The Fall 2023 issue of EquiManagement magazine includes the latest research on horse health topics as well as business and wellness topics for equine veterinarians. Health topics covered include idiopathic headshaking, stem cell therapies for tendon and ligament injuries, donkey and mule medicine, equine stereotypies, preventing strangles outbreaks, back pain rehabilitation, and more. Business and wellness topics include the arrival fallacy, the future of equine practice, care of support staff, construction projects, leadership in equine practice, and more.
In This Issue
4 Publisher’s Points: Jack of All Trades By Kimberly S. Brown
6 What’s Online By Carly Sisson
A recap of some of the top items you might have missed on EquiManagement.com.
8. Keeping Up By Nancy S. Loving, DVM
- Idiopathic Headshaking
- Ocular Penetration of Acetaminophen
- Streptococcus equi subsp. equi in Nasal Secretions
16 Business Briefs: What Will Equine Practice Look Like in 2030? By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
While a recession seems inevitable in the next few years, equine practice will become a wonderful career by 2030. Brought to you by CareCredit
18. Vet Wellness Briefs: The Arrival Fallacy By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
How do ‘driven’ vets find happiness? Brought to you by Zoetis
21 AAEP Commission By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
Reports from the subcommittees.
23 Stem Cells and Stem Cell-less Therapies for Tendon and Ligament Injuries By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
Researchers and practitioners are finding more protocols for stem cell and stem cell-less therapies for tendons and ligaments.
36 Care and Feeding of Practice Support Staff By Amy Grice, VMD, MBA
It is essential for practice owners and leaders to take time to engage employees in the success of the business.
41 Donkey and Mule Medicine By Nancy S. Loving, DVM
While they fall under the heading “equid,” donkeys and mules have differences from horses that are important for equine practitioners to recognize.
50 Are You a Good Leader? By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
Whether you are an associate or practice owner, you can hold a leadership role in your practice.
58 Reduce Complications with Your Construction Project By Heather Lewis, AIA, NCARB
Simplicity and planning can result in your veterinary construction project being a delight to you, your staff, your clients and your budget.
64 What Clients Want to Know About Hay By Katie Navarra
Nutritionists offer four common questions horse owners ask and provide research you can use to back your responses.
70 Equine Stereotypies By Katie Navarra
Learn more about dealing with patients that have stereotypic behaviors and how to help them.
75 A Deeper Understanding of Compassion Fatigue By Colleen Best, DVM, PhD, CCFP
Appreciating the connection between managing our stress and decreasing the impact of the trauma we encounter as veterinarians can help reduce our risk of compassion fatigue.
80 Preventing Strangles Outbreaks By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
You might have to do some sleuthing to locate Streptococcus equi in a ‘healthy horse’ that is spreading strangles.
85 Research Spotlight: Back Pain Rehabilitation By Nancy S. Loving, DVM
Dr. Hilary Clayton helps veterinarians understand some elements of equine back rehabilitation.
88 Ad Index
Special Advertising Section
49 Vetscan Imagyst—Mixed Practice, Positive Results By Kimberly S. Brown
The team leader at Adobe Veterinary Center helps us understand how they have incorporated Vetscan Imagyst™ into their equine business. Brought to you by Zoetis