Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Wolf Teeth in Horses

March 01, 2011

The term "wolf teeth" is a commonly used, but poorly understood, part of the horse owner's vocabulary.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Dental Care Recording Now Available

February 28, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Equine Dental Care, held on Feb. 24, is now available for listening on demand. Listen in as Mary DeLorey, DVM, owner of Northwest Equine Dentistry Inc., and Erin Denney-Jones, DVM, owner of Florida Equine ... Read More

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Students Volunteer to Help Train Future Equine Practitioners

February 28, 2011

On Jan. 22, the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) hosted a workshop that attracted 250 participants from 22 veterinary schools ... Read More

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Chicago Museum Next To Host 'The Horse' Exhibit

February 22, 2011

Chicagoans and guests to the Midwest can marvel over the history and development of our modern world courtesy of "The Horse," an interactive exhibit at The Field Museum through Aug. 14. The exhibit allows visitors to view ... Read More

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Gluck Center Graduate Spotlight: Kadie Vanderman, MS

February 20, 2011

In December 2010 Kadie Vanderman completed her master's degree under the supervision of James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair and professor of veterinary science at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and director of ... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Lameness/Surgery Studies (AAEP 2010)

February 17, 2011

What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine lameness, surgery, or racing for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Scott E. Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP (Equine Practice), hospital director and a staff surgeon of the New Jersey ... Read More

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AAEP Good Works Honorees Care for Abused, Neglected Horses

February 17, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named Mary Beth Hamorski, VMD, and Christina Wilson, DVM, of Califon Animal Hospital in Lebanon, N.J., as the January honorees of its Good Works Campaign. Hamorski and Wilson provide ... Read More

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Hoof Cracks, Wounds, and More Discussed at Farrier Session (AAEP 2010)

February 12, 2011

"No foot, no horse" is perhaps the most used and still the most true statement there is in horse care. A horse is generally worthless without functional feet, which is why the American Association of Equine Practitioners devoted a... Read More

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Sheryl King to Head Horsemen's Council of Illinois

February 12, 2011

Sheryl S. King, PhD, PAS, director of Southern Illinois University's (SIU) Equine Science Program, has been elected president of the Horsemen's Council of Illinois (HCI), the voice of the equine industry in Illinois. King began her position as the ... Read More

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Setting Fees in Veterinary Practices Table Topic

February 12, 2011

Discussion included how to set and when to increase fees, value-added services, and more.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Seeks Respondents for 2011 Equine Industry Survey

February 11, 2011

Equine Guelph is seeking respondents for its 2011 Equine Industry Survey now through March 31. The survey is available online and in a printable PDF. Founded in 2003, Equine Guelph is operated in conjunction with the University of Guelph.... Read More

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Recession Impacts Many Veterinarians' Income

February 07, 2011

Veterinarians are feeling the impact of the recession and it's hitting many with salary decreases.... Read More

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The Equitarians' Vision for 2011 and the Future (AAEP 2010)

February 05, 2011

More than 100 million horses, donkeys, and mules around the world spend their days working for a living: not necessarily working on their sliding stops, tempi changes, or jumping technique, but working to provide their human families with a means of ... Read More

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Grandin Discusses Animal Welfare at LSU

February 05, 2011

Temple Grandin, PhD, was the featured speaker at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) on Jan. 26 when she gave her presentation entitled, "Animals and Autism." She discussed proper handling of large animals, includ... Read More

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Advanced Veterinary Dentistry Equine Fellowship Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 04, 2011

The process of becoming an Equine Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry was covered at the 2010 AAEP. ... Read More

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LSU Receives Donation in Support of Disaster Management

February 04, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine has received a grant from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) for $20,000 in support of a State/Regional Disaster Management Training Program. The $20,000 from the AVMF ... Read More

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The Whole Horse (A Step Back From Machines)

February 01, 2011

These days it's not unusual to set up more than $100,000 in equipment for a routine horse exam. ... Read More

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Assessing Equine Hoof Balance

February 01, 2011

The old adage "No Hoof, No Horse" has never been truer than in this day and age. Balancing your horse's feet has become more of a factor in promoting good performance and long-term soundness. The optimum balance comes as the horse's weight is... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Postpartum Problems in Mares

February 01, 2011

Post-foaling problems caused by dystocia and other factors can be serious and immediate treatment is critical.... Read More

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Veterinary Professor Retires After 34 Years at LSU

January 30, 2011

Jill Johnson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, ABVP, a long-time professor of veterinary medicine, retired from Louisiana State University (LSU) on Jan, 2. She joined the faculty on April 1, 1977, and played a role in training every LSU School of Veterinary ... Read More

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Animal Genetics Testing Lab Celebrates 25th Anniversary

January 28, 2011

This year the University of Kentucky's Animal Genetics Testing & Research Laboratory (AGTRL) will celebrate 25 years of offering a variety of genetic testing services to horse owners and breed registries. Established in 1986 and formerly known as the... Read More

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Workshop Identifies Equine Respiratory System Research Priorities

January 25, 2011

On Jan. 24 the (American Association of Equine Practitioners) AAEP Foundation released the findings of its 2010 Equine Respiratory Research Workshop, held July 20-21, 2010, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The report sums up future objectives identified by l... Read More

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Graduate Spotlight to Feature Equine Research Projects

January 25, 2011

Claudia Klein, DrMedVet, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, started her PhD at the University of Florida in Gainesville under the guidance of Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR. When Troedsson accepted the position of the director of the Gluck Equine ... Read More

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CSU Lecture Series Honors Squires

January 24, 2011

Two years ago, Colorado State University (CSU) created a lecture series titled the "Ed Squires Lecture in Equine Reproduction" in honor of Ed Squires, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), executive director of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research ... Read More

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Penn World Leadership Award Promotes Veterinary Profession

January 20, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award, currently the largest award in the veterinarian profession, are officially open. The award, which was first issued in April 2008, is given annually to "the most influential ... Read More