Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Eskendereya Retired From Racing

May 08, 2010

 

Zayat Stables' Eskendereya, runaway winner of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and overwhelming early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired due to... Read More

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New York Police Horse Honored for Role in Foiling Bomb Plot

May 06, 2010

Miggs, the 15-year-old police horse who was one of the first responders to the failed bombing of New York's Times Square, on May 5 received carrots, apples, and cupcakes for his heroic efforts, according to the website dnainfo.com.

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AQHA, WRCA Create Ranch Rodeo Award

May 06, 2010

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has teamed with the Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) to recognize top horses at WRCA rodeos across the nation.

To honor the contributions ranch horses have made to the heritage of... Read More

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Horse Wounds 101 (Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

May 01, 2010

With increased activity all horses are at a higher risk of sustaining traumatic lacerations or other wound types. Some might appear more serious than others. Often the wound might be hours, days, or even weeks old before it is observed.... Read More

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Equine Antibiotics: What They Are, How They Work, and Resistance

May 01, 2010

Daily, humans wage chemical warfare against an overwhelming population--bacteria. The arsenal of our chemical warfare relies on a mighty weapon--antimicrobial drugs (AMD). Of these substances, antibiotics have been a formidable weapon... Read More

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Parasites: Roads to Resistance

May 01, 2010

Parasites follow Darwin's law: survival of the fittest. In fact, all biological organisms adapt. ... Read More

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Gluck Equine Research Foundation Releases Inaugural Research Report

April 24, 2010

The University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Foundation Inc. published an inaugural Research Report 2009 in April.

The 56-page Research Report 2009 focuses on the research accomplishments and scientific publications publishe... Read More

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Oklahoma Equine Dentist Bill Becomes Law

April 19, 2010

A bill that allows individuals who are not licensed veterinarians to float horses' teeth if they meet state certification requirements became law in Oklahoma April 16, when Gov. Brad Henry signed HB 3202.

The measure also amends the Oklahoma Ve... Read More

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Donkey Dies of Rabies in North Carolina

April 13, 2010

The Raleigh, N.C.-based News & Observer reported that a miniature donkey died of rabies last week on a Durham County goat farm... Read More

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Alysheba Memorial Statue Unveiling

April 12, 2010

One year after the death of Kentucky Derby Winner Alysheba, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., will unveil a memorial statue at his grave.... Read More

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Furr Reappointed as Virginia Tech's Adelaide C. Riggs Chair in Equine Medicine

April 11, 2010

Martin Furr, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, of Leesburg, Va., professor of medicine in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) at Virginia Tech, was reappointed as the Adelaide C. Riggs Chair in Equine Medicine by the Virg... Read More

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Commentary: Critical Thinking while Reading

April 10, 2010

"Critical thinking" is the process of evaluating the merit and reliability of a stated fact and deciding whether the fact should be accepted or rejected. In other words, don't believe everything you read. Be a critical ... Read More

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Rutgers Students Working to Change the Perception of Mustangs

April 09, 2010

For the first time since its inception in 1999, the Young Horse Teaching and Research Program (YHTRP) at the Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, includes four Bureau of Land Management mustangs. Mustangs are ofte... Read More

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Homeopathy in Equine Medicine Reviewed

April 06, 2010

A team of veterinary researchers in the United Kingdom recently reviewed the use and results of homeopathy for equine ailments including arthritis, headshaking, laminitis, and more.

"Homeopathy is a 200-year-old therapeutic meth... Read More

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Age a Predictor in Horse Ownership

April 02, 2010

A horse owner's age is a major predictor in how involved they will be in the horse industry, according to a new survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 20... Read More

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Handling of Vaccines for Horses

April 01, 2010

It's spring: the time of year when we are in the throes of boostering horse immunizations, with the intent to maximize immunity before mosquito season and competition campaigns get into full swing. Many equine vaccines are credited with inferring... Read More

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Joint Injury and Arthritis in Horses: Searching for Solutions

April 01, 2010

Researchers have developed diagnostic, preventive, and treatment options for equine musculoskeletal problems.... Read More

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Controversial Ad Targets Oklahoma Equine Dentist Bill

March 31, 2010

A group of veterinarians in Oklahoma are hoping a controversial advertisement will convince state legislators to kill a bill that would allow horse owners and their employees to buy and administer veterinary prescription sedatives used in teeth... Read More

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AVMA Briefs Congress on Antibiotic Use

March 31, 2010

The nation's largest veterinary association briefed Congress March 29 on the use of antibiotics in animal health, providing in-depth scientific information on the necessity of antibiotic use for preventing and treating disease in companion ... Read More

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Oklahoma Equine Dentistry Bill Passes Senate

March 31, 2010

A measure that allows individuals who aren't licensed veterinarians to float horses' teeth if they meet state certification requirements passed the Oklahoma Senate today (March 31). HB 3202 also amends the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act to allow...... Read More

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Pennsylvania Horse Farm Open House to Feature 16 Stables

March 28, 2010

Young foals romping with their moms. A free ride on a gentle pony. A blacksmith forging new footwear for an accomplished dressage horse. The perfect weekend for families comes together April 24 and 25 during the Pennsylvania Equestrian Horse Fa... Read More

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Addressing Horse Industry Challenges

March 24, 2010

The 2010 Kentucky International Equine Summit, a biennial event on April 26 and 27, will feature 74 speakers and panelists dealing with a broad range of challenges facing all segments of the horse industry. The event will be held in Lexington, ... Read More

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AVMA Documents Vet Industry Trends

March 19, 2010

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has revealed a number of interesting trends in veterinary medicine and animal care, sourced from its most recent membership data.

For example, new AVMA data shows that veterinarians ... Read More

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LSU Vet School Art Show Features Animals

March 18, 2010

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's 23rd Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art begins with an opening reception on March 27 at 6 p.m. in the school's library. The exhibition will be on display in the School of Veterinary... Read More

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Human WNV Infection Reported Following Equine Necropsy

March 18, 2010

A veterinary student was diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) in May 2009 after performing a necropsy on a 4-month-old Welsh pony from Gauteng, South Africa.

Six days after performing the necropsy, the student developed fever, malais... Read More