Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

July 29, 2014

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jennifer Janes

July 26, 2014

Janes' research has focused on the roles of orthopedic pathology and genetic determinants in wobbler syndrome.... Read More

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UKVDL Releases New Test Rates

July 25, 2014

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has increased fees for 17 tests/panels offered.... Read More

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Risk Factors for EIPH in Australian Racehorses Studied

July 23, 2014

Researchers identified longer race distances, low ambient temperatures, and bar shoes as EIPH risk factors.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Club of America to Honor Veterinarians

July 22, 2014

The club will honor Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS; Edward H. Fallon, DVM; and A. Gary Lavin, VMD. ... Read More

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Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

July 22, 2014

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation, Zoetis Award Scholarships to New Vets

July 21, 2014

Nine veterinary graduates of 2014 committed to careers in equine health care received $4,000 scholarships.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Novel Hepatitis Viruses in Horses Reviewed

July 21, 2014

Find out what researchers know and what they don't about the three recently described hepatitis viruses.... Read More

Britain’s HRH Princess Anne presents Minnesota veterinarian Dr. Julia Wilson with an award recognizing her veterinary team’s volunteer work to improve the health of working horses in Honduras.

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Wilson Receives Award at Working Equid Colloquium

July 20, 2014

Dr. Julia Wilson received the award recognizing her team's work to improve working horses' health in Honduras.... Read More

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Are Exotic Pets a Disease Risk to European Horses?

July 20, 2014

Exotic pets could carry foreign vector-borne diseases that can be deadly to horses, French researchers say.... Read More

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Commentary: Mentoring the Horse Industry's Next Generation

July 19, 2014

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on how we can mentor the horsemen and veterinarians of the future.... Read More

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Monitor Mares' Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

July 18, 2014

Monitoring progesterone levels is a practical way to accurately time labor induction, researchers say.... Read More

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Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

July 16, 2014

Researchers found that clenbuterol reduced body fat percentage in both resting and working horses.... Read More

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The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

July 14, 2014

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion.... Read More

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Researchers Link Gene Mutation to All Gaited Breeds

July 13, 2014

Researchers found the so-called Gait Keeper gene mutation in different gaited breeds across the planet.... Read More

The seat of the saddle tips back. The panels of the saddle have contact with the horse’s back at the front and the back but not under the middle of the saddle. This is called bridging and causes focal pressure under the front and back of the saddle.

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Study: Ill-fitting Saddles Behind Horse, Rider Back Pain

July 12, 2014

Researchers associated ill-fitting saddles with equine back issues, a stilted gait, and rider back pain. ... Read More

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Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak Response 101

July 10, 2014

Remember these steps if an outbreak occurs, regardless of what disease you're facing.... Read More

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House Clears Veterinary Medicine Measure

July 09, 2014

The House passed the measure allowing vets to legally carry controlled substances to farm call sites. ... Read More

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Kentucky Veterinarian Byars Passes Away

July 08, 2014

Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, age 70, died the evening of July 7 at his Georgetown, Kentucky home.... Read More

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What is SAA, and Why is it Important to Equine Medicine?

July 08, 2014

Here's what you need to know about SAA, a biomarker veterinarians are using to detect inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis: What We Know, What We Don't

July 08, 2014

This potentially deadly condition is difficult to diagnose, treat, and study. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Klein Equine Research Career Development Award Created

July 07, 2014

The award will provide annual $15,000 grants to individuals considering a career in equine research.... Read More

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AAEP Annual Convention Celebrates 60 Years in December 2014

July 07, 2014

The world's largest equine veterinary continuing-education event convenes in Salt Lake City on Dec. 6-10.... Read More