Recent News for Equine Care Professions


Research Ride Raises Funds for Washington State Vet School

October 15, 2008

For the fourth year, the Washington State Horse Council hit the trail to benefit the Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine.

The ride took place June 20-22. It included a trail ride for prizes, camping, an evening... Read More


Some California Horses Waiting Fire Out at Holding Facilities

October 14, 2008

Horses evacuated from fire zones in Ventura County, Calif. are residing in temporary holding facilities at the county fairgrounds while firefighters battle the latest round of wildfires sweeping the region.

According to Capt. John Alford of... Read More


Equine Disease Researcher Cohen Recognized by Epidemiology Society

October 10, 2008

The American Veterinary Epidemiology Society recognized Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), as an... Read More


Former Royal Vet College Teaching Horse Dies

October 06, 2008

Invisible, the Irish-bred black mare with the faint star on her forehead who was the curse of many equine vet students' practical exams, has died at the age of 30. She spent seven years in retirement at Read More


Equine Guelph Marks Five Years

October 06, 2008

Equine Guelph, the University of Guelph's horse owner and caregiver's center, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a "Celebration of Partnerships" dinner.

More than 100 industry leaders and partners assembled for the event... Read More


Shortage of Large Animal Vets Taxes Farmers

October 03, 2008

This summer, Steve Sanford had to tell 106 dairy farmers in rural northern Vermont he could no longer treat their cows.

Battling degenerative arthritis, the 56-year-old large animal veterinarian can't do the physically challenging work any... Read More


Mississippi State Vet School Adds Ambulatory Service

October 01, 2008

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine ambulatory service is catching on as a win-win opportunity for both vet students and area horse owners.

David Christiansen, DVM, assistant professor in the Department of... Read More


Fuel Shortages Affect Vets, Horse Owners in Southeast

September 30, 2008

As if economic challenges weren't enough for horse owners, there are now reports of fuel shortages throughout northern Georgia and into the Carolinas. The shortage has been affecting everything from scheduling veterinary appointments to how... Read More


Ohio State Receives Science Faculty Diversity Grant

September 29, 2008

The Ohio State University will use federal funding to help female faculty advance in the sciences by launching a five-year initiative to change academic departmental culture in disciplines in which women are underrepresented on the faculty.... Read More


Ohio State Vet Honored for Laminitis Research

September 23, 2008

James Belknap, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, has been awarded the annual Equine Veterinary Journal Open Award for 2007 for... Read More


Glasgow Vet School Announces Endoscopy/Treadmill Study Plans

September 20, 2008

The University of Glasgow Equine Hospital will be the first in the U.K. to look inside a horse as it gallops at full speed.

Pioneering equipment will enable vets to closely examine the airways of a horse as it exercises, revolutionizing... Read More


Equine Laser Surgery Now Available through Wisconsin Vet School

September 19, 2008

Lasers are changing the options available to horse owners whose animals need surgical procedures.

"Laser surgery can not only save horse owners money for certain procedures, it can also be more effective than traditional surgery, with fewer... Read More


Texas A&M Vet College Helping Coordinate Area Equine Evacuation

September 11, 2008

As Hurricane Ike sets its eye on the Texas Coast, thousands of coastal residents are going to be mandated to evacuate their homes.

In the aftermath of Katrina, it was discovered that many of those who suffered the greatest losses were those... Read More


LSU Veterinary Hospital Carries on after Hurricane Gustav

September 08, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital remained open for emergency service following Hurricane Gustav. Since the storm struck the Louisiana coast, the Veterinary Teaching... Read More


Eight Belles Honored in Public Memorial

September 07, 2008

With more than 200 people in attendance, this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands runner-up Eight Belles was memorialized in a public ceremony in the garden of the Kentucky Derby Museum Sept. 7.

At the conclusion of the... Read More


Who's Your Vet

September 05, 2008

Horse owners have noticed a shift in who their medical caregivers are, and that trend will continue in the coming decade

For anyone with a horse, it might come as no surprise that in recent years you’ve been seeing a... Read More


LSU Equine Opens Hotline for Horse Owners in Need

September 04, 2008

In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine and team members of the Equine Health Studies Program have developed a call center for the purpose of responding to the potential needs... Read More


Promoting Equine Veterinary Practice to Vet Students

September 02, 2008

More than 800 third-year veterinary students were given a fully sponsored trip to attend the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) in Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day weekend. Members of the veterinary class of 2010 were given the... Read More


Joint Injections: Pros and Cons

September 01, 2008

Joint injections can safely localize lameness or medicate a joint, but they might cause complications. ... Read More


University of Wisconsin-Madison's Vet School Celebrates 25 Years

August 30, 2008

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus celebrated 25 years.... Read More


Tropical Storm Fay Damages Equine Hospital

August 22, 2008

Although Tropical Storm Fay attacked the Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, Fla., with a vengeance on Aug. 19, no people or horses were injured. The veterinarians were quickly back at work, and the clinic was running fairly normally as of... Read More


Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

August 21, 2008

One of the two equine hospital staff workers hospitalized with Hendra virus in Australia has died. Veterinarian Ben Cunneen, BVSc, died Wednesday. He had contracted Hendra virus from a horse hospitalized at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the... Read More


LSU Welcomes New Director of Equine Health Studies Program

August 19, 2008

Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, is the new director of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Studies Program. He joined the faculty... Read More


University of Tennessee Picks New Vet School Dean

August 12, 2008

The University of Tennessee (UT) Institute of Agriculture has named James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVM, as Dean of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Thompson's appointment is effective Oct.1, 2008.

He will be the fifth to serv... Read More


'Tongue Piercing' in Horses

August 02, 2008

It's not a new fad and probably isn't what you're thinking. Horses sometimes accidentally become wounded by pieces of metal or wire, splinters of wood, or even grass awns that become lodged in their tongue, mouth, or throat as they eat.... Read More