UK Veterinarians Assisting In Coronavirus Crisis

Veterinarians and the manufacturers of veterinary equipment are offing their assistance in procuring ventilators to the U.K. government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is asking for help in acquiring ventilators in an attempt to limit deaths from the coronavirus. Though industry representatives are skeptical about the plan, the Animal Health Trust, along with other vet referral […]

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Bill Allowing Kentucky Veterinarians To Report Animal Abuse Moves Forward

A bill that would allow veterinarians to report abuse of animals under their care has passed out of the state Senate Agriculture Committee. Veterinarians in Kentucky are currently prohibited from reporting abuse of animals under their care unless they have the owner’s permission. Kentucky is the only state that prohibits vets from reporting abuse. Senate […]

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Tufts Vet School: Trying To Figure Out The Scoop On Poop

Cases of diarrhea that once would have been fatal are responding to fecal transplantation. Now Cummings School researchers are working to identify exactly how this procedure can help horses For most humans and animals, diarrhea is an uncomfortable but minor problem. However, in horses, diarrhea can more easily turn deadly—killing some 25 to 30 percent […]

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The World’s Most Advanced Equine Ambulance Now Available To Horsemen

Horsemen’s Track and Equipment and SCTrailers have joined forces to create the most advanced equine ambulance in the world. The Equine Medical Transport unit offers several unique features that set it apart from other equine ambulances on the market, including key fob technology, which allows operators to move the divider and lower the trailer flush […]

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Veterinarians Voice Concerns About Proposed FDA Compounding Guidelines

Veterinary practices and their ability to compound medications for animals could be significantly impacted by a proposed FDA guideline, reports Pharmacy Times. The draft guidance produced by the FDA, though not binding, would advise vets on times when the FDA doesn’t plan on taking action for violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which […]

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ASPCA Launches Open-Admission Support Center For Horses In Oklahoma City

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the ASPCA Regional Support Center, a pilot program to provide fully-subsidized services to horse owners in need in the Oklahoma City area. In collaboration with a local veterinary clinic and several re-homing partners, the open-admission center provides a safe place for horse owners […]

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Rood And Riddle To Host Workshop On Equine Neurologic Diseases

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital will present a workshop on Neurologic Diseases of the Horse Feb. 20-22 at its main campus in Lexington, Ky. “The workshop aims to bring together experienced equine veterinarians to foster discussion and skill development. This collaborative environment will advance the skill set of all attending, as well as raise new […]

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‘I’m Going To Make People Mad’: Churchill’s New Equine Medical Director Up To The Challenge

Dr. Will Farmer, recently announced as the new equine medical director at Churchill Downs, Inc., is formulating a plan to reduce fatal injuries across the company’s three racetracks. According to the Courier-Journal, the 39-year-old former racing regulator will use his increased resources to implement additional pre-race screening and training oversight. “I’m going to make people […]

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Are Full PPEs Necessary For OTTBs? That Depends

The 2019 Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, held at the Kentucky Horse Park in October, hosted a series of workshops and seminars geared toward Thoroughbred owners and enthusiasts. One of these educational opportunities focused on pre-purchase exams (PPE) for off-track Thoroughbreds. Sponsored by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs, featured speakers were Dr. Emma […]

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