Recent News for Equine Care Professions


Who's Your Vet

September 05, 2008

Horse owners have noticed a shift in who their medical caregivers are, and that trend will continue in the coming decade

For anyone with a horse, it might come as no surprise that in recent years you’ve been seeing a... Read More


LSU Equine Opens Hotline for Horse Owners in Need

September 04, 2008

In the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine and team members of the Equine Health Studies Program have developed a call center for the purpose of responding to the potential needs... Read More


Promoting Equine Veterinary Practice to Vet Students

September 02, 2008

More than 800 third-year veterinary students were given a fully sponsored trip to attend the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) in Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day weekend. Members of the veterinary class of 2010 were given the... Read More


Joint Injections: Pros and Cons

September 01, 2008

Joint injections can safely localize lameness or medicate a joint, but they might cause complications. ... Read More


University of Wisconsin-Madison's Vet School Celebrates 25 Years

August 30, 2008

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus celebrated 25 years.... Read More


Tropical Storm Fay Damages Equine Hospital

August 22, 2008

Although Tropical Storm Fay attacked the Palm Beach Equine Clinic in Wellington, Fla., with a vengeance on Aug. 19, no people or horses were injured. The veterinarians were quickly back at work, and the clinic was running fairly normally as of... Read More


Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

August 21, 2008

One of the two equine hospital staff workers hospitalized with Hendra virus in Australia has died. Veterinarian Ben Cunneen, BVSc, died Wednesday. He had contracted Hendra virus from a horse hospitalized at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the... Read More


LSU Welcomes New Director of Equine Health Studies Program

August 19, 2008

Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, is the new director of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Studies Program. He joined the faculty... Read More


University of Tennessee Picks New Vet School Dean

August 12, 2008

The University of Tennessee (UT) Institute of Agriculture has named James P. Thompson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVM, as Dean of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Thompson's appointment is effective Oct.1, 2008.

He will be the fifth to serv... Read More


'Tongue Piercing' in Horses

August 02, 2008

It's not a new fad and probably isn't what you're thinking. Horses sometimes accidentally become wounded by pieces of metal or wire, splinters of wood, or even grass awns that become lodged in their tongue, mouth, or throat as they eat.... Read More


Ohio State Veterinarian Faces Familiar Challenges at 2008 Olympics

August 01, 2008

Catherine Kohn, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, will be part of a multinational team of veterinarians caring for horses competing at the 2008 Olympics.... Read More


Severe Colic and New Treatments

August 01, 2008

Generally, the population of horses that develop severe colic includes the ones that don't respond to the veterinarian's initial treatment. Almost all severe colics start as mild colics that are simply left too long.... Read More


New Online Resource for Michigan Horse Owners

July 28, 2008

Michigan equine enthusiasts, business owners, and local and state decision makers seeking information on horse-related topics will soon have a new online resource. Whether it's downloading information about local horse clubs or boarding... Read More


LSU Dean Receives Veterinary Association Honor

July 28, 2008

Peter F. Haynes, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, dean of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, has earned the 2008 AVMA Award. Marked as the American Veterinary Medical Association's highest honor, the award recognizes distinguished... Read More


Equine Dentistry: Straight From the Horse's Mouth

July 19, 2008

As a veterinarian with more than 20 years of experience in veterinary dentistry, James Anthony, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, offers a unique perspective on issues related to this specialized field, the growing recognition of dentistry's... Read More


Vet, Human Medicine Collaboration Report Released

July 16, 2008

The executive summary of a report by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) One Health Initiative Task Force appears in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association... Read More


F. William Pierson named Director of Virginia Tech's Veterinary Teaching Hospital

July 12, 2008

Dr. F. William "Bill" Pierson, of Check, Va., was recently named director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Pierson had been serving as interim director since... Read More


Ames Named Dean of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

July 10, 2008

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents on June 13 approved the appointment of Trevor Ames, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

"Trevor has done an outstanding job as interim dean, and I believe that he... Read More


Synthetic Racing Surfaces on Agenda in New York

July 08, 2008

New York state officials will be holding a session with racing industry officials to consider the installation of synthetic surfaces at the state's racetracks.

The July 29 forum in Saratoga Springs will feature commentary by jockeys,... Read More


AVMA and Industry Businesses Partner

July 03, 2008

Fort Dodge Animal Health, Hill's Pet Nutrition, and Merial have together pledged a total of $4.5 million in support of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) programs and services over the next four years. (AVMA is the membership group... Read More


CDC Study: Equine Practitioner Hygiene Could Use Improvement

July 02, 2008

In a multi-institutional study coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found that many veterinarians do not consistently engage in behaviors or practices that are widely deemed protective against the... Read More


Dr. Bobby Cowles to Join Pfizer Equine Team

July 01, 2008

With more than a decade of experience in veterinary science, Bobby Cowles, DVM, MS, MBA, is bringing his passion for the horse and expertise in equine health to work on the veterinary operations team that supports Pfizer Animal Health's equine... Read More


Horse Headed To Alabama Vet School Survives Trailer Crash

June 29, 2008

Jack, a 16-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse whose full name is Magic's Cracker Jack, was being hauled by his owner to Tuskegee University's vet school in Alabama yesterday morning (June 27) due to a mild case of colic when the trip took a turn... Read More


Wisconsin Group Works to Attract Students to Large Animal Practice

June 27, 2008

There has been much publicity lately about changes in the agricultural industry, accompanied by  studies suggesting there will be fewer large-animal veterinarians.  ... Read More


Regulation of Complementary Therapies: States of Confusion

June 27, 2008

Not too many years ago, proponents of massage therapy, acupuncture and acupressure, chiropractic, and other complementary or alternative therapies for animals often were dismissed as part of the lunatic fringe. Today, with apologies to Bob Dylan, the... Read More