Vibration Plates: Shaking Up Traditional Equine Treatment Plans

The equine industry is routinely looking outside the traditional medicine toolbox in an effort to keep their four-legged athletes happy and sound. Though there is some anecdotal evidence that suggests that some of these complementary modalities may work, there is little scientific evidence to prove that they benefit horses. Vibrating platforms have become popular in […]

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Veterinarians Qualify For New Tax Deduction

Small business owners in the veterinary world will now qualify for a “pass through” deduction on their federal income tax, according to the U. S. Treasury Department. The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released regulations last week explaining how sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S-corporations can apply the deduction under Section 199A of […]

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CHRB Proposes Veterinary Regulation For Claiming Horses, Joint Injections

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 23, at Del Mar Surfside Race Place. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Fred Maas and Jesse Choper also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under the Webcast link. […]

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Updated: Oscar Performance Headed To Rood & Riddle For Evaluation

The wagering favorite in Saturday’s Arlington Million, Oscar Performance was pulled up sharply in mid-stretch by jockey Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old colt walked on to the horse ambulance under his own power, and was vanned off the course back to his stable. The on-track veterinarian saw no immediate signs of distress. According to, Ortiz told […]

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Study: Some Aspiring Veterinarians Struggle To Correctly Interpret Equine Behavior

Though the role of an equine veterinarian is to help horses, a good understanding of their behavior is key. However, a new study has shown that some vet students misinterpret equine behavior, reports The Horse. Some students even perceived the horse’s emotional state to be the exact opposite of what was actually being displayed. This […]

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Study Shows U. S. Veterinarians Have Higher Suicide Rates Than General Population

Experts have been aware of increasing suicide ratees in veterinary professionals in the U. S., research shows that suicide rates in veterinarians as compared with the general population have been elevated for a much longer period of time. The study used death notices of veterinarians dating back to 1947 using listings published in the Journal […]

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For Veterinarians, A Good Farrier Can Be One Of Their Biggest Assets

An astute horse person can spot a good farrier from a mile away, and for veterinarian Bo Brock, DVM, when he saw Randy Bradshaw across a crowded barn isle at a client’s farm in Lamesa, Texas, he knew in a matter of seconds he was a skilled and seasoned blacksmith. For a veterinarian, having a […]

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Churchill Emphasizes Enhanced Equine Security Measures For Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack re-emphasized on Sunday its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program. “Integrity and maximizing the safety and welfare of our athletes are of great importance to us, […]

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Adam Named Equine Outreach Veterinarian For University Of Kentucky

Emma Adam has been named the equine outreach veterinarian for the University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science. She will begin July 1. “I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Emma Adam to our program in this very important role. The purpose of this position is to enhance the overall outreach efforts of this department in […]

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