Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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UK Student Spotlight: Yun Young Go

March 22, 2012

Yun Young Go completed her PhD at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center.... Read More

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Third Eyelid Removal in Horses: Options Compared (AAEP 2011)

March 19, 2012

Removal of the equine third eye lid using sedation and local anesthesia appears to be safe and effective.... Read More

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Spontaneous Quarter Crack? Check for Sheared Heels

March 19, 2012

One researcher says that it is very rare to see a spontaneous quarter crack not associated with sheared heels.... Read More

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Standing RLP in Horses Safe, Effective (AAEP 2011)

March 11, 2012

Regional limb perfusion can be performed safely, effectively, and comfortably without general anesthesia.... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 04, 2012

Study horses treated with full-limb casts had a fivefold greater risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Hagyard's Hyperbaric Chamber Up and Running

February 27, 2012

The hyperbaric oxygen chamber was shut down for evaluation after a similar chamber in Florida exploded.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sanjay Sarkar

February 25, 2012

Sanjay Sarkar is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center.... Read More

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Steps Taken to Classify Seizures in Horses

February 24, 2012

Compared to what's known about seizures in other species, there's surprisingly little data on equine seizures.... Read More

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Livestock Investigation Clinic for Kentucky Officials

February 21, 2012

Livestock Investigation Training for county and state officials returns to Asbury University March 14-16, 2012... Read More

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Reproduction Facility Opens at UK Maine Chance Equine Campus

February 21, 2012

The grand opening celebration for the University of Kentucky's Equine Reproduction Facilities was held Feb. 2.... Read More

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Samples Sought For Donkey Besnoitiosis Research

February 16, 2012

Further investigations are needed to better understand disease transmission, treatment, and prevention.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More

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Plan to Reinstate Horse Diving Nixed

February 15, 2012

Pier owners have abandoned the plan to bring horse diving back to Atlantic City, N.J.... Read More

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USEA Identifies Horse Killed in Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion

February 13, 2012

The horse, a 6-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was owned by Jacqueline Mars and ridden by Lauren Kieffer.... Read More

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Cast Complications in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 11, 2012

Researchers recently found that nearly half (49.5%) of horses with limb casts experience complications.... Read More

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Besnoitiosis in Donkeys (AAEP 2011)

February 09, 2012

The parasite Besnoitia bennetti grows in tiny cysts in the skin, organs, and eyes of affected animals.... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Free Horse Owner Education Seminar

February 07, 2012

Session topics include newborn foal care, oleander toxicity, equine metabolic syndrome, and an EHV-1 update.... Read More

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Merck Animal Health Launches NextVet Newsletter

February 07, 2012

NextVet features practical professional and lifestyle advice, information, and tips from practicing vets.... Read More

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Mich. State Alum Honored for Excellence in Equine Practice

February 06, 2012

The Rooker Award for Excellence in Equine Practice was presented to namesake James A. Rooker, dVM, on Jan. 27.... Read More

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AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Pfizer and Hippolia Foundation Form Partnership

February 02, 2012

The strategic partnership is aimed at improving equine health through research and educational programs.... Read More

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UHC Operation Gelding Continues into 2012

January 31, 2012

The UHC's Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 359 colts or stallions to date.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra, Foal Admitted to Hospital

January 28, 2012

The mare and foal were admitted as a precautionary measure for pain management related to the birth."... Read More