The May/June 2017 issue of EquiManagement magazine had an interesting array of articles of use to equine veterinarians, vet techs, vet students and those working in the equine veterinary industry.
Our cover story was titled 'Negotiate Like a Pro.' In that article you can learn about your negotiation style, and use it—or other styles—to your advantage during bargaining. Whether you are negotiating to purchase a car or discussing your next job, use these tips to understand the process and get what you want.
The May/June 2017 issue also included a special report from the AAEP Resort Symposium brought to you by Merial, one of the sponsors of the Resort Symposium.
Another useful article was on 'Intergenerational Communication.' This article can help your understanding of how you send and receive messages, and can improve your connection with different age groups.
Equine veterinarians are expected to attend horses in emergency situations whether or not they have had specific training. An article on 'Equine Rescue and Disaster Response' can help you become a useful part of the important group that can serve the community and save horses in need.
You can use your knowledge of horses―and these tips―to better light your facility in the article 'Lighting Work Spaces.'
And don't miss the article on non-verbal communication that is titles 'Speaking Volumes.' Nonverbal communication accounts for 80% to 93% of all communication.
One practitioner walks you through his wellness plans and his reasons for creating them in 'The Business of Wellness Programs.'
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Editor's note: The following is a correction for the May-June issue of EquiManagement magazine. We apologize for the error.
The following is from Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, ACVSMR, Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine Sports Medicine, McPhail Equine Performance Center, Michigan State University:
I am writing to you to correct an inaccuracy in the summary of our AAEP presentation on page 10 of your May-June issue.
The issue states that 52% of Warmbloods develop type 2 PSSM and this is also captioned under a photo. What the author of this summary failed to capture is that 52% of Warmbloods don’t develop type 2 PSSM. Rather, of the Warmblood horses where owners were concerned enough about their performance that they had a muscle biopsy performed, 52% had PSSM2. Thus, this statistic should reflect that out of all of the Warmblood horses with a suspected myopathy that had a muscle biopsy submitted to our laboratory, 52% received a diagnosis of type 2 PSSM based on the muscle biopsy findings. It in no way represents the frequency of type 2 PSSM in Warmbloods as being 52%, it is the tiny fraction of Warmbloods where owners had the procedure performed.
The credibility of the diagnosis could readily be called into question by the summary since it sounds like every other horse gets this diagnosis.