Recent News for Vet Convention Reports

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How to Care for Aging Equids' Teeth

October 31, 2014

Learn what dental problems veterinarians manage in senior horses and how owners can help monitor them.... Read More

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Are We Prepared for African Horse Sickness?

October 27, 2014

One vet recommends taking these preparation steps to help reduce the impact of an outbreak.... Read More

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Managing and Preventing Transport-Associated Fever

October 19, 2014

Most horses travel without incident, but some develop fevers that could point to potentially dangerous health problems.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Factors Influencing Jumping Horses' Performance Reviewed

October 15, 2014

Researchers believe that increased aerobic capacity is associated with improved performance, reduced fatigue.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More

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Preventing Injuries in Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 08, 2014

One vet suggests using careful planning, management, screening, and education to reduce catastrophic fracture risk.... Read More

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Equine Assisted Reproduction Techniques 101

October 05, 2014

Learn about the four most common assisted reproduction techniques used in today's equine breeding industry.... Read More

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How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 03, 2014

Here's why you should contact your veterinarian for help with a weak or recumbent foal as soon as possible.... Read More

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Turkish Equine Veterinary Association Holds First Meeting

October 02, 2014

Delegates took part in hands-on workshops and listened to scientific lectures during the meeting.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

September 29, 2014

Scientists are getting closer to determining what toxins could be behind this deadly condition.... Read More

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Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More

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2014 'Therio Conference' Held in Portland, Oregon

August 07, 2014

Equine topics included biofilms, reproductive biosecurity, embryo biopsies, and more.... Read More

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A Nail in the Hoof: What Would You Do?

August 04, 2014

How would you react if your horse stepped on a nail? One practitioner outlines the steps you should take.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Novel Hepatitis Viruses in Horses Reviewed

July 21, 2014

Find out what researchers know and what they don't about the three recently described hepatitis viruses.... 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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WEVA Visits Thailand

June 29, 2014

WEVA members presented on equine abdominal surgery during the Veterinary Practitioners of Thailand meeting. ... 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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EHV-4 Reported in Chile for First Time

June 06, 2014

Officials consider this very important due to the possible economic impact on the country's racing industry.... 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

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CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More

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Transporting Your Horse to a Warmer Climate

April 06, 2014

Here's what to to consider when moving horses to hot places, from new feed options to a risk of hyperthermia.... Read More

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Blood-Contaminated Joint Fluid Samples Might Still be Useful

March 30, 2014

While vets typically toss contaminated samples, researchers now say useful information can still be garnered.... Read More

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Managing Axillary Wounds in Horses

March 25, 2014

Axillary wounds might look minor, but can cause serious problems. Learn how vets manage these wounds.... Read More