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Equine July/August 2009 (Vol 4, No 6)

Editor's Desk — Your Journal, Your Success

by Kirk McKay, Managing Editor

    Compendium Equine* is your journal: equine practitioners provide the content, peer review it, read it, apply it to practice, and evaluate it in surveys. So congratulations! You deserve much of the credit for making this journal a favorite among equine practitioners. In only 3 years after its launch, Compendium Equine has the highest percentage of average issue readers and is rated highest in usefulness by its readers compared with ratings for other publications by their readers.1 In addition, the journal's circulation has grown to 16,181.2 See the BOX for other highlights. I believe the journal's success is reflective of the strength of the equine veterinary profession and the equine industry.

    Compendium Equine's staff and editorial board know you've been essential to the success of the journal and, in turn, want it to be an important resource for your professional success. Our mission is clear: Compendium Equine is dedicated to providing essential and accurate clinical and professional information to benefit equine practitioners, their profession, and their patients. We'll continue to fulfill this mission through the journal's various targeted features. Last year's launch of "Imaging Is Believing" (diagnostic imaging series) and this year's launches of "From the Horse's Mouth" (dentistryseries) and "Cutting to Cure" (surgeryseries) have been well received. And the highly anticipated "Feed Stuff" nutrition series is on the way. This issue delivers the following important features: "Extraction of the First Premolar Teeth" (a follow-up to "The First Premolar Teeth" in the March 2009 issue), "Treating Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection," "Fare Thee Well: How to Help Owners (and Yourself) Deal with the Death of a Horse," and "Vestibular Disease: Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy."

    It's a pleasure working with equine practitioners to produce Compendium Equine and its associated media: the EquineMail and Equine Extra monthly e-newsletters and CompendiumEquine.com, which includes CE content (also available at CECenter.com), Web-exclusive news and videos, and a searchable archive of the journal's content. And knowing that we're helping you with your equine patients and clients is always inspiring.

    I encourage you to think of Compendium Equine as your journal and to recognize the connection between the journal's success and your success. Thank you for all you've done to make the journal a favorite among equine practitioners. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions, so don't hesitate to e-mail (kmckay@Vetlearn.com) or call (800-426-9119, ext 52434) me. In addition, I would be happy to talk to you about the various ways to contribute content to your journal.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    *Published by Veterinary Learning Systems (VLS; Vetlearn.com), Yardley, Pennsylvania.

    1. PERQ/HCI FOCUS® Veterinary 2009 Data. Tables 104 and 202 Equine.

    2. December 2008 BPA statement. Total qualified circulation.

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