Recent News for Equine Care Professions


Livestock Antibiotic Bill in the Works

July 27, 2009

A congressional committee recently held a hearing on a bill that proposes severe restrictions on the use of antibiotics in food animals. The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 would ban "non-therapeutic" uses of... Read More


Australian Equine Vets Honored for Equine Influenza Efforts

July 26, 2009

Equine Veterinarians Australia, which representes more than 1,000 equine practitioners in that country, honored the Chief Veterinarians for New South Wales and Queensland for their efforts in eradicating equine infuenza from their states... Read More


Aged Horse Health Screenings Recommended, ACVIM 2009

July 24, 2009

Lameness, weight loss, colic, and equine Cushing's syndrome are the four top reasons for euthanizing an older horse, said Catherine McGowan, BVSc, PhD, RCVS, European specialist in equine internal medicine, who presented research by Thomas... Read More


Molly the Pony to Visit Ohio State Vet School

July 22, 2009

Molly the Pony, one of the world's only prosthesis-wearing ponies, will be visiting The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Aug. 6 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Visitors will have the chance to hear the presentation "It's All About Molly" at 5... Read More


Ireland's EIA Experience: What Did We Learn?

July 18, 2009

In 2006, Ireland was rocked by an outbreak of equine infectious anemia (EIA) that was rapidly contained by veterinarians and the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (read... Read More


Dr. Thomas Tobin Receives National Industry Service Award

July 14, 2009

University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center's Thomas Tobin, MRCVS, PhD, Dipl. ABT, was named co-recipient of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) 2008 Industry Service Award at its annual meeting July 3 in... Read More


AVMA Names Small Animal Vet as New President

July 14, 2009

The title of President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) was officially handed down today at the 2009 AVMA Convention in Seattle. James Cook, DVM, handed the title to Larry Corry, DVM.

Corry, a small-animal practitioner... Read More


Commentary: Horse Health Research Needs Funding

July 09, 2009

Research is an important, but not always visible, part of the horse industry. Basic research is often conducted in laboratories away from horse farms and racetracks. However, results from basic research are frequently the starting point for... Read More


Vet Training Bill Introduced in Congress

July 07, 2009

Legislation that confronts public health threats by investing in the public health veterinary workforce was introduced by four members of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 30.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)... Read More


Equine ER Book Now Available

July 07, 2009

Readers can now take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the leading equine veterinary hospitals with the release of Equine ER: Stories From a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital. Published by Eclipse Press, the book captures th... Read More


Universities to Host International Symposium on Animal Carcass Disposal

July 05, 2009

In the event of  accidental deaths, natural disasters, or disease outbreaks involving large numbers of animals, the carcasses will need to be handled quickly, safely, and with attention to public health and environmental impact.

Th... Read More


Brazilian Cart Horse Care a Focus for MSU Researcher

July 04, 2009

When Camie Heleski, PhD, MS, traveled to Brazil to attend a conference in 2000, she noticed that the horses used to pull carts transporting people throughout the country's villages appeared frail and their hair looked brittle and dull. The... Read More


Equine Sinus Infection Treatment Balloons at WCVM

July 03, 2009

A few years ago, a magazine article describing a minimally-invasive treatment for people with chronic sinusitis caught the eye and imagination of Chris Bell, DVM. What if such a treatment could be adapted for use in horses?

Last... Read More


Washington Horse Rescue to Host AVMA Convention Volunteers

July 01, 2009

An area horse rescue will benefit when the American Veterinary Medical Association's 2009 conference comes to Seattle later this month. Hope For Horses, a Woodinville, Wash., based equine humane society, will host nearly 100 volunteers attending... Read More


Broodmare's Laminitis Battle Aided by Volunteer Vet

July 01, 2009

After more time at Shawhan, Halo Silver's left foot improved, but the right foot became even worse and she was in considerable pain. The options were clear for Blowe: euthanasia or removing the entire hoof wall in order to stop the pinching.... Read More


The Horse Awarded Equine Publishing Honors

June 28, 2009

In categories including horse news, equine-related newsletter, and horse video, The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and were honored at the awards program for the annual seminar of American Horse Publications.... Read More


New University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Online Giving Site Launched

June 25, 2009

A new University of Kentucky College of Agriculture online giving site was launched June 1 to help secure donations for equine research.

The new secure site, Read More


Kentucky Diagnostic Center Director Honored at Army Retirement Ceremony

June 23, 2009

Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, director of the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, was recognized during a retirement ceremony March 22 at the Army Reserve Medical Command in Pinellas Park, Fla., for his 42 years of... Read More


AAEP Member Honored for Therapeutic Riding Horse Care

June 19, 2009

For the past 10 years, Richard Markell, DVM, has traveled every Wednesday afternoon to the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center in Orange County, Calif., about 75 miles from his own practice in Encinitas, Calif.

An AAEP member who has cared... Read More


AAEP Issues 'Best Practices' for Purchase Exam Radiographs

June 17, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' Public Auction Task Force has developed recommendations regarding the use of radiographic reports as part of the prepurchase... Read More


Ontario Veterinary College Opens Isolation Unit

June 16, 2009

A new large animal isolation unit that sets the standard for patient housing and infection control opened May 25 at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

Animals showing signs of infectious disease will... Read More


The Horse Partners with World Equine Veterinary Association

June 16, 2009

An exciting education and outreach partnership has been formed between The Horse and the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA). The two groups will work together to educate veterinarians and other industry professionals about the... Read More


American Farrier's Association to Provide Hoof Care at WEG Test Events

June 11, 2009

The American Farrier's Association (AFA) will provide hoof care services for the test events leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

As the Official Farriers for the games, the AFA has extended its partnership to provide... Read More


Kester News Hour, AAEP 2008

June 10, 2009

Every year equine veterinarians flock to the Kester News Hour session at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention for reports on research that are too brief or new to be included in the scientific program. For the past... Read More


Farriery: Past, Present, and Future

June 08, 2009

In the future Moyer predicted more use of glue-on shoes, more new shoeing materials from metals to composites, a move to more group/corporate farriery and veterinary operations, more partnering between veterinarians and farriers... Read More