Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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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

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Distinguished Educators Moore and Gill to be Honored at AAEP Convention

December 03, 2007

Two veterinarians who have significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners will be honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 53rd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, and... Read More

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Girl Scout Troop Thanks Vet College for Saving Favorite Horse

November 22, 2007

Many will give thanks for the blessings in their lives this Thanksgiving. For one family and a generous troop of Girl Scouts, their thankfulness will include the health of a horse named Denali and the "miracle workers" in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More

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Virginia Tech Leader to Serve as 2008 Olympic Veterinarian

November 20, 2007

David Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, had scarcely unpacked his bags after journeying from Sydney, Australia, to the United States to assume his new duties as head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More

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Sheriff Says 'Mutilated' Pony Died Naturally

November 20, 2007

A palomino pony found dead with suspicious wounds on its head died of natural causes, according to a statement from the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the Read More

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Education Summit Focuses on Attracting, Keeping Equine Vets

November 12, 2007

Nationally recognized educators and private practitioners gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 10, to discuss how to recruit more equine veterinarians and ensure those currently in the profession are retained. The American Association of... Read More

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LSU Equine Program Co-Hosts Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

November 10, 2007

The LSU Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) at the School of Veterinary Medicine recently co-hosted a four-day technical large animal emergency rescue and large animal hazardous material training course at the LSU-Fire & Emergency Training... Read More

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LSU Hosts Veterinary Dermatology Seminar

November 10, 2007

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a veterinary dermatology seminar entitled "A Potpourri of Veterinary Dermatologic Diseases and Therapy" on Sunday, Dec. 2. This seminar is generously sponsored by Vetoquinol USA Inc., Virbac... Read More

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Performing Colic Surgery on Zebra: Virginia Tech Equine Vets Earn their Stripes

November 08, 2007

For Brown, who has performed hundreds of colic surgeries on horses, having a patient with stripes was highly unusual but technically very similar.... Read More

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Special Award for Professor 'Twink' Allen

November 04, 2007

The annual Animal Health Trust (AHT) Equestrian Awards were a glittering occasion, not just for the diamonds and couture dresses but also for the twinkle in the eyes of the people who make up the industry, congratulating themselves on yet... Read More

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Penn State Professor Says African Grass Could Replace Timothy, Others

November 02, 2007

An Ethiopian summer annual grass called teff could be a valuable asset to growers, according to a crop specialist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Marvin Hall, MS, PhD, professor of forage management, said he is optimistic tha... Read More

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Focus on Lameness

November 01, 2007


See what veterinarians and owners learned during the AAEP's late summer meeting on lameness.

Want to know what veterinarians talk about when they get together? This year it was... Read More

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Western College of Veterinary Medicine Raises $200,000

October 31, 2007

The generosity of western Canadian horse owners has helped the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) raise an additional $200,000 for equine health research during the first year of a unique matching gift incentive program.

Half... Read More