Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act Becomes Law

August 05, 2014

The new law better protects mobile veterinarians from federal drug prosecution.... Read More

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Are Blue-Eyed Horses More Prone to Eye Disease?

August 05, 2014

Blue-eyed horses aren't more at risk for general vision or eye problems than their brown-eyed counterparts.... Read More

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Veterinarians Review Equine Herpesvirus

August 05, 2014

Penn Vet experts share insight on recognizing and treating EHV-1 and how officials manage outbreaks.... Read More

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Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus Found in Neurologic Horse

August 03, 2014

The virus once thought to be inert in horses was identified in a neurologic Brazilian horse, researchers say.... Read More

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Piro-Like Syndrome Making Waves in France

August 02, 2014

French scientists are researching how to prevent the spread of an equine disease they've termed "piro-like."... Read More

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Apply with Caution: Is Your Topical Treatment Show-Safe?

August 01, 2014

Some topicals contain illegal substances that could result in a medication disqualification at your next show.... Read More

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How Ireland is Managing its Unwanted Horses

July 31, 2014

Researchers are establishing trends and seeing a clearer picture of Ireland's unwanted horse population.... Read More

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Check Ligament Surgery Helps Racehorses with SDFT Injuries

July 30, 2014

Of the 332 horses that underwent the procedure, 228 (69%) went on to race post-surgery.... Read More

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Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

July 29, 2014

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jennifer Janes

July 26, 2014

Janes' research has focused on the roles of orthopedic pathology and genetic determinants in wobbler syndrome.... Read More

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UKVDL Releases New Test Rates

July 25, 2014

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has increased fees for 17 tests/panels offered.... Read More

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Risk Factors for EIPH in Australian Racehorses Studied

July 23, 2014

Researchers identified longer race distances, low ambient temperatures, and bar shoes as EIPH risk factors.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Club of America to Honor Veterinarians

July 22, 2014

The club will honor Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS; Edward H. Fallon, DVM; and A. Gary Lavin, VMD. ... Read More

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Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

July 22, 2014

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation, Zoetis Award Scholarships to New Vets

July 21, 2014

Nine veterinary graduates of 2014 committed to careers in equine health care received $4,000 scholarships.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Novel Hepatitis Viruses in Horses Reviewed

July 21, 2014

Find out what researchers know and what they don't about the three recently described hepatitis viruses.... Read More

Britain’s HRH Princess Anne presents Minnesota veterinarian Dr. Julia Wilson with an award recognizing her veterinary team’s volunteer work to improve the health of working horses in Honduras.

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Wilson Receives Award at Working Equid Colloquium

July 20, 2014

Dr. Julia Wilson received the award recognizing her team's work to improve working horses' health in Honduras.... Read More

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Are Exotic Pets a Disease Risk to European Horses?

July 20, 2014

Exotic pets could carry foreign vector-borne diseases that can be deadly to horses, French researchers say.... Read More

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Commentary: Mentoring the Horse Industry's Next Generation

July 19, 2014

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on how we can mentor the horsemen and veterinarians of the future.... Read More

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Monitor Mares' Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

July 18, 2014

Monitoring progesterone levels is a practical way to accurately time labor induction, researchers say.... Read More

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Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

July 16, 2014

Researchers found that clenbuterol reduced body fat percentage in both resting and working horses.... Read More

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The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

July 14, 2014

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion.... Read More

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Researchers Link Gene Mutation to All Gaited Breeds

July 13, 2014

Researchers found the so-called Gait Keeper gene mutation in different gaited breeds across the planet.... Read More