Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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AVMA Seeks Input on Revised Veterinary Guidelines

November 12, 2010

Do you have an idea on how animals can receive the best care possible from veterinarians and other members of the veterinary healthcare team? Early next year, you will have an opportunity to offer input that could help make your ideas a reality.... Read More

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Horse Health Advancements Discussed at UK Gluck Foundation Board Meeting

November 11, 2010

The University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Foundation Board of Directors met Nov. 1 and reviewed the wide array of research advancements and developments made by its members throughout the year, among other topics.... Read More

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Texas Judge Rules for Equine Dentists

November 11, 2010

A Texas judge sided with equine dentists in that state on Nov. 9 when she ruled that the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners violated state law when it changed its rules to allow only licensed veterinarians to perform dental procedures.... Read More

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Virginia Tech Faculty Awarded Research Grants

November 10, 2010

Veterinary specialists at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., have been awarded several research grants to support their efforts to improve horse health--not only for their own patients, but for all horses.... Read More

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Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Presents Award to Peggy Steinman

November 07, 2010

In recognition of her unwavering dedication, extraordinary generosity, and exemplary service to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Beverly "Peggy" Steinman was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Service Award on Oct. 14.... Read More

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Texas Man Faces Charges

November 01, 2010

A Texas man faces multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of animals on his Grayson County ranch. On Oct. 24, county law enforcement authorities and Texas SPCA personnel removed 32 allegedly malnou... Read More

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Endometritis in Horses Explained

November 01, 2010

Often, the only clinical sign of endometritis is not what you do see but what you don't see: a pregnancy. Endometritis is a major cause of female infertility, affecting up to 15% of broodmares. But because it frequently lacks clear clinical signs... Read More

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State Veterinarian Encourages Checking State Entry Requirements

October 29, 2010

The office of the state veterinarian of Kentucky would like to remind all horsemen and veterinarians to check entry requirements (both interstate and onto a particular track) prior to preparing horses to depart, said Rusty Ford, equine programs... Read More

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SAVMA Symposium Heads to California in 2011

October 27, 2010

The University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine will host the national Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium at the veterinary school campus beginning March 24, 2011. This student-organi... Read More

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Kentucky Breed Incentive Changes Being Considered

October 24, 2010

A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission committee is considering changes to the state's Breeders' Incentive Fund, money for which comes from a 6% sales tax on stud fees. The committee met Oct. 21 to toss around ideas and devise a ... Read More

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National Animal Supplement Council Honored for Efforts on Behalf of Industry

October 20, 2010

National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) received an award for "Efforts on Behalf of the Industry" from a leading research-based, nutrition industry publication, Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), this year at the annual NBJ Summit in... Read More

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Horses as Healers in College Hippotherapy Course

October 13, 2010

Horses are an integral part of Kentucky's culture. They possess qualities of balance, coordination, speed, reflex, strength, endurance, and stamina. Outside the traditional setting of a racetrack or an open field, though, horses can also be... Read More

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UK's Gluck Equine Research Center Continues to Improve Horse Health

October 12, 2010

Six of the 10 major vaccines to protect against equine infectious diseases were developed and created at the University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center. But that’s not the only major research accomplishment the w... Read More

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Pfizer Launches Commitment to Veterinarians

October 06, 2010

Pfizer Animal Health has launched a U.S. initiative reaffirming its support for the veterinary profession. Under the banner Commitment to Veterinarians, Pfizer pledged to comprehensively address the significant short- and long-term unmet needs ... Read More

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WEG: Alltech Recognizes First 'A+' Award Recipients; TheHorse.com's Beckstett Honored

October 03, 2010

Today Alltech announced the first recipients of the Alltech 'A+' Award, established to honor creativity, passion, and excellence in equine journalism. The media contest was organized in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP)... Read More

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New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Opens

October 01, 2010

Cornell ushered in a new era of disease diagnosis and prevention Friday, Oct. 1, with the opening of the state-of-the-art New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to monitor human and animal disease.... Read More

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New Gelding Trouble

October 01, 2010

Sue McDonnel, PhD, tells us how to deal with a new gelding who won't take orders.... Read More

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Behind the Scenes at the WEG On-Site Veterinary Clinic

September 29, 2010

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the WEG 2010 veterinary clinic with veterinary coordinator Dr. Kent Allen.... Read More

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Gluck Center to Receive Donation from Owners of Champion Thoroughbred Filly

September 26, 2010

John and Gina Greathouse, owners of Betfair TVG Triple Tiara series top performer Devil May Care, selected the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, the Kentucky Horse Park, and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to rece... Read More

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Save the Date for Gluck Center Short Courses

September 25, 2010

The second annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course, hosted by the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, will be held Jan. 22. This year's course also will offer a one-day Veterinarians' Day for equine veteri... Read More

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Irwin Foundation Donates $10,000 to Seminar Series

September 24, 2010

The Irwin Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center to fund veterinary education. The money will be used to support the 2011 Department of Veterinary Science Equine Diagnostic and Research Se... Read More

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WEG: Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Providing Care and Education at Games

September 19, 2010

When more than 800 equine athletes arrive at the Kentucky Horse Park from all over the world for the FEI World Equestrian Games, their handlers will pay close attention to how well they have endured the stress of travel and are settling in to t... Read More

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Courageous Comet Named 2009 Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year

September 16, 2010

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) held its 25th annual National Awards Dinner in Lexington, Ky, Sept. 10, honoring the achievements of Thoroughbred owners and breeders in North America. A new honor instituted this year, th... Read More

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Texas Regulators to Reconsider Proposed Equine Dentist Rule

September 14, 2010

The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will reconsider a proposed rule that would prohibit so-called "lay equine dentists" in that state from using motorized or air-powered files to float horses' teeth without the direct supervision ... Read More

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Veterinary Ophthalmology Professor to Give Milne Lecture at AAEP Convention

September 11, 2010

Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine, will present the prestigious Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Association of Eq... Read More