Virginia is now issuing Equine Interstate Event Permits (EIEP) good for six months that are recognized by 14 states. Some racing facilities may not accept them, so it is a good idea to check specific requirements with your destination location prior to travel. Details can be found on the VDACS Regulatory Services site.
Thank you to Dr. Vernon Dryden, from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, and to our corporate sponsors for a very informative and interesting Podiatry seminar last weekend at the Boars Head Inn. Seventy equine veterinarians and farriers attended our 2013 Practitioners Seminar to learn about the latest advances in Managing Foot Infections, Therapeutic Shoeing for the Performance […]
Pharmaceuticals vs. Medical Devices: There have been many recent questions regarding some “new drugs” used to treat joint disease in the horse such as Chondroprotec, Polyglcan and PentAussie. Many of these products are not drugs or pharmaceuticals but are brought to the market place as veterinary devices. Veterinary devices are often perceived, or appear to […]
It is estimated that up to 60% of equines suffer from gastric ulcers, and the percentage can be even higher for horses in certain disciplines like eventing and racing. GastroGard and UlcerGard are the medications of choice to protect horses against ulcers, but the difference between them is often a point of confusion for horse owners. […]
The convenience of round-baled hay has prompted many horse owners to use these in pastures, especially in the winter. Owners should be careful to select round bales that have been stored inside, are of good quality grass hay, and are not excessively dusty or moldy. All round bales will have increased dust over well-made square bales. […]