veterinarian

AAEP To Celebrate “Good Works” Of Veterinarians Throughout 2019 Campaign

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is applauding the “good works” of veterinarians who are dedicating their time, money and resources to the health and welfare of the horse beyond the call of their normal day-to-day obligations. The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign will feature AAEP-member veterinarians whose volunteer efforts are positively impacting the equine community. […]

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Farrier And Equine Veterinarian Halls Of Fame Inductees Announced

The International Hoof-Care Summit (IHCS) will take place Jan. 22-25 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The world’s largest equine footcare educational event and trade show will feature nearly 40 leading farriers, veterinarians and equine researchers who will help increase attendees’ equine hoof-care knowledge. This is the 16th annual IHCS, which was started by American Farriers Journal. In addition to […]

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Farrier Tim Shannon & Dr. Marvin Beeman To Headline 33rd Annual Heumphreus Lecture At UC Davis

The 33rd Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place February 16, 2019 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features farrier Tim Shannon and equine veterinarian Dr. G. Marvin Beeman. Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. […]

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Rescued Mini Horse In Rhode Island Diagnosed With Strangles

An isolation barn in Providence County, RI, is under quarantine after the confirmation of Strep equi from a nasopharyngeal sample. The affected equine is a 2.5-year-old Miniature Horse that had been bought by a New Hampshire-based rescue from an auction in Pennsylvania; the mini was then brought to the farm in Rhode Island, where it […]

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Novel Treatment For Big Head Disease In Horses

Tiludronate, a bisphosphonate medication licensed for “the control of clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome,” appears to have a new use: treatment of big head disease in horses. “Otherwise known as nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism or NSH, big head disease results in abnormal skeletal development caused by excessive resorption, or breakdown, of bone,” explained Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., a […]

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Combining Forces For Change: U.S., Canada and Europe Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Veterinarian organizations in Canada and Europe have released a statement in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to encourage best practices regarding microbial resistance. The Joint Statement on Continuous Monitoring of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance encourages the use of targeted strategies to diminish antimicrobial resistance and guarantee antimicrobial oversight so that both animal […]

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Now Read This: FDA Suggests New Labeling To Combat Dewormer Resistance

Resistance to equine deworming medication has been a concern for the last few decades; the newest dewormer was invented in the 1960s and no new deworming medication is on the horizon. With many horse owners sticking to scheduled deworming protocol instead of performing fecal tests to determine the worm burden in each horse as an […]

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‘Moral Distress’ Rampant Among Veterinarians, Survey Finds

“Moral distress” is found to be widespread among veterinarians, a survey has found. Published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the survey had more than 800 veterinarian respondents, the majority of whom felt some ethical qualms about what pet owners asked them to do. Lead author Dr. Lisa Moses, a veterinarian with the Massachusetts […]

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Sweet Emotions: Most Horse Owners Believe Equines Have Feelings

The majority of Brazilian horse owners and handlers believe that horses have the ability to feel fear, pain and joy. Many owners also felt that horses could feel both boredom and jealousy. While some would feel that these attributions of emotion to horses are examples of anthropomorphism, researchers from the Federal University of Santa Catarina […]

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Discreet Lover Placed On Vet’s List ‘For Further Evaluation’ After Jockey Club Gold Cup

Uriah St. Lewis’ Discreet Lover was officially placed on the vet’s list following his win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, according to drf.com. Jennifer Durenberger, the chief examining vet for NYRA, said that Discreet Lover appeared to be in mild distress after galloping back to the winner’s circle, and that he […]

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