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The United Horse Coalition (formerly known as The Unwanted Horse Coalition) is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the American Horse Council to educate the horse industry about the problem of the unwanted horse. OUR MISSION: The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), formed in 2006 to bring attention to the issue and challenges of unwanted horses, will be renamed and rebranded as the United Horse Coalition. The changes reflect the industry’s unity around the importance of aftercare and the progress and extensive resources that have come to fruition since the...

PET Imaging at UC Davis Continues Success Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning technology has now been in place at the UC Davis veterinary hospital for two years. In 2016, UC Davis became the first veterinary hospital in the world to implement an equine PET scanner, and has since added a volumetric PET/CT scanner in 2018. The program continues to expand its research and clinical applications with many exciting developments to improve equine health and performance. Read more BREAKING NEWS: UC Davis performs first ever PET scan on standing horse. CEM Quarantine Renovation The Center for Equine...

On January 30th the Bridge Club (NAVTA) held an online Q&A session regarding the Veterinary Nurse Initiative (VNI). Here are links to these discussions:  Part 1 & Part 2 They also wanted to include some key resources that were discussed, the two VNI studies as well as a great brochure that Charlotte Whack mentioned in the chat to promote veterinary technicians: http://veterinarynurse.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/National-Credential-Survey-Results.pdf https://www.navta.net/page/Demographic_Survey They know there is a great deal of passion around this topic and many others in the profession. NAVTA's goal is to create a platform for people to connect, engage, learn and grow. If you...

At present, companies all over the world are busily investigating levels of involvement and satisfaction of their employees. That’s because, when it comes to corporate business success, workplace engagement is considered one of the key ingredients. However, when it comes to employee engagement in veterinary practice, we know very little. That is why researchers at Edinburgh University, in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University, The Netherlands, have initiated a study, focusing on employees in equine practices across the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. We want to gain...

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency (APHIS) has reported that the Miami Animal Import Center will be temporarily closed to new arrivals of horses beginning on Jan. 19 in response to illness in a handful of horses quarantined at the facility. APHIS is investigating to determine the specific cause of illness, but salmonella is suspected, and the facility is stepping up biosecurity and taking additional precautions to prevent any further disease spread. The temporary closure is effective on Saturday, January 19, 2019. APHIS is conducting environmental testing at the facility,...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on manufacturers of animal dewormers to voluntarily modify their product labels. According to an FDA-issued press release, the request is being issued in an effort to preserve the effectiveness of drugs intended to treat certain internal parasites in livestock and horses. The agency would like the labels to include more information on antiparasitic resistance. The requested label changes are for approved antiparasitic animal drug products only, and do not relate to antimicrobial drug products or antimicrobial resistance. Unlike the antimicrobial issue, the concern over...

about the course TCVM for Veterinary Technicians is a 29-hour programdesigned to teach vet techs how to support and promote TCVM services in an integrative veterinary practice. Through the program, technicians are given the tools to speak knowledgeably about the purpose and value of TCVM and to teach clients how to care for their animals with food therapy and Tui-na techniques. This program will equip your vet techs with an understanding of TCVM fundamental principles, the scientific basis for TCVM indications and contraindications. Graduates will be able to assist the veterinarians with basic TCVM procedures including moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, needle removal, simple Tui-na techniques,...

Dear Kentucky Farriers, Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians Researchers and all interested in the Horse. First, our regards to each and all of the above and best wishes for the New Year, and attached is the essentially final draft of the program for The Third Steve Cauthen Farrier / Veterinary / Researcher Seminar. As above, Hans Albrecht and I, Thomas Tobin, are again honored to be presenting The Third Tex Cauthen Seminar Sunday, January 20th, 2019 9:00 a.m. − 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Maxwell H Gluck Equine Research Center. The title is...

The Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign will be providing free Merck Animal Health equine vaccines to qualifying equine facilities. To qualify, facilities must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and follow the AAEP Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities. Facilities must work with an AAEP-member veterinarian when applying. Click here to view the application....

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