Articles Tagged with ''Veterinarian''

Veterinarian Quick Takes

[Video] Modified Clogs Application

Equine veterinarian Steve Hicks has produced a 26 1/2-minute video highlighting the use of modified clogs in dealing with a number of acute and chronic laminitis cases. The video shows a number of laminitic horses both before and immediately after application of these modified clogs.
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Red Flags for Farriers

Recognize Subtle Signs of Horse Discomfort

Your ability to better identify and address what could be causing discomfort with a horse will aid in educating the novice horse owner
Horse owners have all types of backgrounds and motivations for owning horses. Some have vast experience while others have next to none. While working with this variety of clients, farriers must know how to handle and advise each one individually. Educated owners will be able to recognize subtle signs of discomfort. However, today there are many clients who lack that familiarity and knowledge.
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Dealing with the Unruly Horse

Even with sedatives, don’t start working on a difficult horse until the odds are in your favor
One of the toughest aspects of being a farrier is dealing with the occasional difficult and unruly horse. Not only can it make trimming and shoeing difficult, but it can result in liability nightmares when things turn bad.
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House Advances Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

For veterinarians treating livestock in the field or making house calls to pets, traveling in vehicles outfitted with much of the equipment of a brick-and-mortar hospital is a given. Yet the legality of an essential component of mobile practice has been in question since 2012 when California veterinarians with mobile practices registered to their home addresses began receiving letters from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) warning that they were in violation of federal law for transporting controlled substances.
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Veterinarians' Roundtable

In the September/October issue of AFJ, we asked veterinarians what some of the red flags or symptoms are that farriers may see in a horse to indicate that a vet should be called. Veterinary surgeon John Stewart expanded on this topic.
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