Veterinary Practice


Researchers Study Antibiotic-Resistant Staph in Horses, Humans

January 27, 2007

The Canadian Medical Association Journal recently reported that cases of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus were on the rise in Canada. As public health officials there focus on minimizing the spread of infections in humans,... Read More


Porta-Vet Chassis Mount Units

January 12, 2007


The Mustang 6 chassis... Read More


KEEP Reports Funding for 167 Equine Programs

January 09, 2007

Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced Jan. 8 that it provided funding to 167 equine programs in 69 counties during 2006 totaling $135,682.

According to KEEP, the local funding program was created as part of its "grassroots... Read More


Reward Offered for Information on Minn. Horse Shootings

January 01, 2007

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting two horses in Brown County, Minn. in December.... Read More


AQHA Horses of the Year Win Big at NFR

December 27, 2006

The 2006 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horse of the Year winners shined during competition at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 30–Dec. 9. Four AQHA... Read More


Air Pillow Aids Anesthesia Recovery

November 11, 2006

In a recent study, researchers at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine found that a rapidly inflating/deflating air pillow significantly increased the time a horse rested following anesthesia, which could reduce anesthesia... Read More


Beyond House Calls

October 20, 2006

If you have been at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, this week, you've seen them there. If not, you'll have about 30 more chances to meet the Equine Sports Medicine veterinary team members within the next year.... Read More


Veterinarians Turning to Alternative Treatments

October 10, 2006

Henry lay quietly on the mattress, listening to the women talking above him. For the last month, arthritis had crept steadily up his leg, to the point where every painful step looked more like a stumble.

''He'll run after a tennis ball, but... Read More


New Recommendations Facilitate Modernization of Drug Manufacturing

October 08, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final guidance on quality systems, a set of formalized practices and procedures to ensure quality of human and veterinary drugs and human biological drug products during manufacturing. This... Read More


Court Ruling Keeps Compounding Legal, For Now

September 22, 2006

Horse owners who need medications compounded specifically for their horses will be able to obtain them through a licensed veterinarian, at least for the foreseeable future. A federal court ruling that has surprised some experts leaves the door... Read More


Veterinary Degree Offers Many Career Options

September 08, 2006

Fall is approaching, and that means many children and adults are going back to school to continue their education. Pursuing higher education is a proven means for advancing a career, and veterinary medicine offers several career choices for... Read More


Vet Students Wooed by Horse Industry

September 05, 2006

More than 450 juniors from veterinary schools across the country were given all-expenses-paid trips to Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day Weekend for the 2006 Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS). This seminar was the brainchild of Rood... Read More


Lay Equine Dentist Files Veterinary Practice Act Lawsuit in Minnesota

August 17, 2006

The Institute for Justice Minnesota Chapter has announced in a press release that it is challenging the state's veterinary licensing process on behalf of a lay (non-veterinarian) equine dentist who is referred to as a "teeth floater." Chris... Read More


Canada's Vet Definition Dilemmas

August 15, 2006

The Supreme Court of British Columbia's recent injunction prohibiting a farrier from practicing equine dentistry is the latest episode in an ongoing conflict between the veterinary associations of Canada's three westernmost provinces, animal owners, ... Read More


Altitude Affects Anesthesia

July 01, 2006

High altitudes can affect an animal's blood pressure; it's the reason athletes must acclimate themselves to high altitude conditions long before they compete in them. University of California (UC), Davis, researchers were concerned that this... Read More


New "Shadow a Veterinarian" Program Available for Students

June 28, 2006

The AAEP Student Program and the AAEP Foundation have created the "Shadow a Veterinarian" program for students of all ages interested in pursuing a career in equine veterinary medicine. Participating... Read More


Research Summit Addresses Need for Increased Funding for Equine Projects

June 27, 2006

How to increase funding for equine research was the primary focus of a collaborative equine research summit held in Read More


University of Minnesota Board of Regents Approves Plans for Equine Treatment and Research Center

June 19, 2006

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved plans for the new University of Minnesota Equine Center on June 8 (click here to read the announcement of the plans to build the... Read More


Senate to Vote on Florida Veterinary Practice Act

June 01, 2006

Two years after the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice formally interpreted the state's Veterinary Practice Act to include a number of alternative therapies among practices limited to licensed veterinarians--to the dismay of many horse owners... Read More


University of Minnesota Planning $14 million Equine Center

May 16, 2006

On May 10, the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), received the green light to build a proposed $14-million equine center. The complex, which will initially be financed by an internal loan from the university, will... Read More


Hospital Footwear and Bacteria

May 15, 2006

A study published in the April edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) shows little difference in bacteria counts collected in an equine hospital while staff observed different footwear protocols.... Read More


Senate to Vote on Florida Veterinary Practice Act Questions

April 21, 2006

Two years after the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice formally interpreted the state's veterinary practice act to include a number of alternative therapies among practices limited to licensed veterinarians--to the dismay of many horse owners... Read More


University of California Davis Completes Installation of Eklin Digital Radiography Platform

April 10, 2006

(Edited press release)

Eklin Medical Systems, PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), and Practice Information Management (PIMS) software for the veterinary care market, announced the company has completed installation of its... Read More


Why Vets Get Kicked

March 01, 2006

A Swiss study of kick injuries to veterinarians found that the risk of injury to those treating horses is highest when performing painful procedures on the horse. In the study, Sabina Jaeggin, an assistant in the Vetsuisse Fakulty in Zurich,... Read More


AAEP Convention 2005: More Veterinary Students Going Into Equine Medicine

February 17, 2006

A few years ago the American Association of Equine Parishioners identified a disturbing trend: The number of veterinary graduates pursuing careers in equine medicine was dwindling. Long hours, low pay, and lack of expertise were seen as common... Read More