Veterinary Practice

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Shivers Study: Researchers Looking for Assistance from Owners

December 02, 2010

Researchers at the University of Minnesota's (UM) College of Veterinary Medicine are conducting vital research on the equine neurologic disorder shivers, and they are seeking horse owners who have animals with shivers to assist them with this effort.... Read More

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Horse Reproduction Trends And Tools

December 01, 2010

Whether reproduction occurs through natural breeding or artificial insemination, techniques and tools exist to help mare and stallion owners achieve their final goal: a complication-free conception, a problem-free pregnancy, and a healthy foal.... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More

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Dummy Foal Syndrome (Equine Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome)

December 01, 2010

Foals exhibit abnormal, often vague behaviors and/or neurologic signs during their first few days of life. ... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Live Cover

December 01, 2010

Promote safe and successful live cover breeding with careful preparation and attention to safety.... Read More

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine

November 18, 2010

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Nov. 17 to celebrate the impending opening of the new Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine, located in Lexington, Ky.

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Kentucky Veterinarians Curb Unwanted Horse Population

November 17, 2010

On December 4, the Kentucky Horse Park, along with the Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, will offer free gelding surgeries for horse owners who cannot afford to have the surgery performed on their stallions.... Read More

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AVMA Seeks Input on Revised Veterinary Guidelines

November 12, 2010

Do you have an idea on how animals can receive the best care possible from veterinarians and other members of the veterinary healthcare team? Early next year, you will have an opportunity to offer input that could help make your ideas a reality.... Read More

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Endometritis in Horses Explained

November 01, 2010

Often, the only clinical sign of endometritis is not what you do see but what you don't see: a pregnancy. Endometritis is a major cause of female infertility, affecting up to 15% of broodmares. But because it frequently lacks clear clinical signs... Read More

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Pfizer Launches Commitment to Veterinarians

October 06, 2010

Pfizer Animal Health has launched a U.S. initiative reaffirming its support for the veterinary profession. Under the banner Commitment to Veterinarians, Pfizer pledged to comprehensively address the significant short- and long-term unmet needs ... Read More

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New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Opens

October 01, 2010

Cornell ushered in a new era of disease diagnosis and prevention Friday, Oct. 1, with the opening of the state-of-the-art New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to monitor human and animal disease.... Read More

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New Gelding Trouble

October 01, 2010

Sue McDonnel, PhD, tells us how to deal with a new gelding who won't take orders.... Read More

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WEG 2010 Cross-Country Preview

October 01, 2010

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Behind the Scenes at the WEG On-Site Veterinary Clinic

September 29, 2010

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the WEG 2010 veterinary clinic with veterinary coordinator Dr. Kent Allen.... Read More

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Texas Regulators to Reconsider Proposed Equine Dentist Rule

September 14, 2010

The Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners will reconsider a proposed rule that would prohibit so-called "lay equine dentists" in that state from using motorized or air-powered files to float horses' teeth without the direct supervision ... Read More

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Veterinary Students Dive Into Equine Practice with Seminar

September 07, 2010

This Labor Day weekend 393 veterinary students attended the eighth annual Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) held in Lexington, Ky. The seminar hosted third-year veterinary student chapters of the American Association of Equine Pra... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis for Horses

September 01, 2010

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year. Although a practitioner cannot always determine a definitive etiology without exploratory surgery... Read More

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White Line Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Despite its name, white line disease does not actually affect the true "white line" of the hoof. White line disease occurs when bacterial or fungal infections creep into the inner nonpigmented space within the inner hoof wall's stratum medium layer.... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: Heart Function and Sound

July 29, 2010

The function of the heart is purely as a magnificent pump. It fills and empties thousands of times a day. There are four chambers, when divided into two sides, ad the left and right side each performs its functions to transport blood to the cells of ... Read More

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Mobile Veterinary Emergency Team Ready in Texas

June 27, 2010

Inspired by images from Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Rita, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in cooperation with the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), has created a mobile Veterinary Emergen... Read More

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Back Problems and Therapeutic Options

June 10, 2010

Dr. Kevin Haussler discusses horse back problems and the use of chiropractic and complementary therapies.... Read More

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UPenn's New Bolton Center Opens Equine Critical-Care Facility

June 09, 2010

Top-notch care, increased capacity for colic cases, and state-of-the-art biosecurity to control the spread of infectious disease were the driving forces behind the construction of the 18,540-square-foot James M. Moran Jr. Critical Care Center a... Read More