Articles posted January 31, 2011

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KHC Names Rusty Ford 2010 Equine Health Steward

Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager for the Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian, was named the 2010 Equine Health Steward by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) at an awards banquet on Jan. 14. Ford has been safeguarding the health of Kentucky's horses for more than 20 years. His contributions to the planning and implementation of the import of for...

Identifying and Managing Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Is your horse obese? Has he ever tested positive for insulin resistance? Does he suffer from intermittent bouts of laminitis? If you answered 'yes' to any or all of these questions, your horse might be suffering from equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). But according to Ray J. Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and Chair of the Department of Larg...

Medical Pain Management Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

A Table Topic at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., addressed medical pain management. Attendees agreed that the mainstay of pain management in the horse remains the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as phenylbutazone, flunixen meglumine, and a newer entry, firocoxib. Part...

Manna Pro Issues Feed Recall

Horse feed manufacturer Manna Pro Products LLC has voluntarily recalled one of its horse feed products distributed in California, Nevada, and Oregon because it might contain potentially harmful levels of monensin sodium (trade name Rumensin). According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, monensin sodium is a medication approved for use in some lives...

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