Veterinary Practice


Christmas Giving

Two months, three hurricanes, five states, hundreds dead, thousands homeless, billions of dollars in damage. How can we understand? More importantly, how can we help? In last month’s issue, we devoted many pages to covering what happened in

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Helping Horses Worldwide

As a responsible horse owner, you make management decisions that affect the current well-being of your horse and his future vitality.

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Nasal Septum Resection

If the nasal septum?the bony structure that divides the left and right halves of the nasal cavity?becomes deviated or thickened, the nasal passages become narrowed and breathing is impaired. Left untreated, it can lead to exercise intolerance an

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Mandatory Disclosure of Veterinary Practices Postponed

The Monitoring Committee for the Sales Integrity Program has postponed implementation of the mandatory disclosure of acceptable veterinary practices, says the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

The program’s code of ethics

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Redden Reopens Podiatry Practice


VERSAILLES, Ky. — R.F. (Ric) Redden, DVM has reopened his equine podiatry practice and will treat diseases and injuries associated with the equine foot on a strict outpatient basis. The clinic is located at

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MRSA Surveillance in Horses at a Hospital

Screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) upon arrival to a vet hospital is useful for detecting cases of the “superbug” early so affected horses can be isolated, said Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, an

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Young Researchers Honored

Research awards are given each year to American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) residents authoring the best abstracts at the ACVIM forum. Two equine projects received awards on June 4 in Baltimore, Md.

Luis Arroyo, DVM, of

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Prosthetics: Science, Not Science Fiction

There is a roadside pasture in Pullman, Wash., where a black Quarter Horse stallion has been known to stop traffic. It’s not simply the pastoral beauty of a handsome horse in a natural setting that draws attention. Rather, it’s that this

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Responsible Needle Disposal

The implications of improperly disposed needles can be staggering. Not only can a nasty puncture wound to humans, pets and wildlife be incurred, in doing so, these needles can carry dangerous vaccines, medications, pathogens and antibiotics into the

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Dedicated to Horse Health

Have you ever wished for newer and better treatment for a sick horse? The AAEP Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), is working to meet this need. Created in 1994, the AAEP Foundation’s missio

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Veterinarians Discuss Client Credit Policies

In an ideal world, horses would only require veterinary care between the convenient hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and veterinarians always would be paid at the time of service. While the late-night emergency call is inevitable, high

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Federal Bill Introduced to Expand Veterinary Workforce

In response to an increased threat with the use of biological agents for terrorism purposes, The Veterinary Workforce Expansion Act of 2005 (S. 914 and HR 2206) has been introduced to the House and Senate. Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO), a retired

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Recognizing and Responding to Neglect

Equine veterinarians are in a unique position to recognize neglect or the potential for neglect in horses. They have direct access to horses and horse property, and they get to know horses and their owners by providing care for many years. As

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Plaintiff Would Cooperate in Saddlebred’s Exhumation

The owner of the ranch near Versailles, Ky., where an American Saddlebred was buried after brutal attacks led to his eventual euthanasia, has expressed in court documents that she would cooperate with requests that the horse’s body be exhumed if

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Anesthesia and the Equine Brain

In horses, the gas anesthetic isoflurane can produce decreases in mean arterial pressure (MAP) as well as cerebral perfusion pressure (that pushes blood into the brain). The implication is that decreased cerebral perfusion pressure leads to

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