Veterinary Practice

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California Veterinary Tax Removed from Budget

February 24, 2009

After a three-month battle, the California state legislature last week approved the final 2009-2010 budget, sans a proposed veterinary tax. The California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) conducted a letter and call-in campaign to stop the... Read More

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Study: Safety Measures to Minimize Injuries to Equine Vets Needed

February 22, 2009

Due to the high number of work-related serious injuries incurred by equine practitioners, Australian researchers are urging vets to identify and utilize improved safe handling practices.

"It is known that large animal veterinarians have a... Read More

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Medication in Racing and Performance Horses

February 15, 2009

Medication issues in equine competitions might have reached their highest level of public focus in 2008 due to high-profile situations such as Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown's steroid regimen and the disqualification of several Olympic horses for... Read More

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AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More

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AAEP 2008: Olympic Veterinary Care

February 10, 2009

What's it like to be an equine veterinarian behind the scenes at the Olympic Games? Horse owners got to hear about the experience at the Healthy Horses Workshop of the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention (held Dec. 6-10... Read More

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Commentary: Track Regulatory Vet Asks 'What If?'

February 09, 2009

"You know, Doc, that filly you scratched the other day? We X rayed that ankle, and she had the beginnings of a condylar fracture..."

I hear these words a few times each year when a trainer or private veterinarian is kind enough to give me a... Read More

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Helping Working Equids in Egypt

January 29, 2009

There are roughly 15.5 million equids in Europe and the United States combined. These animals take part in the many equestrian sports and activities that have developed, and most enjoy good nutrition and care.

In contrast to this, there are... Read More

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Veterinarian Locator Service Improved

January 23, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), in conjunction with Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, recently launched its new and improved Get-A-DVM locator service. This online service allows horse owners to find AAEP-member... Read More

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Commentary: The Racetrack, A Changing Perspective

January 20, 2009

Recently a veterinary colleague remarked that a horse that had sustained a minor laceration in the starting gate had been scratched. While there was no expectation that the horse's performance would be impacted, she could not justify permitting... Read More

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Commentary: Equine Medicine Has Come a Long Way

January 07, 2009

While I was in veterinary school 20-some years ago, the first ultrasound machine was being "explored" by board-certified veterinary radiologists at university veterinary schools. Pain medication for horses was mostly limited to the non-steroidal... Read More

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AAEP Racing Task Force Puts the Horse First

December 17, 2008

"We have a crisis in Thoroughbred racing," stated Scott Palmer, VMD, of New Jersey, a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and head of the AAEP Racing Task Force.

The AAEP Racing Task Force was conceived... Read More

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Vet Teaching Horse Retires After 24 Years on the Job

December 16, 2008

Sugar, a 27-year-old Spanish Barb horse, has played a role in the education of almost all of the 2,109 doctor of veterinary medicine graduates from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech during her 24 year... Read More

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The Science Behind Vaccinating

December 11, 2008

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Fans to Reward American Quarter Horses at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

December 07, 2008

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo began Dec. 4 and American Quarter Horses is an integral part of the excitement. To highlight these four-legged stars, the American Quarter Horse Association teamed with its corporate partner to present the Fort... Read More

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California Vet Service Tax Fails; Might Resurface

December 03, 2008

Last week, the California State Senate and Assembly rejected Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to balance the budget, which included the addition of a sales tax to veterinary... Read More

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A Need for Compounding

December 01, 2008

Veterinary compounding is an alternative source of medications when there are no commercially available products that meet the needs of a particular patient.

Compounding, by definition, is tailor-made preparation of a dru... Read More

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California Governor Proposes Tax on Veterinary Services

November 26, 2008

In an effort to raise funds for the state, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently announced his proposal to expand sales tax to include veterinary services. If this proposal passes, the governor estimated $357 million in increased revenu... Read More

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Efforts to Reduce Shortage of Large Animal Vets in Progress

November 25, 2008

The United States is facing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians that could jeopardize the nation's food supply, and result in diseases spreading from animals to humans, according to a veterinary scientist in Penn State's College of... Read More

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Technicians a Crucial Component of Veterinary Care

November 21, 2008

Vet technicians have been working alongside vets to provide the highest quality for equine hospital patients. ... Read More

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Survey of Veterinarians Shows High Job Satisfaction

November 13, 2008

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 2007 Member Needs Assessment surveyed members regarding job satisfaction and happiness. That data was then compared to existing job satisfaction data taken from a study published by the National... Read More

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Shortage of Large Animal Vets Taxes Farmers

October 03, 2008

This summer, Steve Sanford had to tell 106 dairy farmers in rural northern Vermont he could no longer treat their cows.

Battling degenerative arthritis, the 56-year-old large animal veterinarian can't do the physically challenging work any... Read More

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Mississippi State Vet School Adds Ambulatory Service

October 01, 2008

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine ambulatory service is catching on as a win-win opportunity for both vet students and area horse owners.

David Christiansen, DVM, assistant professor in the Department of... Read More

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Fuel Shortages Affect Vets, Horse Owners in Southeast

September 30, 2008

As if economic challenges weren't enough for horse owners, there are now reports of fuel shortages throughout northern Georgia and into the Carolinas. The shortage has been affecting everything from scheduling veterinary appointments to how... Read More

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Ohio State Receives Science Faculty Diversity Grant

September 29, 2008

The Ohio State University will use federal funding to help female faculty advance in the sciences by launching a five-year initiative to change academic departmental culture in disciplines in which women are underrepresented on the faculty.... Read More

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Who's Your Vet

September 05, 2008

Horse owners have noticed a shift in who their medical caregivers are, and that trend will continue in the coming decade

For anyone with a horse, it might come as no surprise that in recent years you’ve been seeing a... Read More