Hoof Beats

With the Triple Crown being achieved twice in the past four years, horse racing is enjoying more of the spotlight these days. Consequently, drug testing and racing safety have also been brought to the forefront. At UC Davis, a group of horses are setting the standard for horse racing health and safety. Read more here...

The best way to build an effective parasite control program for your farm is to work with your veterinarian and implement fecal egg counts (FEC) to help understand which horses are shedding the most parasite eggs. We don’t like to think about them, but we know they’re there. Those pesky parasites living large on our pastures and paddocks and – eventually – making themselves at home inside our horses and working to ensure that another generation of parasites follows them. Parasites meet your match – the anthelmintic. Read more here Provided by Merck...

Ready to add “Speaker” to your resume? Members of the AAEVT are invited to submit Case Studies for consideration for presentation (and eventual publication!) during the 2018 AAEVT Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA – Dec. 1-4th, 2018. First deadline is July 15th Learn more HERE: ● What is a “Case Study”? ● Important Dates for Submitting your Case Study ● Key points and Ethical Consideration...

The AAEVT Executive Board met in Lexington prior to the Anesthesia Society event to discuss action plans, events and goals for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019. Katie gave us a mid-year Financial overview, which showed, due to our diligence, that we are in good shape! We also brainstormed around our membership numbers, our benefits, how to reach more equine staff and offer relevant value. We reviewed our Mission statement again and discussed how our focus may be more in the realm of community vs continuing education. We are an...

With ALL of the educational meetings we are putting on this year, we thought you could use this handy "How to Justify Conference Attendance" worksheet when presenting your interest in attending to your employer! by Mike Doyle As a manager, how do you propose any allocation of resources in your organization? You need to understand two components to make decisions: Expense (the “investment”) Return on Investment This article provides some easy-to-use tools to help you calculate the investment and identify your return. Understanding Your Conference Expenses Conference expenses are affected by a number of factors. Before you...

Two veterinary technicians/assistants will win all-expense paid trips to the 2018 AAEVT Annual Conference during the AAEP convention in San Francisco, California, be featured in the winter issue of EquiManagement magazine and each veterinarian nominator will win $1,000 for his or her clinic. How’s that for a Win-Win award? Info and Nomination Form HERE...

Ohio update from their District Rep: Ohio has stalled in the state house with the VNI initiative due to political indecisiveness. They can not agree on a new house leader therefore no bills are being heard, so it is in a wait and see hold.  The VNI passed the small agriculture committee and has a positive outlook at this point. Tenneessee & Michigan update: These states are not close to passing the VNI as proposed and no further hearings will take place this year....

By Karen Chapman, RVT Bugs Magic Breese, a 13-yearold American Paint Horse mare, presented to the Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital on July 29, 2016, for evaluation of a recurring tumor on her lower left eyelid. The tumor had been resected previously and injected with cisplatin 45 days earlier. Regrowth was noted (Figure 1) and Breese was referred for a second opinion. Breese was sedated with 10 mg detomidine administered IV to keep her comfortable and sedated during the procedure. An auriculopalpebral nerve block was performed using carbocaine to facilitate...

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