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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2006
Dysphagia in the neonatal foal manifests itself as the presence of milk in the foal's nares after nursing. Milk reflux in a foal should not be ignored. Aspiration pneumonia is the usual secondary consequence.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2006
Washington — Horse slaughter facilities were granted a reprieve Feb. 7 as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved their petition to pay for their own inspections.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2006
There are a variety of hormonal therapies available to the equine practitioner to help bring mares into estrus and hasten ovulation. They include human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), various progestin/estradiol combinations, gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs, and dopamine antagonists. These hormonal therapies push Mother Nature along to help make the breeding process more efficient, reduce excessive handling of mares and stallions, and help ensure successful breeding and conception, whether a maiden, a previously barren or a cyclic mare.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2006
Much of the focus and effort put forth on breeding farms this spring will center on mares and the various reproductive problems that they experience. Stallions are often given minimal attention other than bacterial cultures and examination of early season ejaculates unless there are unusually high numbers of return "open" mares or evidence of serious problems.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 04, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
College Station, Texas - 1/4/06- Texas A&M University officials say a Center for Equine Business Studies is slated to open in June.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Seattle — The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is planning to study the viability of regional continuing education.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2006
Horses regularly get into dangerous situations in the most unusual and mundane places.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 06, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
SEATTLE - 12/06/05 - The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) are launching a public-education initiative called HORSE FACTS.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2005
Early recognition is crucial to prevent the advancement of the disease.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2005
Norwalk, Conn. — He's no stranger to long shots. The 20-year track veterinarian took some flack for remedying an epiglottal entrapment on Alysheba one month before the 1987 Kentucky Derby. Alysheba went on to win the first leg of the Triple Crown despite 17-1 odds.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2005
Albany, N.Y. — Wedgewood Pharmacy says initial tests vindicate the compounder of allegations that it made its chloramphenicol palmitate product inconsistent with its label.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 18, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
SHAWNEE, KAN. - 11/18/05 - PBS's "Nature" series will feature on Sunday the storied rescue efforts of animals stranded in Katrina's wake.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
Automobile accidents are responsible for a significant amount of the deaths and injuries to veterinarians, especially large animal practitioners. This should come as no surprise because these road warriors commonly are rushing to stay on schedule and trying to negotiate roads, follow directions and return phone calls all at the same time. Long hours, especially during foaling and calving seasons, contribute to fatigue. Drowsiness and driving definitely do not mix.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2005
Washington — Legislation to terminate federal funding of inspections for U.S. horse slaughter facilities made its way into both cameral versions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) appropriations bill. At presstime, Congress passed budget extensions for all U.S. agencies after missing the Oct. 1 deadline while House and Senate versions of federal spending bills are hammered out in conference, but observers expect the provision that would kill funding for inspection services at horse slaughter plants to make it into the final bill.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2005
Baton Rouge, La.—Louisiana State University (LSU) wasn't part of the state veterinarian's hurricane response or contingency plan before Katrina was a household name. But shortly after the large Category 4 storm ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, it became clear that unsolicited veterinary help would be needed on an unprecedented scale to rescue and relieve thousands of animals.