Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Installation Date Set for New Surface at Golden Gate

July 14, 2007

Permits in place, Golden Gate Fields plans to begin construction of its new Tapeta Footings racing surface July 23, track general manager Robert Hartman said Friday.

The track has an Oct. 12 move-in date, Hartman added, but officials would like... Read More

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Horse Stolen from College Equestrian Program Found

July 09, 2007

A mare stolen from Black Hawk College, in Kewanee, Ill., in March has been located, thanks to a former student who spotted the horse in a July 4 parade, Quad-Cities Online... Read More

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Famed Virologist Dr. William McCollum Dead

July 05, 2007

William H. McCollum, MS, PhD, began working at the University of Kentucky in 1947 and retired as a Professor Emeritus in 2004 after 55 years of service to the horse industry. One of his greatest contributions was development of a vaccine against... Read More

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Brazos River Threatens More Texas Flooding

July 01, 2007

Residents of Weatherford, Texas, who had gone back home after one evacuation kept watch Sunday on the Brazos River, which was rising again as flood gates were opened at overloaded upstream reservoirs.

The Brazos was expected to swell bac... Read More

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Research... Missing Dollars

July 01, 2007

Leaders in veterinary research and the equine industry should develop policy initiatives that recognize needed changes in the research landscape. Equine medicine remains grossly underfunded. As companion animals, horses receive few government... Read More

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Older Horses: Dental Problems

July 01, 2007

More horse owners have become aware that good dental care is a key component in keeping a horse healthy. ... Read More

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Western College of Vet Medicine Equine Programs Receive Record Funding

June 28, 2007

The Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) will invest more than $225,000 in equine health research and training programs at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine during the next 12 months--the largest annual amount ever awarded by the... Read More

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Midway College Hires New Equine Division Chair

June 27, 2007

Milton C. Toby, J.D., has been hired as the Equine Division Chair for Midway College in Midway, Ky. Toby has extensive experience in the equine and legal fields and will bring a great deal of expertise to the Equine Department at Midway.... Read More

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Texas A&M Vet School Partnering with Cargill, Nutrena

June 25, 2007

Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has entered into an agreement to create an educational alliance with Cargill and one of its major animal feed brands, Nutrena.

Representatives from both... Read More

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Septicemia: Early Detection Is Important

June 22, 2007

A recently published study could help veterinarians predict the causative agents of a deadly bloodstream infection (septicemia) common in newborn foals by characterizing clinical signs associated with different types of bacteria.

"Infection... Read More

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Genetics of Speed: U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College Investigating Racehorse Eclipse

June 15, 2007

Scientists from the U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College and the University of Cambridge are researching what made the undefeated 18th Century horse, Eclipse, such a great champion. The genetics research is giving insights into the origins of the... Read More

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45 Horses Removed from Maryland Farm Looking for Homes

June 08, 2007

Many of the horses removed from a farm in Sharpsburg, Md., in December 2006 are still looking for homes after an open house and "meet and greet" event held June 2.

After potential adopters met a number of the rescued horses located at ... Read More

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LSU School of Vet Medicine Names Dr. Peter Haynes as Dean

June 06, 2007

Peter F. Haynes, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, has been named as dean of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine, effective June 1, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Haynes has served as interim dean of the... Read More

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On Call Vets

June 01, 2007

When Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro experienced a life-threatening injury at the start of the 2006 Preakness Stakes, the story immediately switched from his quest for the Triple Crown to the efforts to save his life. Playing a crucial role in sharin... Read More

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Orthodontics for Horses

June 01, 2007

Orthodontics is the study of tooth movement and alignment. It includes normal and abnormal tooth movement, bone growth, tooth eruption, and shedding of baby teeth. In general it is a study of the young, growing patient.

The equine jaws and... Read More

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Conservation Easements

June 01, 2007

Preserving farmland is frequently difficult, but not always impossible with conservation easements. ... Read More

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Dr. Coggins, Classmates Celebrate 50th Vet School Class Reunion

June 01, 2007

Recently, 12 members and two widows of class members from the Class of 1957 gathered at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to celebrate their 50th Class Reunion. Among those attending were Dr. Leroy Coggins,... Read More

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UMaine Professor Reveals Racetrack Defects

May 28, 2007

A biomechanical engineer at the University of Maine is working to make the nation's racetracks safer for the Thoroughbred horses that run on them.

Professor Michael "Mick" Peterson's tools are radar and a robotic metal hoof that mimics a... Read More

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Director Named for New York Animal Disease Testing Lab

May 26, 2007

The interim director of the Plum Island Laboratory has been named to the run the federal animal disease testing center permanently.

Dr. Lawrence Barrett, a veterinarian who has served since October as interim director at the U.S. Department of... Read More

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LSU Equine Hospital Dedicates Suite to Former Patient

May 21, 2007

In honor of the extraordinary efforts of globe-trotting surgeons, LSU veterinarians and technicians, a determined team of horse owners, and a remarkable 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, the Louisiana State University's School of Veterinary Medicine ... Read More

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Geriatric Horse Saved from Muddy Creek

May 19, 2007

Thanks to firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, neighbors, and determined owners, a 30-year-old horse named Pam was saved from a sticky predicament May 16, Read More

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University of Tennessee Vet School Dean Receives National Honor

May 11, 2007

Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, dean of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Distinguished Alumni Award.

Blackwell received the award for his continuing, meaningful... Read More

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Strategies for Improving Vet-Client-Farrier Relations

May 01, 2007

When a horse has a foot problem, effective communication bewteen farrier, vet, and owner is key.... Read More

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What is a Healthy Hoof? (Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium)

May 01, 2007

Ask 10 people what a healthy hoof should look like, and you'll likely get 10 variations of an answer. ... Read More

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Dentistry Part 5: Surgical Procedures

May 01, 2007

The field of equine dentistry is as broad as the field of human dentistry. While your family dentist receives special training in a wide range of topics on general dental care, the endodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, and oromaxillofacial... Read More