Recent News for Equine Care Professions


The High-Tech Vet

July 01, 2011

Today, equine veterinarians can diagnose and treat disease with more speed and certainty than ever thanks ... Read More


Tufts Veterinary Hospital Introduces New Team Members

June 30, 2011

Nicholas Frank, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, has been named the chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at ... Read More


Horses with Osteoarthritis Sought for Study

June 18, 2011

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking horses diagnosed with osteoarthritis to ... Read More


Lecturer to Teach Practitioners How to Put Research to Work

June 17, 2011

Texas A&M University professor Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, will show equine practitioners how to... Read More


New Bolton Center Offers Lecture on Prepurchase Exams

June 13, 2011

The New Bolton Center will the lecture "Prepurchase Examinations: The Role of the Veterinarian" on July 5.... Read More


Texas Lawmakers Pass Equine Dentistry Bill

June 08, 2011

Texas lawmakers have passed legislation that defines the role of nonveterinarian equine dentists in that state... Read More


Poll: Readers Unfamiliar with Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment

May 31, 2011

Poll question: "How much would you pay for a platelet-rich plasma treatment for your horse?" ... Read More


TRF forms National Equine Veterinary Alliance

May 27, 2011

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has formed the National Equine Veterinary Alliance, which ... Read More


AQHF Funds Gluck Center Research Projects

May 25, 2011

The American Quarter Horse Foundation will fund two equine research projects at the University of Kentucky ... Read More


Equine Herpesvirus Research Ongoing at the UK Gluck Center

May 24, 2011

The recent spread of a neurologic form of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) at a cutting horse show in Ogden, ... Read More


EHV-1 Outbreak: State Veterinarians Monitoring Closely

May 18, 2011

The number of confirmed neurologic EHV-1 cases has reached the double digits.
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LSU Veterinary School and LSART to Host Large Animal Rescue Boot Camp

May 06, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) are holding training activities this spring that include an introductory course for veterinary students and a more intensive... Read More


AAEP Foundation to Host International Equine Colic Research Symposium

May 04, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will host the 10th International Equine Colic Research Symposium, July 26-28, 2011, in Indianapolis, Ind. The symposium, held every three years, alternating between Europe and North ... Read More


Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?

May 03, 2011

Your equine athlete's performance hasn't been blue ribbon-worthy as of late. Or maybe your broodmare's gaits are looking a little off kilter. Could long toes on the hind feet be to blame? According to the results of a recent study, the answer in some... Read More


Horse Drops Feed

May 02, 2011

My horse has an unusual problem. A dentist has worked on him, but he still drops his oats while trying to eat them. Now he is being fed pellets. I do not know if grazing is a problem for him, but he did drop in weight during the winter. ... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Green Horse Keeping Now Available

April 29, 2011

There is no need to start panicking about osteoarthritis (OA) the day your foal's feet hit the ground, but its impact should be considered following every footfall thereafter.... Read More


Kentucky Nonprofit Network Holds Town Hall Meetings

April 22, 2011

At the meetings, nonprofit leaders--such as those associated with equine organizations--can learn more about the program including how to use its tools to keep an organization healthy and stable, improve effectiveness, and provide transparency and ac... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Rebekah Cosden

April 22, 2011

A Maryland native and lifelong horse enthusiast, Rebekah Cosden's research focus at the Gluck Equine Research Center has been on equine musculoskeletal science. She completed her research in the laboratory of James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and ... Read More


Gluck Equine Research Foundation Releases Second Research Report

April 20, 2011

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its Research Report 2010 in late March of this year. The Research Report 2010 focuses on the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center faculty's research ... Read More


Good Works Honoree Fights Equine Abuse

April 20, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Grant Miller, DVM, a practitioner with Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Petaluma and a defender of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses in Sonoma County, Calif., as the Good ... Read More


UKVDL Investigating Oral Lesion Reports

April 20, 2011

Since early February, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) has been receiving reports from veterinarians who have seen large numbers of horses (mostly Saddlebreds) with oral lesions. The lesions have sometimes been ... Read More


LSU Hosts 80th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Vet Techs

April 17, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is hosting the 80th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians on May 7-8 at the LSU SVM in Baton Rouge, La. The focus of this year's conference is... Read More


Commentary: Thinking Outside the Box for Equine Disease Diagnostics

April 16, 2011

With sick animals, people often think negative diagnostic results are "bad" results since the cause of disease is still unknown. However, we would do well to remember Thomas Edison's mindset: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that ... Read More


AVMA Launches Veterinarian Finder Website

April 15, 2011

Horse and pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA),, a new website that provides owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around ... Read More


LSU Seeking Horses With Moon Blindness for Study

April 14, 2011

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking donation of horses afflicted with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)--also known as moon blindness--to participate in a study investigating the role of bacterial infection in the ... Read More