Recent News for Vet and Professional

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

November 09, 2016

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound for his intended job.... Read More

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Researchers Find Link Between Neurologic Disease, Eye Issue

November 08, 2016

A vitamin E deficiency can lead to neurologic problems as well as a retina disorder called pigment retinopathy.... Read More

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Welcomes New Farrier

November 02, 2016

Shane Westman, APF, is a lifelong horseman and has worked as a farrier for 23 years.... Read More

A radiographic view of the right forelimb of a horse with a tripartite navicular bone conformation (meaning the bone is segmented into three pieces) in both forelimbs.

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Scientists Study Segmented Navicular Bones

November 01, 2016

Some horses' navicular bones segmented into two or three parts, which can be detrimental to health and welfare.... Read More

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Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

October 31, 2016

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them.... Read More

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Research on Streptococcus in Horses Reviewed

October 30, 2016

Decades of studies have shown scientists numerous differences between S. equi and S. zooepidemicus.... Read More

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duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Gets High-Def CT Scanner

October 28, 2016

The new unit allows veterinarians to perform high-definition CT scans on standing or recumbent (lying down) horses.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

October 26, 2016

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Study: Some Supplements Can Reduce Equine Joint Inflammation

October 26, 2016

Researchers believe the tested supplements could help reduce the joint inflammation that can lead to osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Safe Horse Handling for Vet Techs

October 23, 2016

Here's what to remember when handling horses for procedures to keep the veterinarian, patient, and yourself safe.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Colic Surgery

October 22, 2016

Veterinary technicians play many roles before, during, and after colic surgery. Learn more about their roles.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Ambulatory Broodmare Care

October 21, 2016

A well-trained, skilled technician can make a vet's job easier and more enjoyable, especially during breeding season.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Collecting and Handling Semen

October 21, 2016

The goal is to safely collect the best possible sample, and a technician's role is important from beginning to end.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses' Muscles to Recover?

October 21, 2016

Researchers found that jumping at shows two weekends in a row did not allow horses adequate muscle recovery.... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 19, 2016

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Recovery From Anesthesia

October 19, 2016

The veterinary technician is often the primary staff member responsible for overseeing recovery from anesthesia.... Read More

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Sport Horse Medicine Focus of AAEP's 2017 Resort Symposium

October 19, 2016

Lecture topics will include neurologic and orthopedic problems, imaging techniques, and treatment and rehab options.... Read More

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Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness

October 19, 2016

Horses consuming the supplement following joint injections were less lame than control horses, researchers found.... Read More

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What is an Equine Vet Tech?

October 18, 2016

In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week, here's some information about vets' right-hand men and women.... Read More

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New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

October 15, 2016

Researchers found that once-daily dosing with 1 mg of pergolide is appropriate for most horses with PPID.... Read More

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AFA Funds Equine Stem Cell Research Grant

October 14, 2016

Researchers will work to develop culture techniques so donor stem cells can be used safely and effectively in horses.... Read More

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Wulster to Speak on 3-D Printing in Large Animal Medicine

October 13, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Wulster is a radiologist and assistant professor of diagnostic imaging at Penn Vet.... Read More

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The New Reality: Microchipping Horses

October 13, 2016

Microchips could offer benefits beyond identification for your horse. ... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.

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Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More

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Support Horse Welfare at 2016 AAEP Convention in Orlando

October 12, 2016

Proceeds from a golf tournament and the annual Foundation Celebration will support the AAEP Foundation.... Read More