equine veterinarians

COVID-19: Minnesota Veterinarians Ordered To Halt Elective Procedures

While several states have issued orders to halt elective surgical procedures on humans amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz has clarified a similar order in his state refers to elective veterinary surgeries too. According to a report from KMSP Fox 9, the governor’s office received questions about whether veterinarians had to halt non-essential […]

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Renowned Surgeon Bramlage Isn’t Done Learning From His Four-Legged ‘Puzzles’

Few equine veterinarians have the clout of Dr. Larry Bramlage. In the Thoroughbred world, he is the expert eye trainers trust to get to the bottom of a horse’s difficult lameness. When he sits on a panel at a veterinary conference, the crowds frequently overflow. In his time on the NBC Triple Crown broadcasts, the […]

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Are Veterinary Salaries Driving Up The Cost Of Care?

Over the past several years the number of pets in the U. S. has been on the rise, while the number of visits to veterinary hospitals has dropped. The result has been that the average cost of veterinary services throughout the country has been increasing at a rate faster than inflation. The American Veterinary Medical […]

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Survey Says: Veterinarians Concerned Most About College Debt And Number Of New Vets

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently analyzed results from a four-question survey to better understand veterinarians’ perceptions of challenges in equine practice. There were 114 responses, 42 percent of which were from veterinarians who had been in practice for more than 20 years. Vets who had been in practice for 1 to 5 years and those […]

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Tricks Of The Trade: How EPO Used For Blood-Doping A Horse

Erythropoietin is a hormone produced naturally by the kidney that helps regulate the production of red blood cells. Epogen is a drug developed by scientists in the 1980s to treat human diseases like anemia, where red blood cell counts are insufficiently low. Epogen, or EPO for short, quickly found its way into human sports as the […]

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Racing Licenses Revoked For Four Veterinarians Named In Criminal Charges

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has revoked all racing licenses for four veterinarians recently named in a federal plea agreement on criminal charges for the “rigging of publicly exhibited contests.” The revocations were dated March 27, one day after plea agreements were entered in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa., by equine practitioners Kevin L. Brophy of Annville, […]

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Veterinary X-Ray Vision? New Smartphone Technology Lets Students ‘Look Into’ Horses

Veterinary students at the University of Liverpool have been able to use their smartphones in a new way in the last few months, according to a Horse and Hound report last week. The school has introduced augmented reality, a software that allows students to “look inside” an animal by holding their phone against a special […]

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Industry Leader Dr. Jack Robbins Dead at 93

Dr. Jack Robbins, an icon in the equine veterinary world and California Thoroughbred racing and breeding for almost 70 years, died on Saturday afternoon at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. According to an article published in Daily Racing Form written by his longtime friend, columnist Jay Hovdey, Dr. Robbins died from the effects […]

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Women in Racing: From the Classroom to Career

I knew it would be hard going, but I didn’t realize how hard. In the early fifties there was considerable prejudice against women going into what was considered “men’s fields.” I became especially conscious of this feeling when… I went to the dean of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School… He scowled at me and […]

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