January 31, 2010
Changes in equine critical care are in large part due to improved skills, training, and experience of practitioners that facilitate expeditious case assessment. In today's electronic world, this is coupled with networking opportunities... Read More
January 26, 2010
A Donkey Sanctuary mobile unit working in Mexico recently met two working animals that contribute to their owners' lives in very different ways.
The Donkey Sanctuary has been working in Mexico City and the surrounding areas since... Read More
January 14, 2010
A British man who claimed to be a veterinarian and doctor has been sentenced to two years in prison, Horse and Hound reported.
Russell Lewis Oak... Read More
January 12, 2010
For more than 150 years veterinarians have been performing prepurchase exams, also referred to as vetting, purchase exams, and soundness exams. The definition of "sound" in England in 1842 implied "an absence of disease" as a qualification for ... Read More
January 07, 2010
A fatal gastrointestinal disease once limited to Scotland is being seen more frequently in certain parts of the world due to geographical progression, said British researchers. Frequently occurring throughout Great Britain, equine gr... Read More
January 04, 2010
On December 22, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a nationwide voluntary recall of ketamine hydrochloride injectable (100mg/ml, 10 ml vials) manufactured by Teva Animal Health Inc. Read More
December 30, 2009
Manual therapy was defined, with an explanation of the terms mobilization, manipulation, and adjustments. Educational opportunities for those wishing to pursue training in manual therapy techniques was provided to those in the group, and some attende... Read More
December 15, 2009
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has revised its National Veterinary Accreditation Program. The changes will strengthen animal health safeguarding activities and increase the training and skills of accredited ve... Read More
December 08, 2009
Increased worldwide movement of equids means increased potential for spread of horse diseases. The impact of a disease outbreak on the health of the animals in a country, as well as the health of the country's economy, was evidenced with... Read More
December 07, 2009
The American Association of Equine Practitioners' 55th Annual Convention is on stage in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5 - 9, as the world's largest continuing education meeting for equine veterinarians.
The convention was expecte... Read More
December 01, 2009
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Bureau has passed a resolution delaying implementation of the new Equine Prohibited Substances List and the accompanying Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations... Read More
November 30, 2009
On Nov. 19 the General Assembly of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) approved new Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Regulations as well as a new list of prohibited substances. The passed regulations... Read More
November 12, 2009
A national Welfare Code of Practice has been endorsed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Quarter Horse Association, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the U.S.... Read More
November 09, 2009
"Congratulations, you've finally earned your veterinary degree. Here's a bill for $130,000."
Veterinary school graduates are entering the profession today with educational debt that resembles an average mortgage i... Read More
November 06, 2009
In developing countries, working horses, donkeys, and mules are most often used for heavy labor, whether it be hauling heavy loads of cargo or carrying tourists up and down a mountain.
The animals might be suffering from... Read More
October 22, 2009
Some students at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine do not have any riding or handling experience with horses. Bob Linford, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, a veterinary surgeon and professor, uses his experience as a teacher... Read More
October 22, 2009
Keep season in mind when testing for Cushing's disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID).... Read More
October 21, 2009
Laminitis and colic were the top two equine conditions in need of more research, according to nearly 600 members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) who recently responded to a survey conducted by the AAEP Foundation. The... Read More
October 20, 2009
One of the most often used and least understood immunological terms is antibody titer. But what does titer mean, and how can this information be used in assessing the immune status of a horse?
A titer is defined as the... Read More
October 06, 2009
Many medical procedures are performed while the horse is under standing chemical restraint, but anesthesia in horses can be risky. One study cites an almost 2% mortality rate for equine patients within seven days of receiving general... Read More
September 28, 2009
Veterinary technicians are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible. They work closely with the veterinarians, veterinary assistants, practice managers,... Read More
September 25, 2009
A team of researchers working at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital in Liverpool found that Escherichia coli bacteria in a horse's intestine appear to acquire antibiotic resistance while a horse is hospitalized.
The researchers found ... Read More
September 23, 2009
Research to help fight the deadly Hendra virus is a matter of urgency, said the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). Alister Rodgers, BVSc, died earlier this month after contracting the virus while treating a sick foal.
"Funds are... Read More
September 23, 2009
The number of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) infections caused by the neuropathogenic form of the virus has been steadily increasing over the past 51 years, report researchers from the University of Kentucky.
Clinical observations sugges... Read More
September 22, 2009
Ongoing operating budget shortfalls (nearly $500,000 in 2009) along with a long-term services evaluation has led the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to consolidate the state’s Animal Health field and laboratory services. The MDA began... Read More
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