Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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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

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NYRA Challenges N.Y. Times Injury Rate Methodology

April 13, 2012

The NYRA is challenging the New York Times' methodology used to determine racehorse injury rates.... Read More

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Physiology Modifiers in Joint Disease Reviewed (AAEP 2011)

April 12, 2012

One presenter reviewed the mechanisms behind drugs used to treat joint disease in horses.... Read More

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Know How to Use A Stethoscope Before You Need It

April 12, 2012

A properly used stethoscope can help horse owners pick up on possible developing health problems.... Read More

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NYSRWB Officially Launches Racehorse Fatality Database

April 02, 2012

The database consists of data from NYSRWB employees at every Thoroughbred and Standardbred track in the state.... Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Horses

April 01, 2012

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might benefit horses with certain injuries or illnesses; more research is needed.... Read More

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Sen. Udall: 'Corruption' in Horse Racing Alarming

March 27, 2012

In the wake of a March 25 New York Times report, Udall renewed his call for safety and integrity regulation.... Read More

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Lecture on Identifying an Equine Emergency Scheduled

March 18, 2012

On April 3, New Bolton Center will present "It's 10 p.m. and My Horse Isn't Right: When is it an Emergency?"... Read More

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MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

March 08, 2012

One researcher noted that some defects not visible on radiographs (X rays) were easily identified via MRI.... Read More

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CHRB Medication Committee Names Advisory Panel

March 08, 2012

The panel will provide insight on various health issues for the CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee.... Read More

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Jockey Club Sets Up Racehorse Injury Reporting Website

March 06, 2012

More than a dozen racetracks have committed to publishing their statistics from the Equine Injury Database.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More