Other Veterinary Technologies
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
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
June 11, 2010
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful for identifying arthritis and other joint diseases, but a new study found that it could be used to measure bone density and sclerosis - abnormal hardening of the bone. Subchondral bone scler... Read More
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
May 01, 2010
Equine practitioners use ultrasound machines to help diagnose a number of physical abnormalities.... Read More
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
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
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
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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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
March 15, 2010
A biceps brachii tenotomy involves the complete removal of the section of the horse's biceps tendon.... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
February 01, 2010
Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career.... Read More
January 28, 2010
Nonsurgical therapies for treating joints have come a long way in recent years, and they’re advancing daily.... Read More
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
January 01, 2010
One veterinarian discusses the current knowledge and uses of nonsurgical joint problem treatment options including cortison injections, stem cells, interleukin receptor antagonist (IRAP), and platelet-rich plasma.... Read More
December 28, 2009
Equine veterinarians can now objectively monitor tendon healing using a technique called ultrasonographic tissue characterization (UTC), said researchers from The Netherlands.
While a number of novel therapies for tendon healing have... Read More
December 17, 2009
ESPA is a "new" name for an old disease: degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD), a heritable, debilitating syndrome characterized by "an insidious onset of either bilateral or quadrilateral lameness with no history of trauma or injury,"... Read More
November 30, 2009
Not only can DNA-based tests indicate whether or not a horse is infected with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), these tests can also measure the amount of virus in the horse's nasal secretions.
"Virus isolation has been the... Read More
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