Recent News for Equine Care Professions


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Diagnostics for the Chronically Infertile Mare

May 08, 2008

The diagnosis and treatment of chronically infertile mares is a complex process. Practitioners should utilize the available diagnostics, including cultures and cytology, along with endoscopy, to root out the myriad causes of this problem and increase... Read More


AAEP Including Farrier Session at 2008 Convention

May 01, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will be offering a day of educational programming on farriery as part of its annual convention, which will take place in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, 2008.

Topics will include an... Read More


Equine Summit Tackles Competitive Horse Health Care

April 29, 2008

The Well-being of the Competitive Horse was one of three major industry issues addressed during the Kentucky International Equine Summit.

Today's summit agenda was comprised of panel discussions entitled:


Palm Beach Equine Medical Purchases Embryo Transfer Facility

April 25, 2008

Palm Beach Equine Medical Centers, headquartered in Wellington, Fla., recently purchased the New Bridge Embryo Centre in Aiken, S.C. The facility is now called the Palm Beach Equine Embryo Center (PBEEC). The goal is to continue to provide top-notc... Read More


Equine Locomotor Pathology Group Moves Toward Certification

April 25, 2008

The International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) held the first of its second series of lectures earlier this month. Around 100 veterinarians attended the weekend course hosted by Virginia Equine Imaging and led by Jean-Marie... Read More


Virginia Tech Offers New Equine Ophthalmology Service

April 24, 2008

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center has added an ophthalmology service through an alliance with Scottsdale, Ariz., based Eye Care for Animals. The new offering, which became available on March 4, is provided by Gwendolyn Lynch... Read More


Wooden Shoes for Chronic Laminitis

April 23, 2008

The chronically laminitic horse is often a very tough case to manage because displacement of the coffin bone within the foot leads to a lot of pain and damage, in addition to the damage that allowed the displacement in the first place.... Read More


Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Offers Lectures, Demos at Rolex

April 23, 2008

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will offer three lectures and a demonstration to attendees of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 24-26. The lectures will offer a variety of educational information pertaining to sport horses and their... Read More


OIE Director to be Presented First Penn Vet World Award

April 22, 2008

(From a University of Pennsylvania Release)

On April 29, Dr. Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE), will be the first recipient of the Penn Vet... Read More


Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine Open House April 19

April 11, 2008

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 31st annual Open House on Saturday, April 19, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its campus on Wire Road. There will be college tours and scientific displays, plus a dog agility... Read More


Service Pony Recovers from Health Crisis

April 10, 2008

Thanks to the skill and kindness of several Texas veterinarians, a blind woman's assistive guide pony is recuperating from serious illness.

Trixie is a nearly 14-year-old Pony of the Americas mare, and she has been Tabitha Darling's service... Read More


AAEP Launching Equine Dentistry Campaign

April 07, 2008

Because proper dental care is vital to a horse's overall health, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is launching a campaign to promote the need for horses to receive a thorough oral examination at least once a year. Designed... Read More


How to Block the Ear

April 06, 2008

A few horses out there like to have their ears rubbed, but many are tolerant of ear handling at best, and violently ear shy at worst. When these horses need to have veterinary work done around their ears, such as biopsies or stitching of... Read More


First Responders Learn Horse Handling Basics at Virginia Tech

April 04, 2008

Emergency personnel often have their first experience handling horses when they are called to the scene of a trailer collision, barn fire, or other crisis situation.

In order to better prepare fire, police, and medical professionals for... Read More


Commentary: Working With Your Veterinarian

April 03, 2008

"Please help! My 10-year-old Quarter Horse has been down in the pasture for two days and won't get up. What should I do?"

"A week ago I saw my horse bitten by a skunk in broad daylight. I dressed the wounds, but after searching the internet... Read More


Dr. Frank Andrews to Lead Louisiana State Equine Health

April 02, 2008

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine recently announced the selection of Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, as the new director of LSU's Equine Health Studies Program.... Read More


Readers Respond: Breeding Barrier

April 01, 2008

More than 1,000 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever had a veterinarian perform a Caslick's procedure on a mare?"

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