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From the monthly archives: February 2012

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'February 2012'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Days numbered for old-style PPE certificate

A reminder that as of the 31st March the VDS will no longer support the old-style certificates in the event of a claim

New evidence suggests early exercise in Thoroughbreds may help musculoskeletal health

New evidence suggests that exercise early in life can have a positive effect

NSAID use in equine practice

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HBLB’s advances in equine veterinary science and practice

Read a new series of state-of-the-art review articles from HBLB and EVJ

International Panel Identifies Priorities for Colic Research

The AAEP Foundation has released a report identifying future research priorities for the study of Equine Colic

Equine Perinatology – EVJ supplement just released online

To honour Dr Peter Rossdale's contribution to equine perinatology, EVJ has published a supplement on the topic which has just become available online. The supplement contains a series of state-of-the art reviews on perinatal development, pathology, endocrinology and nutriton together with a large collection of research and clinical articles. Together this represents an important body of evidence that will inform the practice of equine neonatology for years to come. Of particular importance are large scale multicentre studies documenting the importance of blood lactate concentrations as a prognostic indicator and showing that prophylactic antiulcer medications may increase the risk of diarrhoea. For the first time, the impact of hospital treatment as a foal on future sales performance has been reported by Dr Keven Corley and his study shows that previously hospitalised foals are not at a disadvantage when compared to other animals brought to public auction. The supplement was generously sponsored by the BEVA T ...

Have your say on BEVA CPD

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Veterinary medicine Detection Time for Buscopan™ Compositum announced by British Horseracing Authority

New details announced by BHA

Professor Barrie Edwards' EVJ Bibliography

Prof. Edwards bibiliography has been published in EVJ in recognition of his immense contribution to equine veterinary science

Woman and Horse left dead after Hyperbaric Chamber Explosion

    While Florida fire authorities probe the cause of a hyperbaric oxygen chamber explosion that killed one horse and one woman and injured another woman, an equine veterinarian who founded a hyberbaric-oxygen-therapy-focused veterinary society said practitioners strive to minimize risk associated with the technology. According to published reports, on Feb. 10, a hyperbaric oxygen chamber exploded at the Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (KESMARC) in Ocala, Fla., when a horse inside the chamber began kicking. The horse and a woman were killed in the incident. Another woman sustained injuries, the reports said. Marion County, Fla., fire rescue officials are investigating the cause of the incident. A representative from KESMARC Florida was unavailable for comment.   Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves treating a patient with 100% oxygen under pressure; veterinarians have explained the process increases oxygen levels in blood plasma and promotes higher delivery to all body tissues, ...
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