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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 06, 2008
Hong Kong -- A team of veterinarians hunkered down alongside equestrians and 280 horses Wednesday morning to wait out a typhoon that blew into Hong Kong, site of the upcoming Olympic equestrian events.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 02, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee, formed in May to seek ways to improve the health and safety of racehorses, will announce its latest recommendations Aug. 17 at the club's annual Round Table at Gideon Putnam Resort.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
Equine doctors and the AVMA oppose the U.S. ban on horse slaughter. But small animal veterinarians are divided.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2008
Washington — A team of reproductive experts performed what is believed to be the first reverse vasectomy on an equid at the Smithsonian National Zoo.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 01, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
With too many horses and not enough homes for them, Dr. Erica Lacher—like most equine practitioners—sees slaughter as necessary.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2008
Lexington, Ky. — It is the most common fatal injury of the racing Thoroughbred — catastrophic injury to the fetlock, involving the distal cannon bone and/or the proximal sesamoid bones of the metacarpo/metatarsophalangeal joint, with a rupture of suspensory apparatus.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2008
Devastating floods in several Midwest states left most farm animals unscathed, but food shortages and disease still loom as major concerns for farmers and veterinarians in coming months and years.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2008
When the equestrian events of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games are held Aug. 9-20, the world will see if China has met the numerous challenges facing the successful staging of those events. Concern was raised, even from the beginning of China's Olympic bid, in three main areas:
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2008
Veterinarians often are called upon to help their clients sort out all of the commercial choices available when equine products are being purchased. Equine nutritional products (primarily feeds), vitamin, mineral and other performance supplements and joint-protection products tend to be the three areas where client confusion abounds and veterinary clarification is sought.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2008
Although floodwaters receded along the banks of the Mississippi, the aftermath will continue to be felt for months and even years.