Neurology to be Focus of AAEP State-of-the-Art Lecture

Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, will deliver the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on Dec. 8 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Equine neurology is the focus of this year's lecture, which is sponsored by AAEP Educational Partner Platinum Performance in conjunction with the AAEP Foundation, Inc.

Reed is widely recognized for his commitment to the horse, equine veterinarians, and the equine industry. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he developed an interest in the specialty of equine neurology and became recognized as an expert in this area. He has written and spoken extensively on "wobbler" syndrome, equine protozoal myelitis, head trauma, and the neurologic examination. In addition, Reed has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. He is an editor of Equine Internal Medicine, which is about to enter into its third edition. In 2008 he also co-edited with Martin Furr, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, another textbook, Equine Neurology. Reed has received a number of recognitions for his work, including the Schering-Plough Animal Health and World Veterinary Association Award for Applied Research.

Reed graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. In 1983, he joined the faculty at the school as an assistant professor, rising to the title of professor in 1994. In 2003, Reed was named to the Jenne Professorship in Equine Medicine and Surgery. He received the award for Distinguished University Service in 2002 and The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.

In 2007, Reed retired from The Ohio State University as an emeritus professor. At the same time, he chose a new career path away from academia and now practices as an equine specialist at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Reed considers the opportunity to assist in the mentoring of 29 residents, more than 20 interns and hundreds of veterinary students as his most significant contribution to the veterinary profession.

The Frank J. Milne Lecture debuted at the 1997 convention in Phoenix, Ariz. Named for AAEP Past President and Distinguished Life Member Frank J. Milne, the lecture series features "state-of-the-art" information on subjects and techniques considered important to the equine veterinary profession.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its nearly 10,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

Read coverage of last year's Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on stallion reproduction.

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