Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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American Farrier's Association to Provide Hoof Care at WEG Test Events

June 11, 2009

The American Farrier's Association (AFA) will provide hoof care services for the test events leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

As the Official Farriers for the games, the AFA has extended its partnership to provide... Read More

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Kester News Hour, AAEP 2008

June 10, 2009

Every year equine veterinarians flock to the Kester News Hour session at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention for reports on research that are too brief or new to be included in the scientific program. For the past... Read More

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Farriery: Past, Present, and Future

June 08, 2009

In the future Moyer predicted more use of glue-on shoes, more new shoeing materials from metals to composites, a move to more group/corporate farriery and veterinary operations, more partnering between veterinarians and farriers... Read More

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LSU Vets Aid Horses Trapped in Trailer

June 08, 2009

Veterinarians from Louisiana State University (LSU) responded to an emergency call the evening of May 30 after learning that two horses were trapped in an overturned horse trailer as a result of a single vehicle accident.

LSU veterinarians,... Read More

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Rabies Danger, Exposure Cost Reinforce Equine Vaccination Need

June 07, 2009

Rabies is a rhabdovirus that has been a human threat since antiquity. The virus is capable of infecting all warm-blooded animals with some variation in susceptibility. Rabies is considered 100% fatal to the infected host. However, in order for... Read More

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Keeping Performance Horses Sound, AAEP 2008

June 04, 2009

Evaluating what trimming/shoeing these horses need requires a combination of gait evaluation; hoof tester examination; discussion of the horse's history with the owner, trainer, and veterinarian; and evaluation of the wear patterns of the old shoes. ... Read More

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Wisconsin Vet School Offers Free Talk on Equine Podiatry

June 03, 2009

Horse owners who want to learn more about proper equine foot care and maintenance are invited to attend a free talk at the University of Wisconsin's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Oct. 22.

Farrier Dean Johanningmeier, who has... Read More

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University of Kentucky Equine Research Newsletter Coming Soon

June 03, 2009

The Bluegrass Equine Digest, a new monthly e-newsletter providing information from the country's premier equine-only research facility and the University of Kentucky's new Equine Initiative, will launch June 28. It was... Read More

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Customize Bits and Bridles to Minimize Oral Ulcers

June 01, 2009

"Oral ulcers and abrasions on the lips, cheeks, and tongue of horses are very common and are primarily caused by trauma," Wattle said. "For example, nose bands pressing against the horse's cheeks and badly fitting bits are both thought to be common... Read More

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Vets Discuss 'Equitarian' Outreach Efforts, AAEP 2008

May 31, 2009

The table topic meeting room was full to overflowing with equine veterinarians at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif., most interested in some of the worldwide equine... Read More

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Equine Jaw Fracture Repair Aided by New Technology

May 28, 2009

Advances in screw and plate technology are leading to improved clinical and aesthetic results in the treatment of even the most complicated jaw fractures, according to Swiss researchers.

By using the new locking compression plate (LCP)... Read More

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CSU Vets to Host Free Seminar for Horse Owners on Emergencies, Wound Care

May 28, 2009

Dean Hendrickson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, director of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University, will host "Equine First Aid: A Horse Owner's Guide to Emergencies and Wound Care," on Thursday, June 4, from 7-9 p.m.... Read More

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McIlwraith Receives CSU's Highest Honor

May 28, 2009

Colorado State University Interim President Tony Frank recently bestowed the title of University Distinguished Professor--the highest recognition awarded for outstanding accomplishments in research and scholarship--on prominent equine researcher... Read More

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Oklahoma Equine Dentistry Bill Remains Controversial

May 23, 2009

Oklahomans who are not veterinarians will soon be able to float horses' teeth without risking felony charges, now that Gov. Brad Henry signed SB 452 into law on Thursday.

SB 452 strips an amendment to the state's Veterinary Practice Act of ... Read More

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Foot and Limb Deformities in Foals

May 21, 2009

Hunt discussed several limb and hoof deformities in foals and recommendations for correcting or managing them during the "Putting Science into Farriery" session at the 2008 Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. One of his bi... Read More

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Oklahoma Governor Reverses Equine Dentistry Law

May 21, 2009

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry today signed a bill that reverses a state law enacted last November that turned lay equine dentists into felons, according to a statement released by the Institute for Justice. Under the reversed law, lay dentists risked... Read More

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UC Davis Vet School Opens Stem Cell Laboratory

May 19, 2009

Focused on providing the latest in stem cell therapies for horses, the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has opened its new Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching... Read More

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Oklahoma Legislators Back Lay Equine Dentists

May 15, 2009

Oklahoma legislators have approved a measure that allows individuals who are not veterinarians to float horses' teeth without risking felony charges.

SB 452 strips an amendment from the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act of 2008 that... Read More

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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