Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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AQHF Funds Gluck Center Research Projects

May 25, 2011

The American Quarter Horse Foundation will fund two equine research projects at the University of Kentucky ... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Research Ongoing at the UK Gluck Center

May 24, 2011

The recent spread of a neurologic form of equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) at a cutting horse show in Ogden, ... Read More

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EHV-1 Outbreak: State Veterinarians Monitoring Closely

May 18, 2011

The number of confirmed neurologic EHV-1 cases has reached the double digits.
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LSU Veterinary School and LSART to Host Large Animal Rescue Boot Camp

May 06, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) and the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) are holding training activities this spring that include an introductory course for veterinary students and a more intensive... Read More

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AAEP Foundation to Host International Equine Colic Research Symposium

May 04, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will host the 10th International Equine Colic Research Symposium, July 26-28, 2011, in Indianapolis, Ind. The symposium, held every three years, alternating between Europe and North ... Read More

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Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?

May 03, 2011

Your equine athlete's performance hasn't been blue ribbon-worthy as of late. Or maybe your broodmare's gaits are looking a little off kilter. Could long toes on the hind feet be to blame? According to the results of a recent study, the answer in some... Read More

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Horse Drops Feed

May 02, 2011

My horse has an unusual problem. A dentist has worked on him, but he still drops his oats while trying to eat them. Now he is being fed pellets. I do not know if grazing is a problem for him, but he did drop in weight during the winter. ... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Green Horse Keeping Now Available

April 29, 2011

There is no need to start panicking about osteoarthritis (OA) the day your foal's feet hit the ground, but its impact should be considered following every footfall thereafter.... Read More

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Kentucky Nonprofit Network Holds Town Hall Meetings

April 22, 2011

At the meetings, nonprofit leaders--such as those associated with equine organizations--can learn more about the program including how to use its tools to keep an organization healthy and stable, improve effectiveness, and provide transparency and ac... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Rebekah Cosden

April 22, 2011

A Maryland native and lifelong horse enthusiast, Rebekah Cosden's research focus at the Gluck Equine Research Center has been on equine musculoskeletal science. She completed her research in the laboratory of James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and ... Read More

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Gluck Equine Research Foundation Releases Second Research Report

April 20, 2011

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its Research Report 2010 in late March of this year. The Research Report 2010 focuses on the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center faculty's research ... Read More

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Good Works Honoree Fights Equine Abuse

April 20, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Grant Miller, DVM, a practitioner with Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Petaluma and a defender of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses in Sonoma County, Calif., as the Good ... Read More

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UKVDL Investigating Oral Lesion Reports

April 20, 2011

Since early February, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) has been receiving reports from veterinarians who have seen large numbers of horses (mostly Saddlebreds) with oral lesions. The lesions have sometimes been ... Read More

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LSU Hosts 80th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Vet Techs

April 17, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is hosting the 80th Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians on May 7-8 at the LSU SVM in Baton Rouge, La. The focus of this year's conference is... Read More

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Commentary: Thinking Outside the Box for Equine Disease Diagnostics

April 16, 2011

With sick animals, people often think negative diagnostic results are "bad" results since the cause of disease is still unknown. However, we would do well to remember Thomas Edison's mindset: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that ... Read More

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AVMA Launches Veterinarian Finder Website

April 15, 2011

Horse and pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA), MyVeterinarian.com, a new website that provides owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around ... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Moon Blindness for Study

April 14, 2011

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking donation of horses afflicted with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)--also known as moon blindness--to participate in a study investigating the role of bacterial infection in the ... Read More

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Equine Sciences Academy Names Getty to Advisory Panel

April 06, 2011

The Equine Sciences Academy (ESA) has recently named equine nutritionist Juliet M. Getty, PhD, to their panel of advisors. Getty joins a group of industry leaders who review, critique, and contribute materials to ESA courses.
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Tennessee Walking Horse Farm Owners Suspended

April 05, 2011

The owners of a high-profile Tennessee Walking Horse breeding farm have been suspended from participating in horse shows and other equine-related activities for one year for allegedly violating the Horse Protection Act (HPA).
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Saliva vs. Blood for Measuring Equine Stress Levels

April 02, 2011

What do a horse's stress level and his saliva have in common? Belgian scientists have found testing the former can measure the latter, and they said this saliva assay could become the test of choice for measuring horses' stress. "Cortisol levels are ... Read More

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LSU Researcher Receives Grant for Adult Stem Cell Research

March 30, 2011

Mandi Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has received one of 17 research grants from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation for her project, "Equine Bone Regeneration with ... Read More

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Rutgers University Young Horse Auction Scheduled for May 1

March 27, 2011

The annual Rutgers University (RU) Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP) benefit horse auction will take place May 1 at the school's horse facility on College Farm Road on the G.H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick, N.J. This year's auction ... Read More

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MSU Extension Equine Specialist Receives Award

March 26, 2011

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension equine specialist Karen Waite, MS, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Catalyst Award by the Michigan Horse Council. The award, founded in 1995, recognizes individuals who have made significant ... Read More

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Gluck Center's Equine Reproductive Health Group Sets Goals

March 24, 2011

The equine reproductive health group at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center has developed a number of strategic goals to help enhance reproductive performance in horses. Conveniently centered in the largest Thoroughbred nursery in... Read More

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Nielsen Accepts Parasitology Position at the Gluck Center

March 23, 2011

Martin K. Nielsen, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, has accepted an assistant professor appointment in parasitology at the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. Nielsen will join... Read More