To the common equine practitioner, applying ethics in practice might mean something as simple as deciding whether to use supplements or as complicated as knowing when use of compounded drugs crosses a line.
New Orleans-The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) shattered more than one record this year. Total attendance climbed and veterinary student numbers doubled from last year's AAEP annual convention.
Lexington, Ky.-As part of its campaign to endorse national legislation banning horse slaughter, a non-profit devoted to adoption and related programs for retired Thoroughbred horses, is lashing out against three veterinary and animal welfare groups.
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.