Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Tennessee Walking Horse Farm Owners Suspended

April 05, 2011

The owners of a high-profile Tennessee Walking Horse breeding farm have been suspended from participating in horse shows and other equine-related activities for one year for allegedly violating the Horse Protection Act (HPA).
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Saliva vs. Blood for Measuring Equine Stress Levels

April 02, 2011

What do a horse's stress level and his saliva have in common? Belgian scientists have found testing the former can measure the latter, and they said this saliva assay could become the test of choice for measuring horses' stress. "Cortisol levels are ... Read More

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LSU Researcher Receives Grant for Adult Stem Cell Research

March 30, 2011

Mandi Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has received one of 17 research grants from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation for her project, "Equine Bone Regeneration with ... Read More

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Rutgers University Young Horse Auction Scheduled for May 1

March 27, 2011

The annual Rutgers University (RU) Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP) benefit horse auction will take place May 1 at the school's horse facility on College Farm Road on the G.H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick, N.J. This year's auction ... Read More

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MSU Extension Equine Specialist Receives Award

March 26, 2011

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension equine specialist Karen Waite, MS, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Catalyst Award by the Michigan Horse Council. The award, founded in 1995, recognizes individuals who have made significant ... Read More

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Gluck Center's Equine Reproductive Health Group Sets Goals

March 24, 2011

The equine reproductive health group at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center has developed a number of strategic goals to help enhance reproductive performance in horses. Conveniently centered in the largest Thoroughbred nursery in... Read More

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Nielsen Accepts Parasitology Position at the Gluck Center

March 23, 2011

Martin K. Nielsen, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, has accepted an assistant professor appointment in parasitology at the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. Nielsen will join... Read More

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AVMA: Disaster Plans Must Include Pets

March 23, 2011

As emergency crews respond to the tsunami crisis in Japan and flooding in California, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reminds pet owners via video to include pets and livestock in emergency plans. "Taking care of pets can be ... Read More

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New Bolton Center Welcomes New Staff Veterinarian

March 20, 2011

The University of Pennsylvania's (UPenn) New Bolton Center has announced that Tamara Dobbie, DVM, Dipl. ACT, has joined the section of reproduction at New Bolton Center as a staff veterinarian. New Bolton Center is the UPenn School of Veterinary ... Read More

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Orphan Foals Require Immediate Critical Care

March 13, 2011

Orphan foals require immediate support. This leaves little time for an unprepared owner to learn what to do.... Read More

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Seven Farriers and Four Equine Veterinarians Enter the Halls of Fame

March 12, 2011

The new 2010 classes were added to the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarians Hall of Fame at the eighth annual International Hoof-Care Summit held Feb. 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Each hall of fame honors ... Read More

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Legislators Aim to End Shortage of Veterinarians in Rural Areas

March 10, 2011

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds U.S. Senators Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, for introducing the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act. The bipartisan legislation will help the country ... Read More

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Uterine Ultrasound, Cytology Helpful in Pinpointing Pathogens (AAEP 2010)

March 04, 2011

When it comes to a mare's uterus, ultrasound examination and cytology (examination of cells under a microscope) can give a veterinarian a pretty good picture of what's going on inside that could be confounding conception. However, comparing these ... Read More

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Neurologic Examination of Horses in the Field (AAEP 2010)

March 02, 2011

What does a veterinarian look for when evaluating a horse for neurologic disease? Hint: The neurologic exam starts with simple field tests, not sophisticated imaging equipment. "Each clinician has his or her own method of performing a neurologic exam... Read More

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High Field MRIs for Horses Now Available from Virginia Tech

March 02, 2011

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) has announced that they are now able to offer high field MRI service for horses. A mobile high field MRI is scheduled to the clinic in Leesburg, Va., about once a month, according to a ... Read More

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Texas Pony Clubbers Learn From Veterinary Students

March 02, 2011

Around 150 pony clubbers from the Rio Grande, Texas, region visited the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) on Jan. 15, "Aggie Day", to advance their Pony Club ranks and learn to become responsible horse owners. The ... Read More

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20 Things Your Horse's Teeth are Telling You

March 01, 2011

Brush up on your equine oral health knowledge with these facts about dental anatomy, issues, and exams.... Read More

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Mouth Injuries in Horses

March 01, 2011

Mouth injuries can happen in any horse, whether during elite competition or in our own stables and pastures. ... Read More

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Wolf Teeth in Horses

March 01, 2011

The term "wolf teeth" is a commonly used, but poorly understood, part of the horse owner's vocabulary.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Dental Care Recording Now Available

February 28, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Equine Dental Care, held on Feb. 24, is now available for listening on demand. Listen in as Mary DeLorey, DVM, owner of Northwest Equine Dentistry Inc., and Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, owner of Florida Equine ... Read More

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Students Volunteer to Help Train Future Equine Practitioners

February 28, 2011

On Jan. 22, the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) hosted a workshop that attracted 250 participants from 22 veterinary schools ... Read More

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Chicago Museum Next To Host 'The Horse' Exhibit

February 22, 2011

Chicagoans and guests to the Midwest can marvel over the history and development of our modern world courtesy of "The Horse," an interactive exhibit at The Field Museum through Aug. 14. The exhibit allows visitors to view ... Read More

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Gluck Center Graduate Spotlight: Kadie Vanderman, MS

February 20, 2011

In December 2010 Kadie Vanderman completed her master's degree under the supervision of James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair and professor of veterinary science at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and director of ... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Lameness/Surgery Studies (AAEP 2010)

February 17, 2011

What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine lameness, surgery, or racing for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Scott E. Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP (Equine Practice), hospital director and a staff surgeon of the New Jersey ... Read More

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AAEP Good Works Honorees Care for Abused, Neglected Horses

February 17, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named Mary Beth Hamorski, VMD, and Christina Wilson, DVM, of Califon Animal Hospital in Lebanon, N.J., as the January honorees of its Good Works Campaign. Hamorski and Wilson provide ... Read More