Miscellaneous

Making the Most of Continuing Education Opportunities

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
Keeping up with educational requirements, as well as the latest research and technology, is important for veterinarians.

Veterinary Jobs at Universities

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
This is the first in a series of articles about the potential job outlook in the veterinary industry.

Agency and the Vet Bill

by Milton C. Toby, JD
The farm call is the lifeblood of most equine practices. Veterinarians know the important questions to ask about the patient: Accident or injury? Current condition? Obvious clinical signs such as...

Using AAEP’s Touch

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
The American Association of Equine Practitioners does an excellent job of supporting its membership, constantly trying to improve continuing education programs, offering newsletters and...

‘Forward, March’ For Horse Welfare

by Lisa Munniksma
The AAEP Foundation is working behind the scenes to advance the welfare of horses around the world.

What’s the VBMA and Why Should I Care?

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
Looking back over those initial exciting years of vet school and first years in practice, how much more could all of us have gained had we a system in place for networking with colleagues and...

Business from the AAEP Convention

by Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
The 2015 AAEP Convention offered multiple sessions on business, with topics to fit every practitioner's level of interest and experience. The overall theme for the business sessions was...

Gloves and Hand Protection

by Equine Disease Quarterly
Human skin is the primary barrier against microbes, toxins, and physical injury. In equine veterinary care, gloves spare humans from exposure to harmful organisms, toxins, and pharmaceuticals such as...

Commentary from Equine Disease Quarterly

by Dwyer, Roberta M., DVM, MS, DACVPM
"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." I will add another certainty to Benjamin Franklin's observation, and that is change. Recently attending my 30-year...

EBMS: Business Immersion 2015

by Kimberly S. Brown
This multi-day meeting provided a variety of take-home, put-it-to-use messages for improving business.

Shopping at Trade Shows

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
Whether you've got plans to upgrade your veterinary practice, wish to minimize tax liability by making an equipment purchase to help with a one-time write-off (tax code Section 179) or you are...

Purchasing a Practice Vehicle

by Nancy S. Loving DVM
Here are some tips on getting the right vehicle for your practice needs.

Workplace Safety

by Lisa Munniksma
Protect yourself and your staff from personal safety hazards with these tips.

Education Never Ends

by Kimberly S. Brown
Whether for yourself or for your clients, education should be an ongoing process. Most veterinarians are excellent at sharing information with their clients as they are treating a specific horse for...

Expert Testimony Necessary for Negligence Claim

by Milton C. Toby, JD
Sweetie Pie, a dog owned by Mornan Sue English, was scheduled for surgery on her left hind leg at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists. Unfortunately, Dr. Aric Applewhite inadvertently operated on the...

News List

EDCC Reports New EHV-1 Case at Fair Grounds Racetrack
On January 13, 2017, a new case of EHV-1 in Barn 45 at the Fair Grounds racetrack was moved to isolation... Read More
EDCC Reports Additional Strangles Premises in Florida
On January 14, one premise in Alachua County, Florida, was placed under quarantine for clinical signs consistent with strangles. The clinical horse was purchased from another farm also currently under strangles quarantine... Read More
EDCC Report on EHV-1 Fair Grounds, Louisiana, Outbreak Update
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, two suspect horses that had previously tested negative for EHV-1 on both nasal and blood samples retested positive for EHV1 non-neuropathogenic strain at the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab... Read More
EDCC Reports Strangles in Union County, Florida
On January 13, one premise in Union County, Florida was placed under quarantine for strangles after PCR results returned positive for three of the 13 horses on the property. All three horses had recently performed at a roping event in Trenton, Florida... Read More

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Veterinarians Get a Leg Up in the War Against Equine Dermatitis
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Madigan Foal Squeeze Procedure for Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome
Veterinary researchers at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up with their colleagues in human medicine to investigate a troubling disorder in newborn horses and are exploring possible... Read More
FDA Issues Warning Letters for Unapproved Omeprazole Drugs Marketed for Use in Horses
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued nine warning letters to companies arketing unapproved animal drugs containing omeprazole. These products have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety... Read More