Study links bone loss to proximal sesamoid fractures in racehorses
Results of this retrospective study of California racehorses may mean that one day this type of fracture can be prevented.
The unexpected joys of Friday afternoon
An afternoon of errands turns into a full-on gamble—with wins all around.
First cloned Przewalski’s horse brings hope for species revival
The colt, born at a Texas veterinary hospital, sheds light on the importance of genetic rescue of endangered wildlife species.
Texas practitioner named as new AAEP vice president
Earlier this month, the American Association of Equine Practitioners announced the appointment of Dr. Rob Franklin as its new vice president.
146th Kentucky Derby to run without fans
Churchill Downs has announced that the 146th Kentucky Derby will be run on September 5, 2020, but there will be no fans in attendance.
Churchill Downs unveils triage center at Louisville track
When an injury or illness occurs during training, racing, or within the barn area, the new Churchill Downs Equine Medical Triage Center is designed for immediate 24/7 treatment.
Update: AAEP parasite control guidelines
This succinct review of equine internal parasite control measures reflects modern strategies now in place to reduce development of resistance.
The lesser known equine herpesviruses
I got a positive for EHV-2 and EHV-5 on a nasal swab. What does that mean?
Trainers, veterinarians indicted for giving racehorses performance-enhancing drugs
Charges have been filed against 27 individuals in the $100 billion global horse racing industry.
Boehringer Ingelheim awards five veterinarians with equine research funds
Five researchers will each receive $15,000 to continue their investigations on respiratory conditions in horses.
Strangles: Identifying the chronic shedder
Clients are often quick to place blame on the new horse for introducing strangles to a herd, but veterinarians who provide appropriate client education can control the pandemonium before it begins.
Florida names new interim veterinary school dean
A 1995 alumna and staff member since 2002, Dana Zimmel, DVM, will serve as interim dean at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
Hay is for horses, but what if it leads to asthma?
Research has shown that reducing dust and mold exposure from hay may help combat inflammatory airway disease and improve performance in racehorses. We talk with researchers who are studying this problem.
dvm360 product report: Handheld ultrasound, microbiome supplement, speech-to-text system and more
Heres our regular roundup of new and noteworthy veterinary products.
FDA approves first equine injectable for fever control
Zimeta has been associated with rapid and effective reduction of pyrexia in horses.
Addressing acute diarrhea in the adult horse
Big colons can lead to big problems. Thats why veterinarians who treat horses should understand current diagnostic and treatment best practices for this potentially lethal condition.
dvm360 product report: Tooth wipes, plus nutritional support for cats, dogs and horses
dvm360 product report: Equine blood test, alternative medicine book, LED light and more
Heres our regular rundown of new and noteworthy veterinary products.
dvm360 product report: Equine education tools, high-protein diet, app journaling and more
A horse vet goes to the airport ...
When a veterinarian leaves the confines of the clinic (or the field, as it happens) and exists in the real world, you never know what might unfold. Dr. Brock shares his intimate experience at an airport.
Dystocia Emergencies (Proceedings PDF)
Cowboy hats and CPR: Why human medicine ain't my rodeo
As a performance animal veterinarian, Ive learned that if you get thrown from a bull, you have to get up and get back onunless that bull decides to land on you. Then you have to roll around and scream in pain.
Saddling up to end cruelty: Soring bill passes in House
Now awaiting Senate approval, the PAST Act will ensure higher penalties for those who inflict pain on horses to accentuate their gait during competitions.
Equine West Nile virus: Its time to stop being complacent
Despite the existence of highly effective vaccines, cases are on the rise. Its up to veterinarians to educate horse owners that this vector-borne disease still poses a very real threat.
Unapproved compounded drugs linked to equine deaths
Medications formulated by Rapid Equine Solutions have been tied to three deaths, FDA says.
Santa Anita remains open; enhanced equine safety measures now in place
Racing at the track, on which 29 horses died this season, will continue as planned until June 23, but a review team will first evaluate all horses for fitness.
Racing surface at Santa Anita likely contributed to 25 equine deaths
Catastrophic injuries peaked in late February and March 2019; veterinarians point to multiple factors, call for further investigation.
Maybe you can have it all
In this Vetted Q&A with a rock star veterinary practice owner, Dr. Julie Reck reveals that the road you take is sometimes not the one you intended to take. And thats just fine.
Combating corporate? New association unites independent veterinarians
Founded to counter the corporatization of veterinary medicine, the Independent Veterinary Practitioners Association aims to represent the interests and needs of privately owned hospitals in North America.
University of Florida veterinarians to study bupivacaine in racehorses
Extended-release version of local anesthetic has potential for misuse, says group funding the research.
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