Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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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.  

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Virginia Tech Equine Medical Center Pledged $10 Million Gift

December 18, 2007

Shelley Duke, owner and manager of Rallywood Farm in Middleburg, Va., has pledged a gift of more than $10 million through her estate to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center.

This estate gift, which is the largest in the... Read More

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Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Equine Surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage

December 14, 2007

Equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, joined readers for Thursday's edition of BloodHorse.com's "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by ExclusivelyEquine.com. He was the featured gues... Read More

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U.K. Group Honored for Equestrian Highway Safety Program

December 13, 2007

The British Horse Society was recently recognized for its Riding and Road Safety Training program.

The Prince Michael International Road Safety Award honors those who have helped to reduce road casualties. This is the third time that the... Read More

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Dr. Larry Bramlage to be Guest on Interactive Chat

December 12, 2007

Join world-renowned equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, for Thursday’s edition of bloodhorse.com's “Talkin’ Horses” sponsored by ExclusivelyEquine.com. He will be the gues... Read More

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Black Walnut Laminitis Cases Reported by Illinois Vet School

December 11, 2007

Although finding black walnut in shavings used for horse stalls is rare these days, if several horses in a large barn become lame simultaneously, black walnut laminitis should be considered.... Read More

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Florida Vet Med Professor Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

December 11, 2007

John Harvey, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, a professor in and chairman of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's department of physiological sciences, has received the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology's lifetime... Read More

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AVMA: Local Governments Not to Regulate Veterinary Procedures

December 11, 2007

The Executive Board of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently passed a new policy to keep local municipalities out of the business of regulating veterinary procedures. The policy also bolsters the authority of state bodies t... Read More

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LSU to Host Equine Artificial Insemination Workshop

December 10, 2007

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting an equine artificial insemination workshop for horse owners and breeders Feb. 9-10, 2008. This workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and... Read More

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Wisconsin Vet School Techs Gain Anesthesia Certification

December 07, 2007

Three certified veterinary technicians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine recently attained specialty certification in anesthesia.

In addition to an examination, Mary Graber (Marshall, Wis.), Kristen Hunyady... Read More

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Guelph Adds Two Offerings to Equine Continuing Education Program

December 07, 2007

Equine Guelph will now offer a diploma in Equine Studies and a certificate in Equine Business Management. These will be offered in addition to the Equine Science certificate.

The new diploma in Equine Studies consists of 10 courses; the... Read More

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Dr. Brian Carroll Joins AAEP Board of Directors

December 07, 2007

Brian S. Carroll, DVM, of Edmond, Okla., has been elected to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' board of directors. He began his term as Director at Large at the AAEP's 53rd Annual Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla.... Read More

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Mississippi Vet School Completes its First Frozen Embryo Transfer

December 07, 2007

Her future registered name might be different, but around the horse unit at Mississippi State University (MSU), everyone calls her Popsicle.

Born in September, Popsicle is the result of MSU's first successful frozen embryo transfer in... Read More

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Dr. Robert Lewis Honored as AAEP Distinguished Life Member

December 06, 2007

AAEP Past President Robert D. Lewis, DVM, of Elgin, Texas, was recognized for his contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP at the Dec. 4 President's Luncheon during the association's 53rd Annual Convention.

Lewis... Read More

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Dr. Nat White Joins AAEP Board as Vice President

December 06, 2007

Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Leesburg, Va., has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) next vice president. White will ascend to the AAEP presidency in 2010.

A board-certified surgeon and a... Read More

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Dr. Eleanor Green to Serve as AAEP President in 2008

December 05, 2007

Eleanor Green, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, of Gainesville, Fla., will be installed as the 54th president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the group's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-5. She will serve... Read More

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Medical Doctor, Barbaro Team Honored for Contributions to Equine Health

December 03, 2007

George Bagby, MD, MS, and Barbaro’s owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson, along with trainer Michael Matz, have been named the 2007 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes the... Read More

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Wedgewood Pharmacy Now Exchanging Expired Medications

December 03, 2007

Wedgewood Pharmacy recently introduced the Refresh Exchange Program, which allows veterinarians to return expired custom-compounded medications for exchange at no cost. The program is a first in the compounding pharmacy profession.

Through... Read More