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TVG Adds Handel as Special Adviser

Veteran racetrack executive Hal Handel, who left his position earlier this year as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the New York Racing Association, has joined TVG as a special adviser.

Chronic Laminitis: Understanding Lameness and Low-Dose Bute

To treat any lameness issue a veterinarians must first identify the origins of pain and etiologies responsible--something that can be particularly challenging in a horse with laminitis. David Hood, DVM, PhD, of the Hoof Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Clinic (HDRC) in Bryan, Texas, shared some effective methods to pinpoint laminitic pain and explored using ...

Can Horses 'Watch and Learn'?

Watch and learn. It sure seems that horses can do it. One of them figures out how to open the gate to get to your not-so-well-hidden stock of carrots, and then before you know it, they're all getting orange in the muzzle. So can they really learn from each other? Maybe, according to a group of Danish equestrian scientists, but there's nothing cert...

Laminitis Treatment with Stem Cells

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative approach that has gained much press recently as a potential method for treating equine injuries. While scientific studies on its efficacy are scarce, Scott Morrison, DVM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's podiatry unit, in Lexington, Ky., and other practitioners are using various stem cell approaches in their p...

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