Get horses, saddles and riders fit for performance

Horse saddles increasingly are a greater topic of interest in equine studies, especially how they relate to welfare, performance and safety issues for both horse and rider. Researchers are finding that serious problems can arise when these considerations fall to the wayside.

Brush up on equine anatomy with new guide book

Need to brush up on your equine and large animal anatomy? Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has got you covered! Their faculty members of the university recently published two guides, called “Equine Anatomy Guide: The Head and Neck, an Illustrated Guide” and “Guide to Ruminant Anatomy: Dissection and Clinical Aspects.”

UC Davis to push for advanced disaster preparedness for pets, livestock

The recent storms throughout California have stretched dams and levees to capacity and caused flooding throughout the state. This has led to declarations of emergency in 50 of California's 58 counties, and brought to light a big problem that has been answered yet: When there’s a natural disaster, what happens to pets and livestock?

Veterinary Service Grants Available from USDA

If you’re looking to expand your clientele to include more rural clients in underserved areas, then look into the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which is part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

What is the VSGP? According to the USDA website:

“The purpose of the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) is to relieve veterinarian shortage situations and support veterinary services. Grants will …

IAH Expands Sales Into Baltics, Belarus

A young company that moved its headquarters this year from Australia to Lawrence, Kan., is reaching into Eastern Europe with a distribution agreement covering some of its large animal products.

Integrated Animal Health, which makes mastitis-fighting Udder-Mate for cows and toxin-tackling Scour-Mate for calves, announced a contract this month with Baltic Zoolife Ltd. The Latvian company will distribute IAH products in Belarus, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

IAH is tapping into what Baltic Zoolife’s founder, Victoria …

Merck Plans Takeover of Harrisvaccines

Veterinary drug maker Merck Animal Health has agreed to acquire Harrisvaccines, an Ames, Iowa, company that has led the fight against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and avian influenza.

The terms of the transaction, which was announced Thursday and is expected to close by year’s end, were not disclosed.

Harrisvaccines Vice President Joel Harris said he and his father, company founder and CEO Hank Harris, DVM, Ph.D., aren’t going away anytime soon.

“I’m staying on in …