American Association of Equine Practitioners

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Painkillers and Gastric Ulcers in Horses, AAEP 2009

January 28, 2010

If you've ever given the common oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone (Bute) to a horse, you've probably been warned that it can cause stomach (gastric) ulcers if you give too much or give it for too long. Thus, there... Read More

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Vet Interviews, AAEP Tradeshow Videos Available Online

January 28, 2010

Did you miss the AAEP Convention this year? Fear not; you can still hear from some of the speakers and tradeshow representatives without trekking to Vegas!

News Editor Erin Ryder interviewed vets on top horse health topics. ... Read More

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New Equine Herpesvirus Treatment Option Studied, AAEP 2009

January 27, 2010

The typical veterinarian's arsenal against equine herpesvirus includes vaccination to prevent the disease and supportive care/antiviral medication when the disease strikes. Small interfering RNA, or siRNA for short, is a Nobel Prize-winning technolog... Read More

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Sepsis Treatment in Horses, AAEP 2009

January 26, 2010

Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in which the whole body is in an inflammatory state due to the presence of a known or suspect bacterial infection. The evolution and future of sepsis treatment in the horse was describe... Read More

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Common Castration Complications (AAEP 2009)

January 26, 2010

Complications associated with equine castrations occur commonly and should be indentified and treated properly in the field. Even though castration (removal of the testicles) is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in equine practice, ... Read More

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Cortisol Levels and Colic Survival in Horses (AAEP 2009)

January 25, 2010

Cortisol, which is often termed the "stress hormone" because its levels rise in response to stress in horses and other species, might offer veterinarians another tool for assessing and developing prognoses for horses with colic. At th... Read More

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Improving Peritonitis Treatment in Horses, AAEP 2009

January 24, 2010

Peritonitis, defined as inflammation of the peritoneum (membrane lining the abdomen), can result from many problems, from disease to infection following injury or colic/colic surgery. Regardless of the cause, a common treatment is lavage (flushing) o... Read More

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Lameness in Racehorses, AAEP 2009

January 24, 2010

When a racehorse is injured, one of the biggest concerns an owner has is whether or not the animal will be able to race again. The owner also wants to know if the horse will be able to perform as well as it did prior to being hurt. Travis Tull,... Read More

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Painkillers and Analgesics in Horses, AAEP 2009

January 23, 2010

The advantages of using painkillers in horses are that they help an injured or ill horse feel better, eat more, lose less weight, stay in the hospital for a shorter time, and often avoid chronic pain. The potential disadvantages include the possibili... Read More

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Removing Incisor Teeth in Horses, AAEP 2009

January 23, 2010

On occasion, certain dental problems in horses might call for removal of one or more permanent incisor teeth. A veterinarian experienced in equine dentistry can perform the necessary dental surgery to remove the tooth with the horse standing and... Read More

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DMSO Doesn't Help Gastric Aspects of Endotoxemia, AAEP 2009

January 22, 2010

Endotoxemia causes delayed gastric (stomach) emptying, which can cause the stomach to retain acidic contents and cause or worsen gastric ulcers. At worst, delayed gastric emptying can lead to accumulation of reflux material and gastric rupture.... Read More

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Changes in Equine Surgical and Postoperative Care, AAEP 2009

January 22, 2010

Just 20 years ago, overall equine survival of surgical colic hovered at 39-48% due to anesthetic complications and breakdown of surgical incisions. Recent overall survival rates range from 55-95%, dependent on timely intervention and clinician/... Read More

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Send Horse Reproduction, Lameness, Skin Questions to AAEP

January 21, 2010

Veterinarians will provide horse owners with timely, accurate information on reproduction, lameness, and equine skin conditions through the American Association of Equine Practitioners' online "Ask the Vet" discussion tool. Horse ... Read More

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Horse Vets Say: Hold the Persimmons, Please (AAEP 2009)

January 21, 2010

Persimmons are tropical, bright orange fruits that are claimed to have many health benefits in humans, from helping prevent cancer to arresting the hiccups. However, they have a dark side--they can form hard "concretions," or fiber ma... Read More

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Prepurchase Exam of the Western Performance Horse, AAEP 2009

January 15, 2010

Tips on proper prepurchase examinations for horses in Western performance disciplines. The horse's physical condition, disposition/attitude, and soundness should be evaluated by your veterinarian before the sale. ... Read More

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Lameness Problems in Gaited Horses, AAEP 2009

January 14, 2010

About 75 veterinarians gathered to discuss common lameness problems faced by gaited horses during the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention.

Foot lameness was the first topic of discussion, especially th... Read More

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Equine Endocrine Disorders Discussed at AAEP

January 02, 2010

The two major endocrine disorders affecting horses--equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID or equine Cushing's disease)--were hot topics at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP... Read More

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Lameness in Racehorses Discussed by AAEP Vets

December 28, 2009

Synthetic racing surfaces were the topic that raised the most concern among the approximately 80 veterinarians from the United States, Canada, and Europe in attendance at the Lameness in Racehorses Table Topic held during the 2009 American Asso... Read More

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Equine Rehabilitation Discussed at AAEP Convention

December 27, 2009

The purpose of the Table Topic on Rehabilitation held during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., was to educate veterinarians on the opportunities and use of rehabilitation techniques in equine... Read More

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AI With Cooled and Frozen Semen AAEP Table Topic

December 23, 2009

Timing of mare insemination with cooled and frozen semen was one of the hot topics at a session of veterinarians at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. The topics discussed in the AI With C... Read More

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AAEP Convention Draws Record Crowd

December 16, 2009

New equine research, practical veterinary techniques, and business education attracted a record 7,611 attendees to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5 - 9. The previous record ... Read More

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Lameness, Neurology Highlight AAEP Resort Symposium

December 15, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will host its 12th annual Resort Symposium Jan. 24-26, 2010, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The focus of this year's Resort Symposium is equine performance evaluation, lameness, and neurological dis... Read More

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Florida Practitioner John Mitchell Installed as AAEP Vice President

December 10, 2009

John S. Mitchell, DVM, a Standardbred racetrack practitioner in Pompano Beach, Fla., will join the AAEP Executive Committee as 2010 AAEP vice president at the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

Dr. Mitchell will be sworn in as... Read More

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AAEP Installs Bill Brewer as Equine Industry Board Member

December 10, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners welcomed Bill Brewer, former head of the American Quarter Horse Association, to the AAEP board of directors at the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Brewer will serve as the equine indust... Read More

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McIlwraith, Lenz Honored for Lifelong Dedication to the AAEP

December 09, 2009

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) honored two members for their longtime dedication to the association, including continuous efforts to promote equine welfare and the equine veterinary profession, during a luncheon held ye... Read More