Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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Sprinter Injured on Belmont Stakes Undercard Awaits Surgery

June 11, 2012

Giant Ryan fractured both sesamoids in his left front leg during a race at Belmont Park on June 9.... Read More

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Results of Standing Fracture Repair in Racehorses Examined

June 10, 2012

Standing fracture repair avoided general anesthesia risks and allowed most study horses to return to racing.... Read More

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Bramlage: I'll Have Another Injury is Minor But Slow-Healing

June 08, 2012

I'll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t... Read More

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AAEP On Call Team to Support Belmont Stakes Telecasts

June 07, 2012

An equine veterinarian will be on call to provide timely health reports to the media on the equine athletes.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

June 03, 2012

National authorities have cautioned horse owners to prepare for wildfires before they occur.... Read More

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Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

June 01, 2012

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed.... Read More

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Hurricane Season Resources for Horse Owners

June 01, 2012

Learn how to prepare yourself, your horse, and your farm for the hurricane season.... Read More

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Navigating Natural Disasters with Horses

June 01, 2012

Prepare a disaster plan for keeping your horse safe during wildfires, hurricanes, and other emergencies.... Read More

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20 Disaster Planning Questions

June 01, 2012

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods. It begins with understanding your farm.... Read More

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In Disaster's Wake: Horses and the Devastation

June 01, 2012

After weathering a natural disaster, take steps to reduce your horses' chances of infection or injury.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Injured Equine Athletes

May 29, 2012

Although injured horses need time off, they could need greater amounts of some nutrients than during training.... Read More

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Minnesota Makes Racehorse Drug Threshold Changes

May 22, 2012

The new guidelines will be "based on the latest science, testing technology, and veterinarian expertise."... Read More

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Prevalence of Post-Anesthesia Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses

May 16, 2012

Study links common post-surgical heart arrhythmia in horses to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.... Read More

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AVC to Offers Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

May 13, 2012

Atlantic Veterinary College's Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue course will take place July 5-7.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Injectable Treatment for Tendon Injuries

May 12, 2012

Researchers are evaluating the safety of a new injectable treatment modality for SDFT injuries.
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Kentucky Derby Contender Take Charge Indy to Have Surgery

May 07, 2012

The colt sustained a long pastern chip fracture during Saturday's Kentucky Derby.... Read More

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Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing

May 05, 2012

At the center of vet checks is a close examination for signs of general illness, injury, or lameness.... Read More

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Equine Lameness Detection

May 01, 2012

Some veterinarians are adding a new tool to their lameness diagnosis arsenal... Read More

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Rolex 2012: No Serious Cross-Country Injuries Reported

April 29, 2012

Parker, the horse vanned off yesterday's cross-country course, has no serious injuries.... Read More

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Three-Day Eventing Horse Inspections

April 25, 2012

Horse inspections are designed solely to evaluate the horse's "fitness to compete" in the competition ahead.... Read More

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Congress Sets Hearing on Health, Safety in Horse Racing

April 24, 2012

The last congressional hearing on horse racing was held in June 2008 and dealt with similar issues.... Read More

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2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace Injured, Retired

April 23, 2012

Veterinarians diagnosed 5-year-old mare with lateral middle distal sesamoidean ligament desmitis on April 23.... Read More

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Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Injury in Racehorses

April 20, 2012

One researcher relayed that it could be possible to identify horses at risk for injury before accidents occur.... Read More

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Large Animal Rescue Training at NC State, April 20-22

April 14, 2012

Veterinarians, emergency responders, and general horse caretakers are encouraged to attend.... Read More

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KHC Puts U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Funds to Work

April 13, 2012

U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Funds provided feed, hay, fencing, and veterinary supplies to equestrians in need.... Read More