Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Horse Skeleton Donated to New Bolton Center

March 08, 2010

The New Bolton Center recently received a fully-constructed skeleton of a horse. Acquired in a raffle at the recent American Farrier's Journal Annual Hoof Summit Conference in Cincinnati, the skeleton was given to the school by Bill ... Read More

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Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance in Equine Medicine

March 07, 2010

Although antibiotic resistance is not as serious a problem for horses as it is for people, the equine industry should use antibiotics judiciously, so they will continue to work against bacteria that cause disease - not just for the benefit of h... Read More

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Horse Dentistry Bill in Oklahoma Gains House Approval

March 06, 2010

There is controversy across the United States about the practice of equine dentistry by lay persons versus licensed veterinarians. ... Read More

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Equine Foot Lameness Discussed by AAEP Veterinarians

March 05, 2010

Foot lameness in horses was the topic of two separate Table Topics during the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in early December. About 100 veterinarians attended each session.

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Backcountry Camping Clinic offered at QuarterFest 2010

March 05, 2010

Bo Winslow, a clinic instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association, will be featured at QuarterFest: A Celebration of the American Quarter Horse April 30 - May 2 at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Winslow will... Read More

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Veterinary Outreach Programs Discussed at AAEP

March 02, 2010

Equitarian efforts have been under way for decades but are benefiting from new emphasis by the AAEP.... Read More

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Gluck Faculty Attend Plant and Animal Genome Conference

February 27, 2010

Researchers and graduate students from the University of Kentucky's (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center attended the annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG), held Jan. 9 through 13 in San Diego, Calif., to share equine genomic researc... Read More

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Sport Horse Vet Symposium to Run with WEG

February 26, 2010

Promoting peak performance in the equine athlete through proper healthcare will be the focus of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Veterinary Sport Horse Symposium, to be held Sept. 22-24 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexingto... Read More

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Standing Surgery in Draft Horses Discussed at AAEP

February 23, 2010

A Table Topic session on standing surgery in draft horses attracted about 65 for the 1½-hour session at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev. The attendees included a wi... Read More

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Equine Parasites: 6 Tips on Learning to Live With Worms

February 21, 2010

If you read the title of this article and said, "WHAT?!?" don't worry--you're not alone! No horse owner wants to think of even a single worm burrowing in their horse's innards. But a goal of zero tolerance for worms is no ... Read More

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Horses and Veterinarians: How to Get Along

February 20, 2010

"Veterinarians work under a great handicap when handling horses--almost everything the veterinarian does to a horse is either frightening or painful," began Robert Miller, DVM. However, that doesn't mean there's no way for a v... Read More

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Virginia Tech Equine Hospital Offers Laparoscopic Ovariectomies

February 20, 2010

Combining their surgical expertise with state-of-the-art laparoscopic equipment, veterinary specialists at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center have been able to remove certain mares' ovaries in a surgical procedure... Read More

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Embryo Transfer Pioneer Dr. John Hurtgen Dies

February 17, 2010

John P. Hurtgen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, the father of modern embryo transfer, died early this morning while helping a mare to foal at his Nandi Farm in Pennsylvania.

Hurtgen, 62, is reported to have collapsed while assisting the foalin... Read More

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Equine Guelph Education Project Headed to WEG

February 16, 2010

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has invited Equine Guelph's EquiMania! to be the center for youth equine education over the 16-day competition coming to Lexington, Ky., next fall.... Read More

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NC State Vet School Offers Horseman's Youth Day

February 14, 2010

Registration is now available for students who wish to participate in the popular Horseman's Youth Day, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., March 6 at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
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AVMA Seeks Member Input to Shape Strategic Plan

February 14, 2010

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is asking for input from its members to help shape the future of the association and the profession.

The AVMA is initiating this "Future Critical Issues Scan" as part... Read More

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Standing Chemical Restraint of Horses

February 11, 2010

"Many surgical and medical procedures can be accomplished in the standing horse if appropriate combinations of physical and chemical restraint are employed," began John Hubbell, DVM, MS, professor of veterinary clinical sciences at The Ohio State Uni... Read More

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AVMA Requests Stronger Disease Traceability System

February 11, 2010

In response to a statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has reaffirmed its call for a strong, national animal disease traceability program... Read More

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Spring Vaccination Schedules Shared by Readers

February 08, 2010

More than 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "When does your veterinarian give your horse(s) spring shots?" ... Read More

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New Equine Dentist Bill before Oklahoma House

February 05, 2010

A bill that would protect non-veterinarian equine dentists in Oklahoma from criminal prosecution advanced yesterday when that state's House of Representatives' Agriculture and Rural Development Committee approved the measure.

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Virginia Tech Teaching Hospital Adds Podiatry Service

February 04, 2010

A full-time farrier, Travis Burns of Marshall, Va., has joined the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. Burns' arrival also brings the addition of equine podiatry services in the Veterinary Teaching Ho... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Director Honored

February 04, 2010

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Equine Advisory Board has named Karyn Malinowski, PhD, director of the Equine Science Center at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Horseperson of the Year. Malinowski was prese... Read More

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Horse Hoof Trimming Guidelines (AAEP 2009)

February 04, 2010

One of the biggest troubles with discussing horse hoof trimming and balance is that when it comes to hoof balance, there isn't a set definition. This makes it challenging for everyone to achieve a balanced foot. At the 2009 American Associa... Read More

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Donated Stallion Service Raises Funds for Equine Guelph

February 03, 2010

A donated breeding to Mister Big, a Standardbred sensation, raised $6,500 for Equine Guelph, the horse owners' and care givers' non-profit education center at the University of Guelph. The breeding was donated by the horse's owner, ... Read More

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General Anesthetics in Horses: Inhalants and Injectables (AAEP 2009)

February 03, 2010

The basic strategies for general anesthesia in horses--gas (inhalant) vs. injectable (intravenous) medication--might soon be sharing and/or trading places on the popularity scale, according to Ann Wagner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA, ACVP, professor of... Read More