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Seattle facility takes surgical, medical rehabilitation to next level

Oct 1, 2007

Seattle — Just over two years ago, Dr. Mark Dedomenico, MD, a renowned cardiovascular surgeon with a passion for developing elite equine athletes, opened one of the nation's most luxurious and state-of-the-art equine training and rehabilitation facilities.

Belmont winner Rags to Riches back in form after bone scan

Sep 1, 2007

On June 9, 2007, Rags to Riches nosed out Preakness winner Curlin in a courageous duel down the stretch to become the first filly in 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes, and only the third filly to do so in its 139-year history.

Exploring the perception and physiology of pain in horses

Aug 1, 2007

"Anatomically and physiologically, horses have all the structures required for pain processing," says Glenn Pettifer, DVM, DACVA, at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Equine facilities claim positive results with hyperbaric-oxygen therapy

Jul 1, 2007

Because HBOT drives the arterial oxygen content very high, it reduces swelling.

NRC guidelines show how age, weather affect nutrition needs

Jun 1, 2007

Hot weather requires an increase in water intake ... to compensate for sweat and respiratory losses.

NRC panel updates Nutrient Requirements for Horses

May 1, 2007

The computer program helps determine nutrient requirements and formulate rations for various classes needed.

MRLS: Reasonable control' strategies urged to guard against caterpillar threat

May 1, 2007

There are no signs this Spring of widespread high populations of eastern tent caterpillar (ETC) – the insect linked to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS) – but horse farms still should take precautionary measures, says Lee Townsend, PhD, entomologist at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

Complexity of colic magnifies challenge of isolating its cause

Apr 1, 2007

Equine colic is "responsible for more deaths in horses than any disease group except old age." That's how Nathaniel A. White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, described the insidious nature of the condition in a 2005 presentation to the American Association of Equine Practitioners in Quebec.

Confronting Grief

Experts offer advice on comforting clients after death or euthanasia, while guarding against compassion fatigue
Mar 1, 2007

A veterinarian's relationship with the client should not end with the death of a companion animal.


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