Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Texas A&M Vet School Receives Accreditation

April 02, 2009

After an extensive review process, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has awarded full accreditation to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM).

By receiving this recognition,... Read More

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Dentistry: A Look Inside

April 01, 2009

An educated horse owner should understand the basics of equine dentition and how the teeth affect health.... Read More

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OSU Vet School Programs Expand Career Options

March 30, 2009

Each year about 2,500 professional veterinarians graduate from the 28 veterinary colleges in North America. That might not be enough to protect the nation from animal diseases that pose threats to human health, according to a Read More

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Assisted Recovery Prevents Postoperative Catastrophic Events

March 26, 2009

Using a rope system to assist horses as they recover from anesthesia postoperatively, is a "valuable and safe way of controlling recovery," reported Hans Wilderjans DVM, Dipl. ECVS, from the Equine Hospital De Bosdreef in Belgium, during the 10t... Read More

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AAEP Releases White Paper on Equine Blood Products

March 23, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has released a white paper to help practitioners make informed decisions regarding the use of equine plasma and serum products.

The white paper, titled "Read More

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From the Horse's Mouth: Zoonotic Disease in Equine Practice

March 21, 2009

Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. All of these can infect and cause disease in animals--which is especially noteworthy when you consider that more than 70% of infectious diseases of domestic animals and wildlife can also infect humans.... Read More

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AQHA Debuts Greener Pastures Program

March 21, 2009

American Quarter Horse owners love their horses--past, present, and future--and many want to keep track of those horses even after they are sold.

The American Quarter Horse Association developed the Greener Pastures program to reunite breeders... Read More

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Government Vet Shortage Critical, AVMA CEO Says

March 17, 2009

The chief executive of the nation's largest veterinary association recently appeared before a Senate subcommittee to address a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that details a shortage of veterinarians available to fill... Read More

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Tooth Characteristics and Feed Digestibility

March 16, 2009

Think floating a horse's teeth improves his feed digestion? Think again, says one study. ... Read More

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Rags to Riches Produces First Foal

March 11, 2009

The first foal produced by champion and classic winner Rags to Riches was born on Monday, March 9, at 9:30 pm, at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. Rags to Riches, owned by Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor, had a Giant's Causeway filly.... Read More

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Oklahoma Equine Dentist Faces Felony Charges

March 11, 2009

Professional rodeo rider Bobby Griswold is facing felony charges in Oklahoma for practicing equine dentistry without a veterinary medical license. Griswold is not a veterinarian, but he graduated from an equine dental school. He was... Read More

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Horse Left for Dead in Arizona Needs Your Help

March 08, 2009

An abused and starved horse was dropped at a home in Mesa, Ariz., and the women and vet clinic caring for him are seeking donations to save his life.

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Where Not to Pinch Pennies

March 01, 2009

In tough economic times, many horse owners look for ways to cut costs. Too often this is done by cutting back on veterinary care. However, it is important to keep in mind that what may save us a couple of dollars now might end up costing us much... Read More

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Ohio State Vet School Interim Dean Named 2008 OVMA Veterinarian of the Year

February 28, 2009

John A.E. Hubbell, DVM, Dipl. ACVA (anesthesiology) interim dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was presented with the prestigious 2008 Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Veterinarian of the Year Award Feb. 20 at... Read More

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California Veterinary Tax Removed from Budget

February 24, 2009

After a three-month battle, the California state legislature last week approved the final 2009-2010 budget, sans a proposed veterinary tax. The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) conducted a letter and call-in campaign to stop the... Read More

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Guelph Offers Equine Event Management Course Online

February 23, 2009

Organizing an equine event is a key component of working in the equine industry. A new 12-week online course at Equine Guelph, offered in partnership with the University's Office of Open Learning, will provide students an opportunity to learn... Read More

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Study: Safety Measures to Minimize Injuries to Equine Vets Needed

February 22, 2009

Due to the high number of work-related serious injuries incurred by equine practitioners, Australian researchers are urging vets to identify and utilize improved safe handling practices.

"It is known that large animal veterinarians have a... Read More

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LSU Veterinary School Giving Back to Its Students

February 21, 2009

Dean Peter F. Haynes will supplement all 20 endowed scholarships at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) so that each student recipient will receive at least a $2,000 award from the LSU SVM's Annual Fund.... Read More

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments offered by Marion DuPont Scott Equine Center in Virginia

February 20, 2009

One of the most common causes of lameness in horses--an injury to tendon and ligaments--can now be treated at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, with one of the newest treatments available, platelet-rich plasma.... Read More

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Corrective Hoof Trimming

February 16, 2009

The term "corrective shoeing" is often overused and misunderstood. It sometimes implies that the farrier can correct conformational faults of feet and legs. In reality, often very little can be done to change the way a horse is built. Trying to fix ... Read More

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Medication in Racing and Performance Horses

February 15, 2009

Medication issues in equine competitions might have reached their highest level of public focus in 2008 due to high-profile situations such as Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown's steroid regimen and the disqualification of several Olympic horses for... Read More

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Atlantic Veterinary College to Offer Chiropractic Services for Horses

February 14, 2009

The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island was recently awarded a grant by the Equine Foundation of Canada to support the development of chiropractic services for horses. The new service will mark the first time in... Read More

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AAEP 2008: Olympic Veterinary Care

February 10, 2009

What's it like to be an equine veterinarian behind the scenes at the Olympic Games? Horse owners got to hear about the experience at the Healthy Horses Workshop of the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention (held Dec. 6-10... Read More

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Commentary: Track Regulatory Vet Asks 'What If?'

February 09, 2009

"You know, Doc, that filly you scratched the other day? We X rayed that ankle, and she had the beginnings of a condylar fracture..."

I hear these words a few times each year when a trainer or private veterinarian is kind enough to give me a... Read More

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Equine Parasite Symposium at Gluck Equine Research Center

February 04, 2009

The problem of anthelmintic resistance is now recognized as a serious challenge for the control of equine gastrointestinal nematodes, particularly small strongyles (cyathostomins). Benzimidazole resistance is practically ubiquitous in much of th... Read More