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Dentistry Part 5: Surgical Procedures

The field of equine dentistry is as broad as the field of human dentistry. While your family dentist receives special training in a wide range of topics on general dental care, the endodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, and oromaxillofacial

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Equine Research Coordination Group

How are we going to address these diseases that threaten the health of our horses and the viability of the equine industry? How are we going to deal with new diseases and conditions as they arise? What are we going to do when diseases we thought were

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Lab Cytology Tests

Cytology, the study of cells, involves the collection and examination of cells and fluid from organs, tissues, and body cavities. Cells naturally shed from the surfaces of mucous membranes, organs, and skin lesions, and they can be collected for

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Therapeutic Options in Veterinary Research

Veterinarians desire to be the gatekeepers for horse health and welfare, so they need to be educated in therapeutic options to meet expectations of clients. Surveys performed by the AAEP in 1998 and 2002 indicated an increased use of and referral

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At Issue: Veterinary Care in Rural Tennessee

Is Tennessee experiencing a shortage in the availability of veterinary care for its large-animal and food-animal industries? How would such a shortage affect the state’s economy? These questions are on the minds of producers, veterinarians and

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KEEP Reports Funding for 167 Equine Programs

Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced Jan. 8 that it provided funding to 167 equine programs in 69 counties during 2006 totaling $135,682.


According to KEEP, the local funding program was created as part of its “grassroots

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AQHA Horses of the Year Win Big at NFR

The 2006 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horse of the Year winners shined during competition at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 30?Dec. 9. Four AQHA

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Air Pillow Aids Anesthesia Recovery

In a recent study, researchers at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine found that a rapidly inflating/deflating air pillow significantly increased the time a horse rested following anesthesia, which could reduce anesthesia

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Beyond House Calls

If you have been at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, this week, you’ve seen them there. If not, you’ll have about 30 more chances to meet the Equine Sports Medicine veterinary team members within the next year.

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Veterinarians Turning to Alternative Treatments

Henry lay quietly on the mattress, listening to the women talking above him. For the last month, arthritis had crept steadily up his leg, to the point where every painful step looked more like a stumble.

”He’ll run after a tennis ball, but

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