Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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UK Gluck Equine Research Foundation Names New Inductee

September 27, 2007

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation will induct Edward L. Squires, director of the Preservation of Equine Genetics Program at Colorado State University, into the Equine Research Hall of Fame Oct. 8, 2007.

Squires is... Read More

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Fowler to Speak on Piroplasmosis Regulations at AHC Issues Forum

September 26, 2007

The American Horse Council (AHC) will welcome Kent Fowler, DVM, veterinarian and chief of the Animal Health Branch at the California Department of Food and Agriculture to its list of top industry speakers at this year's National Issues Fall Foru... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Tennessee Horse Attack

September 24, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the intentional mutilation of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse in Bristol,... Read More

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College Offers Degree in Master Ranching

September 23, 2007

Once upon a time, in the Wild West, all it took to raise cattle was land, grass and cowboys who knew how to rope the critters. Now, it may take an MBA.

Texas A&M-Kingsville's Institute for Ranch Management is offering what university... Read More

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New VaTech Equine Center Faculty Member to Focus on Molecular Research

September 20, 2007

Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, PhD, has joined Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center as an assistant professor of equine surgery. In this tenure track appointment, Barrett will be utilizing the center's newly constructed molecular... Read More

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UK Vet School Hosting Series of Veterinary Career Events

September 14, 2007

Britain's Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is hosting a series of career events across the country in order to encourage more young people to consider studying in a veterinary-related field. The recent outbreaks of foot and mouth and avian... Read More

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Equine Referral Center Added to University of Wisconsin Vet School Offerings

September 10, 2007

The Morrie Waud Equine Center, a new affiliate to the University of Wisconsin's School of Veterinary Medicine, opened in August.

"The first thing newcomers notice about the new Morrie Waud Equine Center is the spaciousness," said Mike... Read More

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Veterinary Students Learn About Equine Practice

September 05, 2007

A total of 527 third-year veterinary students from 34 schools across the country attended the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) 2007 over Labor Day weekend. The seminar offered all-expenses-paid trips to Lexington, Ky., to learn... Read More

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Dr. Robert Copelan Named Thoroughbred Club 'Honor Guest'

September 03, 2007

Pioneering equine veterinary practitioner Dr. Robert Copelan has been named the Honor Guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America’s 76th annual testimonial dinner, club president Mike Barnett announced Aug. 31.

Copelan, who will be honored... Read More

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August 31, 2007

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Emergency Planning Workbook Added to TheHorse.com PDF Library

August 29, 2007

A free PDF download intended to guide horse owners through the process of planning for emergencies is available in the TheHorse.com's PDF library.... Read More

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Equine Dentists Challenge Texas Law

August 29, 2007

A showdown is looming in Texas between a group of equine dentists and the Texas State Board of Veterinary Examiners over who should be allowed to work on a horse's teeth. The State Board fired the first shot in the exchange earlier this year by... Read More

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Oklahoma State Vet School Hosting Equine Healthcare Symposium

August 28, 2007

Horse owners are invited to a symposium on equine healthcare Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The symposium will be hosted by Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and Department of Animal Science, Division of... Read More

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Tufts' Cummings Vet School Offers Stronger Equine MRI at New Facility

August 28, 2007

Veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass., now have the ability to look for lameness, brain damage, and other conditions within horses by using the first equine-capable high-strength... Read More

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University of Guelph Researchers Investigating Racehorse Heart Rates

August 24, 2007

Exactly how fast is the heart rate of a racehorse as it flies around the track?

For the first time ever, two University of Guelph researchers will be able to answer this question as part of a study aimed at recording the maximum heart rate... Read More

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University of Georgia Vet College Establishes New Chair in Equine Studies

August 22, 2007

One of Marguerite Hodgson's earliest memories is at the age of two when her parents put her on a horse for the first time. From there her love for horses blossomed and brought her some of the most cherished moments in childhood. Her lifelong... Read More

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Bramlage to be Honored by Turf Writers Association

August 16, 2007

From the National Turf Writers Association

Noted veterinary surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, jockey Calvin Borel, and award-winning racing journalist Dick Jerardi will be honored Oct. 24 with awards presented by... Read More

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Caring for Critically Ill Foals at Virginia Tech's Equine Medical Center

August 15, 2007

During the first 30 days of life, foals are especially sensitive to bacteria and other dangers commonly found in their surroundings. Each year between January and June, dozens of these foals are brought to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott... Read More

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2007 AVMA Convention Sets Association Attendance Record

August 14, 2007

The 144th annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Washington, D.C., July 14-18, 2007, broke attendance records for the association and set new standards for success, including a performance by the Goo Goo Dolls and... Read More

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Breeding Auction to Benefit LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

August 13, 2007

To help raise funds to expand and renovate its facilities, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 7th Annual Stallion Service Auction. Proceeds from the effort will be directed toward the construction of... Read More

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Herpesvirus: Oregon State Vet School to Host Meeting for Horse Owners

August 13, 2007

The Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an informational meeting for horse owners after a second horse was reported to have the respiratory form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

According to a statement by... Read More

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Cook Appointed Wyoming State Veterinarian

August 03, 2007

The Wyoming Livestock Board announced July 31 that Walter Cook, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, who had been serving as the acting state veterinarian since January 2007, will take up the position permanently.

"We are happy to have Dr. Cook move from... Read More

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Horse Benefit Concert Coming to Wisconsin

August 02, 2007

A day of music and entertainment September 15 at the Walworth County FairGrounds in Elkhorn, Wisc., will benefit local and national equine welfare organizations.

Animal Fairy Charities Inc., is presenting the Musical Horse Aid benefit... Read More

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Horses Chew Different Feeds in Different Ways

July 31, 2007

Horses eating a diet consisting mostly of pellets or grain could require more dental maintenance than horses eating predominantly hay or pasture grasses, according to researchers at Michigan State University who used motion capture techniques to... Read More

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25 Veterinary Schools Support World Rabies Day With Events

July 26, 2007

The need for world-wide rabies eradication has brought together for the first time leaders from veterinary, animal wildlife, and human medicine to create the Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit group based in the United Kingdom. The group'... Read More