AAEP Convention

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Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... Read More

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How to Build an Automatic Milking Device for Orphan Foals

February 08, 2015

Here's how to construct an automatic milking device with four parts, some tools, and less than $400.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Exams in Five Easy Steps

February 07, 2015

Learn how a systematic approach can help practitioners identify minor dental issues before they become serious problems.... Read More

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Managing Foal Rejection

February 06, 2015

From physical restraint to pharmaceutical intervention, learn how veterinarians manage this uncommon phenomenon.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Adult Horses

February 03, 2015

Hearing loss occurs but is seldom reported. Learn about this condition, which impacts horses' behavior and performance.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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New TMS Formulation Confirmed Safe, Effective in Study

February 01, 2015

The new trimethoprim sulfadiazine (TMS) formulation reduced fever and eliminated infection in many treated horses.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More

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Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture in Older Horses

January 30, 2015

Horses' superficial digital flexor tendons stiffen as they age, putting the structures at risk of tearing.... Read More

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares' Fertility

January 27, 2015

Mare fertility declines with age in association with reduced follicle count, and AMH is correlated with follicle count. ... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

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Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

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Diamond Anniversary Draws More than 5,500 to AAEP Convention

December 26, 2014

The convention featured 175 presentations across four days covering topics ranging from colic to regenerative therapies.... Read More

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 11, 2014

Quick take-homes from sessions on wild horses, barn fires, regenerative medicine, and dentistry.... Read More

Dr. Johanna Reimer developed the ROST shoe after deconstructing a traditional shoe to fit one of her horses. With wear, she found her horse’s hoof health and balance improved.

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A Deconstruction of the Horseshoe

December 10, 2014

A veterinarian's search for better foot care options for her own horses led to a new way to shoe. ... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 10, 2014

Tidbits from sessions on the horse's back, biosecurity, infectious disease, pelvic fractures, and more.... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2014

Take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on internal medicine, imaging, vet practice, ligament injuries, and more.... Read More

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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2014

Tweets from the Kester News Hour and sessions on ophthalmology, lameness, sarcoids, and reproduction.... Read More

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A Vet's Day at the AAEP Convention

December 08, 2014

Find out what a day at the American Association of Equine Practitioners' Convention entails for one veterinarian. ... Read More

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2014 AAEP: Volunteer Vets Working for Your Horse's Health

December 07, 2014

AAEP veterinarians volunteer behind-the-scenes to work on committees that improve the health and lives of horses.... Read More

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AAEP Annual Convention Celebrates 60 Years in December 2014

July 07, 2014

The world's largest equine veterinary continuing-education event convenes in Salt Lake City on Dec. 6-10.... Read More

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Beeman named 2014 AAEP Convention Keynote Speaker

June 13, 2014

Dr. Marvin Beeman will present a lecture called "Do the Little Things Well and the Big Things Will Happen."... Read More

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Equine Cushing's Disease Reviewed

June 07, 2014

Equine Cushing's disease occurs in an estimated 15-30% of horses and ponies older than 20. ... Read More

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Breaking Down Ethics and Equine Medicine

May 15, 2014

Whether a vet is practicing or working in research, ethics play a central role in his or her decision-making.... Read More

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Treating Suspensory Injuries with Fetlock Support Shoes

May 14, 2014

Veterinarians determined that the fetlock support shoe could be helpful in treating suspensory desmopathy.... Read More