March 24, 2008
The best equine test for vision is the "dazzle reflex," a sensitive test for retinal function. An observer watches to see if the horse squints in response to shining a bright light into the injured eye.... Read More
March 10, 2008
Bill Bennett has spent 45 years feeding and herding 2,500 cattle on his rolling eastern Washington ranch. He's also had to act as a doctor because he's unable to find a veterinarian who will come to his rural spread.
He's not alone, as... Read More
March 05, 2008
Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the marked and persistent development of emerging infectious diseases--infections that are new to a population or geographic area, have appeared more frequently, or have become more virulent (abl... Read More
March 01, 2008
Lameness problems in horses are an ever-growing concern for horse owners. With a rising demand for top performance, the challenge is for veterinarians to keep up with improved diagnostics and treatment modalities. Furthermore, many work-ups toda... Read More
February 08, 2008
The president of the nation's largest veterinary association appeared before a Congressional subcommittee Feb. 7 and urged the United States Department of Agriculture to implement a long-standing but dormant program that would help address a... Read More
February 01, 2008
With the right care, mare and foal can survive this critical event.
The first step in the decision to do a Caesarean section is that all other forms of help have been exhausted. Often,... Read More
January 23, 2008
The manager of an illegal Oklahoma horse racing operation near Thackerville will pay more than $37,000 in fines and penalties after being sentenced today in Love County District Court.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson said Jesus Romero,... Read More
December 14, 2007
December 07, 2007
Three certified veterinary technicians at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine recently attained specialty certification in anesthesia.
In addition to an examination, Mary Graber (Marshall, Wis.), Kristen Hunyady... Read More
December 03, 2007
Wedgewood Pharmacy recently introduced the Refresh Exchange Program, which allows veterinarians to return expired custom-compounded medications for exchange at no cost. The program is a first in the compounding pharmacy profession.
Through... Read More
November 12, 2007
Nationally recognized educators and private practitioners gathered in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Oct. 10, to discuss how to recruit more equine veterinarians and ensure those currently in the profession are retained. The American Association of... Read More
November 08, 2007
For Brown, who has performed hundreds of colic surgeries on horses, having a patient with stripes was highly unusual but technically very similar.... Read More
November 01, 2007
See what veterinarians and owners learned during the AAEP's late summer meeting on lameness.
Want to know what veterinarians talk about when they get together? This year it was... Read More
October 23, 2007
The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has launched a new scholarship program for undergraduate veterinary students in order to encourage the advancement of veterinary education and equine welfare, and also to familiarize... Read More
October 20, 2007
To use a tilt table, a horse recovering from anesthesia is restrained to the top of the table--which is generally hydraulic--in lateral recumbency (down and on his side). The table is slowly tilted upright as the horse returns to consciousness... Read More
October 01, 2007
More than 170 equine practitioners from Florida met Sept. 27-29 at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, the Bahamas, for the third annual Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP) Promoting Excellence Symposium.
"We've had... Read More
September 05, 2007
A total of 527 third-year veterinary students from 34 schools across the country attended the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) 2007 over Labor Day weekend. The seminar offered all-expenses-paid trips to Lexington, Ky., to learn... Read More
August 29, 2007
A showdown is looming in Texas between a group of equine dentists and the Texas State Board of Veterinary Examiners over who should be allowed to work on a horse's teeth. The State Board fired the first shot in the exchange earlier this year by... Read More
July 14, 2007
Careful planning can help a veterinary practice, its patients, and the area equestrian community to ride through and recover from a hurricane. Dana N. Zimmel, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, clinical assistant professor in the University of... Read More
July 01, 2007
Residents of Weatherford, Texas, who had gone back home after one evacuation kept watch Sunday on the Brazos River, which was rising again as flood gates were opened at overloaded upstream reservoirs.
The Brazos was expected to swell bac... Read More
June 22, 2007
A recently published study could help veterinarians predict the causative agents of a deadly bloodstream infection (septicemia) common in newborn foals by characterizing clinical signs associated with different types of bacteria.
"Infection... Read More
June 08, 2007
Many of the horses removed from a farm in Sharpsburg, Md., in December 2006 are still looking for homes after an open house and "meet and greet" event held June 2.
After potential adopters met a number of the rescued horses located at ... Read More
June 01, 2007
Preserving farmland is frequently difficult, but not always impossible with conservation easements. ... Read More
May 01, 2007
The field of equine dentistry is as broad as the field of human dentistry. While your family dentist receives special training in a wide range of topics on general dental care, the endodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, and oromaxillofacial... Read More
May 01, 2007
When a horse has a foot problem, effective communication bewteen farrier, vet, and owner is key.... Read More
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