AAEP Convention

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AAEP Convention 2006: Additional Topics

March 01, 2007

Western Performance Horse Forum

The Western performance hors... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: News and Awards

March 01, 2007

The 52nd annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners was... Read More

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Lukas Offers Keys to Success During AAEP Convention Keynote Speech

December 07, 2006

Thoroughbred trainer D. Wayne Lukas received a standing ovation Sunday (Dec. 3) following his keynote speech that opened the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas.

The Hall of Fame trainer... Read More

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Ragle Receives Distinguished Service Award

December 06, 2006

Claude A. Ragle, DVM, received the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The award, given to an individual who has provided exemplary service to... Read More

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Werner Named 2007 AAEP Vice President

December 06, 2006

Harry Werner, VMD, of North Granby, Conn., has been selected as the next vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He was inducted into office yesterday (Dec. 5) at the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio,... Read More

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Whitaker Named AAEP Equine Industry Board Member

December 06, 2006

David Dean Whitaker, director of the Horse Science School of Agriculture and Agriscience at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) equine industry board... Read More

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Morehead Elected to the AAEP Board of Directors

December 05, 2006

James "Jim" P. Morehead, DVM, has been elected to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) board of directors. He will begin his term as District IV Director today (Dec. 5) at the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio,... Read More

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Moore Elected AAEP Director-at-Large

December 05, 2006

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, has recently been selected as a director-at-large for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will begin his term today (Dec. 5) during the association's 52nd Annual Convention in San... Read More

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Kester News Hour Presenters to Receive Distinguished Service Award

December 05, 2006

Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, and John E. Madigan, DVM, will be recognized today (Dec. 5) as recipients of the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 52nd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas... Read More

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Healthy Horses

November 01, 2006

Equine veterinarians are the most qualified resource for horse health information. When looking for information or events that will help your efforts to keep your horse healthy, it is important to consider the qualifications of the source or event.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006 Preview

November 01, 2006

Why should horse owners care about this year's annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP), Dec. 2-6? Several reasons.

First, despite veterinarians' busy schedules, they are always striving to learn what is ne... Read More

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Veterinary Students Receive AAEP Foundation/ALSIC Scholarships

March 15, 2006

Eight veterinary students were recently selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from the American Live Stock Insurance Company (ALSIC) and the AAEP Foundation. The scholarships are presented annually to fourth-year veterinary students who plan t... Read More

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New Treatment for Osteoarthritis (AAEP Convention 2005)

February 23, 2006

Horses treated with ACS were observed to have significantly improved lameness in osteoarthritis joints at the end of the study weeks after the last treatment compared with placebo-treated horses.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Inflammation and Pregnancy Rates

February 23, 2006

Before heading to a breeding shed in Central Kentucky, most farms require all mares to have a clean uterine culture to look for bacteria. According to Thomas Riddle, DVM, a founder of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky, uterine... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Preventing Contagious Diseases

February 20, 2006

"Prevention of contagious diseases is dependent on an effective vaccination program and a carefully developed and strictly enforced management program," said Steve Conboy, DVM, a Central Kentucky equine practitioner, at the 2005 American... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Reproduction/Perinatology Forum

February 17, 2006

It's important that all the players in an industry speak the same language, and the Reproduction/Perinatology Forum on Dec. 3 at the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention in Seattle, Wash., tried to help equine veterinarians do... Read More

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Purchase Exam at Auction (AAEP 2005)

February 17, 2006

While consignors used to hate these exams, they are now very welcoming of it because it's opportunity for them to assess action on the horse (how many people are seriously looking at the horse).... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

February 17, 2006

Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), or bleeding in the lungs after exercise, costs the United States horse racing industry a great deal--estimated at up to $260 million per year by Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, of... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Inflammatory Airway Disease

February 17, 2006

A racehorse running at top speed breathes about 120 times per minute, moving about 12-15 liters of air per breath or 1,400-1,800 liters per minute. With this amount of airflow, it's not hard to imagine that any amount of airway inflammation can... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Upper Airway Obstructive Disease

February 17, 2006

"Before high-speed treadmill (HSTM) endoscopy, we did not recognize the complexity of maintaining a open airway under enormous pressure swings during inspiration and expiration (breathing in and out)," said Eric Parente, DVM, associate professor... Read More

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Weaving, Headshaking and Cribbing (AAEP Convention 2005)

February 17, 2006

We often punish horses for exhibiting undesirable stereotypic behaviors, but most of these behaviors are responses to suboptimal environments. Thus, punishing the horse for the behavior only increases the already heightened stress that caused ... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Physical, Psychological, or Both?

February 17, 2006

When your horse's behavior changes, you wonder what caused the change--did he start kicking his stall because he is in pain, or just because he hates his new stablemate? Behavior changes can stem from physical problems, psychological ones, or a... Read More

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Foal Imprinting -- Research Review

February 17, 2006

While horse owners worldwide want a simple answer to the question of whether foal imprinting works or not, it's hard to give a simple answer to what really isn't a simple question. This was the message of an imprinting research review presented... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Equine Learning Ability

February 17, 2006

"Until recently, horses have been estimated to have average intelligence at best," said Evelyn B. Hanggi, MS, PhD, president and, along with Jerry Ingersoll, co-founder of the Equine Research Foundation (ERF) in Aptos, Calif., during her review... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Kester News Hour

February 17, 2006

What's new and hot in veterinary medicine? What if you could get two of the world's foremost equine veterinarians to dig through the mountain of research that is published each year and tell you what is really significant for your and your horse... Read More