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What does it mean to be a specialist?

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Veterinary medicine has changed in recent years with more practitioners choosing to become board certified in a specific area of practice. This allows us to have a more precise focus in one particular area like surgery or medicine. Steinbeck Country

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The Great Vaccine Debate

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Annual vaccinations are a large part of our preventative health strategy here at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic. As your veterinarian we are happy to be one of your main sources of information concerning your horse’s health and vaccines.

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American Association of Equine Practitioners: Vaccination Guidelines

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These guidelines are intended to be a reference for veterinarians who utilize vaccines in their respective practices. They are neither regulations nor directives and should not be interpreted as such. It is the responsibility of attending veterinarians, through an appropriate veterinarian-client-patient relationship, to utilize relevant information coupled with product availability to determine optimal health care programs for their patients.

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American Association of Equine Practitioners: Equine Welfare

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“To protect the health and welfare of the horse” is one of the AAEP’s most important pursuits. Guided by its Equine Welfare Committee, the AAEP’s efforts include the development of guidelines that help veterinarians and the equine industry implement appropriate standards of humane care for the horse.

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American Association of Equine Practitioners: Emergency & Disaster Preparedness

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When an emergency or natural disaster occurs, it is always in the best interest of the horses for both the equine practitioner and the horse owner to be prepared. Foreign animal disease outbreaks or other catastrophic events can adversely affect the health and well-being of horses. The preparation must be as thorough as possible knowing that circumstances will highlight the weaknesses rather than the strengths of those involved.

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Equine Disease Communication Center: Disease Outbreak Alerts

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This link is used to list all current outbreaks or diseases with the potential to affect populations of horses. It is designed to communicate information to all segments of the horse industry e.g. from the horse owner to the regulatory authorities and make everyone aware of disease outbreak status. The United States Equestrian Federation is dedicated to the promotion of equestrian sport, fair competition and equine welfare regardless of breed or discipline.

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Electrophysiological studies in American Quarter horses with neuroaxonal dystrophy

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Neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) is a disease characterized by the sudden onset of neurologic signs in horses ranging from 4 to 36 months of age. Equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy (EDM), a disease that has been associated with low vitamin E concentrations, is considered a more advanced form of NAD. The objective of this report is to describe the electrophysiological features of NAD/EDM in American Quarter horses (QHs).

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Pemphigus vulgaris in a Welsh pony stallion: case report and demonstration of antidesmoglein autoantibodies

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Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes and is rarely diagnosed in equids.

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Factors associated with survival in 148 recumbent horses

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This study demonstrates that the duration of clinical signs, response to treatment and the ability of horses to use a sling are associated with survival to hospital discharge for recumbent horses.

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Hemorrhage and blood loss–induced anemia associated with an acquired coagulation factor VIII inhibitor in a Thoroughbred mare

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Horses may develop inhibitory antibodies against factor VIII that cause acquired hemophilia A.

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