Veterinary Practice


Some Ketamine Hydrochloride Recalled; Check Lot Numbers

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


Manual Therapy for Horses

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


USDA Revises Veterinary Accreditation Program

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


International Spread of Disease Reviewed for World Equine Vets

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


AAEP Convention Lights Up Las Vegas

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


FEI to Delay New Medication Rules

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


Vets Object to New FEI Drug Guidelines, FEI Responds

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


National Equine Welfare Code of Practice Endorsed

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


AVMA Pushing Vet School Loan Repayment Aid

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


Working Animal Welfare: Seeking Sustainable Solutions

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


Mississippi State Vet Students Learn Confident Equine Handling

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


Remember Seasonal Variation in Cushing's Testing

October 22, 2009

Keep season in mind when testing for Cushing's disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID).... Read More


AAEP Members Rank Equine Research Needs

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


Understanding Antibody Titers

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


Anesthetic Drug Propofol Might have a Role in Equine Sedation

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


National Veterinary Technician Week Coming in October

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


Equine Antibiotic Resistance Increased after Hospitalization

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


Australian Vets Call for Hendra Research Funds

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


Study: Neurologic Strain of Equine Herpesvirus-1 Increasing

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


Maryland State Animal Health Services Consolidated

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


How Acupuncture Works: Mixed Signals

September 06, 2009

"Acupuncture is real medicine, based on anatomy and physiology," she explained. "Getting the best results comes from seeing what's right in front of us--muscle tension, imbalances in the nervous system, and the health impact of stress, malnutrition, ... Read More


Vet Graduate Survey Gives Salary, Employment Stats

September 03, 2009

The results of an annual survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reveal an economic mixed bag when it comes to what new veterinary graduates encountered in 2009.

The survey results appear in the Journal of... Read More


Equine Research Hall of Fame to Add Four New Members

September 03, 2009

Four scientists will be inducted into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame Oct. 25 at Keeneland Race Course by the Gluck Equine Research Foundation.

Douglas F. Antczak, VMD, PhD, of Cornell University, I.G. Joe Mayhew,... Read More


Queensland Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

September 02, 2009

A veterinarian in Australia has died after contracting Hendra virus while treating a sick foal in Cawarral, Queensland, Australia, in July.

Queensland state Health Minister Paul Lucas told the Read More


Hendra Virus: Statement Regarding Vet's Death

September 02, 2009

The following is a statement released by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA):

Veterinarians around Australia are mourning the death of Alister Rodgers from a Hendra virus infection, and urge government... Read More