Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Oral Examination of the Horse

February 01, 2007

Does your horse toss his head when loose, in hand, or under saddle? Does he fight the bit? Does he resist being bridled or haltered? Is he underweight despite proper feeding and deworming programs? These are just a few of the possible signs... Read More

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Wild Horse Advocate Groups Lose Anti-Roundup Lawsuit

January 31, 2007

A federal judge gave after-the-fact approval today for the government to gather wild horses and burros around Las Vegas, Nev.

U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson rejected efforts by Nevada-based America's Wild Horse Advocates and Wild Horses... Read More

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Researchers Study Antibiotic-Resistant Staph in Horses, Humans

January 27, 2007

The Canadian Medical Association Journal recently reported that cases of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus were on the rise in Canada. As public health officials there focus on minimizing the spread of infections in humans,... Read More

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Richardson, Jacksons, New Bolton Honored for Contribution to Racing

January 23, 2007

Barbaro has steadily improved since having surgery on his left hind hoof, although the Kentucky Derby winner has yet to return outside and will be hospital-bound for at least another month.

"He's bright, happy, eating," chief surgeon Dean... Read More

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"Moneigh" Hoofprint Paintings Raise Funds for Minnesota Equine Center

January 22, 2007

Can't afford the $250 donation it takes to get an engraved brick at the University of Minnesota's new Equine Center? Take heart--for only $50, you could have a painting by a horse.

Hercules, that is, the Belgian gelding who serves as the... Read More

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Equine Reproduction Short Course Available at Penn State

January 21, 2007

On Feb. 16-17, Penn State University at University Park, Pa., will be hosting an equine reproduction short course. This course is targeted for the serious mare or stallion owner who wishes to advance their knowledge of equine reproduction.... Read More

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Reed Joining Rood & Riddle Internal Medicine Staff

January 17, 2007

Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, whose work with neurological horses has gained him worldwide acclaim, will join Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's internal medicine department on Feb. 1, 2007. Rood & Riddle is a full-service equine... Read More

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Jacksons, New Bolton to Receive Special Eclipse Award

January 16, 2007

Roy and Gretchen Jackson and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the New Bolton Center have been honored with the 2006 Special Eclipse Award. The Special Eclipse Award,... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Adds Retail Veterinary Pharmacy

January 15, 2007

Rood & Riddle, a full-service equine hospital in Lexington, Ky., has expanded its offerings to include a retail veterinary pharmacy, which opened its doors on Jan. 2, 2007, with Anne Lane Gresham, RPh, as director. Gresham, a... Read More

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Morris, Madden, Lengel Honored at USEF Pegasus Awards

January 15, 2007

It was standing room only during the much-anticipated Pegasus Awards held Friday night (Jan. 12), where the equestrian world's brightest stars gathered to be honored and celebrate achievements from 2006, as well as a lifetime.

The awarding... Read More

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Porta-Vet Chassis Mount Units

January 12, 2007

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The Mustang 6 chassis... Read More

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Kan. Couple Makes Biggest Gift Yet to Missouri Vet School

January 09, 2007

A Kansas couple who vowed decades ago to repay the University of Missouri's veterinary school for kind treatment of their injured dog have made their largest gift yet to the institution.

Tom and Betty Scott, of Mission Hills, Kan., have... Read More

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KEEP Reports Funding for 167 Equine Programs

January 09, 2007

Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced Jan. 8 that it provided funding to 167 equine programs in 69 counties during 2006 totaling $135,682.

According to KEEP, the local funding program was created as part of its "grassroots... Read More

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Learning for Health (Equine Dentistry Education)

January 01, 2007

Lt. Col. L.A. Merillat, a renowned veterinary surgeon, described the differences in human and animal dentistry in a textbook over 100 years ago: "Human dentistry owes its existence to a single disease process, caries (cavities), while animal... Read More

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Dental Hygiene

January 01, 2007

Horse owners often ask me, "Doc, could you float my horse's teeth?" Horses do need their teeth floated on a regular schedule; the frequency might change with the horse's age. Something that doesn't change with age is the need for a thorough oral an... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More

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Dr. Dean Scoggins Obituary

January 01, 2007

Ross Dean Scoggins, DVM, of Villa Grove, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, according to the obituary in The News-Gazette (Read More

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Montana State Veterinarian Steps Down For Job in Wyoming

December 31, 2006

Montana State Veterinarian Tom Linfield, DVM, has resigned his position to take a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Wyoming.

His last day was Friday.

The 50-year-old Linfield ran the animal health division of... Read More

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AQHA Horses of the Year Win Big at NFR

December 27, 2006

The 2006 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horse of the Year winners shined during competition at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 30–Dec. 9. Four AQHA... Read More

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RACE Fund Endorsed by Gretchen Jackson

December 19, 2006

Gretchen Jackson, Barbaro's owner and breeder, has become an Honorary Board Member of the RACE Fund, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, established as a funding source geared specifically to help Thoroughbred racehorses retire when they can no... Read More

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Herpesvirus Outbreak: State Veterinarians Notified of EHV Horse Movement

December 18, 2006

State veterinarians have been notified if their jurisdiction received horses that could potentially be spreading equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) from the shipment of 15 horses that included ones responsible for sparking the current outbreak of... Read More

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Dr. Rick Arthur to be Tuesday's Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

December 16, 2006

Join Rick Arthur, DVM, world-renowned expert in the field of veterinary medicine and advocate for equine health and welfare issues for more than 20 years. Arthur will be the next guest during a special Tuesday edition of Bloodhorse.com's "Talkin... Read More

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Vail to Be Honored as AAEP Distinguished Life Member

December 05, 2006

AAEP Past President Charles D. Vail, DVM, will be recognized for his contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP today (Dec. 5) at the President's Luncheon during the 52nd Annual AAEP Convention.

Vail, a Colorado native, graduated... Read More

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Distinguished Educator to be Honored at AAEP Annual Convention

December 05, 2006

A veterinarian who has significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners will be honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Thomas J. Divers,... Read More

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Johnson to be Honored as Distinguished Life Member

December 05, 2006

AAEP Past President J. Clyde Johnson, VMD, will be recognized today (Dec. 5) for his contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP during the association's 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Johnson earned his veterinary... Read More