Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Diagnostics for the Chronically Infertile Mare

May 08, 2008

The diagnosis and treatment of chronically infertile mares is a complex process. Practitioners should utilize the available diagnostics, including cultures and cytology, along with endoscopy, to root out the myriad causes of this problem and increase... Read More

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AAEP Including Farrier Session at 2008 Convention

May 01, 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 will include an... Read More

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Equine Summit Tackles Competitive Horse Health Care

April 29, 2008

The Well-being of the Competitive Horse was one of three major industry issues addressed during the Kentucky International Equine Summit.

Today's summit agenda was comprised of panel discussions entitled:

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Palm Beach Equine Medical Purchases Embryo Transfer Facility

April 25, 2008

Palm Beach Equine Medical Centers, headquartered in Wellington, Fla., recently purchased the New Bridge Embryo Centre in Aiken, S.C. The facility is now called the Palm Beach Equine Embryo Center (PBEEC). The goal is to continue to provide top-notc... Read More

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Equine Locomotor Pathology Group Moves Toward Certification

April 25, 2008

The International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) held the first of its second series of lectures earlier this month. Around 100 veterinarians attended the weekend course hosted by Virginia Equine Imaging and led by Jean-Marie... Read More

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Virginia Tech Offers New Equine Ophthalmology Service

April 24, 2008

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has added an ophthalmology service through an alliance with Scottsdale, Ariz., based Eye Care for Animals. The new offering, which became available on March 4, is provided by Gwendolyn Lynch... Read More

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Wooden Shoes for Chronic Laminitis

April 23, 2008

The chronically laminitic horse is often a very tough case to manage because displacement of the coffin bone within the foot leads to a lot of pain and damage, in addition to the damage that allowed the displacement in the first place.... Read More

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Offers Lectures, Demos at Rolex

April 23, 2008

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer three lectures and a demonstration to attendees of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 24-26. The lectures will offer a variety of educational information pertaining to sport horses and their... Read More

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OIE Director to be Presented First Penn Vet World Award

April 22, 2008

(From a University of Pennsylvania Release)

On April 29, Dr. Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE), will be the first recipient of the Penn Vet... Read More

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Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine Open House April 19

April 11, 2008

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 31st annual Open House on Saturday, April 19, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its campus on Wire Road. There will be college tours and scientific displays, plus a dog agility... Read More

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Service Pony Recovers from Health Crisis

April 10, 2008

Thanks to the skill and kindness of several Texas veterinarians, a blind woman's assistive guide pony is recuperating from serious illness.

Trixie is a nearly 14-year-old Pony of the Americas mare, and she has been Tabitha Darling's service... Read More

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AAEP Launching Equine Dentistry Campaign

April 07, 2008

Because proper dental care is vital to a horse's overall health, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is launching a campaign to promote the need for horses to receive a thorough oral examination at least once a year. Designed... Read More

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How to Block the Ear

April 06, 2008

A few horses out there like to have their ears rubbed, but many are tolerant of ear handling at best, and violently ear shy at worst. When these horses need to have veterinary work done around their ears, such as biopsies or stitching of... Read More

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First Responders Learn Horse Handling Basics at Virginia Tech

April 04, 2008

Emergency personnel often have their first experience handling horses when they are called to the scene of a trailer collision, barn fire, or other crisis situation.

In order to better prepare fire, police, and medical professionals for... Read More

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Commentary: Working With Your Veterinarian

April 03, 2008

"Please help! My 10-year-old Quarter Horse has been down in the pasture for two days and won't get up. What should I do?"

"A week ago I saw my horse bitten by a skunk in broad daylight. I dressed the wounds, but after searching the internet... Read More

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Dr. Frank Andrews to Lead Louisiana State Equine Health

April 02, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine recently announced the selection of Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, as the new director of LSU's Equine Health Studies Program.... Read More

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Readers Respond: Breeding Barrier

April 01, 2008

More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever had a veterinarian perform a Caslick's procedure on a mare?"

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Dental Care and Health

April 01, 2008

Dental science and, consequently, dental health for us as human beings, have come a very long way in the past 250 years. Most of us in this country are accustomed to regular, routine visits to our general family practitioner for an overall health... Read More

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Kentucky International Equine Summit Announces Speakers

March 29, 2008

The inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit 2008 has secured more than 80 of the industry's leading experts for the April 28-29 event in Lexington. One of the three session series is called "Emerging Science of Horse Breeding." Panelists... Read More

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Readers Respond: Just Ain't Right

March 24, 2008

Nearly 2,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, " What do you do when your horse isn't acting normal, but doesn't show specific clinical signs?"

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Examining the Equine Eye

March 24, 2008

The best equine test for vision is the "dazzle reflex," a sensitive test for retinal function. An observer watches to see if the horse squints in response to shining a bright light into the injured eye.... Read More

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Canadian Vet School Recommends Precautions to Prevent Spread of EHV-1

March 22, 2008

As a precautionary measure, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Large Animal Clinic at the University of Saskatchewan is not accepting any nonemergency equine patients to control risks related to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)... Read More

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Study: Farrier Selection Impacts More Than Hoof Shape

March 21, 2008

Choice of farrier might have a significant influence not only on the shape of a horse's hoof, but its soundness and athletic ability, according to research carried out by veterinarians in Switzerland. Forty dressage and show jumping horses, divided ... Read More

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Auburn's Vet School Announces Open House

March 17, 2008

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 31st annual Open House on Saturday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its campus on Wire Road. There will be college tours and scientific displays, plus a dog agility course,... Read More

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Rural Areas Face Veterinarian Shortage

March 10, 2008

Bill Bennett has spent 45 years feeding and herding 2,500 cattle on his rolling eastern Washington ranch. He's also had to act as a doctor because he's unable to find a veterinarian who will come to his rural spread.

He's not alone, as... Read More