Improving The Veterinary Referral Process

Your horse is colicking. Banamine and walking are not enough to quell his discomfort, so your veterinarian advises you to send your horse into a clinic, likely under the care of a specialist or other veterinarian for advanced attention, which could include surgery. While it gives an owner comfort that the horse is receiving the […]

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Vaccinations And Your Horse: Give Them What They Need

There are so many different vaccinations out there, it’s hard to know what your horse needs, what is over-kill, and what could be potentially dangerous. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published a chart to help horse owners decide which vaccinations are best for their horse. While all vaccination plans should be developed […]

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Older Horses More Susceptible to Acute Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture

A study conducted by a University of California, Davis shows that older horses can be at greater risk for an acute rupture of the proximal superfivial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) due to a loss of elasticity as they age. The findings were discussed during a session at the 2014 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention […]

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Idaho Senator Re-introduces Bill That Reduces Veterinary Loan Repayment

Veterinarians whose practices focus on public health or food animal medicine in designated shortage areas across the country will benefit by a bill recently reintroduced to Congress. The proposed legislation would remove the 39 percent tax on grants from the Veterinary Loan Repayment Program. Reintroduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) with support from the American Veterinary […]

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Track Vet Speaks Out Against Medication Overuse

In a story on NBC News, track veterinarian Kate Papp detailed her “agonizing career choice” to treat Thoroughbreds with a variety of medications, including painkillers, to keep horses running. “Every day, I almost quit,” said Papp. “Anything that they can give the horses – whether it be legal, illegal, even non-necessary substances – they will […]

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Veterinarians battle Drug Enforcement Agency

California veterinarians were put on notice by the Drug Enforcement Agency last spring that their transportation of controlled substances for their work violates the Controlled Substances Act. While veterinarians in other states have not received communication from the Agency, the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners are now lobbying for an […]

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Ex-wife may testify against allegedly abusive vet

The trial of Mark Marohn, a Langley veterinarian accused of animal abuse and using a horse to pull his car out of a ditch, may get a little juicier as his ex-wife is now likely to testify against him. Also a veterinarian, Carol Schoyen-Marohn will be on trial for the same charges after Mr. Marohn’s […]

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