AAEP Convention

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Effects of Behavior-Modifying Drug Investigated (AAEP 2011)

March 31, 2012

Fluphenazine, a human antipsychotic drug, has drawbacks that often preclude its use in horses.... Read More

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Delayed Suturing for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)

March 30, 2012

Delayed wound closure involves suturing wounds four to five days after injury. ... Read More

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Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 29, 2012

Researchers recently assessed the feasibility of functional electrical stimulation in roarers.... Read More

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Granulation Tissue Management in the Horse (AAEP 2011)

March 28, 2012

Equine wounds need to be managed carefully to prevent the development of exuberant granulation tissue.... Read More

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New 'Cancer Vaccine' for Horses in the Works (AAEP 2011)

March 27, 2012

Researchers are testing a 'cancer vaccine' to determine if it might be a viable equine treatment option.... Read More

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Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)

March 26, 2012

A horse in respiratory distress or displaying other signs of airway ailments warrants a call to a veterinarian... Read More

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Acupuncture Use in Equine Reproduction (AAEP 2011)

March 25, 2012

Studies in human medicine are yielding promising results to support aucpuncture use in equine reproduction.... Read More

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Clinical Outcomes of Large Intestine Thickening (AAEP 2011)

March 25, 2012

Researchers find large intestinal thickening could indicate multiple diseases in addition to colic.... Read More

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Equine Head Flexion and Airway Inflammation (AAEP 2011)

March 22, 2012

Vets examined upper airway obstruction in horses being ridden and when displaying "normal" head carriage.... Read More

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New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 20, 2012

The new test correlated well with the conventional insulin-sensitivity test and it was repeatable.... Read More

Supporting limb laminitis was a secondary complication of Barbaro's catastrophic orthopedic injury, but the complications and pain from laminitis led to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's euthanasia.

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Benefits of Casts for Severe Horse Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

March 18, 2012

An equine surgeon described an improved casting technique to reduce cast complications. ... Read More

Images taken at 24 and 72 hours post-injection in the digital flexor tendon sheath showed a significantly increased amount of synovial fluid than the pre-injection images, which could be interpreted as joint swelling.

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Local Anesthesia's Effect on MRIs of Horse Feet (AAEP 2011)

March 17, 2012

Researchers recently examined whether diagnostic anesthesia could skew the results of equine foot MRIs.... Read More

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Managing Inflammatory Airway Disease in Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 16, 2012

Inflammatory airway disease is a top cause of decreased performance and affects up to 50% of equine athletes.... Read More

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Improved Test for Equine Ovarian Tumor Diagnosis (AAEP 2011)

March 14, 2012

A recent study showed anti-Mullerian hormone levels is a useful test for detecting granulosa cell tumors.... Read More

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Bute and Banamine: Avoid Using Together (AAEP 2011)

March 13, 2012

Research indicates that combining NSAIDs achieved no better results than using either drug alone.... Read More

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MRI to Detect Wobbler Syndrome? (AAEP 2011)

March 12, 2012

Researchers found that MRI more accurately identified compression in CSM horses compared to radiographs.... Read More

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Standing RLP in Horses Safe, Effective (AAEP 2011)

March 11, 2012

Regional limb perfusion can be performed safely, effectively, and comfortably without general anesthesia.... Read More

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New Treatment for Mare Endometritis Examined (AAEP 2011)

March 10, 2012

The buffered chelators had no deleterious effects on the endometrium or the establishment of pregnancy.... Read More

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New Test for Horses with Retained Testicles (AAEP 2011)

March 09, 2012

The team measured anti-Mullerian hormone in the blood to successfully diagnose chryptorchidism.... Read More

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MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

March 08, 2012

One researcher noted that some defects not visible on radiographs (X rays) were easily identified via MRI.... Read More

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Dexamethasone Use in Broodmares at Breeding Time (AAEP 2011)

March 07, 2012

A single dose of dexamethasone at breeding time did not appear to interfere with ovulation.... Read More

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In Depth: Evaluating the Upper Respiratory Tract (AAEP 2011)

March 06, 2012

Veterinarians have fine-tuned numerous methods for evaluating the upper respiratory tract for abnormalities.... Read More

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Nonstructural Carb Tolerance in Healthy Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 05, 2012

"A moderate intake of NSC (30% of total DE) is perfectly fine for non-obese normal horses," Pagan concluded.... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 04, 2012

Study horses treated with full-limb casts had a fivefold greater risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

The team found that diseased bones had more and denser compact cortical bone; fewer, thicker, and less-organized trabeculae; and thicker articular (joint) and flexor cortices than control bones.

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Microstructural Alterations and Navicular Bone Degeneration

March 03, 2012

Researchers hope to more fully characterize alterations at the microscopic level in diseased navicular bones.... Read More