Veterinary Practice

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Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 04, 2012

Study horses treated with full-limb casts had a fivefold greater risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Steps Taken to Classify Seizures in Horses

February 24, 2012

Compared to what's known about seizures in other species, there's surprisingly little data on equine seizures.... Read More

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Samples Sought For Donkey Besnoitiosis Research

February 16, 2012

Further investigations are needed to better understand disease transmission, treatment, and prevention.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More

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Ambulatory (Mobile Veterinary) Horse Care (AAEP 2011)

February 13, 2012

Dr. Harry Werner discusses ambulatory, or mobile, veterinary care of horses at the 2011 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Cast Complications in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 11, 2012

Researchers recently found that nearly half (49.5%) of horses with limb casts experience complications.... Read More

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Besnoitiosis in Donkeys (AAEP 2011)

February 09, 2012

The parasite Besnoitia bennetti grows in tiny cysts in the skin, organs, and eyes of affected animals.... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Free Horse Owner Education Seminar

February 07, 2012

Session topics include newborn foal care, oleander toxicity, equine metabolic syndrome, and an EHV-1 update.... Read More

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Merck Animal Health Launches NextVet Newsletter

February 07, 2012

NextVet features practical professional and lifestyle advice, information, and tips from practicing vets.... Read More

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Mich. State Alum Honored for Excellence in Equine Practice

February 06, 2012

The Rooker Award for Excellence in Equine Practice was presented to namesake James A. Rooker, dVM, on Jan. 27.... Read More

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AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More

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UHC Operation Gelding Continues into 2012

January 31, 2012

The UHC's Operation Gelding program has aided in gelding 359 colts or stallions to date.... Read More

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Major Equine Survey Planned for Kentucky

January 16, 2012

The survey will include all breeds and disciplines of horses, as well as ponies, mules, and donkeys.... Read More

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CSU Equine Program Receives $1.5 million Donation

January 11, 2012

The donation established the Wagonhound Land and Livestock Chair in Equine Sciences.... Read More

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Does Equine Hoof Shape Have an Effect on Soundness?

January 10, 2012

Certain hoof characteristics can be associated with chronic lameness, while others point to a sound horse.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report Third Quarter 2011

January 10, 2012

Contagious equine metritis, dourine, influenza, and strangles were among the disease reported.... Read More

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Missouri Court Rules in Nonveterinarian Dentist Case

January 09, 2012

A judge ruled that a non-veterinarian equine dentist could not perform tooth-floating services for pay.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Understanding Potomac Horse Fever

January 08, 2012

Potomac horse fever often poses a diagnostic challenge because of its varied clinical presentations.... Read More

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New Assistant Director of UC Davis Center for Equine Health

January 05, 2012

Claudia Sonder, DVM, will assist the director in the oversight and daily management of the CEH facilities.... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis: An Incomplete Picture

January 04, 2012

Laminitis stemming from equine metabolic syndrome, Cushing's, and other hormonal conditions is common.... Read More

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Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

January 02, 2012

Topics covered included pleuropneumonia, equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, and lower airway inflammation... Read More

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2012 International Hoof Care Summit Set for Jan. 31-Feb. 3

December 31, 2011

The summit will offer 68 hours of hoof care education focused around the theme "Zeroing in on Soundness."... Read More

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Human Behavior Changes Necessary to Improve Equine Welfare

December 31, 2011

Most welfare problems--which arise if "freedoms" are denied--are directly due to human behavior problems.... Read More