Recent News for Equine Care Professions


Tufts' Cummings Vet School Offers Stronger Equine MRI at New Facility

August 28, 2007

Veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, Mass., now have the ability to look for lameness, brain damage, and other conditions within horses by using the first equine-capable high-strength... Read More


University of Guelph Researchers Investigating Racehorse Heart Rates

August 24, 2007

Exactly how fast is the heart rate of a racehorse as it flies around the track?

For the first time ever, two University of Guelph researchers will be able to answer this question as part of a study aimed at recording the maximum heart rate... Read More


University of Georgia Vet College Establishes New Chair in Equine Studies

August 22, 2007

One of Marguerite Hodgson's earliest memories is at the age of two when her parents put her on a horse for the first time. From there her love for horses blossomed and brought her some of the most cherished moments in childhood. Her lifelong... Read More


Bramlage to be Honored by Turf Writers Association

August 16, 2007

From the National Turf Writers Association

Noted veterinary surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, jockey Calvin Borel, and award-winning racing journalist Dick Jerardi will be honored Oct. 24 with awards presented by... Read More


Caring for Critically Ill Foals at Virginia Tech's Equine Medical Center

August 15, 2007

During the first 30 days of life, foals are especially sensitive to bacteria and other dangers commonly found in their surroundings. Each year between January and June, dozens of these foals are brought to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott... Read More


2007 AVMA Convention Sets Association Attendance Record

August 14, 2007

The 144th annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Washington, D.C., July 14-18, 2007, broke attendance records for the association and set new standards for success, including a performance by the Goo Goo Dolls and... Read More


Breeding Auction to Benefit LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital

August 13, 2007

To help raise funds to expand and renovate its facilities, the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 7th Annual Stallion Service Auction. Proceeds from the effort will be directed toward the construction of... Read More


Herpesvirus: Oregon State Vet School to Host Meeting for Horse Owners

August 13, 2007

The Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an informational meeting for horse owners after a second horse was reported to have the respiratory form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

According to a statement by... Read More


Cook Appointed Wyoming State Veterinarian

August 03, 2007

The Wyoming Livestock Board announced July 31 that Walter Cook, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, who had been serving as the acting state veterinarian since January 2007, will take up the position permanently.

"We are happy to have Dr. Cook move from... Read More


Horse Benefit Concert Coming to Wisconsin

August 02, 2007

A day of music and entertainment September 15 at the Walworth County FairGrounds in Elkhorn, Wisc., will benefit local and national equine welfare organizations.

Animal Fairy Charities Inc., is presenting the Musical Horse Aid benefit... Read More


Horses Chew Different Feeds in Different Ways

July 31, 2007

Horses eating a diet consisting mostly of pellets or grain could require more dental maintenance than horses eating predominantly hay or pasture grasses, according to researchers at Michigan State University who used motion capture techniques to... Read More


25 Veterinary Schools Support World Rabies Day With Events

July 26, 2007

The need for world-wide rabies eradication has brought together for the first time leaders from veterinary, animal wildlife, and human medicine to create the Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit group based in the United Kingdom. The group'... Read More


Equine Veterinarian Honored with ACVIM Kirk Award

July 25, 2007

Doug Byars, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Georgetown, Ky., was the first private equine veterinarian to receive the Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence in the award's 18-year history. Byars received the award at the 25th annual Read More


Texan Accused in Shooting Death of Zebra

July 23, 2007

An 18-year-old Texas man was arrested July 13 and accused of killing a zebra named Zambi in a drive-by shooting.

Zambi was shot dead July 5 as he grazed in a pasture at HiView Farms outside of Waxahachie, about 30 miles from Dallas, said Lt.... Read More


Hammer Becomes President of AVMA

July 17, 2007

Gregory S. Hammer, DVM, president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), officially assumed the presidency of the organization today at the group's 144th annual convention in Washington, D.C.

Hammer, of Dover, Del., wa... Read More


Preparing a Veterinary Practice for a Hurricane

July 14, 2007

Careful planning can help a veterinary practice, its patients, and the area equestrian community to ride through and recover from a hurricane. Dana N. Zimmel, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, clinical assistant professor in the University of... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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