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Australian Vets Are A ‘Profession In Grief’ Over Bushfire Ramifications

Australian veterinarians are a “profession in grief” said Julia Crawford, President of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). Vets are dealing with intense grief over euthanizing the massive amounts of injured animals, dealing with the loss of income during what should be their busiest season and some are managing fire damage to their own communities and […]

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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 The draft guidance produced by the FDA, though not binding, would advise vets on times when the FDA doesn’t plan on taking action for violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic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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University of Minnesota Making Changes To Help Students Deal With Pressures Of Vet School

Veterinarians are at a greater risk of dying by suicide than the rest of the general population a new study has shown. To help vet students with mental health issues and help them manage stress, the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine has created new policies, such as making all classes for first-year vet […]

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Morris Animal Foundation Awards $940,000 For New Studies Benefiting Horse And Alpaca Health

Morris Animal Foundation, a leader in advancing animal health, has awarded grants totaling $940,000 to 12 research projects in horse and alpaca health. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the well-being of these large animals through improved prevention and treatment of numerous health challenges, including equine herpesvirus, strangles and fungal infection. “Each of these […]

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Team Of Seven Veterinarians To Oversee Santa Anita’s Racing And Training Operations

Santa Anita Park has announced it will be served by a highly respected team of equine veterinarians as it readies for its 23-day Autumn Meet opener this Friday, Sept. 27. Under the auspices of Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group (TSG), a team of seven individuals (including Benson and Santa Anita’s […]

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Facebook Group Offers Support To Struggling Veterinarians

The number of veterinarians committing suicide each year is staggering: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that veterinarians are more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Male veterinarians are 2.1 times more likely, and female vets are 3.5 times more likely, to take their own lives than the general population. Not One […]

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