Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Advances in Equine Joint Pain Management

November 05, 2012

One researcher evaluated pharmacologic methods of osteoarthritis management and recent pain control advances.... Read More

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Study: Horse Fitness, Layups, Usage Linked

October 25, 2012

Researchers recently examined the factors that could affect a horse's propensity for injury and future use.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neck Conditions

October 22, 2012

Neurologic signs, weakness, gait changes, and forelimb lameness can all point to an equine neck condition.... Read More

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Racehorse It's Tricky Retired due to Condylar Fracture

October 22, 2012

The 4-year-old filly sustained the beginnings of a condylar fracture in her right hind leg during a workout.... Read More

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FEI Addresses Medical Chiefs on Equine Injury Surveillance

October 20, 2012

Yves Rossier, DVM, presented information on an FEI-funded study on equine injuries at a recent conference.... Read More

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Education, Communication Can Improve Racehorse Safety

October 18, 2012

Educating trainers about the warning signs of catastrophic injury can help improve equine safety.... Read More

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Arena Maintenance's Effects on Horse Movement

October 16, 2012

Arena maintenance changes the surface's properties, which in turn alters horses' movement patterns.... Read More

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Pre-Race Veterinary Inspections Help Keep Horses Safe

October 16, 2012

Pre-race inspections also communicate a message to horsemen that equine safety is a priority, one vet says.... Read More

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Hurricane Isaac Equine Rescues Chronicled

October 09, 2012

The Louisiana State Animal Response Team rescued numerous of horses from the storm and its aftermath.... Read More

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USEF to Offer Frangible Technology Grants

September 22, 2012

Frangible devices are designed to make the cross-country phase of eventing safer for horse and rider.... Read More

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UC Davis, Texas A&M Team Up for Large Animal Rescue Course

September 21, 2012

Veterinarians and rescuers from UC Davis and Texas A&M teamed up for a recent large animal rescue course.... Read More

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TLAER Founder, Primary Instructor to Retire in 2013

September 03, 2012

Tomas Gimenez, Dr.Med.Vet, will retire in 2013 after a career of improving large animal rescue techniques.... Read More

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Oaklawn Park Pre-Race Veterinary Exams Could Be Enhanced

August 29, 2012

All horses racing at Oaklawn Park in 2013 will likely will undergo a pre-race examination.... Read More

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TAHC Announces Horseback Emergency Response Team

August 27, 2012

The team will assist with locating, rounding up, identifying, and moving livestock after disasters.... Read More

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University of Florida VETS Team Gets Support from USRider

August 18, 2012

The UF disaster response team funded a rope and webbing testing project with the donation.... Read More

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Kentucky Attempting to Reduce Racehorse Fatalities

August 16, 2012

The changes came about after eight racing fatalities occurred during the month of May at Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Radiographic Fetlock Abnormalities in Barrel Racing Horses

August 08, 2012

Nearly 50% of high-performance barrel racers evaluated showed radiographic changes in their fetlock joints.... Read More

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More Racehorse Veterinary Records to be Publicized

August 08, 2012

The treatment and drug records of horses running in the Travers Stakes will be updated daily online.... Read More

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Exercises to Strengthen Equine Back Muscles, Reduce Pain

August 06, 2012

Exercising the multifidus muscles in addition to daily training could reduce equine back pain.... Read More

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CSU to Offer Horse Health Discussions for Veterinarians

August 03, 2012

The first discussion, which will cover sacroiliac pain in horses, is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.... Read More

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The Conservative Approach for Healing Horses

August 01, 2012

Many veterinarians recommend R&R and controlled exercise to heal tendon and ligament injuries. ... Read More

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Horse Health Research Abounds at 2012 Tevis Cup

July 31, 2012

Three horse health and welfare studies will be carried out during this year's Tevis Cup endurance ride.... Read More

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Major Racehorse Health Issues Discussed at RCI Meeting

July 26, 2012

Discussion topics included public veterinary records, commission authority over veterinarians, and Salix.... Read More