Other Veterinary Technologies

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine

November 18, 2010

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Nov. 17 to celebrate the impending opening of the new Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine, located in Lexington, Ky.

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Earlier Detection of Strangles, Other Equine Diseases On the Way

November 14, 2010

University of Maine veterinary science researchers are receiving nearly $500,000 to establish a unique research, testing, and education center that promises to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of diseases, including strangles.... Read More

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Horse Health Advancements Discussed at UK Gluck Foundation Board Meeting

November 11, 2010

The University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Foundation Board of Directors met Nov. 1 and reviewed the wide array of research advancements and developments made by its members throughout the year, among other topics.... Read More

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Virginia Tech Faculty Awarded Research Grants

November 10, 2010

Veterinary specialists at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., have been awarded several research grants to support their efforts to improve horse health--not only for their own patients, but for all horses.... Read More

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Ringbone in Horses

November 01, 2010

Thanks to advancements in treatment, ringbone is no longer ­automatically career-ending.... Read More

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New Method for Anesthesia Delivery at the University of Georgia

October 30, 2010

Equine and other large animal patients that undergo anesthesia for surgery at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine will benefit from new, state-of-the-art anesthesia equipment, as the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has ... Read More

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Stem Cell Harvesting Methods Considered

October 01, 2010

There currently is much hype and hope pertaining to stem cell therapy in equine medicine, but not all methods of collecting stem cells are created equal, warn researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal, Canada.... Read More

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Behind the Scenes at the WEG On-Site Veterinary Clinic

September 29, 2010

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the WEG 2010 veterinary clinic with veterinary coordinator Dr. Kent Allen.... Read More

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UC Davis Develops App for Veterinary Calculations

August 27, 2010

Veterinary students, practitioners and technicians can find information as close as an iPhone to help them with calculations and interpretations related to veterinary medicine. VetPDA Calcs, developed by University of California, Dav... Read More

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Rationale for Lasering Soft Palates in Horses Put to the Test

June 13, 2010

Lasering the soft palate of horses for treating dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) causes scarring but does not "stiffen" the palate as hypothesized, reported Kira Alkabes, DVM, from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University.... Read More

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MRI can Help Identify How Arthritis Progresses, Study Shows

June 11, 2010

MRI could be used to measure bone density and sclerosis (abnormal bone hardening). Subchondral bone scler... Read More

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UPenn's New Bolton Center Opens Equine Critical-Care Facility

June 09, 2010

Top-notch care, increased capacity for colic cases, and state-of-the-art biosecurity to control the spread of infectious disease were the driving forces behind the construction of the 18,540-square-foot James M. Moran Jr. Critical Care Center a... Read More

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Ultrasonography for Horses

May 01, 2010

Equine practitioners use ultrasound machines to help diagnose a number of physical abnormalities.... Read More

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Cloning Horses and Other Equids

May 01, 2010

In the equine world, cloning refers to the production of a foal that has the exact same DNA as the donor horse... Read More

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Drug Testing: New Test Recognizes Sample Contamination

April 04, 2010

Equine forensic scientists from Pennsylvania have developed a novel assay for equine blood and urine samples to identify racehorses and ensure that the samples destined for drug testing were handled appropriately.

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Equine Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology

March 26, 2010

The equine pharmacology, therapeutics, and toxicology program at the Gluck Equine Research Center focuses on interactions among performance-enhancing drugs and therapeutic medications in performance horses. Early work focused on the detection o... Read More

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Sweet! Veterinary Glucometers Accurate for Horses and Foals

March 20, 2010

Veterinary glucometers provide accurate and precise blood glucose measurements in healthy and sick horses and foals, reported a Colorado State University research team led by Eileen Hackett, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVECC.

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Mobile Equine Clinic Hitting the Road

March 18, 2010

Horse owners on rural farms in Missouri and Illinois will have access to a new mobile equine clinic offered by Tim Ellis, DVM, and Burny Baxter, DVM, of Mid Rivers Equine Centre in Wentzville, Mo.

"The purpose of our remote-loca... Read More

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Biceps Tendon Surgery Restores Soundness

March 15, 2010

A biceps brachii tenotomy involves the complete removal of the section of the horse's biceps tendon.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Conference Attracts Vets, Researchers

March 10, 2010

More than 260 research scientists, veterinarians, and physicians from around the globe attended the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference, held in California's Santa Ynez Valley March 5-6. The meeting included for... Read More

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Horse Stem Cell Conference to Draw Vets, Medical Professionals

February 24, 2010

Some 200 veterinarians, stem cell researchers and other medical professionals from throughout the United States and abroad will gather March 5-6 in the heart of California's Central Coast horse region for a groundbreaking conference on the ... Read More

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Horse Speed Gene Identified; Commercial Testing Available

February 24, 2010

Irish researchers have found that horses with a specific mutation in the gene called myostatin (MSTN) have improved athletic performance.

"A variety of mammalian species with specific MSTN variants have characteris... Read More

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Long-Acting Antibiotic Formulation Approved for Use in Horses

February 16, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Excede sterile suspension, a new long-acting antibiotic formulation for horses from Pfizer Animal Health, the company announced in a release.

Excede Sterile Suspension is used to tre... Read More