Working With a Veterinarian
December 15, 2009
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has revised its National Veterinary Accreditation Program. The changes will strengthen animal health safeguarding activities and increase the training and skills of accredited ve... Read More
December 10, 2009
Insulin resistance has profound consequences for affected horses, yet there are currently no licensed treatment options. Management of the condition is primarily aimed at modifying the affected horse's diet, maintaining a healthy body ... Read More
December 08, 2009
Increased worldwide movement of equids means increased potential for spread of horse diseases. The impact of a disease outbreak on the health of the animals in a country, as well as the health of the country's economy, was evidenced with... Read More
November 22, 2009
Where does an Appaloosa get its spots? What makes one horse more naturally suited for Western pleasure than dressage? Why do some horses get laminitis, and others don't? The short answer we all know is, "It's in the... Read More
November 19, 2009
The Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) partnered with local Ouachita Parish officials and Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries to rescue and evacuate a geriatric horse from the rising floodwaters of the Ouachita River on Nov. 9, 2009, i... Read More
November 15, 2009
A lot of things can happen over the many miles of an endurance event. California veterinarians recently tracked the incidence and resolution of equine medical issues encountered during endurance competition.
C. Langdon Fielding,... Read More
November 14, 2009
Geriatric horses have lower survival rates than younger horses following exploratory colic surgery.... Read More
November 13, 2009
The Horse and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) have become official Media Partners.
"Vet techs are the unsung heroes of veterinary hospitals," said Kimberly S. Brown, publisher/editor of... Read More
November 09, 2009
Environmental conditions during collection and storage of equine fecal samples impact the resulting fecal egg counts (FECs), report parasitologists from both Denmark and the United States.
"Due to the concern regarding... Read More
November 02, 2009
If you have ever witnessed a horse having a so-called "episodic event," you aren't likely to soon forget it, particularly if the event occurred while the horse was under saddle. Episodic events are defined here as unusual or... Read More
October 30, 2009
Bacteria such as Salmonella or Clostridium can wreak havoc on a horse's gastrointestinal tract, causing massive losses of water, electrolytes, and proteins. The result? Diarrhea. A smelly, watery, life-threatening... Read More
October 22, 2009
Keep season in mind when testing for Cushing's disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID).... Read More
October 21, 2009
Laminitis and colic were the top two equine conditions in need of more research, according to nearly 600 members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) who recently responded to a survey conducted by the AAEP Foundation. The... Read More
October 20, 2009
One of the most often used and least understood immunological terms is antibody titer. But what does titer mean, and how can this information be used in assessing the immune status of a horse?
A titer is defined as the... Read More
October 11, 2009
Tawnee Preisner doesn't need a calendar to know that winter is approaching--all she has to do is count the number of inquiries she receives from horse owners wanting to place their animals at her California equine rescue. Calls from financially... Read More
September 15, 2009
Special laboratory equipment is not needed to produce bacteria-free platelet concentrates (commonly referred to as platelet-rich plasma), but stringent attention to proper aseptic technique is essential.
Equine veterinarians are using... Read More
August 20, 2009
Diarrhea acquired while staying in a hospital, termed nosocomial diarrhea, is an unfortunate risk when hospitalizing a horse, but there are steps owners and veterinarians can take to help prevent disease.
There are many reasons wh... Read More
July 28, 2009
A horse's risk of impaction colic might be elevated by decreased exercise, restricted water intake, administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and poor dentition, said Amy E. Plummer, DVM, Dipl. ACVS... Read More
July 15, 2009
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recently announced three new specialty academies for their members.
In addition to their existing specialties in dentistry, anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency... 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 19, 2009
For the past 10 years, Richard Markell, DVM, has traveled every Wednesday afternoon to the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center in Orange County, Calif., about 75 miles from his own practice in Encinitas, Calif.
An AAEP member who has cared... Read More
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 14, 2009
Please turn on your imagination for ... 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
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