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 •  November 23, 2017

Amy Grice, VMD, MBA, and Stuart Brown, DVM, received the President’s Award during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 63rd Annual Convention, in San Antonio, Texas. The President’s Award, selected by the sitting AAEP president, honors an AAEP member(s) who has demonstrated a dedication to the...

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 •  November 13, 2017

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has announced that Emily Weiss, PhD, Cert. AAB, has been named vice-president of its newly-formed equine welfare department. Focusing on ensuring equids nationwide have good welfare, the ASPCA will work collaboratively with stakeholders in both the rescue community and equine...

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 •  November 7, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Nov. 7 that it is withdrawing draft Guidance for Industry #230, “Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances,” in order to clarify that the agency does not plan to finalize the current draft, but instead intends to issue a new draft for public comment next year. The draft guidance issued...

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 •  October 31, 2017

The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), USDA, and state animal health officials, is pleased to announce that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available at equinediseasecc.org/national-equine-health-plan. “The horse industry is unique because horses are transported...

Horse & Pony Insurance Solution

 •  October 28, 2017

Conference attendees can take new information they learn and apply it to the pastures and paddocks they already manage Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse A special equine-focused workshop will be held at the American Forage and Grassland Council’s (AFGC) annual conference Jan. 15, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. “The equine workshop will focus on...

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 •  October 25, 2017

Dr. John F. Timoney was recognized for his life-long contributions to equine streptococcal disease research at a Havemeyer Foundation Workshop. Photo: Jenny Evans John F. Timoney, MVB, DSc, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center, was recognized for his life-long contributions to equine streptococcal...

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 •  October 23, 2017

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has announced the addition of several new members to its board of directors. The director elections include: Anna Hichborn Dunlap, DVM, owner of Creek Hollow Veterinary Services, in Georgetown, Kentucky; Aubri Hostetter, sales representative for Louisville, Kentucky-based Excel Equine Feeds; Travers Manley, an...

Horse & Pony Insurance Solution

 •  October 22, 2017

Rapid recognition of the need for surgery or critical care by veterinarians is a major reason for improved survival rates. With a rapid assessment and decision for specialty care, survival of 80%-90% can now be expected. Photo: iStock There is a prophecy about equine colic: As long as there are horses, they will have colic. Based on reports in the...

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 •  October 18, 2017

Out of nearly 1,000 randomly chosen horses, 85% had at least one hoof disorder visible during a regular farrier visit. Photo: Erica Larson, News Editor If your horse suffers from a foot disorder, he’s far from being alone. A recent epidemiological study from the Netherlands has revealed an unexpectedly high rate of mild foot disorders in a...

Horse & Pony Insurance Solution

 •  October 18, 2017

Osteochondrosis is a common but often temporary disease of young horses' joints. Photo: iStock Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses "Growth itself contains the germ of happiness,” writes Pulitzer Prize novelist Pearl Buck. Perhaps it does. But in young horses, it might also...