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Equine September 2009 (Vol 4, No 7)

Editorial — Cutting to Cure: A New Partnership With the ACVS

by Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD, DACVS

    I'm happy to introduce the new partnership between Compendium Equine's Cutting to Cure surgical series and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)! The inaugural article, "Proximal Suspensory Desmitis of the Hindlimbs," starts on page 308. The overarching goal of this series is to provide equine practitioners with practical, accurate, and up-to-date information regarding equine diseases and conditions for which surgery is a recommended or possible therapeutic option. Therefore, before publication, all articles are peer reviewed by ACVS diplomates with experience and expertise in equine surgery. This approach helps ensure that the information is clear, complete, and accurate as well as consistent with current thinking.

    Cutting to Cure will address important diseases and conditions seen by equine practitioners. When indicated, articles will provide step-by-step, detailed descriptions and accompanying illustrations or photographs of the surgical procedure so that it could be replicated by an appropriately experienced veterinary practitioner. Other articles will focus on providing up-to-date information, including surgical options, indications, contraindications, and prognosis, so that practitioners can offer their clients the best possible diagnostic and treatment options for equine patients.

    Before a Cutting to Cure article is written, the topic is approved by the ACVS. We encourage readers to suggest surgical topics that would be of interest to most equine practitioners. If you would like to suggest a topic or submit a paper for the series, please contact Managing Editor Kirk McKay at kmckay@vetlearn.com or 800-426-9119, ext 52434. At least one author of each paper must be an ACVS diplomate.

    We're excited about this mutually beneficial partnership between Compendium Equine and the ACVS. We encourage you to provide us with constructive feedback on Cutting to Cure so that we meet your needs and expectations and continuously advance equine health. We look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy this new series!

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