AAEP Convention

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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: WNV DNA Vaccine Effective in Young Horses

February 17, 2006

Scientists recently showed that the Fort Dodge Animal Health West Nile virus (WNV) DNA vaccine, which is licensed but not yet commercially available, should protect foals from the virus regardless of residual antibodies received at birth from... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Chronic Salbutamol Treatment for Inflammatory Airway Disease

February 17, 2006

"Anywhere between 25-92% of stabled horses have some form of airway inflammation," said Melissa R. Mazan, DVM, of Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at the 2005 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in... Read More

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Bone Scintigraphy (AAEP 2005)

February 17, 2006

Scintigraphy is an imaging modality that reveals "hot spots" of bone and muscle metabolism that can indicate remodeling due to stress, fractures, or other causes. Many practitioners use it as a screening tool to pinpoint the location of a bone... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

February 17, 2006

"I am here to convince you that MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is in all your futures, so you are going to have to develop some familiarity with this," began Robert Schneider, DVM, MS, equine orthopedic surgeon at Washington State University,... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Performance Horse Forum

February 17, 2006

"We're meant to be advocates for the welfare of the horse," said Rick Mitchell, DVM, of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., moderator of the Dec. 3, 2005 Performance Horse Forum at the American Association of Equine Practitioners... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Infectious Neurologic Disease

February 17, 2006

Sometimes subtle and often dramatic, infectious neurologic disease cases are things veterinarians never want to see, although most would like to understand them better and more easily recognize them when they appear in clients' horses. From... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Recent Progress in Vaccine Development

February 17, 2006

Four equine vaccines have been developed and approved for West Nile virus (WNV) in the past five years, one of which was the first DNA vaccine for any mammal. The pace of this progress is unheard of in industries that make vaccines for other... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Racing Forum

February 17, 2006


What is being done to ensure a level playing field for horses and horsemen? That was a key question discussed at the American Association of Equine Practitioners' Racing Forum on Dec. 3 during the group's annual convention in Seattle, Wash.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum

February 17, 2006

The main topics of concern at the American Association of Equine Practitioner's convention Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum were veterinary compounding, judicious use of antibiotics, plasma products, and the ability to update current... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Foot Lameness Table Topic

February 17, 2006

About 75 people attended the Foot Lameness Table Topic during the AAEP Convention. It was moderated by Andy Parks, VMD, of the University of Georgia, and Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, a private practitioner in Minnesota.
One of the first... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Awards and Recognition

February 17, 2006

At the 2005 AAEP Convention held Dec. 3-7 in Seattle, Wash., the founders of Days End Farm Horse Rescue received the Lavin Cup, which is the AAEP's equine welfare award named for longtime racetrack practitioner Gary Lavin, VMD, of Kentucky.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Milne State of the Art Lecture

February 17, 2006

From Arthroscopy to Gene Therapy--30 Years of Looking Into Joints

Nat White, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chairman of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation, introduced the 2005 Milne State of the Art... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Alternative Therapy Table Topic

February 17, 2006

This year's table topic on alternative therapies discussed mostly acupuncture and chiropractic and how to best incorporate them into a veterinary practice for diagnosis and treatment. Facilitators Rhonda Rathgeber, DVM, PhD, of Hagyard Equine... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Treating Sore Backs Table Topic

February 17, 2006

Kent Allen, DVM, of Virginia Equine Imaging, and Jerry Black, DVM, of Pioneer Equine in California, facilitated a table topic discussion of sore backs during the 2005 American Association of Equine Practitioner's convention held Dec. 3-7 in... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: How To Manage Sheared Heels

February 17, 2006

Steve O'Grady, BVSc, MRCVS, of Northern Virginia Equine, said a sheared heel is a "created situation" and a "poorly understood phenomenon." He said the condition was first described by Bill Moyer, DVM, in 1975. "The diagnosis and treatment is th... Read More

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AAEP 2005: How To Use Gas Distention in Equine Arthroscopy

February 17, 2006

While a horse owner might not care whether a veterinarian uses sterile fluid, gas, or both to distend an area ... Read More

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How To Use Sterile Maggot Debridement Therapy (AAEP Convention 2005)

February 17, 2006

Using fly larvae to debride wounds is an age-old medicinal treatment that is finding new uses in modern medicine. Scott E. Morrison, DVM, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., spoke on using sterile maggot debridement therapy for foot... Read More