Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


RCI Tightens Model Rule on Shock Wave Therapy

July 25, 2012

The new rule states horses receiving ESWT will be ineligible to train or race for 10 days following treatment.... Read More


Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Scheduled for Oct. 16-17

July 24, 2012

The two-day event will bring together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities.... Read More


Belmont Winner Union Rags Retired with Suspensory Injury

July 23, 2012

A small lesion in the middle of the suspensory ligament in his left front leg was detected last week.... Read More


Injured TLAER Horse on the Mend

July 16, 2012

Torque sustained no neurologic deficits as a result of the injury and continues to respond well to treatment.... Read More


Bramlage Issues Statement on Racehorse Medications, Injuries

July 13, 2012

Bramlage served as the AAEP On-Call veterinarian for this year's Triple Crown races.... Read More


TLAER Horse Recovering from Injury in Canada

July 12, 2012

"Torque" is recovering at the University of Prince Edward Island's Atlantic Veterinary College.... Read More


No Dermorphin Found in Ky. Derby, Oaks Horses' Samples

July 11, 2012

The pain-killer more powerful than morphine was not found in any Derby or Oaks samples tested.... Read More


Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance

July 05, 2012

Muscular causes of poor performance, such as tying up and back pain, are relatively common in equine athletes.... Read More


Horsemen Learn about Equine Corticosteroid Use

July 03, 2012

Thoroughbred horsemen in Indiana learned about corticosteroid use in equine joint injections.... Read More


Gouges and Gashes: Horse Wounds

July 01, 2012

A number of factors can enhance or derail wound healing.... Read More