Other Convention Reports
September 02, 2008
More than 800 third-year veterinary students were given a fully sponsored trip to attend the Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS) in Lexington, Ky., over Labor Day weekend. Members of the veterinary class of 2010 were given the... Read More
May 18, 2008
It pays to think outside the box when considering possible causes of stallion infertility. The stallion's reproductive conformation, quality of sperm, and history can all impact his performance in the breeding shed.... Read More
May 11, 2008
Some of the more typical clinical signs horses with a neck problem might present include stiffness, muscle atrophy, patchy sweating, shortened forelimb stride, forelimb lameness, and abnormal head carriage.... Read More
May 08, 2008
The diagnosis and treatment of chronically infertile mares is a complex process. Practitioners should utilize the available diagnostics, including cultures and cytology, along with endoscopy, to root out the myriad causes of this problem and increase... Read More
May 03, 2008
When it comes to artificial insemination in horses, the site of deposition might have a big impact on the procedure's outcome. Placing semen directly into the uterine horn containing the ready follicle could allow breeders to use far less... Read More
April 30, 2008
The equine carpal (knee) joint is a veritable puzzle of bones and sometimes a diagnostic enigma for veterinarians. Mike Ross, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center offered some insight to practitioners on working... Read More
April 28, 2008
Utilizing an arthroscope--a slender instrument for visualizing the environment inside joints--can be a good move when radiographs fail to elucidate the bony cause of a horse's lameness. Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at the... Read More
December 20, 2007
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will head to New Orleans July 19-22, 2008, for the group's 145th Annual Convention. Last year's record-breaking AVMA convention attracted over 10,000 attendees, including more... Read More
December 16, 2007
Sue Dyson, VetMB, PhD, FRCVS, head of clinical orthopedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England, discussed a variety of lesions in the carpal region (knee) of the non-racehorse at the AAEP Focus seminar in Ft. Collins, Colo., on July... Read More
November 25, 2007
In nonsurgical joints that are at least partially responsive to HA and steroids, IRAP treatment elicits less lameness and less synovitis up to 40 days following treatment.... Read More
November 21, 2007
At the AAEP Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Aug. 1, Paul René Van Weeren, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECFS, associate professor, Department of Equine Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, discussed evaluating ground... Read More
November 19, 2007
At the AAEP Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Aug. 1, Michael Schramme, DVM, CertE, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, of North Carolina State University, discussed analgesia of the tendon sheath and its significance to digital flexor... Read More
November 16, 2007
At the AAEP Focus meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., Sue Dyson, VetMB, PhD, FRCVS, head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England, spoke on proximal suspensory ligament disease (PSD).
She said PSD is common in... Read More
November 12, 2007
McIlwraith discussed intervention that targets management of capsulitis (joint capsule inflammation) and synovitis (inflammation of the synovial membrane lining the joint), since these tend to occur in advance of degenerative joint disease. ... Read More
November 11, 2007
During the Nov. 2 American Horse Council (AHC) Issues Forum held in Lexington, Ky., AHC President Jay Hickey reviewed legislation and regulations pending at the federal level that could affect the horse industry.
Riding on Public Lands... Read More
November 06, 2007
More than 100 industry professionals and horse enthusiasts from every sector of the equine world gathered at Keeneland Racetrack on Nov. 2 for the American Horse Council's (AHC) National Issues Fall Forum. Included in the Forum were... Read More
November 05, 2007
The American Horse Council (AHC) held a day-long Issues Forum at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 2. This is the second such forum held outside the AHC's base in Washington, D.C.
Topics covered included:... Read More
November 03, 2007
Diagnostic techniques are often subjective and based on practitioners' experience, and Bathe speculated whether gait analysis could become more objective in its application to lameness.... Read More
October 28, 2007
Inflammation of the lower rows of hock joints is referred to as distal tarsitis, and it is associated with a variety of clinical signs. According to Black, an affected horse might demonstrate a "stiff" gait, especially noticeable when offloaded from... Read More
October 01, 2007
More than 170 equine practitioners from Florida met Sept. 27-29 at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, the Bahamas, for the third annual Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP) Promoting Excellence Symposium.
"We've had... Read More
December 01, 2006
The Ninth International Symposium on Equine Reproduction was held this past summer at Kerkrade, Netherlands, and it maintained its sound reputation for presenting original and applicable research. From its origin at Cambridge in 1974 until now,... Read More
June 29, 2006
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is inviting farriers to attend their 52nd Annual Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas on December 3-6, 2006.
This year's program will consist of multiple sessions... Read More
November 01, 2005
Hot, dry Tucson, Ariz., doesn't conjure up images of equine nutrition research, but leading animal scientists convened there May 31-June 4 to present their latest findings on a variety of equine science topics. The following article highlights... Read More
June 08, 2005
Several awards were presented to outstanding individuals in the field of equine science at the Equine Science Society (ESS) Symposium May 31-June 3, in Tucson, Ariz.
The Outstanding Educator Award was presented to Pete G. Gibbs, MS, PhD,... Read More
June 01, 2005
More than 25 equine-industry organizations and one U.S. congressman participated in the nation's first Unwanted Horse Summit on April 19 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the Summit served as ... Read More
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