Who’s Going To Buy Our Equine Practices?

With increasing frequency, small animal veterinary practice owners are being offered the golden (corporate) ticket to exit their careers gracefully, financially secure and with the knowledge that the hospitals they worked so hard to build will live on beyond their retirement. The major national players have been joined by more and more smaller, regional and sometimes family-owned entities, carving out …

dvm360 Product Report: Equine Education Tools, High-Protein Diet, App Journaling And More

Research shows that more than 60% of performance horses, 30% of pleasure horses, and between 25% and 51% percent of foals suffer from gastric ulcers. To help veterinarians provide a “gut check” for horse owners focusing on the risk of equine stomach ulcers and how to treat and prevent them, Boehringer Ingelheim is providing downloadable educational-event toolkits at gastrogard.com/vetresources. The kits …

WSDA Issues Advisory About Vesicular Stomatitis

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) announced that all susceptible species (cattle, equine, swine, sheep and goats) entering Washington State from a state where vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been diagnosed within the past 30 days must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) with a valid entry permit number. The CVI for susceptible species must be issued …

Two Former Competitors Find a New Purpose

Best friends Dusty and Woody were in need of a little extra horse-pitality. At 16 and 18 years old, the former Western event competitors suffered from lameness issues. When their owner sold his farm last year and was no longer able to take care of the pair, he called the ASPCA Regional Support Center, a pilot program located, at the …