Fort Collins, Colo.-Vaccination did improve West Nile Virus survival rates last year in equines from Colorado and Nebraska, according to a Colorado State University study. However, not enough horses may have received the vaccination, the study notes.
The weather is slowly getting warmer and that means that two of an equine veterinarian's
busiest seasons are soon to be here - breeding and showing. Unfortunately these
two activities do not go together well for some mares.
Equine practitioners may still take the backseat to food animal practitioners in the debate over antimicrobial resistance, but their input may help sustain prudent use of controversial drugs for all species.
The notepad on Dr. Bill Rood's desk sums up the work ethic of a hospital whose clientele ranges from the Queen of England to Arab sheikhs. It reads, "Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results."