veterinarian

Stop The Rotation: Debunking Common Deworming Myths

Experts say horse owners are starting to catch on to new ways of thinking about deworming their herd, but a few myths remain popular about parasite control. Many owners understand the need to test fecal samples for the presence or absence of worms, but many still cling to the old way of deworming, which was […]

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Veterinarian Rick Mitchell Named AAEP Foundation Chair

Dr. Rick Mitchell, DVM, DACVSMR, a sport horse veterinarian who co-founded Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., has been named the new chair of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is the official charity associated with the AAEP and has awarded more than 43.7 million to support its […]

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California Chrome’s Chiropractor ‘Part Of The Equation’ For Record-Setting Season

Horses can require chiropractic adjustments in much the same way that people sometimes do, and 2016 Horse of the Year California Chrome is no different. According to ocregister.com, Don Moore has been a part of the horse’s championship team for the last 18 months. Working in concert with trainer Art Sherman and his veterinarians, Moore […]

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How Veterinarians Help In Abuse And Neglect Cases

Veterinarians are often the linchpin in legally proving cases of abuse or neglect against a horse owner or caretaker. Documenting evidence properly without destroying or contaminating any evidence while also putting the care and welfare of the subject horse(s) first can be a careful balancing act. At this past year’s AAEP Convention in Orlando, Florida, […]

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UC Davis Organizes Cost-Free Lectures To Foster Veterinarian-Farrier Relationship

The 31st Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place January 28, 2017 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features veterinarian Scott Pleasant and farrier Travis Burns from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM). Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from […]

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Proper Handling Of Horses Key To Safety Of Vets And Farriers

To be safe around horses, one must rely heavily on good and proper handling techniques. These techniques become even more imperative as your vet or farrier works on your horse—these professionals are relying on you to keep them safe as they work on and assess your equine. While you may trust your horse completely, it’s […]

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Study: What Factors Impact A Veterinarian’s Level Of Empathy?

Veterinarians can vary on the amount of empathy they show toward a horse or its owner. Factors involved in the level of empathy shown can vary based on gender, age, and duration of the relationship between the veterinarian and client, among other things. Researchers in Italy sought to learn how much the amount of empathy […]

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Owner Vs. Vet: Who Should Vaccinate?

While vaccinating a horse may seem like an easy-enough process (uncap the needle, draw up the medicine and place the vaccine in the horse’s neck, drawing up first to ensure there is no blood, then depressing the plunger), there are many steps that need to to be followed to the letter to ensure that the vaccine […]

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Dental Health Dictates Overall Health In Horses

It’s not just people that need to see a dentist regularly: horses need their teeth looked at too. Horses need their teeth “floated” – grounding the sharp points on their teeth down – about once to twice a year. Horses get sharp points or unevenness on their teeth when their teeth grind together as they chew. […]

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Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Evaluation

Lameness is the leading cause for horses to be presented to veterinarians for treatment and each year more than half a billion dollars are spent on the diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness. While roughly 70 percent of lameness consultations with a veterinarian result in a full recovery for the animal, 30 percent come in […]

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