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Pain questionnaire adapted to identify osteoarthritis in horses

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A team of researchers has developed a questionnaire to help horse owners identify and monitor signs of osteoarthritis pain to facilitate earlier and more effective treatment for horses.

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APHIS bolsters regulations against horse soring

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In an effort to end horse soring at Tennessee Walking Horse shows, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced April 29 that it is strengthening Horse Protection Act (HPA) regulations.

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Board revises AVMA policies on horse tripping, opioids, public health

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The policy topics ranged from horse tripping to goat and sheep disbudding and dehorning to the veterinarian’s role in the opioid epidemic. The AVMA Board of Directors (BOD) updated and adopted several policies during its April 4-5 meeting at AVMA headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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USDA proposes updates to strengthen Horse Protection Act

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Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comments on a proposed rule to strengthen Horse Protection Act (HPA) requirements.

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Unregulated horse racing continues to pose risks

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A persistent and potentially growing concern, according to experts, is the running of unsanctioned, informal horse races. Unregulated horse racing is dangerous for horses and riders, and diseases such as equine infectious anemia and equine piroplasmosis can spread at these bush tracks.

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FDA approves generic drugs for use in cats, dogs, horses, ferrets

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The Food and Drug Administration announced in January that the agency had approved new generic drugs for cats, dogs, and horses and granted a supplemental approval for a generic drug for use in ferrets.

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AVMA, AAEP release veterinary team, client relationship resource for equine practitioners

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The AVMA and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have jointly created the Effective Equine Care Guide, a free resource that veterinary teams in equine practice can use to develop healthy communication and positive partnerships between staff members and horse owners.

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