Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Kentucky Horse Tracks Battle Economy, Slots

November 24, 2008

Ron Geary thought he'd made it through the worst of it. The owner of tiny Ellis Park in western Kentucky salvaged the racetrack's summer 2008 meet with a bit of showmanship.

Nontraditional events like "Wiener dog" and ostrich racing turned... Read More

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UF Vet School Appoints New Senior Director of Development

November 24, 2008

Karen Legato has been named senior director of development and alumni affairs at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Legato has 25 years of fundraising experience in higher education, nine of which have been at... Read More

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Technicians a Crucial Component of Veterinary Care

November 21, 2008

Vet technicians have been working alongside vets to provide the highest quality for equine hospital patients. ... Read More

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Guelph Rolls Out Biosecurity Risk Calculator, New Blogs

November 20, 2008

Horse owners will be able to determine the risk of their animals catching an infectious disease and gather information about infection control thanks to two new online initiatives from the University of Guelph.

The first is an online... Read More

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On-Site Registration Still Available for AAEP Farrier Sessions

November 17, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will be offering a day of educational programming on farriery as part of its annual convention, which will take place in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, 2008.

Topics at the farrier... Read More

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Survey of Veterinarians Shows High Job Satisfaction

November 13, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2007 Member Needs Assessment surveyed members regarding job satisfaction and happiness. That data was then compared to existing job satisfaction data taken from a study published by the National... Read More

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AVMA Renews Accreditation for Colorado State's Professional Veterinary Medical Program

November 08, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has renewed the accreditation of the Professional Veterinary Medical (PVM) Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The College was informed of the decision on... Read More

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Oregon State Vet School Names New Head of Clinical Sciences

November 06, 2008

Christopher Cebra, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, an Oregon State University faculty member specializing in large animal veterinary care, has been named head of the Department of Clinical Sciences in Oregon State University's College of Veterinary... Read More

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Equine Researcher Honored as LSU Distinguished Alumni

November 05, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine honored two alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus Award at its 77th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. The recipients are Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD,... Read More

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Dr. Ed Squires Joins Gluck Equine Research Center

November 05, 2008

Prominent equine reproduction scientist Ed Squires, MS, PhD, an honorary Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenology, has joined the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center as director of advancement and industry... Read More

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NCSU Stallion Service Auction Benefits Vet College

October 31, 2008

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its fourth annual Stallion Service Auction Dec. 1, 2008, through March 1, 2009. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for... Read More

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Second Sound Horse Conference Planned for March 2009

October 30, 2008

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has announced the details of the second national conference on ending soring of Tennessee Walking Horses and all gaited horse breeds. The conference will be held March 20 and 21, 2009, at the Paramount Plaza Hotel... Read More

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Kentucky Task Force Identifies Racing Problems, Needs Money

October 29, 2008

The Governor's Task Force on Racing in Kentucky is close to preparing and releasing a report pinpointing problems and offering recommendations that ultimately will require a lot of money--something in short supply given an ongoing budget crunch.... Read More

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Men Who Saved Horses from Barn Fire Honored

October 24, 2008

It was hard for Todd Malley and Larry Higgs to speak after watching a video at the Race Track Chaplaincy Association's White Horse Award Luncheon that told the story of how they rescued 19 horses from a barn fire. The two grown men wiped their... Read More

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Laser Surgery Now Available at the Ontario Veterinary College

October 20, 2008

Horses in Ontario, Canada diagnosed with upper airway problems such as "roaring" (also known as left laryngeal hemiplegia) no longer need to be treated under general anesthesia. Nor do they have to shop south of the border for their laser surger... Read More

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Florida Sire Reprized Euthanized

October 18, 2008

Reprized, a full brother to 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner and sire Prized, was euthanized Oct. 16 at Bill and Debra's Backlinie's D&B Farm near Morrison, Fla.

"It's a tough loss," said Bill Backlinie. "He was D&B Farm ..... Read More

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AVMA Membership Survey Shows Leadership, Membership Well-Aligned

October 18, 2008

A recent survey of members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) revealed that the values and goals of the association leadership—the Executive Board—are shared by AVMA members.

Over the past four years, AVMA leadership... Read More

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10-Year-Old Racehorse Evening Attire to be Honored at Belmont

October 15, 2008

After 69 starts, $2,977,130 in purses won, and nearly 80 miles of dirt and turf, the finish line for Evening Attire finally arrived last month with the announcement of his... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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