Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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'Pinch Grafting' for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)

April 12, 2012

Vets can perform pinch grafts easily in the field and as successfully as when using other types of grafting.... Read More

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Know How to Use A Stethoscope Before You Need It

April 12, 2012

A properly used stethoscope can help horse owners pick up on possible developing health problems.... Read More

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Equine Colic Management and Long-Term Survival

April 01, 2012

Colic survival rates have improved greatly over the years, but timely treatment and diligent aftercare still a... Read More

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Equine Oral Health Exams

April 01, 2012

Until recently, owners and vets considered equine dental floating the most important aspect of dental care. ... Read More

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Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)

March 26, 2012

A horse in respiratory distress or displaying other signs of airway ailments warrants a call to a veterinarian... Read More

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Applications for AAEP Foundation Funding Due May 1

March 26, 2012

Priority emphasis will be given to applications that have the most impact on horse health and welfare.... Read More

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Zenyatta to be Bred to Tapit in 2012

March 23, 2012

Zenyatta, 2010 Horse of the Year, will be bred this year to Gainesway Farm stallion Tapit for a 2013 foal.... Read More

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BLM Lists Range Improvement Projects

March 23, 2012

BLM will spend $300,000 on 12 projects to improve conditions where wild horses and burros reside.... Read More

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UK Student Spotlight: Yun Young Go

March 22, 2012

Yun Young Go completed her PhD at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center.... Read More

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Third Eyelid Removal in Horses: Options Compared (AAEP 2011)

March 19, 2012

Removal of the equine third eye lid using sedation and local anesthesia appears to be safe and effective.... Read More

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Spontaneous Quarter Crack? Check for Sheared Heels

March 19, 2012

One researcher says that it is very rare to see a spontaneous quarter crack not associated with sheared heels.... Read More

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Standing RLP in Horses Safe, Effective (AAEP 2011)

March 11, 2012

Regional limb perfusion can be performed safely, effectively, and comfortably without general anesthesia.... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 04, 2012

Study horses treated with full-limb casts had a fivefold greater risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Hagyard's Hyperbaric Chamber Up and Running

February 27, 2012

The hyperbaric oxygen chamber was shut down for evaluation after a similar chamber in Florida exploded.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sanjay Sarkar

February 25, 2012

Sanjay Sarkar is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center.... Read More

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Steps Taken to Classify Seizures in Horses

February 24, 2012

Compared to what's known about seizures in other species, there's surprisingly little data on equine seizures.... Read More

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Livestock Investigation Clinic for Kentucky Officials

February 21, 2012

Livestock Investigation Training for county and state officials returns to Asbury University March 14-16, 2012... Read More

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Reproduction Facility Opens at UK Maine Chance Equine Campus

February 21, 2012

The grand opening celebration for the University of Kentucky's Equine Reproduction Facilities was held Feb. 2.... Read More

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Samples Sought For Donkey Besnoitiosis Research

February 16, 2012

Further investigations are needed to better understand disease transmission, treatment, and prevention.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More

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Plan to Reinstate Horse Diving Nixed

February 15, 2012

Pier owners have abandoned the plan to bring horse diving back to Atlantic City, N.J.... Read More

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USEA Identifies Horse Killed in Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion

February 13, 2012

The horse, a 6-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was owned by Jacqueline Mars and ridden by Lauren Kieffer.... Read More

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Cast Complications in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 11, 2012

Researchers recently found that nearly half (49.5%) of horses with limb casts experience complications.... Read More