Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Reproduction Education

December 01, 2006

The Ninth International Symposium on Equine Reproduction was held this past summer at Kerkrade, Netherlands, and it maintained its sound reputation for presenting original and applicable research. From its origin at Cambridge in 1974 until now,... Read More

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How Far We've Come

December 01, 2006

I was flattered when I was asked to discuss how far we've come in equine reproduction. I found it interesting to go back and review the many changes that have occurred.

Stallions

The use of artificial insemination has increased ove... Read More

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Florida Veterinary Students See the World

November 23, 2006

Lectures, labs, and trips to exotic locations are all a part of the veterinary education for some students at the University of Florida's college of veterinary medicine.

The college offers an extensive program in international veterinary... Read More

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NARHA Conference Honors Special Therapy Horses, Volunteers

November 23, 2006

Attendees at the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association's Conference and Annual Meeting Banquet grew misty-eyed as presenters handed out national awards, relating stories that touched the heart and soul. Held in Indianapolis, Ind.... Read More

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New Students Filling Farrier Shortage

November 20, 2006

Allen Ryunda is striking while the iron is hot. He wanted to save money by shoeing his own horses -- and in the process of learning how, he hit upon an ancient career still in demand.

"The guy I'm doing my apprenticeship with said he doesn'... Read More

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International Disease Report Second Quarter 2006

November 19, 2006

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks:

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was confirmed among mares and stallions on several non-Thoroughbred breeding premises in... Read More

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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

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Fresno State Equine Program Honored with AQHA Legacy Award

November 10, 2006

The American Quarter Horse Association announced that California State University, Fresno's equine program is among 20 breeders it is honoring with its prestigious Legacy Awards.

Fresno State was the only educational institution selected. T... Read More

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UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Named Beneficiary of Atlanta Steeplechase

November 08, 2006

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine has been named one of two new non-profit beneficiaries for the 2007 Atlanta Steeplechase. The Atlanta Steeplechase Board of Stewards made the announcement this week that, along with... Read More

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Team Barbaro, Richardson, Crist Honored at NTWA Dinner

November 02, 2006

The individuals associated with undefeated Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro -- veterinary surgeon Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center -- and veteran racing journalis... Read More

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Healthy Horses

November 01, 2006

Equine veterinarians are the most qualified resource for horse health information. When looking for information or events that will help your efforts to keep your horse healthy, it is important to consider the qualifications of the source or event.... Read More

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Focus on Dentistry

November 01, 2006

Each year, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hosts a three-day meeting on a single topic in equine medicine or surgery. This year the topic was dentistry, and the meeting was held in Indianapolis, Ind., July 30-Aug. 1.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006 Preview

November 01, 2006

Why should horse owners care about this year's annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP), Dec. 2-6? Several reasons.

First, despite veterinarians' busy schedules, they are always striving to learn what is ne... Read More

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Alltech-University of Kentucky Alliance Publishes First Annual Report

October 24, 2006

Alltech, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky, has published the first annual report of the Alltech-University of Kentucky Nutrition Research Alliance at Coldstream Research Farm. This partnership, formed in 2004, has resulted in... Read More

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AAEP Task Force Issues Guidelines for Equine Infectious Disease Outbreaks

October 24, 2006

The Infectious Disease Task Force of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed guidelines for the control of contagious infectious disease within the horse population. Recommendations are provided for the control of... Read More

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Ultrasonography for Laryngeal Evaluation

October 22, 2006

Endoscopy is the current diagnostic method of choice for evaluating the equine upper airway. However, veterinarians at Cornell University for the first time have described ultrasound techniques for evaluating the equine larynx, and they say the... Read More

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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

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Veterinarians Use MRI to Diagnose Navicular Injury

October 18, 2006

Magnetic resonance imaging was important in making an accurate diagnosis and yielded evidence that navicular bone injury, even in the absence of radiographic evidence of a fracture, should be considered as a differential diagnosis for horses... Read More

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Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Horse Health Lines Now Online

October 17, 2006

The autumn 2006 issue of Horse Health Lines, news publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Research Fund, is now online at www.ehrf.usask.ca, under... Read More

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Arabian Selected as School Horse of the Year, New Stone Model

October 15, 2006

The Peter Stone Company and the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) are proud to announce the winner of the annual CHA Stone School Horse of the Year award-- "Domino's Crescent Moon." The Domino model was presented to his owner Jessica Beoh... Read More

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Vet-Stem Secures Exclusive Veterinary Rights for Fat Derived Stem Cells

October 11, 2006

Vet-Stem, Inc., has announced that a license agreement with the University of California has been completed which secures Vet-Stem's exclusive rights to stem cells derived from fat for veterinary use.

The veterinary rights for stem cells... Read More

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Game Ready Equine Adds Back Wrap to Product Line

October 10, 2006

Game Ready Equine has launched the highly-anticipated Back Wrap to round out its line of therapeutic products that use dry cold and active compression to help heal and prevent soft tissue injuries in horses. The Back Wrap from Game Ready... Read More

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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

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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

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AAEP to Educate Veterinarians and Horse Owners at Annual Convention

October 06, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will continue its long history of providing premier continuing education for equine veterinarians when it sponsors its 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 2-6. More than 4,000... Read More