Recent News for Equine Care Professions


LSU Vet School Hosts Open House in February

December 13, 2008

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 27th Annual Open House on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

This year's theme is "Where's Mike?"... Read More


Distinguished Educators Honored at AAEP Convention

December 12, 2008

Two veterinarians who have significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners were honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Timothy R... Read More


Dr. Susan White Honored for Distinguished Service

December 11, 2008

Susan L. White, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, was recognized as the 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award during the AAEP's 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Presented to an individual who has provided exemplary... Read More


Laminitis Research Donors Honored at AAEP

December 11, 2008

Philanthropists John K. and Marianne Castle have been named the 2008 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes contributions made to equine veterinary... Read More


Dr. Larry Bramlage Honored as AAEP Distinguished Life Member

December 10, 2008

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Past President Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, was recognized yesterday for his extensive contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP. He received the... Read More


Racetrack Veterinarian Dr. Scott A. Hay to Join AAEP Board

December 09, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will induct racetrack practitioner Scott A. Hay, DVM, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the AAEP board of directors at its 54th Annual Convention Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif.

Hay, who was... Read More


Dr. Carol Clark to Join AAEP Board of Directors

December 08, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will induct Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, to the board of directors as director-at-large at the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, 2008, in San Diego, Calif.

Clark will be introduced with... Read More


Fans to Reward American Quarter Horses at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

December 07, 2008

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo began Dec. 4 and American Quarter Horses is an integral part of the excitement. To highlight these four-legged stars, the American Quarter Horse Association teamed with its corporate partner to present the Fort... Read More


Dr. Peter C. Bousum to Join AAEP Board of Directors

December 07, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will install Peter C. Bousum, VMD, as a member of the board of directors at its 54th Annual AAEP Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Bousum, who will represent District I (North Atlantic),... Read More


California Vet Service Tax Fails; Might Resurface

December 03, 2008

Last week, the California State Senate and Assembly rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to balance the budget, which included the addition of a sales tax to veterinary... Read More


A Need for Compounding

December 01, 2008

Veterinary compounding is an alternative source of medications when there are no commercially available products that meet the needs of a particular patient.

Compounding, by definition, is tailor-made preparation of a dru... Read More


Retiring Record-Setter Curlin Honored At Churchill

November 30, 2008

Horse of the Year Curlin closed out his record-setting career at Churchill Downs Nov. 29, as he was paraded in front of fans on the final day of the track’s Fall Meet.

The 4-year-old colt, whose career earnings of $10.5 million set a... Read More


Rescued Horses Cared for by New York College Students and Staff

November 29, 2008

Eighty horses were rescued in late summer by the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York. They needed help from day one, so they called on faculty and students from Alfred State College's veterinary and... Read More


Equine Program Encourages Elementary School Students to Read

November 27, 2008

Although they aren't literate, 14 horses are now involved in teaching reading to the 360 students at Jefferson Elementary School in Farmington, Mo. 

The project, devised by Sheryl Robinson, the school's principal, and local horse... Read More


California Governor Proposes Tax on Veterinary Services

November 26, 2008

In an effort to raise funds for the state, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently announced his proposal to expand sales tax to include veterinary services. If this proposal passes, the governor estimated $357 million in increased revenu... Read More


Equine Guelph Offers Genetics Course

November 25, 2008

Equine Guelph is offering a new online course in equine genetics. The 12-week course will provide the tools, techniques, and knowledge necessary to develop an understanding of the important role that genetics plays in the equine industry.... Read More


Efforts to Reduce Shortage of Large Animal Vets in Progress

November 25, 2008

The United States is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation's food supply, and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State's College of... Read More


Kentucky Horse Tracks Battle Economy, Slots

November 24, 2008

Ron Geary thought he'd made it through the worst of it. The owner of tiny Ellis Park in western Kentucky salvaged the racetrack's summer 2008 meet with a bit of showmanship.

Nontraditional events like "Wiener dog" and ostrich racing turned... Read More


UF Vet School Appoints New Senior Director of Development

November 24, 2008

Karen Legato has been named senior director of development and alumni affairs at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine.

Legato has 25 years of fundraising experience in higher education, nine of which have been at... Read More


Technicians a Crucial Component of Veterinary Care

November 21, 2008

Vet technicians have been working alongside vets to provide the highest quality for equine hospital patients. ... Read More


Guelph Rolls Out Biosecurity Risk Calculator, New Blogs

November 20, 2008

Horse owners will be able to determine the risk of their animals catching an infectious disease and gather information about infection control thanks to two new online initiatives from the University of Guelph.

The first is an online... Read More


On-Site Registration Still Available for AAEP Farrier Sessions

November 17, 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 at the farrier... Read More


Survey of Veterinarians Shows High Job Satisfaction

November 13, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2007 Member Needs Assessment surveyed members regarding job satisfaction and happiness. That data was then compared to existing job satisfaction data taken from a study published by the National... Read More


AVMA Renews Accreditation for Colorado State's Professional Veterinary Medical Program

November 08, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has renewed the accreditation of the Professional Veterinary Medical (PVM) Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The College was informed of the decision on... Read More


Oregon State Vet School Names New Head of Clinical Sciences

November 06, 2008

Christopher Cebra, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, an Oregon State University faculty member specializing in large animal veterinary care, has been named head of the Department of Clinical Sciences in Oregon State University's College of Veterinary... Read More