veterinarian

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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AVMA Aims To Address Veterinarian Shortage In Rural Areas

Veterinarians have voiced concern in recent years about a lack of public practice veterinarians serving rural areas, especially those specializing in large animals or livestock husbandry. This trend is expected to worsen in the coming years as young veterinarians demonstrate a hesitation to work the long hours required for large animal practitioners as they face […]

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AAEP Updates Infectious Disease Guidelines, Addresses Rhodococcus equi

Updated Infectious Disease Control Guidelines, including newly created guidelines for Rhodoccocus equi, have been published by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and are available on the AAEP’s website. Most of the changes to established guidelines pertain to updated sampling and control measures. The AAEP’s Infectious Disease Committee also amended suspected case guidelines for respiratory, neurologic […]

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Horse In Japan Likely Contracted MRSA From Veterinarian

Recently a Thoroughbred in a Japanese veterinary hospital was diagnosed with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body. The question soon arose – how did the horse contract the deadly and difficult-to-treat disease? The attending veterinarians, who work for the Japan Racing Association (JRA), conducted an investigation […]

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Does Knowledge Of Laminitis Affect Decisions Regarding Equine Health?

A new study will investigate how a horse owners’ understanding of laminitis affects their horse-care decisions. It is hoped that learning more on this topic will help determine the most effective ways to convey evidence-based science to horse owners, therefore improving equine welfare. A painful condition that affects the hoof, laminitis requires ongoing treatment and […]

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Strategic Vaccination Improves Horse Health

According to recent surveys, many horse owners continue to decline routine, recommended vaccinations for various reasons such as perceived safety issues, concerns regarding adverse effects, and cost. Refusal to vaccinate, however, puts horses at risk for disease. Considering the economic impact of the equine industry worldwide, minimizing infectious disease and improving equine welfare continue to be important […]

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Video Of Horse Fitted With Prosthetic Limb Causes Outrage From Veterinarians

Members of the equine health community, including Karen Coumbe, a veterinarian often used as an expert resource by Horse and Hound said she was “horrified” to see footage that was circulated online showing a horse who had been fitted with a prosthetic limb struggling to walk. The clip was from a veterinary clinic in Columbia. […]

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UC Davis Releases Guidelines For Horses Exposed To Wildfire Smoke

The severe fires throughout California over the past three months have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. Smoke is made up of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, soot, hydrocarbons and other organic substances including nitrogen oxides and trace minerals. The composition of smoke depends on what is burned. In […]

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Rood And Riddle To Participate In Lunch And Learn Series

Rood & Riddle in Wellington is excited to announce its participation in the 2018 Lunch and Learn Series hosted weekly at the Winter Equestrian Festival. The Lunch and Learn Series is held once a week over the 12-week span of the festival and features experts on a variety of topics including management, horsemanship, and veterinary […]

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Race, Sport Horse Practitioner Foster Northrop Joins AAEP Board Of Directors

Foster Northrop, DVM, founding owner of Northrop Equine PLLC, an ambulatory racehorse and sport horse practice based in Louisville, Ky., has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Northrop was installed during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 63rd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. His three-year term […]

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