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Court Ruling Keeps Compounding Legal, For Now

Horse owners who need medications compounded specifically for their horses will be able to obtain them through a licensed veterinarian, at least for the foreseeable future. A federal court ruling that has surprised some experts leaves the door

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Veterinary Degree Offers Many Career Options


Fall is approaching, and that means many children and adults are going back to school to continue their education. Pursuing higher education is a proven means for advancing a career, and veterinary medicine offers several career choices for

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Vet Students Wooed by Horse Industry

More than 450 juniors from veterinary schools across the country were given all-expenses-paid trips to Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day Weekend for the 2006 Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS). This seminar was the brainchild of Rood

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Altitude Affects Anesthesia

High altitudes can affect an animal’s blood pressure; it’s the reason athletes must acclimate themselves to high altitude conditions long before they compete in them. University of California (UC), Davis, researchers were concerned that this

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Senate to Vote on Florida Veterinary Practice Act

Two years after the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice formally interpreted the state’s Veterinary Practice Act to include a number of alternative therapies among practices limited to licensed veterinarians–to the dismay of many horse owners

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Hospital Footwear and Bacteria

A study published in the April edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) shows little difference in bacteria counts collected in an equine hospital while staff observed different footwear protocols.

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Why Vets Get Kicked

A Swiss study of kick injuries to veterinarians found that the risk of injury to those treating horses is highest when performing painful procedures on the horse. In the study, Sabina Jaeggin, an assistant in the Vetsuisse Fakulty in Zurich,

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