Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Virginia Tech Vets Tackle Upper Respiratory Disorders

March 07, 2008

At Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, a variety of treatments are available for correcting disorders of the upper respiratory system and improving the odds of performance success.

Equine upper respiratory disorders ofte... Read More

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NCSU Offering Equine Science Course Online

March 07, 2008

Horse owners and enthusiasts will have the chance to learn more about equine science and earn college credit this summer, when North Carolina State University (NCSU) utilizes a distance education program to offer an introduction to equine science... Read More

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Dealing with Emerging Infectious Diseases

March 05, 2008

Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the marked and persistent development of emerging infectious diseases--infections that are new to a population or geographic area, have appeared more frequently, or have become more virulent (abl... Read More

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Lameness Exams in Horses

March 01, 2008

Lameness problems in horses are an ever-growing concern for horse owners. With a rising demand for top performance, the challenge is for veterinarians to keep up with improved diagnostics and treatment modalities. Furthermore, many work-ups toda... Read More

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Winners of Vet Contest to Be Honored at Conference

February 14, 2008

Winners of the first "Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet" contest will be honored at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas on Feb. 19, 2008.

The nationwide essay contest honors veterinarians for the outstanding work that they do... Read More

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Western College of Veterinary Medicine Renovating, Expanding

February 12, 2008

Last summer, project managers added another welcome check mark to their growing list of completed expansion and renovation projects at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). The latest project to be completed, which opened its doors... Read More

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AVMA President Testifies on Looming Vet Shortage

February 08, 2008

The president of the nation's largest veterinary association appeared before a Congressional subcommittee Feb. 7 and urged the United States Department of Agriculture to implement a long-standing but dormant program that would help address a... Read More

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Iowa State Establishes New Entrepreneurial Professorship in Veterinary Medicine

February 02, 2008

An entrepreneurial veterinarian and a college looking to instill entrepreneurial skills in its students have connected to establish one of the nation's first professorships in veterinary entrepreneurial studies at Iowa State University... Read More

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UT College of Veterinary Medicine Announces Open House

February 02, 2008

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual Open House Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The free event will take place on the UT agricultural campus, located on Neyland Drive in... Read More

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Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Hosts Pony Club Members

February 01, 2008

According to a USDA equine survey, Virginia was home to an estimated 215,000 horses in 2006. It comes as no surprise that in a state so heavily populated with horses, many children are fascinated with learning to care for the animals. One... Read More

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Genetic Test for "Sow Mouth"?

February 01, 2008

Q: I read the article "Orthodontics for Horses," authored by David O. Klugh, DVM, FAVD/Equine (available on TheHorse.com at article #9671). In regard to the... Read More

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Emergency C-Section

February 01, 2008


With the right care, mare and foal can survive this critical event.

The first step in the decision to do a Caesarean section is that all other forms of help have been exhausted. Often,... Read More

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NCSU Benefit Stallion Service Auction Extended

January 29, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is extending its third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American Association of... Read More

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Horse Owners Reminded of USDA Agriculture Census

January 29, 2008

Farmers will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come when the 2007 Census of Agriculture arrives in their mailboxes. The surveys have been mailed and must be filled out and... Read More

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Ontario Vet College Now Offering Stem Cell Therapy

January 23, 2008

Clinicians and researchers at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) have teamed up to offer stem cell therapy to repair injured tendons and ligaments in horses.

The move provides clients with a new treatment option for... Read More

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Man Sentenced in Illegal Horse Racing Case

January 23, 2008

The manager of an illegal Oklahoma horse racing operation near Thackerville will pay more than $37,000 in fines and penalties after being sentenced today in Love County District Court.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson said Jesus Romero,... Read More

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Royal Veterinary College Adds Program for Qualified Nurses

January 21, 2008

In response to a shortage of qualified veterinary nurses in the U.K., the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will offer a vocational program in veterinary nursing, along with an optional BSc program.

The vocational program, also known as a... Read More

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AAEP Distinguished Educator Dr. Robert Baker Dead

January 21, 2008

Robert H. Baker, DVM, died Jan. 5, a week before his 79th birthday, in Solana Beach, Calif. The Los Angeles native had endured complications from multiple orthopedic surgeries.

Baker grew up around horses. His father owned a riding academy... Read More

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Lameness Surgeon Joins Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Faculty

January 18, 2008

M. Norris Adams, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as a clinical assistant professor in equine lameness and surgery. In this role, Adams will focus on elective orthopedic procedures and will... Read More

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NCSU Vet School Holding Benefit Stallion Service Auction

January 14, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet School Hosting Equine Program for 4-H, Pony Club Youth

January 10, 2008

The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Animal Science, will host "Aggie Day" Jan. 12 to educate youngsters on equine science and horsemanship through lectures, demonstrations,... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Honored for Contributions to Thoroughbred Racing

January 09, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park, an educational theme park, equine competition facility, and home of the great racehorse John Henry for 23 years, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award.

The Special Eclipse Award, which is presented by... Read More

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Louisiana State Vet School Hosting March Open House

January 07, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 26th Annual Open House on Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's theme is Veterinarians in the... Read More

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Equine Center on North Dakota Reservation Proposed

January 04, 2008

A nonprofit group is studying the possibility of building an indoor riding and rodeo center on the Standing Rock reservation.

"We're in a community where we haven't shared in the prosperity of the rest of the state," said Jonathan Anderson,... Read More

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Tufts Vet School Hosting Equine Health Talks

January 03, 2008

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will be hosting a series of lectures on equine health.

The presentations will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Agnes Varis Lecture Hall in North Grafton, Mass.

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