Recent News for Western Veterinary Therapies

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West Nile Virus and EEE Detected in Maryland Mosquitoes

August 09, 2004

Mosquitoes collected in two separate areas of Prince George's County are the first in Maryland this year to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) and for Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE). In the first instance, mosquitoes collected on... Read More

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Racehorse Injuries and Issues

March 01, 2004

Severe injury of a racehorse is one of the most visible and critical situations race track practitioners must handle. Mary Scollay, DVM, senior association veterinarian for Gulfstream Park and Calder Racecourse, and Celeste Kunz, VMD, chief examining... Read More

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Safety Issues of Shock Wave Therapy

February 17, 2004

There's been a lot of speculation about the analgesic effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and radial shock wave therapy (RSWT)--no one has identified the duration or mechanism of analgesia. ... Read More

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AAEP 2003: Shock Wave Table Topic

February 03, 2004

Veterinary application of shock wave therapy has come a long way in five years, with many veterinarians now finding it helpful in the treatment of their patients. Rather than the “What is this all about, and does it work?” questions of past... Read More

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A Win at Any Cost?

January 01, 2004

The horse show scene often is one of pageantry, color, and excitement. There are handsome horses groomed until they shine, riders dressed in colorful or formal garments who ride with skill and aplomb, and judges who observe every movement and... Read More

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Vet's Role in Physical Therapy

May 01, 2003

The health and soundness management of any horse--regardless of his level of use or the problems he might be encountering--horse owner or trainer's responsibility. The person responsible for the diagnosis, prescribing the treatment, and assessing ... Read More

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Equine Physical Therapy Advances

May 01, 2003

In 1982, I was working as an athletic trainer when a veterinarian came in for help in rehabilitating a sprained ankle. As I applied electrical stimulation and range of motion exercise, I asked him what would be done for a horse with a similar... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Healing and Health

May 01, 2003

Call it what you will--equine physical therapy, equine therapy, physiotherapy, rehabilitation therapy, equine sports therapy, or even alternative therapy. The treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of movement dysfunctions, orthopedic ailment... Read More

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Virginia Panel Restricts Use of Shock Wave Therapy

March 25, 2003

The Virginia Racing Commission has banned the use of shock wave therapy on horses within 10 days of a race.

The therapeutic treatments, originally used to break up bone fragments, have an analgesic (pain-killing) effect on horses that ca... Read More

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Medication Rules Revised

March 01, 2003

The USA Equestrian (USAE) Board of Directors approved a rule change on Jan. 19 that should reduce the incidence of corticosteroid abuse in equine athletes. The USAE sets rules for 27 breeds and disciplines competing in the United States, and is... Read More

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AAEP Convention: Lameness

March 01, 2003

MILNE LECTURE PART 1


Bucked Shins

The Milne Lecture is also known as the State of the Art Lecture because each year's topic is selected for its groundbreaking qualities and potential to... Read More

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (AAEP 2002)

February 19, 2003

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, of Iowa State, reported on the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on suspensory ligament desmitis. He noted that ESWT is being used for the treatment of equine musculoskeletal diseases. ... Read More

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Drugs and Medications Rules Revised at USA Equestrian Meeting

January 22, 2003

A rule change designed to reduce incidence of corticosteroid abuse in equine athletes was among several topics discussed in the Veterinary and Equine Drugs and Medications (D&M) committee meetings and D&M Open Forum Jan. 16-17 at the 200... Read More

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Ohio University Equestrian Team Devastated by Fire

September 11, 2002

The Ohio University Equestrian Team (OUET), 2002 Miller's Cup Team Champions (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association national winners), lost a barn, an arena, a tack room, a trailer, all of their tack and one horse to a fire that ripped through... Read More

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NYRA Issues Restrictions on Shock Wave Therapy

July 17, 2002

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) issued a policy whereby horses that receive shock wave therapy cannot race for at least 10 days after treatment. Earlier, the California Horse Racing Board ordered restrictions on shock wave therapy... Read More

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California Places Restrictions on Shock Wave Therapy

July 09, 2002

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) notified trainers and veterinarians on July 8 of new rules that go into effect on July 24 restricting the use of shock wave therapy (SWT) for the treatment of orthopedic injuries in horses at... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2001: Lameness in Horses

February 01, 2002

There are many lameness problems that are associated with the use of a horse in a specific discipline, or the conformation of horses selected for use in a discipline. However, there are some problems that are universal, and the diagnosis and... Read More

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Surgical Techniques (AAEP Convention 2001)

February 01, 2002

Surgery topics at the 2001 AAEP Convention helped the practitioner learn new techniques ... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy Research at the University of Wisconsin

January 16, 2002

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine want to determine the efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), and are seeking horses to participate in a study using the therapy.... Read More

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HMT Offers ESWT

November 01, 2001

High Medical Technologies (HMT) was inadvertently omitted from the list of extracorporeal shock wave therapy manufacturers in the May issue of The Horse. The company is based in Switzerland.

HMT High Medical Technologies A.G.... Read More

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Alternative and Complementary Veterinary Medicine

October 15, 2001

Guidelines For Alternative And Complementary Veterinary Medicine

(Approved by AVMA House of Delegates, 1996)

Preamble

Veterinary medicine, like all professions, is... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Horses

October 10, 2001

The role of the equine sports therapist can be compared to that of the athletic trainer or sports therapist in human sports medicine. The job of these specialists is considered adjunctive to that of the sports medicine physician or orthopedist. ... Read More

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Chiropractic: Modality of Movement

October 10, 2001

Chiropractors have been treating human patients on a professional basis in this country since before the turn of the century, but it has only been in recent years that this alternative form of therapy has been applied to a substantial number of horse... Read More

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The Right Touch: Massage

October 09, 2001

Editor's Note: This series on therapeutic options is meant to offer basic information on the history of the therapy, what the therapy is, and how it is being used in the equine industry. Information presented in this series is... Read More

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Cross-Training For Horses

August 01, 2001

To add variety to conditioning programs, human athletes often undertake exercise sessions that are not specific to their athletic disciplines. For example, long-distance runners might cycle on a stationary bike once or twice a week, swim, or... Read More