World Equine Veterinary Association


Horse Sleep Disorders and Seizures Reviewed for Equine Vets

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


Genetic Diseases in Horses Reviewed for World Equine Vets

October 31, 2009

While genetic diseases exist in a number of horse breeds, many researchers have focused expressly on issues occurring in the Quarter Horse breed. Thanks to their efforts, genetic tests for several disorders specific to this breed are now... Read More


Management of Horses with Diarrhea Reviewed for World Equine Vets

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


Thai Equine Vets Participate in WEVA Conference

September 25, 2009

The World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA), in association with the Veterinary Practitioners’ Association of Thailand (VPAT), arranged an equine conference in Bangkok, Thailand, held Aug. 7-9 for approximately 24 Thai equine practitioners an... Read More


Equine Infectious Disease Researcher Award Nominations Sought

August 05, 2009

Nominations are being sought for the 10th Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Applied Equine Research Award. The award recognizes outstanding research conducted in a specific field of applied equine science over the past five years. The 2009... Read More


The Horse Partners with World Equine Veterinary Association

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


Esophageal Problem Hereditary in Friesians?

May 07, 2009

Megaesophagus, a chronic dilation of the esophagus, appears to occur at an atypically high rate in Friesians.... Read More


Equine Sarcoid Treatment Recommendations, WEVA 2008

April 23, 2009

The equine sarcoid is an unpredictable skin tumor capable of wreaking havoc on a horse's body. While not technically a "cancer" (neoplasm) in the pathological sense, sarcoids are often considered as such because they are a potential career- and... Read More


Tips on Examining the Equine Eye

April 20, 2009

In general, overt pathology is easy to identify because of the ease by which the equine eye can be examined. The largest challenge for general practitioners is determining the significance of subtle variations in normal eyes and recognizing the mild... Read More


Treadmill Use Aids Equine Performance Evaluation

April 19, 2009

Methods for evaluating the ubiquitous presentation of "poor performance" in equine athletes have improved in the past few years, enabling veterinarians to better explain why a horse might not be performing at its previous level, explained David... Read More


Assisted Recovery Prevents Postoperative Catastrophic Events

March 26, 2009

Using a rope system to assist horses as they recover from anesthesia postoperatively, is a "valuable and safe way of controlling recovery," reported Hans Wilderjans DVM, Dipl. ECVS, from the Equine Hospital De Bosdreef in Belgium, during the 10t... Read More


Lame or Neurologic? Brain Stimulation Might Tell

March 25, 2009

According to Belgian researcher Heidi Nollet, DVM, PhD, and colleagues from the Department of Large Animal Internal Medicine, University of Gent, transcranial magnetic stimulation of a specific region of the brain called the motor cortex can be ... Read More


Preventing Colic - Some Practical, Science-Based Tips

March 24, 2009

After two decades of research, known "risk factors" have been identified for many different types of colic. Being cognizant of factors that make some horses more or less likely to develop colic than others is an important step in reducing the... Read More


Wound Management Enhanced Via Maggot Therapy

March 23, 2009

The use of sterile maggots specifically produced for medical industries is not a new procedure, but one that is perhaps not utilized enough, suggested Olivier M. Lepage, DMV, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, from the University of Lyon in France, at the 10th... Read More


From the Horse's Mouth: Zoonotic Disease in Equine Practice

March 21, 2009

Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. All of these can infect and cause disease in animals--which is especially noteworthy when you consider that more than 70% of infectious diseases of domestic animals and wildlife can also infect humans.... Read More


Report: Hyperimmune Plasma Not Effective for R. equi

March 19, 2009

The administration of hyperimmune plasma to foals is costly, time-consuming, potentially risky, and does not appear to decrease the occurrence of Rhodococcus equi pneumonia, reported Siobhan McAuliffe, MVB, Dipl. ACVIM, head veterinarian... Read More


World Equine Vets to Meet in Brazil

February 03, 2009

The 11th Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) will be hosted by the Brazilian Association of Equine Veterinarians (ABRAVEQ) and the Brazilian Confederation of Equestrian Sports in Guarujá, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 24-27,... Read More


World Veterinary Organization to Meet in Moscow in 2008

April 30, 2007

The 10th International Congress of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) will be held in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2008. The event is hosted by the Russian Equine Veterinary Association (REVA). This exciting and important event... Read More


Veterinary Education Abroad

June 01, 2006

Owning horses is, by default, continuing education. Veterinarians are required to receive a certain number of hours of continuing education to maintain their licenses. Many practitioners take training above and beyond what is required by law simply... Read More


For the Good of All

June 01, 2006

This past January, the AAEP held its Resort Meeting in Rome, Italy. Immediately following, the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) held its 9th Congress across the Mediterranean Ocean in Marrakech, Morocco. It was not a coincidence that the... Read More


WEVA 2003 Meeting in Argentina

December 05, 2002

The World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) meeting will next be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 15-17, 2003. A number of associations have agreed to sponsor speakers, including the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the... Read More


A World on the Move

February 01, 2002

The World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) met in Sorrento, Italy, in conjunction with the October 2001 Italian veterinary association annual meeting. WEVA meets every other year in locations designed to attract veterinarians from countries... Read More


WEVA: On the Move

October 08, 2001

They met in Italy to exchange information about reproduction, sports medicine, infectious diseases, transportation, and surgery. The more than 300 delegates from 29 different countries, including Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark... Read More


2001 World Equine Veterinary Association Meeting

January 01, 2001

The seventh convention of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) was held in Sorrento, Italy, on Oct. 5-7, only a few weeks after the terrorist attacks in the United States. Attendance at the conference was down slightly because of the... Read More