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
August 31, 2009
Private practice isn't for everyone, but for graduating veterinary students facing an average of $120,000 in debt, it often is the only logical choice. A new program--the Pfizer Animal Health-Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) Veterinary Fellowship... Read More
August 20, 2009
A veterinarian exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus has tested positive for the disease and is hospitalized in an induced coma, said the Australian Horse Industry Council.
Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in... Read More
August 19, 2009
Working donkeys, horses, and mules in Xinjiang, China, are on the receiving end of care and guidance provided through a project by Urumqi University, the World Society for the Protection of Animals, and the Society for the Protection of Animals... Read More
August 13, 2009
Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary students can participate in the National Animal Health Emergency Response Corps, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced. The Animal Health Emergency Response Corps, a program of... Read More
August 04, 2009
This is the 2009 Statement on Genetic Defects released by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. It was approved in July 2009.
Congenital defects include all... Read More
July 27, 2009
A congressional committee recently held a hearing on a bill that proposes severe restrictions on the use of antibiotics in food animals. The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 would ban "non-therapeutic" uses of... Read More
July 18, 2009
July 09, 2009
Research is an important, but not always visible, part of the horse industry. Basic research is often conducted in laboratories away from horse farms and racetracks. However, results from basic research are frequently the starting point for... Read More
July 07, 2009
Legislation that confronts public health threats by investing in the public health veterinary workforce was introduced by four members of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 30.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)... Read More
July 07, 2009
Readers can now take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the leading equine veterinary hospitals with the release of Equine ER: Stories From a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital. Published by Eclipse Press, the book captures th... Read More
July 04, 2009
When Camie Heleski, PhD, MS, traveled to Brazil to attend a conference in 2000, she noticed that the horses used to pull carts transporting people throughout the country's villages appeared frail and their hair looked brittle and dull. The... Read More
July 01, 2009
After more time at Shawhan, Halo Silver's left foot improved, but the right foot became even worse and she was in considerable pain. The options were clear for Blowe: euthanasia or removing the entire hoof wall in order to stop the pinching.... Read More
June 17, 2009
June 16, 2009
An exciting education and outreach partnership has been formed between The Horse and the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA). The two groups will work together to educate veterinarians and other industry professionals about the... Read More
June 10, 2009
Every year equine veterinarians flock to the Kester News Hour session at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention for reports on research that are too brief or new to be included in the scientific program. For the past... Read More
June 08, 2009
In the future Moyer predicted more use of glue-on shoes, more new shoeing materials from metals to composites, a move to more group/corporate farriery and veterinary operations, more partnering between veterinarians and farriers... Read More
June 07, 2009
Rabies is a rhabdovirus that has been a human threat since antiquity. The virus is capable of infecting all warm-blooded animals with some variation in susceptibility. Rabies is considered 100% fatal to the infected host. However, in order for... Read More
June 03, 2009
The Bluegrass Equine Digest, a new monthly e-newsletter providing information from the country's premier equine-only research facility and the University of Kentucky's new Equine Initiative, will launch June 28. It was... Read More
May 31, 2009
The table topic meeting room was full to overflowing with equine veterinarians at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif., most interested in some of the worldwide equine... Read More
May 23, 2009
Oklahomans who are not veterinarians will soon be able to float horses' teeth without risking felony charges, now that Gov. Brad Henry signed SB 452 into law on Thursday.
SB 452 strips an amendment to the state's Veterinary Practice Act of ... Read More
May 21, 2009
Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry today signed a bill that reverses a state law enacted last November that turned lay equine dentists into felons, according to a statement released by the Institute for Justice. Under the reversed law, lay dentists risked... Read More
May 15, 2009
Oklahoma legislators have approved a measure that allows individuals who are not veterinarians to float horses' teeth without risking felony charges.
SB 452 strips an amendment from the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act of 2008 that... Read More
May 13, 2009
Although anecdotes suggest the number of unwanted horses is growing, there is very little data that measures the magnitude of the problem or how extensively the various options to address the issue are being implemented.
To get a better... Read More
May 01, 2009
Preparation includes understanding the nature of racing emergencies along with an assessment on how to maximize available resources. Venue-specific concerns should be identified, as every situation is unique, and Scollay-Ward urged on-track veterina... Read More
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