Recent News for Equine Care Professions

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Postpartum Problems in Mares

February 01, 2011

Post-foaling problems caused by dystocia and other factors can be serious and immediate treatment is critical.... Read More

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Veterinary Professor Retires After 34 Years at LSU

January 30, 2011

Jill Johnson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, ABVP, a long-time professor of veterinary medicine, retired from Louisiana State University (LSU) on Jan, 2. She joined the faculty on April 1, 1977, and played a role in training every LSU School of Veterinary ... Read More

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Animal Genetics Testing Lab Celebrates 25th Anniversary

January 28, 2011

This year the University of Kentucky's Animal Genetics Testing & Research Laboratory (AGTRL) will celebrate 25 years of offering a variety of genetic testing services to horse owners and breed registries. Established in 1986 and formerly known as the... Read More

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Workshop Identifies Equine Respiratory System Research Priorities

January 25, 2011

On Jan. 24 the (American Association of Equine Practitioners) AAEP Foundation released the findings of its 2010 Equine Respiratory Research Workshop, held July 20-21, 2010, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The report sums up future objectives identified by l... Read More

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Graduate Spotlight to Feature Equine Research Projects

January 25, 2011

Claudia Klein, DrMedVet, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, started her PhD at the University of Florida in Gainesville under the guidance of Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR. When Troedsson accepted the position of the director of the Gluck Equine ... Read More

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CSU Lecture Series Honors Squires

January 24, 2011

Two years ago, Colorado State University (CSU) created a lecture series titled the "Ed Squires Lecture in Equine Reproduction" in honor of Ed Squires, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), executive director of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research ... Read More

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Penn World Leadership Award Promotes Veterinary Profession

January 20, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award, currently the largest award in the veterinarian profession, are officially open. The award, which was first issued in April 2008, is given annually to "the most influential ... Read More

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AAEP Good Works Campaign Applauds Vets for Volunteer Service

January 19, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is celebrating the "good works" of veterinarians who are devoting time and expertise beyond the scope of their everyday practice to help horses and the equine community.
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University of Saskatchewan Horse Health Center Ready for Expansion

January 18, 2011

An expanded horse health care facility at the University of Saskatchewan will be called the Ryan/Dube Equine Performance Center in recognition of a couple's longtime support for veterinary research and education. Heather Ryan and her husband, L. ... Read More

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Racehorse Veterinarians Receive AAEP President's Award

January 17, 2011

Scott E. Palmer, VMD, and Foster Northrop, DVM, were selected as the recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 2010 President's Award for their leadership in developing guidelines to promote racehorse safety.
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LSU Vet School Aquires New Patient Monitoring System

January 16, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently acquired a high-tech patient monitoring system to assure that anesthetized patients wake up healthy from surgery or an MRI procedure.... Read More

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Equine Dentistry Clinic to be Hosted by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

January 14, 2011

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, located in Lexington, Ky., will host an equine dentistry clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Rood & Riddle Podiatry building. Horse owners are invited to schedule an appointment for their horse or ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Horse Expo to Feature Equine Health Presentations

January 09, 2011

The 2011 Pennsylvania Horse World Expo is slated to take place Feb. 24 -27 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. During the event many equine professionals will be on hand to share their knowledge on a diverse list of topics.... Read More

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USDA to Hold Committee Meeting on Animal Health

January 08, 2011

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will hold the Secretary's Advisory Committee's first meeting on Animal Health Jan. 20 and 21. The meeting will be held in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., ... Read More

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KENA Dinner and KHC Awards Banquet Combined

January 07, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) meeting will be held on Jan. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in conjunction with the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Annual Awards Banquet. The joint dinner meeting follows the KHC Annual Conference, ... Read More

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AVMA Seeking Public Opinions on Three Initiatives

January 07, 2011

Starting Jan. 7, veterinarians and the general public are invited to offer their input on three important initiatives that will help shape veterinary medicine and veterinary education. Comments are being sought on the American Veterinary Medical ... Read More

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Welcomes New Surgeon

January 06, 2011

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., welcomes Laura Werner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, to its surgery department. Werner specializes in lameness and equine emergency services and she is returning to Hagyard after having previously spent a ... Read More

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Florida Man Charged in Illegal Horse Meat Probe

January 06, 2011

A Hialeah, Fla., man is facing multiple charges after his fingerprints were found on a van that police later determined contained horse meat intended for illegal sale. ... Read More

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2011 KHC Conference Features Equine Business, Farriery Seminars

January 03, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) Annual Conference will be held Jan. 14 at the Lexington Convention Center in conjunction with the Ag Industry Trade Show, Kentucky Cattlemen's Convention, and Burley Tobacco Coop Conference. The conference officially ... Read More

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What's New in the NICU?

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions to..... Read More

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Chronic Equine Weight Loss

January 01, 2011

A methodical evaluation of affected horses is more important than the lengthy list of possible diagnoses.... Read More

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Equine Navicular Disease

January 01, 2011

The navicular bone, a small, boat-shaped bone nestled deep in the protective womb of the hoof, only measures approximately 6 cm wide and 2 cm deep (top to bottom) in an average 1,200-pound horse, so how can such a small bone be such a nuisance?... Read More

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Equine Dystocia Advancements

January 01, 2011

Better understanding of dystocias and the urgency for vet intervention means more mares and foals can survive.... Read More

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

January 01, 2011

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis.... Read More

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What's New in the NICU? (Horse Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions... Read More