Recent News for Equine Care Professions


Hagyard Vet Firm Contributes to Equine Research

January 07, 2009

The Lexington, Ky., veterinary firm Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has made a $10,000 donation to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to further research on racehorse lameness issues.

"We realize many people associate Hagyard wit... Read More


Commentary: Equine Medicine Has Come a Long Way

January 07, 2009

While I was in veterinary school 20-some years ago, the first ultrasound machine was being "explored" by board-certified veterinary radiologists at university veterinary schools. Pain medication for horses was mostly limited to the non-steroidal... Read More


Cambridge Announces New Equine Professorship

January 06, 2009

The University of Cambridge has selected James Wood, BVetMed, BSc, MSc, DLSHTM, Dipl. ECVPH, MRCVS, as the first Alborada Professor of Equine and Farm Animal Science. This unique professorship is in honour of the celebrated... Read More


Older Horses: Respecting Our Elders

January 01, 2009

If your horse is already a senior, there's no reason to turn him out to pasture. Here's a seasonal look at some factors to consider for the care of your equine elder.... Read More


Endoscopy-Assisted Dentistry Improves Traditional 'Shot In The Dark'

December 26, 2008

After investigating the technique in more than 300 horses, Austrian researchers have concluded that endoscopic evaluation of the oral cavity as part of a routine dental examination is a safe and effective means of thoroughly assessin... Read More


30th Open House Scheduled at UT College of Veterinary Medicine

December 25, 2008

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house Saturday, April 18, 2009. The free event will take place on the UT agricultural campus, located on Neyland Drive in Knoxville.

Guests will tour... Read More


AAEP Racing Task Force Puts the Horse First

December 17, 2008

"We have a crisis in Thoroughbred racing," stated Scott Palmer, VMD, of New Jersey, a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and head of the AAEP Racing Task Force.

The AAEP Racing Task Force was conceived... Read More


Vet Teaching Horse Retires After 24 Years on the Job

December 16, 2008

Sugar, a 27-year-old Spanish Barb horse, has played a role in the education of almost all of the 2,109 doctor of veterinary medicine graduates from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech during her 24 year... Read More


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