American Association of Equine Practitioners

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Styrofoam's Effects on Forefoot Pressure and Load Distribution (AAEP 2010)

February 10, 2011

Laminitis is a critical cause of lameness in horses: Not only is the exact cause not known in all cases, but considerable controversy persists about how to treat and manage this disease. At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners ... Read More

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Assessing Sperm Morphology in Stallions Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 10, 2011

A Table Topic on stallion sperm morphology at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., revolved around the analysis of different sperm defects on the stallion and what their effects were ... Read More

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Risks Associated with Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy Choices (AAEP 2010)

February 09, 2011

More than 12,000 compounding pharmacies operate in the United States, and each year compounded product sales reach $300 million--25% of that is spent in the animal pharmaceutical industry alone. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has developed ... Read More

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Equine Proliferative Enteropathy: Developing a Challenge Model (AAEP 2010)

February 08, 2011

It isn't every day that a new disease or ailment is discovered, as many of the most common equine health problems have been around for several decades, if not centuries. But within the past decade a new disease has emerged that appears most ... Read More

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Anesthesia for Donkeys vs. Horses (AAEP 2010)

February 07, 2011

"Donkeys are becoming more common patients for equine veterinarians, and although it is tempting to treat a donkey like a horse, there are important differences regarding patient handling and drug dosages," cautioned Lori Bidwell, DVM, of Lexington ... Read More

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Assisted Reproduction in Horses: Practical Usage (AAEP 2010)

February 06, 2011

Technology is an amazing thing--especially technology that allows veterinarians to produce live foals from horses with very poor fertility and even from those that have died. A number of assisted reproductive technologies for horses have been ... Read More

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Vaccinations Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 06, 2011

New developments in vaccines and current literature on equine immunizations were the focus of discussion at the vaccination Table Topic during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The ... Read More

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Foot Lameness Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 05, 2011

A mix of veterinarians and farriers discussed ringbone-related (a degenerative disease of the pastern and coffin joints) lameness and using MRI to better diagnosis foot lameness at a Table Topic discussion on foot lameness conducted at the 2010 ... Read More

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The Equitarians' Vision for 2011 and the Future (AAEP 2010)

February 05, 2011

More than 100 million horses, donkeys, and mules around the world spend their days working for a living: not necessarily working on their sliding stops, tempi changes, or jumping technique, but working to provide their human families with a means of ... Read More

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Advanced Veterinary Dentistry Equine Fellowship Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 04, 2011

The process of becoming an Equine Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry was covered at the 2010 AAEP. ... Read More

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Implementing a Deworming Program Based on Fecal Egg Counts (AAEP 2010)

February 03, 2011

Most horse owners are diligent about deworming their horses on a regular schedule. But there might be a more efficient deworming program that both horses and their owners can benefit from. According to Claudia K. True, DVM, a practitioner with ... Read More

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Respiratory Diseases Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 03, 2011

Appropriate biosecurity program protocols for respiratory diseases on the farm was the first issue addressed at the table topic on respiratory diseases presented at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Ba... Read More

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Use and Abuse of Medications at Horse Shows (AAEP 2010)

February 02, 2011

At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., Marjorie W. Miller, DVM, discussed medication rules from several equestrian governing bodies as well as the role of veterinarians in equestrian ... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 02, 2011

At the Table Topic session on shock wave therapy during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., attendees briefly discussed equipment--in particular, focused shock wave equipment. Treatment protocols ... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Back Pain in the Sport Horse (AAEP 2010)

February 01, 2011

"Back problems can be performance-limiting in the horse due to pain and reduced range of motion and flexibility," reported Kent Allen, DVM, of Virginia Equine Imaging, as he presented on equine back pain at the 2010 American Association of Equine ... Read More

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Medical Pain Management Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 31, 2011

A Table Topic at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., addressed medical pain management. Attendees agreed that the mainstay of pain management in the horse remains the use of ... Read More

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Manual Reduction of Twins in Mares (AAEP 2010)

January 30, 2011

While a mare with twins by her side is rare and sometimes celebrated, twinning in horses is actually dangerous for the mare, especially during delivery. More often than not, one of the twins, generally the smaller and weaker of the two, will die ... Read More

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Equitarian Initiative Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 30, 2011

The Equitarian Initiative Table Topic session at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., was characterized by great enthusiasm and a spirit of collaboration among the participants ... Read More

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Infectious Neurologic Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 29, 2011

The Table Topic forum on Infectious Neurologic Diseases at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., was well-attended with 20-30 practitioners in and out during discussions. A list of ... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: Diagnosing Soft Tissue Problems (AAEP 2010)

January 29, 2011

When pain is localized to the foot but no abnormalties can be seen on radiographs (often called X rays), problems in soft tissues within the foot are often the culprit. However, imaging soft tissues in the foot to arrive at a diagnosis can be ... Read More

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Sport Horse Practice Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 28, 2011

The Table Topic session on Sport Horse Practice (with a focus on eventers) at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., was well-attended by approximately 100 people. The discussion began ... Read More

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Equine Welfare: One European Perspective (AAEP 2010)

January 27, 2011

The horse industry in the United States is not the only one dealing with an equine welfare problem. Some European countries are also facing challenges in assuring all horses have a good quality of life, according to Joe Collins, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, ... Read More

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Endocrine Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 27, 2011

One of the Table Topic discussions at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., addressed equine endocrine disorders. Moderators and attendees discussed diagnostic testing for equine ... Read More

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R. Equi Foal Pneumonia: Control and Prevention (AAEP 2010)

January 26, 2011

For years foal owners have struggled with controlling the bacterium Rhodococcus equi and the infections it causes--some farms manage cases annually, despite following strict farm management strategies to reduce risk of infection. Resulting pneumonia... Read More

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Sidebone and Coffin Bone Fractures (AAEP 2010)

January 25, 2011

When it comes to lame horses, things aren't always simple--the injuries/problems don't always come one at a time. Take sidebone, for example--in a recent study presented at the 2010 the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention (held... Read More