Lunging horses is a common practice among trainers and owners in a variety of equestrian disciplines. Whether used for starting a young horse under saddle, or advancing the training of a competition horse, researchers say it’s important to consider lunging’s effects. Individuals must understand the biomechanics of how a horse turns and use the best methods to support joint health and the horse’s career longevity.
2023 NYS-VC was a huge success
The NYS Veterinary Conference was held October 6-8, 2023 as a hybrid event offering three different ways to engage: onsite, online, and on-demand. Over 800 attendees onsite and online could choose from a variety of tracks including cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, equine, emergency and critical care, integrative medicine, narrative based medicine, veterinary technician. There were also exhibitors to visit to collect stamps for the game card for a raffle to win prizes.
NYSVMS recruiting for class of 2024 Power of 10
NYSVMS is currently recruiting for the Power of 10 class of 2024. This is a national initiative designed to cultivate leadership capacity in grads 15 years or less from veterinary school who are current NYSVMS members and provide learning experiences that will enrich the individual and benefit the individual’s practice, community and profession. The program provides NYSVMS members with 4 leadership development sessions. NYSVMS provides the experts and covers all meeting and travel expenses for participants to attend sessions. The topics were: wellbeing, what to do when OPD knocks on your door, restructuring student debt and financial planning and the Insights Discovery program. Applications for the Power of 10 Class of 2024 are currently being accepted now through December 4th. For the application, click here. For more information, please contact Stephanie Quirini email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Making immunotherapy more effective for breast cancer
Cornell University CVM
By all accounts, Dr. Anushka Dongre sits at the cutting edge of cancer science. As assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, she focuses on the intersection of cancer biology and immunology, garnering multiple grants and awards, including most recently the Affinito-Stewart award from the President’s council of Cornell Women and the Breast Cancer Research Faculty Grant from the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. She’s published several papers on the biology of cancer immunotherapy — including a recent review article in Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy on the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer.
Student blog: Treating wildlife in Costa Rica
Cornell University CVM
Costa Rica makes up only 0.03% of the surface area of the earth but is home to an incredible 6% of the world’s biodiversity. With this remarkable wealth of wildlife, unfortunately comes conflict with humans and domestic animals and the need for wildlife rescue centers. This past summer, thanks to funding from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Expanding Horizons program I traveled to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a beautiful beach town along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, to work with Dr. Roger Such at the Jaguar Rescue Center.
Rising from the rubble: Maui wildfire relief efforts continue
The aftermath of the wildfires that ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui on August 8 revealed a devastated landscape, particularly around Lahaina, a historic town on the western shore of Maui. At least97 lives were lost, not counting the hundreds of animals that died or were displaced. Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR) teams were finally allowed into the 5 square miles of burn zone in and around Lahaina on August 26. Field teams have been addressing service calls, including trapped injured animals and locating missing pets. This process could take several weeks to months, depending on how many animals remain in the burn zone.
11 technologies veterinary practices can adopt today
These are exciting times when it comes to advancements in veterinary medicine. An explosion in new technologies, coupled with improvements in longer-standing ones, means that busy veterinary teams have valuable help when it comes to delivering high-quality patient care, reaching more patients, and establishing strong client relationships. New devices and software promise to help enhance patient care and monitoring, ease workloads, improve workflows, meet or exceed client expectations, and more. Some technologies offer a suite of useful features.
FDA reveals reauthorization of Animal Drug User Fee programs
The Animal Drug and Generic Drug User Fee Amendment of 2023 was signed into law as part of HR 5860 on September 30, 2023. Through this signing, the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) and the Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA) were reauthorized and will be administered by the FDA until 2028. According to an organizational release,2each of the user fee programs will enhance the FDA’s ability to keep a predictable and timely animal drug review process that can help foster innovative drug developments and expedite access to new therapies for companion and food-producing animals.
What to feed a horse with laminitis
Laminitis is a very serious condition in horses that is often associated with metabolic problems, especially insulin dysregulation (ID). “Obese horses may be at higher risk for becoming ID and suffering from laminitis, but lean animals can also develop laminitis, especially if they are insulin-dysregulated,” said Patricia Harris, PhD, VetMB, Dipl. ECVCN, MRCVS, during her presentation at the 2023 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine forum, held June 15-17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.