Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Oklahoma Equine Dentist Faces Felony Charges

March 11, 2009

Professional rodeo rider Bobby Griswold is facing felony charges in Oklahoma for practicing equine dentistry without a veterinary medical license. Griswold is not a veterinarian, but he graduated from an equine dental school. He was... Read More

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Horse Left for Dead in Arizona Needs Your Help

March 08, 2009

An abused and starved horse was dropped at a home in Mesa, Ariz., and the women and vet clinic caring for him are seeking donations to save his life.

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Where Not to Pinch Pennies

March 01, 2009

In tough economic times, many horse owners look for ways to cut costs. Too often this is done by cutting back on veterinary care. However, it is important to keep in mind that what may save us a couple of dollars now might end up costing us much... Read More

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Ohio State Vet School Interim Dean Named 2008 OVMA Veterinarian of the Year

February 28, 2009

John A.E. Hubbell, DVM, Dipl. ACVA (anesthesiology) interim dean of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was presented with the prestigious 2008 Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Veterinarian of the Year Award Feb. 20 at... Read More

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California Veterinary Tax Removed from Budget

February 24, 2009

After a three-month battle, the California state legislature last week approved the final 2009-2010 budget, sans a proposed veterinary tax. The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) conducted a letter and call-in campaign to stop the... Read More

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Guelph Offers Equine Event Management Course Online

February 23, 2009

Organizing an equine event is a key component of working in the equine industry. A new 12-week online course at Equine Guelph, offered in partnership with the University's Office of Open Learning, will provide students an opportunity to learn... Read More

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Study: Safety Measures to Minimize Injuries to Equine Vets Needed

February 22, 2009

Due to the high number of work-related serious injuries incurred by equine practitioners, Australian researchers are urging vets to identify and utilize improved safe handling practices.

"It is known that large animal veterinarians have a... Read More

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LSU Veterinary School Giving Back to Its Students

February 21, 2009

Dean Peter F. Haynes will supplement all 20 endowed scholarships at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) so that each student recipient will receive at least a $2,000 award from the LSU SVM's Annual Fund.... Read More

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments offered by Marion DuPont Scott Equine Center in Virginia

February 20, 2009

One of the most common causes of lameness in horses--an injury to tendon and ligaments--can now be treated at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, with one of the newest treatments available, platelet-rich plasma.... Read More

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Corrective Hoof Trimming

February 16, 2009

The term "corrective shoeing" is often overused and misunderstood. It sometimes implies that the farrier can correct conformational faults of feet and legs. In reality, often very little can be done to change the way a horse is built. Trying to fix ... Read More

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Medication in Racing and Performance Horses

February 15, 2009

Medication issues in equine competitions might have reached their highest level of public focus in 2008 due to high-profile situations such as Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown's steroid regimen and the disqualification of several Olympic horses for... Read More

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Atlantic Veterinary College to Offer Chiropractic Services for Horses

February 14, 2009

The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island was recently awarded a grant by the Equine Foundation of Canada to support the development of chiropractic services for horses. The new service will mark the first time in... Read More

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AAEP 2008: Olympic Veterinary Care

February 10, 2009

What's it like to be an equine veterinarian behind the scenes at the Olympic Games? Horse owners got to hear about the experience at the Healthy Horses Workshop of the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention (held Dec. 6-10... Read More

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Commentary: Track Regulatory Vet Asks 'What If?'

February 09, 2009

"You know, Doc, that filly you scratched the other day? We X rayed that ankle, and she had the beginnings of a condylar fracture..."

I hear these words a few times each year when a trainer or private veterinarian is kind enough to give me a... Read More

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Equine Parasite Symposium at Gluck Equine Research Center

February 04, 2009

The problem of anthelmintic resistance is now recognized as a serious challenge for the control of equine gastrointestinal nematodes, particularly small strongyles (cyathostomins). Benzimidazole resistance is practically ubiquitous in much of th... Read More

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Rood & Riddle to Provide Vet Care at WEG Test Events

February 04, 2009

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital of Lexington, Ky., will provide veterinary services for the test events leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the World Games 2010 Foundation Inc. announced today.

As the Official Equin... Read More

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Open Wide: Readers Share Their Horse's Dental Schedule

February 01, 2009

More than 2,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How often do you have your horse's teeth floated?"

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WSU Veterinary College Cancels Annual Professional Conference

January 31, 2009

The Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine announced Tuesday (Jan. 27) it is cancelling its 2009 Annual Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians, which was slated for March 27-29 in... Read More

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Helping Working Equids in Egypt

January 29, 2009

There are roughly 15.5 million equids in Europe and the United States combined. These animals take part in the many equestrian sports and activities that have developed, and most enjoy good nutrition and care.

In contrast to this, there are... Read More

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Dr. Temple Grandin to Speak at Horse Expos

January 28, 2009

With two New York Times bestsellers and several other titles to her credit, Temple Grandin, PhD, is perhaps the most widely-recognized resources on animal behavior and humane livestock treatment in the nation--and perhaps the world. She i... Read More

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Florida Vet School Equine Repro Service Hits the Road

January 25, 2009

A mobile service for equine reproduction at the University of Florida (UF) aims to better serve area horse breeders while simultaneously moving students at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine more frequently into the field.

"The approach to... Read More

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Veterinarian Locator Service Improved

January 23, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), in conjunction with Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, recently launched its new and improved Get-A-DVM locator service. This online service allows horse owners to find AAEP-member... Read More

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Commentary: The Racetrack, A Changing Perspective

January 20, 2009

Recently a veterinary colleague remarked that a horse that had sustained a minor laceration in the starting gate had been scratched. While there was no expectation that the horse's performance would be impacted, she could not justify permitting... Read More

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Former Rescue Wins Horse of the Year Title

January 19, 2009

Combined driving champion Jamaica has been named the 2008 Horse of the Year by Farnam/Platform and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF). Jamaica was selected from among all USEF breeds and disciplines as the nation's most exceptional horse for... Read More

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Florida Vet School Launching Forensic Sciences Program

January 19, 2009

The University of Florida has the first Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program for crimes against animals. ... Read More