, cytology, and more.... Read More

Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM

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UK's Craig Carter Assumes National Leadership Role

February 24, 2016

Carter will serve as president of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society for a five-year term. ... Read More

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Tips for Managing Lacerations Involving Joint Structures

February 24, 2016

These wounds are bad news! Pursue immediate and aggressive therapy for the best chance at a successful outcome. ... Read More

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Fixing Neck Fractures in Horses? It's Possible

February 23, 2016

A horse with a vertebral fracture without severe neurologic disorders could be a good candidate for surgical repair.... Read More

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Causes of Poor Equine Body Condition in Nicaragua

February 22, 2016

It's nearly impossible to separate simple malnutrition from the presence of other diseases, one veterinarian said. ... Read More

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Feeding the Horse's Topline

February 20, 2016

Learn what your horse needs in his diet and exercise program to help develop a well-muscled topline.... Read More

Prior to vitrification, the veterinarian punctures the embryo and extracts fluid to prevent ice crystal formation, which damages cells upon thawing.

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Scientists Fine-Tune Embryo Freezing Methods for Fertility

February 19, 2016

Researchers are hoping to make the preferred embryo freezing procedure available to more breeders.... Read More

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Things You Should and Should Not Put on a Horse's Wound

February 18, 2016

Is the ointment you're using on that cut helping or hurting? Remember these tips when treating horse wounds.... Read More

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iPads for Horses? Touch-Screen Technology in Equine Research

February 18, 2016

Touch-screen computers could remove the risk of human influence in research on equine decision-making and actions.... Read More

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The Challenges of Administering Joint Injections

February 17, 2016

Medication and diagnostic analgesia are only effective if veterinarians put them in the right place, so accuracy is key.... Read More

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Heat Waves, Pollen Could Worsen Equine Asthma Signs

February 16, 2016

Asthmatic horses' clinical signs worsened when temperature and humidity increased suddenly, researchers found.... Read More

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Peat Gets Thumbs Up as Horse Bedding

February 16, 2016

Peat might not be pretty, but study results suggest it might be better for your horse's health than wood shavings.... Read More

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Mindfulness Training Could Help Combat 'Compassion Fatigue'

February 15, 2016

Improving resiliency can equip veterinarians to combat distress and burnout, and help them lead healthier lives.... Read More

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A Review of the Many Faces of Placentitis

February 15, 2016

Placentitis can wreak havoc for mare owners, so it's important for vets to have a good understanding of the condition.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Senior Horses' Weight

February 15, 2016

Learn how to alter senior horses' diets to maximize health and longevity in the face of common health issues.... Read More

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Practical In-House Epididymal Semen Collection

February 14, 2016

Cryopreserved epididymal sperm can be valuable if a stallion will be castrated or if he dies unexpectedly.... Read More

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Stallion Reproductive Disorders: Focus on Hemospermia

February 13, 2016

Reproductive tract injuries can result in the presence of blood in a stallion's ejaculate, called hemospermia.... Read More

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University of Tennessee to Host Conference for Horse Owners

February 13, 2016

Lecture topics include nutrition, PPID, parasitology, back pain, toxic plants, natural foot care, and dentistry.... Read More

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Hyperimmune Plasma and R. equi Pneumonia Severity

February 13, 2016

Giving foals hyperimmune plasma did not prevent infection, but it did reduce the severity of R. equi pneumonia.... Read More

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Pain Management Options for Laminitis, Foals, and More

February 12, 2016

Veterinarians share their experiences in delivering pain management and discuss the pros and cons of various drugs.... Read More

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Equine Neurologic Exams: Be Thorough and Consistent

February 12, 2016

Thorough exams can help vets localize lesions to specific areas of the nervous system based on observed clinical signs.... Read More

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Is Equine Coronavirus Prevalent in Nasal Secretions?

February 11, 2016

Researchers found low detection rates in nasal secretions from horses with fever and signs of respiratory disease.... Read More

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Wobbler Syndrome: What's Going on With the Neck Vertebrae?

February 10, 2016

Researchers examined bone and cartilage lesions on MRI and micro-CT to better understand their distribution and type.... Read More

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Treating PSD in Sport Horses: Surgery, Shock Wave, or Both?

February 10, 2016

Recent study results suggest that shock wave can help horses return to function faster than surgery or rest alone. ... Read More