Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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LSU Veterinary School Offers MRI for Horses

May 14, 2009

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine recently acquired a Hitachi Echelon 1.5 Tesla MRI unit. This is the first and only high field MRI unit in the state of Louisiana for veterinary use. Since March 30, the LSU Veterinary Teaching... Read More

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Managing Acute and Chronic Laminitis, AAEP 2008

May 14, 2009

Belknap remarked on the latest research showing that laminitis is an intense inflammatory injury of the foot and is no longer believed to be solely a blood flow problem.... Read More

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Colorado Vets Polled on Unwanted Horse, Euthanasia Issues

May 13, 2009

Although anecdotes suggest the number of unwanted horses is growing, there is very little data that measures the magnitude of the problem or how extensively the various options to address the issue are being implemented.

To get a better... Read More

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LSU Vet School Names Summer Scholars Participants

May 12, 2009

Seventeen students have been selected to participate in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Summer Scholars Program, an introduction to biomedical research through research-driven activities. The 2009 Summer Scholars Program is funded by the... Read More

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Hagyard to Offer Large Animal Emergency Response Training

May 12, 2009

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, Ky., strives to train veterinarians, first responders, and individual horse owners in large animal emergency response techniques by offering annual courses.

The group's next large animal... Read More

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Hoof Trimming Intervals (Book Excerpt)

May 06, 2009

How often a horse needs trimming depends on many factors, particularly how fast his hooves grow. A shod horse usually needs trimming every four to ten weeks (depending on his growth rate), since there is no way for the hoof to wear naturally.... Read More

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Hoof Wall Separations and Quarter Cracks

May 05, 2009

Many things can contribute to abscesses that cause your horse pain and undermine hoof integrity.... Read More

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Racetrack Emergencies (AAEP 2008)

May 01, 2009

Preparation includes understanding the nature of racing emergencies along with an assessment on how to maximize available resources. Venue-specific concerns should be identified, as every situation is unique, and Scollay-Ward urged on-track veterina... Read More

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Advanced Equine Dentistry Table Topic

April 23, 2009

Equine dentistry is a rapidly expanding field that encompasses a number of procedures. These include occlusal equilibration (how the teeth contact the opposite tooth surfaces), endodontics (the treatment of diseases of the tooth pulp),... Read More

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Oklahoma State Vet School Partners with Sports Flooring Company

April 18, 2009

The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Science's Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital has partnered with a sports flooring company.... Read More

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Oaks Winner Proud Spell Retired

April 14, 2009

Brereton C. Jones' homebred Thoroughbred champion Proud Spell has been retired from racing and bred to Indian Charlie, who stands at Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. The breeding took place April 11.

Proud Spell, who was voted 2008... Read More

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AAEP Table Topic: Sport Horse Practice

April 11, 2009

A diverse group of practitioners discussed a variety of subjects related to treating and managing jumpers during the Sport Horse Practice (Jumpers) Table Topic, which was held at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention,... Read More

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Wagner Named Cornell Zweig Professor

April 10, 2009

Bettina Wagner, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of immunology at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the Harry M. Zweig Assistant Professor in Equine Health. The three-year term endowed position recognizes a junior faculty... Read More

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Table Topic: Drug Compounding

April 09, 2009

At the Compounding Table Topic at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif., facilitators made handouts available, including the FDA's Compliance Policy Guide (CPG); the... Read More

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Vet's Suspension Upheld in Cobra Venom Case

April 08, 2009

A hearing officer has ruled that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission acted properly when it handed a five-year suspension to veterinarian Dr. Rodney Stewart after cobra venom and other prohibited substances were found in a barn and in his truck... Read More

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Big Brown Farrier Managing Quarter Crack in New Derby Contender

April 07, 2009

Farrier Ian McKinlay, who was in the news last year dealing with Big Brown's quarter crack prior to the Belmont Stakes, is back on the Triple Crown trail once again, treating a... Read More

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Corneal Ulcer Correction and Improving Visual Outcomes: Scar Wars

April 07, 2009

Brooks reviewed a variety of treatment and management strategies for corneal ulcers, with a focus on not only resolving the ulcer in each case, but maintaining the horse's vision.... Read More

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How to Take Foot Radiographs (AAEP 2008)

April 06, 2009

Radiographs provide information for making diagnoses, planning treatments, and guiding trimming and shoeing. The quality of the radiographs and the final product generated are dependent on the preparation of the foot, the position of the foot... Read More

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Kentucky Group to Offer Low Cost Gelding Services

April 06, 2009

In an effort to help horse owners manage herd populations and breed responsibly, the Kentucky Horse Council, in partnership with Morehead State University (MSU), is offering a low cost gelding clinic April 28 and 30, 2009.

The... Read More

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Commentary: Epidemiology a Key Component of Equine Health

April 06, 2009

"Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specific populations and the application of this study to control health problems."
- J.M. Last: A Dictionary of Epidemiology, ed 2. Ne... Read More

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Virginia Tech Hosts Vet School Annual Open House April 4

April 04, 2009

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech's Annual Open House is under way today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take guided tours of the 225,000-square-foot complex,... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet School Receives Accreditation

April 02, 2009

After an extensive review process, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has awarded full accreditation to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM).

By receiving this recognition,... Read More

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Dentistry: A Look Inside

April 01, 2009

An educated horse owner should understand the basics of equine dentition and how the teeth affect health.... Read More

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OSU Vet School Programs Expand Career Options

March 30, 2009

Each year about 2,500 professional veterinarians graduate from the 28 veterinary colleges in North America. That might not be enough to protect the nation from animal diseases that pose threats to human health, according to a Read More

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Assisted Recovery Prevents Postoperative Catastrophic Events

March 26, 2009

Using a rope system to assist horses as they recover from anesthesia postoperatively, is a "valuable and safe way of controlling recovery," reported Hans Wilderjans DVM, Dipl. ECVS, from the Equine Hospital De Bosdreef in Belgium, during the 10t... Read More