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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2006
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Washington — The Unwanted Horse Coalition is being folded into the American Horse Council (AHC).
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 10, 2006
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KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. - 7/10/06 -The plate and many of the screws that had been inserted into Barbaro's injured hind leg were replaced Saturday by Dr. Dean Richardson, chief of surgery, University of Pennsylvania.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
Overcoming clients' preconceived notions can be difficult, especially as newer research suggests that treating horses as individuals might be more effective than a shotgun deworming regimen.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
From the time his experienced jockey, Edgar Prado, gently pulled him up and kept him quiet while veterinary assistance arrived until this very day, Barbaro's new battle has been one of a convergence of fate, veterinary excellence and most of all, teamwork.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Not all horses are affected the same, probably 20 percent of horses shed 80 percent of the eggs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
Wrmblood horses have proliferated dramatically in the last several years in North America. Increases in importation and breeding numbers have led to this surge in popularity. These Hanoverians, Holsteiners, Trakehners, Oldenbergs, Selle Francais, Dutch Warmbloods, Swedish Warmbloods, Irish crossbreeds and others are being used with increasing regularity in the dressage and jumper rings where their size, power and agility is sought and admired.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Fecal egg counts (FEC) in horses are incredibly consistent for an individual horse, as shown recently from a three-year study in Denmark.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 12, 2006
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PHILADELPHIA - 06/12/06 - For the first time, public money was used to improve the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
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Victoria, British Columbia — The Supreme Court of British Columbia issued a broad injunction that prohibits non-veterinarians from performing any dental procedures or using a title, such as equine dentist, that might lead people to believe they are registered under the territory's Veterinarians Act.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results from the effect of magnetic properties of atoms found in biologic tissues. The magnetic moment of the nuclei within these atoms interacts with the external magnetic field, the most common of which is hydrogen. Hydrogen is abundant in all tissues and has a relatively large magnetic moment, making it the optimal choice for magnetic resonance imaging.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
Louisville, Ky. — The Thoroughbred racing Mecca was amid heightened biosecurity following recent outbreaks of equine herpesvirus and a mysterious illness that claimed the life of Kentucky Derby contender With a City.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Blacksburg, Va. — John Robertson, VMD, MS, PhD, director of the University of Virginia-Maryland Center for Comparative Oncology, is experimenting with frankincense oil as a possible treatment for malignant melanoma in horses.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
Stifle injuries should be treated like tendon or ligament injuries in other areas of the horse.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
Though many experts believe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is underused in equine veterinary medicine, greater availability of the technology and access to interpretation experts are facilitating greater adoption, especially when diagnosing lameness.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2006
Private equine practice is largely a matter of lameness, reproductive issues, trauma care and preventive medicine. There are occasions, however, when behavior problems directly affect medical care, and veterinarians must be able to address these issues to deliver appropriate treatment.