Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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UT College of Veterinary Medicine Announces Open House

February 02, 2008

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual Open House Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The free event will take place on the UT agricultural campus, located on Neyland Drive in... Read More

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Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Hosts Pony Club Members

February 01, 2008

According to a USDA equine survey, Virginia was home to an estimated 215,000 horses in 2006. It comes as no surprise that in a state so heavily populated with horses, many children are fascinated with learning to care for the animals. One... Read More

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Genetic Test for "Sow Mouth"?

February 01, 2008

Q: I read the article "Orthodontics for Horses," authored by David O. Klugh, DVM, FAVD/Equine (available on TheHorse.com at article #9671). In regard to the... Read More

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Emergency C-Section

February 01, 2008


With the right care, mare and foal can survive this critical event.

The first step in the decision to do a Caesarean section is that all other forms of help have been exhausted. Often,... Read More

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NCSU Benefit Stallion Service Auction Extended

January 29, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is extending its third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American Association of... Read More

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Horse Owners Reminded of USDA Agriculture Census

January 29, 2008

Farmers will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come when the 2007 Census of Agriculture arrives in their mailboxes. The surveys have been mailed and must be filled out and... Read More

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Ontario Vet College Now Offering Stem Cell Therapy

January 23, 2008

Clinicians and researchers at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) have teamed up to offer stem cell therapy to repair injured tendons and ligaments in horses.

The move provides clients with a new treatment option for... Read More

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Man Sentenced in Illegal Horse Racing Case

January 23, 2008

The manager of an illegal Oklahoma horse racing operation near Thackerville will pay more than $37,000 in fines and penalties after being sentenced today in Love County District Court.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson said Jesus Romero,... Read More

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Royal Veterinary College Adds Program for Qualified Nurses

January 21, 2008

In response to a shortage of qualified veterinary nurses in the U.K., the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) will offer a vocational program in veterinary nursing, along with an optional BSc program.

The vocational program, also known as a... Read More

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AAEP Distinguished Educator Dr. Robert Baker Dead

January 21, 2008

Robert H. Baker, DVM, died Jan. 5, a week before his 79th birthday, in Solana Beach, Calif. The Los Angeles native had endured complications from multiple orthopedic surgeries.

Baker grew up around horses. His father owned a riding academy... Read More

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Lameness Surgeon Joins Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Faculty

January 18, 2008

M. Norris Adams, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as a clinical assistant professor in equine lameness and surgery. In this role, Adams will focus on elective orthopedic procedures and will... Read More

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NCSU Vet School Holding Benefit Stallion Service Auction

January 14, 2008

The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the third annual Stallion Service Auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Student Chapter of the Society for Theriogenology and Student Chapter of the American... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet School Hosting Equine Program for 4-H, Pony Club Youth

January 10, 2008

The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Animal Science, will host "Aggie Day" Jan. 12 to educate youngsters on equine science and horsemanship through lectures, demonstrations,... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Honored for Contributions to Thoroughbred Racing

January 09, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park, an educational theme park, equine competition facility, and home of the great racehorse John Henry for 23 years, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award.

The Special Eclipse Award, which is presented by... Read More

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Louisiana State Vet School Hosting March Open House

January 07, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 26th Annual Open House on Saturday, March 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's theme is Veterinarians in the... Read More

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Equine Center on North Dakota Reservation Proposed

January 04, 2008

A nonprofit group is studying the possibility of building an indoor riding and rodeo center on the Standing Rock reservation.

"We're in a community where we haven't shared in the prosperity of the rest of the state," said Jonathan Anderson,... Read More

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Tufts Vet School Hosting Equine Health Talks

January 03, 2008

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will be hosting a series of lectures on equine health.

The presentations will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Agnes Varis Lecture Hall in North Grafton, Mass.

Topics and... Read More

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Iowa Selects New State Veterinarian

December 28, 2007

 Iowa's Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has hired David Schmitt, DVM, as the new state veterinarian.

Schmitt owned a private veterinary practice before joining the department in 1999. He served as assistant state... Read More

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Troedsson Selected to Lead Gluck Equine Research Center

December 27, 2007

 The University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture has named an internationally-recognized scientist with more than 24 years of research and clinical experience in equine reproduction as its new chair of the Department of Veterinary Science... Read More

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University of Georgia Vet School Seeking Items for Benefit Auction

December 23, 2007

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is seeking donations for a benefit auction at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Visitor’s Center on Saturday, Feb. 16.... Read More

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Dr. David Meirs Honored at Rutgers Equine Science Update

December 20, 2007

The faculty, students, and staff of the Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recognized a lifetime of service by David A. Meirs II, VMD, at the annual Equine Science Update sponsored by the center.

Meirs, who... Read More

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2008 AVMA Conference Heading to New Orleans

December 20, 2007

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will head to New Orleans July 19-22, 2008, for the group's 145th Annual Convention. Last year's record-breaking AVMA convention attracted over 10,000 attendees, including more... Read More

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Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Dr. Larry Bramlage, Part 2

December 20, 2007

Many readers' questions remained unanswered following the most recent chat with equine surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. As a favor to Bloodhorse.com, Bramlage graciously agreed to... Read More

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Landmarks for Evaluating, Trimming, and Shoeing the Equine Foot

December 19, 2007

From many horse owners' point of view, the farrier's profession throws out a lot of confusing terms and directives when it comes to balancing a foot. Fit the shoe full? Trim to the widest point of the frog? Use a four-point trim? These nebulous... Read More

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Interactive Chat: Equine Surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage to be Encore Guest

December 18, 2007

Equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will join readers for another interactive chat this Thursday, Dec. 20, at BloodHorse.com/talkinhorses.  

Read the... Read More