Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Veterinarian's Oath Revised to Stress Importance of Animal Welfare

December 10, 2010

The AVMA has revised the Veterinarian's Oath to stress the importance of animal welfare... Read More

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Comments Sought to Help Shape the Future of Veterinary Education

December 09, 2010

Want to help shape veterinary education to build the veterinary workforce of the future? Now is your chance as public comments are sought on a groundbreaking report.

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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute's Pharmacy Department Receives PCAB Accreditation

December 07, 2010

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., announced that Hagyard Pharmacy has earned the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board's Seal of Accreditation. The PCAB is a not-for-profit corporation that was formed to provide quality... Read More

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Farriery Track Returns to AAEP Convention

December 05, 2010

"The AAEP feels it's very important to try to bring vets and farriers together," said Steve O'Grady, DVM, BVSc, MRCVS. "The AAEP accomplishes that by providing quality continuing education for both veterinarians and farriers and by bringing farriers... Read More

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Shivers Study: Researchers Looking for Assistance from Owners

December 02, 2010

Researchers at the University of Minnesota's (UM) College of Veterinary Medicine are conducting vital research on the equine neurologic disorder shivers, and they are seeking horse owners who have animals with shivers to assist them with this effort.... Read More

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Horse Reproduction Trends And Tools

December 01, 2010

Whether reproduction occurs through natural breeding or artificial insemination, techniques and tools exist to help mare and stallion owners achieve their final goal: a complication-free conception, a problem-free pregnancy, and a healthy foal.... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More

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Dummy Foal Syndrome (Equine Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome)

December 01, 2010

Foals exhibit abnormal, often vague behaviors and/or neurologic signs during their first few days of life. ... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Live Cover

December 01, 2010

Promote safe and successful live cover breeding with careful preparation and attention to safety.... Read More

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DNA Testing Reveals Pompeii's 'Extinct' Breed of Horse is a Donkey

November 27, 2010

After unearthing and examining several equine skeletons in the late 1980s from a stable in the buried village of Pompeii, Italy, researchers believed that they had discovered a new, albeit now extinct, breed of horse.... Read More

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Modern Pentathlon Horse Injured, Euthanized at Asian Games

November 24, 2010

A horse died Nov. 23 after a fall in the show jumping phase in the modern pentathlon competition at the 2010 Asian Games, which are currently under way in Guangzhou, China.

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UC Davis Welcomes New Endowed Chair

November 23, 2010

The University of California, Davis, has announced the appointment of K. Gary Magdesian, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, ACVCP, chief of neonatology and critical care at the university's, William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, as ... Read More

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Gluck Center's Timoney Named Chair of International PrEquID Group

November 22, 2010

Peter Timoney, the Frederick Van Lennep Chair in Equine Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, was named the acting chair of the international group, PrEquID, in September.... Read More

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University of Louisville College of Business Expands Equine Industry Program

November 22, 2010

The University of Louisville, Ky., College of Business has recently undertaken a $3.38 million expansion project that will benefit the school's equine business education program. The university is in the process of constructing an addition to ...... Read More

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine

November 18, 2010

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Nov. 17 to celebrate the impending opening of the new Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine, located in Lexington, Ky.

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Kentucky Veterinarians Curb Unwanted Horse Population

November 17, 2010

On December 4, the Kentucky Horse Park, along with the Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, will offer free gelding surgeries for horse owners who cannot afford to have the surgery performed on their stallions.... Read More

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Reward Offered in Connection with Georgia Horse Cutting Case

November 15, 2010

Law enforcement authorities in Georgia are hoping the offer of a cash reward will lead to information revealing how a horse sustained severe lacerations while residing in its pasture last month.... Read More

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Lloyd's of London and UK Department of Veterinary Science Partnership

November 14, 2010

Global insurance market Lloyd's of London recently presented a $45,000 check to the University of Kentucky, continuing almost three decades of support for the university's Equine Disease Quarterly publication.... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture: Time to Inventory, Purchase Hay

November 13, 2010

Due to dry conditions, many horse owners across Kentucky and surrounding areas are already into their winter feeding programs. Horse owners need to inventory their hay supplies now to ensure they have enough to last through the winter.... Read More

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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