Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dirty Jobs for Horses: Charlie Brown, Blood Donor and Teacher

June 26, 2008

Veterinary teaching hospitals save horses' lives and train future veterinarians. But along with the human faculty, another type of staff member has an integral role in training new vets to care for your horse.

"Our teaching horses are... Read More

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Readers Respond: Tip Toes

June 26, 2008

Almost 1,500 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What management methods does your hoof care professional use?"

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Minnesota Equine Tooth Floaters Lose First Round

June 24, 2008

The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine can continue to regulate the floating of horses' teeth as the practice of veterinary medicine, according to the Fourth Judicial District Court for Hennepin County. In a 51-page decision rendered June 20... Read More

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Maryland Veterinary Practice Act Under Fire

June 13, 2008

Mercedes Clemens is a licensed massage therapist who lives in Rockville, Md. Her patients included both humans and animals (primarily horses) until February, when she received a cease and desist order from the Maryland Board of Chiropractic... Read More

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Vet Shortage Could Put Squeeze on Horse Owners

June 12, 2008

The nation could face a shortage of as many as 4,000 veterinarians in the next six years, if current trends continue, according to a recent study based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary... Read More

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AVMA Adds Animal Welfare Page to Web site

June 10, 2008

To help veterinarians and the general public understand the complexity and passion behind animal welfare issues, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched its first Web section devoted entirely to animal welfare information... Read More

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Florida Vet School Names Award Honorees

June 05, 2008

A South Florida equine practitioner and the director of the University of Florida's mobile equine diagnostic service have been honored for their career accomplishments by the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.... Read More

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Weak Economy Challenges Veterinarians

June 05, 2008

Recently, Tim Van Der Ploeg, DVM, received a call from one of his clients, who was seeking help for her horse. She thought the animal was suffering from tetanus.

"I told her what we could do, and how much treatment would cost," said Van Der... Read More

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Study Highlights Veterinary Contribution to Economy

June 04, 2008

Veterinary medicine contributes $3.3 billion to the economies of New England, but the region could face shortage of as many as 658 veterinarians by 2014, according to a study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.... Read More

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Equine Reproductive Specialist Dr. John Steiner Dead

May 28, 2008

John Steiner, DVM, Dipl. ACT, passed away Monday, May 26, at the Albany Medical Center. He had sustained severe head injuries in an accident the previous Tuesday, and his condition worsened despite the most aggressive medical care and the... Read More

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Congress Could Call June Hearing on Racing

May 27, 2008

A congressional subcommittee could schedule a hearing as early as June to examine breakdowns, medication use, and breeding practices in Thoroughbreds.

The United States House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection sent letter... Read More

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Reorganization Will Streamline Ohio State Veterinary Hospital

May 26, 2008

The administration of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has announced a re-structuring of personnel, effective immediately, which is designed to create a more efficient business operatio... Read More

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CSU Laboratory Receives "Select Agent" Approval

May 17, 2008

The Rocky Mountain Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has formally received "select agent" research approval from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control... Read More

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AVMA Amends Horse Transport Policy

May 12, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has reinforced its opposition to the use of double-deck trailers to transport horses and other equines by approving a new policy on the humane transport of equines.

The policy, which was... Read More

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Acupuncture and Chiropractic: Healthy Horses Workshop

May 12, 2008

Acupuncture can be effective in treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders such as lameness, Heiderich told her listeners. She said it also can be beneficial for eye problems, mild colic, respiratory disorders, anhidrosis (the inability... Read More

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CSU Research Aims to Reduce Injuries to Racehorses

May 11, 2008

The death of a top racehorse in the Kentucky Derby is something researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) hope to help prevent in the future, according to an Associated Press article at Read More

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Brazilian Olympic Horse Treated at University of Florida

May 10, 2008

After surviving an odyssey of complicated medical problems and difficult surgeries, a Brazilian Olympic dressage horse named Livello has lived to train another day and is recuperating back in his home country, thanks to University of Florida... Read More

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Guelph Horse Owner's Program Celebrates Five Years

May 09, 2008

With the fifth anniversary of Equine Guelph just around the corner, plans are underway to celebrate.

Founded in 2003, Equine Guelph is the horse owner's center at the University of Guelph. It is supported and overseen by equine industr... Read More