Veterinary Practice


Joint Injury and Arthritis in Horses: Searching for Solutions

April 01, 2010

Researchers have developed diagnostic, preventive, and treatment options for equine musculoskeletal problems.... Read More


Controversial Ad Targets Oklahoma Equine Dentist Bill

March 31, 2010

A group of veterinarians in Oklahoma are hoping a controversial advertisement will convince state legislators to kill a bill that would allow horse owners and their employees to buy and administer veterinary prescription sedatives used in teeth... Read More


AVMA Briefs Congress on Antibiotic Use

March 31, 2010

The nation's largest veterinary association briefed Congress March 29 on the use of antibiotics in animal health, providing in-depth scientific information on the necessity of antibiotic use for preventing and treating disease in companion ... Read More


Oklahoma Equine Dentistry Bill Passes Senate

March 31, 2010

A measure that allows individuals who aren't licensed veterinarians to float horses' teeth if they meet state certification requirements passed the Oklahoma Senate today (March 31). HB 3202 also amends the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act to allow...... Read More


AVMA Documents Vet Industry Trends

March 19, 2010

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has revealed a number of interesting trends in veterinary medicine and animal care, sourced from its most recent membership data.

For example, new AVMA data shows that veterinarians ... Read More


Human WNV Infection Reported Following Equine Necropsy

March 18, 2010

A veterinary student was diagnosed with West Nile virus (WNV) in May 2009 after performing a necropsy on a 4-month-old Welsh pony from Gauteng, South Africa.

Six days after performing the necropsy, the student developed fever, malais... Read More


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



March 17, 2010

Coverage of equine neurology topics at the 2010 American Association for Equine Practitioners Convention.... Read More


Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Formed

March 15, 2010

A new professional organization, the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association, has been launched as the result of a recent international conference, co-sponsored by UC Davis, which focused on the use of stem cell therapy and ... Read More


Equine Vet Reports on Haiti Horse Situation

March 11, 2010

Long-term veterinary outreach projects are in the works to aid Haiti's equine population, said Jay Merriam, DVM, of Massachusetts Equine Clinic, in Uxbridge, Mass., who deployed with Humane Society International in the wake of January's... Read More


Anesthesia and Pain Management

March 08, 2010

A summary of anesthesia and pain management for horses from the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance in Equine Medicine

March 07, 2010

Although antibiotic resistance is not as serious a problem for horses as it is for people, the equine industry should use antibiotics judiciously, so they will continue to work against bacteria that cause disease - not just for the benefit of h... Read More


Veterinary Outreach Programs Discussed at AAEP

March 02, 2010

Equitarian efforts have been under way for decades but are benefiting from new emphasis by the AAEP.... Read More


Sport Horse Vet Symposium to Run with WEG

February 26, 2010

Promoting peak performance in the equine athlete through proper healthcare will be the focus of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Veterinary Sport Horse Symposium, to be held Sept. 22-24 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexingto... Read More


Standing Surgery in Draft Horses Discussed at AAEP

February 23, 2010

A Table Topic session on standing surgery in draft horses attracted about 65 for the 1½-hour session at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev. The attendees included a wi... Read More


Equine Parasites: 6 Tips on Learning to Live With Worms

February 21, 2010

If you read the title of this article and said, "WHAT?!?" don't worry--you're not alone! No horse owner wants to think of even a single worm burrowing in their horse's innards. But a goal of zero tolerance for worms is no ... Read More


Horses and Veterinarians: How to Get Along

February 20, 2010

"Veterinarians work under a great handicap when handling horses--almost everything the veterinarian does to a horse is either frightening or painful," began Robert Miller, DVM. However, that doesn't mean there's no way for a v... Read More


Standing Chemical Restraint of Horses

February 11, 2010

"Many surgical and medical procedures can be accomplished in the standing horse if appropriate combinations of physical and chemical restraint are employed," began John Hubbell, DVM, MS, professor of veterinary clinical sciences at The Ohio State Uni... Read More


Spring Vaccination Schedules Shared by Readers

February 08, 2010

More than 900 readers of responded to a poll asking, "When does your veterinarian give your horse(s) spring shots?" ... Read More


New Equine Dentist Bill before Oklahoma House

February 05, 2010

A bill that would protect non-veterinarian equine dentists in Oklahoma from criminal prosecution advanced yesterday when that state's House of Representatives' Agriculture and Rural Development Committee approved the measure.

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General Anesthetics in Horses: Inhalants and Injectables (AAEP 2009)

February 03, 2010

The basic strategies for general anesthesia in horses--gas (inhalant) vs. injectable (intravenous) medication--might soon be sharing and/or trading places on the popularity scale, according to Ann Wagner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA, ACVP, professor of... Read More


Evolution of Critical Care in Private Equine Practice (AAEP 2009)

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


Mexican Donkey Welfare Aided by UK Sanctuary

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


Fake Vet Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

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


Prepurchase Exams: History, Important Considerations

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