Other Veterinary Technologies

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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.

Blood and urine sam... Read More

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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

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First Biopsied Vitrified Embryo Foal Born

February 15, 2010

The world's first foal from a biopsied and vitrified embryo transferred into a surrogate mare was born Jan. 27, 2010, at Minitube International Center for Biotechnology in Mount Horeb, Wisc. The procedure used to create the filly provides ho... Read More

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Different West Nile Virus Genetic Lineage Evolving?

February 08, 2010

It's a variant of Murphy's Law: Anytime you think you have a handle on something, the unexpected happens and you're off balance again. The equine health world might be in this boat now concerning West Nile virus infection in horses.... Read More

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Treating Horses with Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells (AAEP 2009)

February 05, 2010

Stem cell therapy has been used for soft tissue injuries, including stifle meniscal lesions following surgical debridement, and for treating tendon injuries. Bone marrow-derived stem cells are reported to achieve improved bone and cartilage eff... Read More

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The Equine Respiratory System

February 01, 2010

Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career.... Read More

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Nonsurgical Joint Therapies

January 28, 2010

Nonsurgical therapies for treating joints have come a long way in recent years, and they’re advancing daily.... Read More

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Equine Influenza PCR Assay Available in Kentucky

January 22, 2010

The Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) at the University of Kentucky now offers a molecular diagnostic assay to detect the H3N8 equine influenza virus (also known as type 2 equine influenza virus) in clinical specimens. Currently only t... Read More