Recent News for Equine Care Professions


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Rood & Riddle to Provide Vet Care at WEG Test Events

February 04, 2009

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital of Lexington, Ky., will provide veterinary services for the test events leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the World Games 2010 Foundation Inc. announced today.

As the Official Equin... Read More


Open Wide: Readers Share Their Horse's Dental Schedule

February 01, 2009

More than 2,000 readers of responded to a poll asking, "How often do you have your horse's teeth floated?"

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WSU Veterinary College Cancels Annual Professional Conference

January 31, 2009

The Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine announced Tuesday (Jan. 27) it is cancelling its 2009 Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians, which was slated for March 27-29 in... Read More


Helping Working Equids in Egypt

January 29, 2009

There are roughly 15.5 million equids in Europe and the United States combined. These animals take part in the many equestrian sports and activities that have developed, and most enjoy good nutrition and care.

In contrast to this, there are... Read More


Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at Horse Expos

January 28, 2009

With two New York Times bestsellers and several other titles to her credit, Temple Grandin, PhD, is perhaps the most widely-recognized resources on animal behavior and humane livestock treatment in the nation--and perhaps the world. She i... Read More


Florida Vet School Equine Repro Service Hits the Road

January 25, 2009

A mobile service for equine reproduction at the University of Florida (UF) aims to better serve area horse breeders while simultaneously moving students at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine more frequently into the field.

"The approach to... Read More


Veterinarian Locator Service Improved

January 23, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), in conjunction with Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, recently launched its new and improved Get-A-DVM locator service. This online service allows horse owners to find AAEP-member... Read More


Commentary: The Racetrack, A Changing Perspective

January 20, 2009

Recently a veterinary colleague remarked that a horse that had sustained a minor laceration in the starting gate had been scratched. While there was no expectation that the horse's performance would be impacted, she could not justify permitting... Read More


Former Rescue Wins Horse of the Year Title

January 19, 2009

Combined driving champion Jamaica has been named the 2008 Horse of the Year by Farnam/Platform and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF). Jamaica was selected from among all USEF breeds and disciplines as the nation's most exceptional horse for... Read More


Florida Vet School Launching Forensic Sciences Program

January 19, 2009

The University of Florida has the first Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program for crimes against animals. ... Read More

Article Launches Weird News Blog

January 16, 2009

Weird things happen to horses. So says Erin Ryder, News Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care/ Ryder scans international headlines daily to bring readers of the most up-to-date information on... Read More


Hagyard Vet Firm Contributes to Equine Research

January 07, 2009

The Lexington, Ky., veterinary firm Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has made a $10,000 donation to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to further research on racehorse lameness issues.

"We realize many people associate Hagyard wit... Read More


Commentary: Equine Medicine Has Come a Long Way

January 07, 2009

While I was in veterinary school 20-some years ago, the first ultrasound machine was being "explored" by board-certified veterinary radiologists at university veterinary schools. Pain medication for horses was mostly limited to the non-steroidal... Read More


Cambridge Announces New Equine Professorship

January 06, 2009

The University of Cambridge has selected James Wood, BVetMed, BSc, MSc, DLSHTM, Dipl. ECVPH, MRCVS, as the first Alborada Professor of Equine and Farm Animal Science. This unique professorship is in honour of the celebrated... Read More


Older Horses: Respecting Our Elders

January 01, 2009

If your horse is already a senior, there's no reason to turn him out to pasture. Here's a seasonal look at some factors to consider for the care of your equine elder.... Read More


Endoscopy-Assisted Dentistry Improves Traditional 'Shot In The Dark'

December 26, 2008

After investigating the technique in more than 300 horses, Austrian researchers have concluded that endoscopic evaluation of the oral cavity as part of a routine dental examination is a safe and effective means of thoroughly assessin... Read More


30th Open House Scheduled at UT College of Veterinary Medicine

December 25, 2008

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house Saturday, April 18, 2009. The free event will take place on the UT agricultural campus, located on Neyland Drive in Knoxville.

Guests will tour... Read More