Free Report Series

Free Report Series

AAEP Convention 2006

The 52nd annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners was heralded as one of the best in recent years for practical, take-home information. It was held Dec. 2-6 in San Antonio, Texas.

AAEP Convention 2007

Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and horse owners gathered in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-5 for the 2007 convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)--another record-breaking event in terms of attendance.

AAEP Convention 2008

Horse health news and research presented at the 2008 convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, held in December in San Diego.

AAEP Convention 2009

The 2009 convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in Las Vegas, Nev., drew a record crowd and featured many presentations of interest to horse owners and veterinarians.

AAEP Convention 2010

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention returned to Baltimore on Dec. 4-8, 2010, and it attracted more than 5,500 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, and other attendees.

AAEP Convention 2011

Our in-depth coverage of the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention (Nov. 17-20 in San Antonio, Texas) includes summaries of nearly 100 up-to-date presentations and other sessions on all aspects of equine veterinary medicine.

Conditioning Through the Seasons

From the blistering heat of summer to winter's numbing cold, know how your horse's body functions and adapts to the seasons and train accordingly year round.

Equine Herpesvirus Meeting

In December 2007, a meeting was hosted by the C.L. Davis Foundation and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians on equine herpesviral diseases. Following are reports on many aspects of herpesvirus infection in horses.

Equine Herpesvirus Special Report 2006

There are nine types (species) of herpesviruses that affect equids; the domestic horse is host to five of those. Three are known to commonly cause respiratory and/or neurologic disease, and/or abortion: equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), EHV-3, and EHV-4.

Equine Nutrition Series

You are what you eat, and so is your horse. There are some general trends in feeding your horse that can help him be healthier, and detailed nutritional management regimens to control specific diseases.

Equine Parasites and Control Programs

Like most areas of applied science, equine parasitology is simply too broad and too complicated to be covered adequately in a single article. So to really do justice to the topic, we welcome you to a 12-part series on internal parasites of horses.

Equine Vaccination Series

Of all the medical advances in the past couple of centuries, the one that might be the most remarkable is also the one we’re most likely to take for granted. Vaccines have changed the way we manage our horses, and how long they can live.

Focus on Farriery

Without sound feet, a horse is handicapped at best. Fortunately, regular maintenance by a skilled farrier (often called a horseshoer/blacksmith), along with good management by his owner, can keep most horses sound throughout their lives.

Horse Adoption Series

Adopting a horse is often an attractive alternative to buying, but it requires a serious human commitment. This series helps potential adopters decide if adoption is the right choice for them and provides tips on horse selection, care, and handling.

Horse Anatomy and Physiology Series

Want to know how your horse's body works? Find out in The Horse's 12-part Anatomy and Physiology series!

Young Horse Series

A young horse goes through a lot of changes from birth to maturity, with many care aspects and common problems along the way. Immunity, diet, parasites, limb problems, and many more issues should be addressed to grow your foal into a healthy adult.