Other Veterinary Technologies

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Battling Dehydration in Horses with Hypertonic Saline (AAEP 2010)

March 14, 2011

When horses have hemorrhaged or have experienced fluid losses from dehydration, they can end up in a dangerous state of low blood volume, called hypovolemia. Veterinarians use hypertonic saline to restore blood pressure while administering additional... Read More

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Equine TMJ Disease: Why So Rare? (AAEP 2010)

March 13, 2011

A resurgence of interest in the equine temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (which allows for opening and closing of a horse's mouth) has led to discussions on the relationship of TMJ disease to weight loss or behavioral changes in horses. ... Read More

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Ruffian Equine Medical Center Closes, Scheduled to Re-Open in May

March 12, 2011

The Ruffian Equine Medical Center (REMC) closed its doors for renovation on March 1. According to the hospital's website, the state-of-the-art equine hospital located across the street Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., is undergoing restructuring and ... Read More

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Insulin Doping in Horses: New Test Developed

March 07, 2011

A test able to detect even the smallest amount of insulin in horse urine has recently been developed to aid in the detection of insulin doping in racehorses, according to a group of researchers from the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Racing laboratory.
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Heart Disease Blood Test in Horses: Effective and Useful (AAEP 2010)

March 06, 2011

If a veterinarian suspects heart disease in a horse, running a cardiac troponin I (cTnI) blood test can expedite a diagnosis, according to a team of Cornell University veterinary researchers. Cardiac troponin I is an excellent marker for injury to ... Read More

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20 Things Your Horse's Teeth are Telling You

March 01, 2011

Brush up on your equine oral health knowledge with these facts about dental anatomy, issues, and exams.... Read More

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Hyaluronic Acid-Based Biomaterial to Enhance Leg Wound Healing (AAEP 2010)

February 28, 2011

Managing equine wounds--particularly on the legs-- is often costly both in time and resources. Linda Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, Dipl. AVCS, spoke on the use of a hyaluronic acid-based biomaterial (CMHA) in several application methods to facilitate wound ... Read More

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Students Volunteer to Help Train Future Equine Practitioners

February 28, 2011

On Jan. 22, the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP) hosted a workshop that attracted 250 participants from 22 veterinary schools ... Read More

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Digital Photos Assist in Treating the Equine Eye (AAEP 2010)

February 25, 2011

Ann E. Dwyer, DVM, says that the most basic point-and-shoot digital camera is an "invaluable tool for documenting and following a variety of ophthalmic problems such as those affecting the orbit, eyelids, cornea, iris, and lens of the equine eye." ... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds Equine Arteritis Virus Study

February 22, 2011

The Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) announced Feb. 2 that it would fund $10,800 for researchers at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center to conduct a genome-wide association study of horses for susceptibility to equine arteritis ... Read More

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Gluck Center Graduate Spotlight: Kadie Vanderman, MS

February 20, 2011

In December 2010 Kadie Vanderman completed her master's degree under the supervision of James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair and professor of veterinary science at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and director of ... Read More

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High-Speed Equine Treadmill Topic of Upcoming New Bolton Center Lecture

February 19, 2011

On Tuesday, March 1, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will present a free lecture at its New Bolton Center campus in Kennett Square, Pa. "Diagnostics on the Run: High-Speed Treadmill Testing for the Equine Athlete" is part... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Lameness/Surgery Studies (AAEP 2010)

February 17, 2011

What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine lameness, surgery, or racing for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Scott E. Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP (Equine Practice), hospital director and a staff surgeon of the New Jersey ... Read More

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2011 Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference to be Held in Kentucky

February 15, 2011

The North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association (NAVRMA) announced Feb. 7 that online registration is open for the 2nd annual North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference (NAVRMC) to be held June 2-4, 2011, in Lexington... Read More

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The Equitarians' Vision for 2011 and the Future (AAEP 2010)

February 05, 2011

More than 100 million horses, donkeys, and mules around the world spend their days working for a living: not necessarily working on their sliding stops, tempi changes, or jumping technique, but working to provide their human families with a means of ... Read More

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The Whole Horse (A Step Back From Machines)

February 01, 2011

These days it's not unusual to set up more than $100,000 in equipment for a routine horse exam. ... Read More

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Assessing Equine Hoof Balance

February 01, 2011

The old adage "No Hoof, No Horse" has never been truer than in this day and age. Balancing your horse's feet has become more of a factor in promoting good performance and long-term soundness. The optimum balance comes as the horse's weight is... Read More

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Veterinary Professor Retires After 34 Years at LSU

January 30, 2011

Jill Johnson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, ABVP, a long-time professor of veterinary medicine, retired from Louisiana State University (LSU) on Jan, 2. She joined the faculty on April 1, 1977, and played a role in training every LSU School of Veterinary ... Read More

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Animal Genetics Testing Lab Celebrates 25th Anniversary

January 28, 2011

This year the University of Kentucky's Animal Genetics Testing & Research Laboratory (AGTRL) will celebrate 25 years of offering a variety of genetic testing services to horse owners and breed registries. Established in 1986 and formerly known as the... Read More

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Workshop Identifies Equine Respiratory System Research Priorities

January 25, 2011

On Jan. 24 the (American Association of Equine Practitioners) AAEP Foundation released the findings of its 2010 Equine Respiratory Research Workshop, held July 20-21, 2010, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The report sums up future objectives identified by l... Read More

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Researcher: Genetic Mutation Likely the Cause of Neurologic Disorder

January 23, 2011

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have recently identified a genetic mutation associated with the disorder cerebellar abiotrophy (CA). This debilitating neurologic disorder causes the degeneration of the cerebellum, and mainly... Read More

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Florida Sports Medicine Center to Host Open House

January 22, 2011

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center will be hosting a "For The Love of Your Horse" event on Feb.14. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Sanctuary's facility in Ocala, Fla.
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Penn World Leadership Award Promotes Veterinary Profession

January 20, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award, currently the largest award in the veterinarian profession, are officially open. The award, which was first issued in April 2008, is given annually to "the most influential ... Read More

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University of Saskatchewan Horse Health Center Ready for Expansion

January 18, 2011

An expanded horse health care facility at the University of Saskatchewan will be called the Ryan/Dube Equine Performance Center in recognition of a couple's longtime support for veterinary research and education. Heather Ryan and her husband, L. ... Read More