Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Medical Doctor, Barbaro Team Honored for Contributions to Equine Health

December 03, 2007

George Bagby, MD, MS, and Barbaro’s owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson, along with trainer Michael Matz, have been named the 2007 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes the... Read More

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Wedgewood Pharmacy Now Exchanging Expired Medications

December 03, 2007

Wedgewood Pharmacy recently introduced the Refresh Exchange Program, which allows veterinarians to return expired custom-compounded medications for exchange at no cost. The program is a first in the compounding pharmacy profession.

Through... Read More

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Distinguished Educators Moore and Gill to be Honored at AAEP Convention

December 03, 2007

Two veterinarians who have significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners will be honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 53rd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, and... Read More

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Girl Scout Troop Thanks Vet College for Saving Favorite Horse

November 22, 2007

Many will give thanks for the blessings in their lives this Thanksgiving. For one family and a generous troop of Girl Scouts, their thankfulness will include the health of a horse named Denali and the "miracle workers" in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More

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Virginia Tech Leader to Serve as 2008 Olympic Veterinarian

November 20, 2007

David Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, had scarcely unpacked his bags after journeying from Sydney, Australia, to the United States to assume his new duties as head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More

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Sheriff Says 'Mutilated' Pony Died Naturally

November 20, 2007

A palomino pony found dead with suspicious wounds on its head died of natural causes, according to a statement from the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the Read More

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Education Summit Focuses on Attracting, Keeping Equine Vets

November 12, 2007

Nationally recognized educators and private practitioners gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 10, to discuss how to recruit more equine veterinarians and ensure those currently in the profession are retained. The American Association of... Read More

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LSU Equine Program Co-Hosts Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

November 10, 2007

The LSU Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the School of Veterinary Medicine recently co-hosted a four-day technical large animal emergency rescue and large animal hazardous material training course at the LSU-Fire & Emergency Training... Read More

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LSU Hosts Veterinary Dermatology Seminar

November 10, 2007

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a veterinary dermatology seminar entitled "A Potpourri of Veterinary Dermatologic Diseases and Therapy" on Sunday, Dec. 2. This seminar is generously sponsored by Vetoquinol USA Inc., Virbac... Read More

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Performing Colic Surgery on Zebra: Virginia Tech Equine Vets Earn their Stripes

November 08, 2007

For Brown, who has performed hundreds of colic surgeries on horses, having a patient with stripes was highly unusual but technically very similar.... Read More

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Special Award for Professor 'Twink' Allen

November 04, 2007

The annual Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equestrian Awards were a glittering occasion, not just for the diamonds and couture dresses but also for the twinkle in the eyes of the people who make up the industry, congratulating themselves on yet... Read More

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Penn State Professor Says African Grass Could Replace Timothy, Others

November 02, 2007

An Ethiopian summer annual grass called teff could be a valuable asset to growers, according to a crop specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Marvin Hall, MS, PhD, professor of forage management, said he is optimistic tha... Read More

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Focus on Lameness

November 01, 2007


See what veterinarians and owners learned during the AAEP's late summer meeting on lameness.

Want to know what veterinarians talk about when they get together? This year it was... Read More

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Western College of Veterinary Medicine Raises $200,000

October 31, 2007

The generosity of western Canadian horse owners has helped the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) raise an additional $200,000 for equine health research during the first year of a unique matching gift incentive program.

Half... Read More

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Dr. Phoebe Smith Joins The Ohio State Vet School

October 31, 2007

Phoebe Smith, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, has been appointed as a clinical emphasis assistant professor in equine internal medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Smith joins Ohi... Read More

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U.K. Horse Welfare Group Launches Scholarship Program for Vet Students

October 23, 2007

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has launched a new scholarship program for undergraduate veterinary students in order to encourage the advancement of veterinary education and equine welfare, and also to familiarize... Read More

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WEG 2010: Rood & Riddle Named Official Equine Hospital and Veterinary Partner

October 22, 2007

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will be the official equine hospital and veterinary partner for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as announced today by the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. Rood & Riddle is the first sponsorship partner... Read More

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Tilt Tables Help Horses Recover from Anesthetic

October 20, 2007

To use a tilt table, a horse recovering from anesthesia is restrained to the top of the table--which is generally hydraulic--in lateral recumbency (down and on his side). The table is slowly tilted upright as the horse returns to consciousness... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Annual Update Set for Dec. 11

October 15, 2007

The Equine Science Center will sponsor its annual Equine Science Update on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture on the Cook Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The Equine Science... Read More

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Dental Dilemmas: Cheek Tooth Fractures, Treatment Characterized

October 14, 2007

Cheek teeth fractures can lead to a number of unpleasant problems in the horse, from chewing discomfort to bad breath, and they tend to show up most often in the upper jaw. Sometimes these fractures can even go undetected, say... Read More

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Four Dead at Wisconsin Horse Show; Carbon Monoxide Suspected

October 12, 2007

Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed four people sleeping in a horse trailer at the World Clydesdale Show near Madison, Wis., Dane County Coroner John Stanley said this morning.

The two adults and two children were camping overnight... Read More

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Navicular Horses Needed for Washington Vet School Study

October 11, 2007

Navicular disease or syndrome is one of the most common causes of performance-limiting lameness in the front legs of many different types of horses. Despite the frequency with which the disease occurs and how long it has been recognize... Read More

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University of Minnesota Equine Center Opening; Events Planned

October 10, 2007

The University of Minnesota will welcome horse lovers into its state-of-the-art new $14 million facility on Monday, Oct. 15 at the grand opening celebration of the Louise and Doug Leatherdale Equine Center on the St. Paul campus.

St. Paul... Read More

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University of Minnesota Equine Center to Open Oct. 15

October 08, 2007

Hercules is a 10-year-old draft horse who paints with his hooves at the University of Minnesota's Equine Center (UMEC) on the St. Paul campus. His works will be part of the silent auction of equine goodies at the grand opening of the University... Read More

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Georgia Vet School Receives Grant for Rabies Vaccine Research

October 05, 2007

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded a grant to develop rabies vaccine.... Read More