June 27, 2008
Not too many years ago, proponents of massage therapy, acupuncture and acupressure, chiropractic, and other complementary or alternative therapies for animals often were dismissed as part of the lunatic fringe. Today, with apologies to Bob Dylan, the... Read More
June 26, 2008
Veterinary teaching hospitals save horses' lives and train future veterinarians. But along with the human faculty, another type of staff member has an integral role in training new vets to care for your horse.
"Our teaching horses are... Read More
June 13, 2008
Mercedes Clemens is a licensed massage therapist who lives in Rockville, Md. Her patients included both humans and animals (primarily horses) until February, when she received a cease and desist order from the Maryland Board of Chiropractic... Read More
June 12, 2008
The nation could face a shortage of as many as 4,000 veterinarians in the next six years, if current trends continue, according to a recent study based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Researchers at the Cummings School of Veterinary... Read More
June 10, 2008
To help veterinarians and the general public understand the complexity and passion behind animal welfare issues, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched its first Web section devoted entirely to animal welfare information... Read More
June 05, 2008
Recently, Tim Van Der Ploeg, DVM, received a call from one of his clients, who was seeking help for her horse. She thought the animal was suffering from tetanus.
"I told her what we could do, and how much treatment would cost," said Van Der... Read More
June 04, 2008
Veterinary medicine contributes $3.3 billion to the economies of New England, but the region could face shortage of as many as 658 veterinarians by 2014, according to a study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.... Read More
May 12, 2008
Acupuncture can be effective in treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders such as lameness, Heiderich told her listeners. She said it also can be beneficial for eye problems, mild colic, respiratory disorders, anhidrosis (the inability... Read More
May 08, 2008
The diagnosis and treatment of chronically infertile mares is a complex process. Practitioners should utilize the available diagnostics, including cultures and cytology, along with endoscopy, to root out the myriad causes of this problem and increase... Read More
April 29, 2008
The Well-being of the Competitive Horse was one of three major industry issues addressed during the Kentucky International Equine Summit.
Today's summit agenda was comprised of panel discussions entitled:
- The function... Read More
April 25, 2008
Palm Beach Equine Medical Centers, headquartered in Wellington, Fla., recently purchased the New Bridge Embryo Centre in Aiken, S.C. The facility is now called the Palm Beach Equine Embryo Center (PBEEC). The goal is to continue to provide top-notc... Read More
April 25, 2008
The International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) held the first of its second series of lectures earlier this month. Around 100 veterinarians attended the weekend course hosted by Virginia Equine Imaging and led by Jean-Marie... Read More
April 22, 2008
(From a University of Pennsylvania Release)
On April 29, Dr. Bernard Vallat, director general of the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE), will be the first recipient of the Penn Vet... Read More
April 10, 2008
Thanks to the skill and kindness of several Texas veterinarians, a blind woman's assistive guide pony is recuperating from serious illness.
Trixie is a nearly 14-year-old Pony of the Americas mare, and she has been Tabitha Darling's service... Read More
April 06, 2008
A few horses out there like to have their ears rubbed, but many are tolerant of ear handling at best, and violently ear shy at worst. When these horses need to have veterinary work done around their ears, such as biopsies or stitching of... Read More
April 03, 2008
"Please help! My 10-year-old Quarter Horse has been down in the pasture for two days and won't get up. What should I do?"
"A week ago I saw my horse bitten by a skunk in broad daylight. I dressed the wounds, but after searching the internet... Read More
April 01, 2008
More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you ever had a veterinarian perform a Caslick's procedure on a mare?"