Veterinary Practice

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WHO Opposes Global Control of Ketamine

January 05, 2016

Veterinarians worldwide rely on the analgesic to treat animals--including horses--in their care.... Read More

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Hyperflexion in International Dressage: 1992 vs. 2008

January 05, 2016

Hyperflexion was more common in the 2008 World Cup than the 1992 Olympic Games in dressage classes, researchers found.... Read More

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Hand Protection in Equine Veterinary Care

January 04, 2016

Disposable gloves are made of numerous materials with varying levels of protection appropriate for different uses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

January 03, 2016

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial.... Read More

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Can Hoof Wall Radiographs Help Identify Early Laminitis?

December 30, 2015

Radiographing deep hoof wall layers, where laminitic changes occur first, could be helpful in early clinical assessment.... Read More

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Supporting-Limb Laminitis Uncommon, Researchers Find

December 23, 2015

As a result, one vet said efforts to prevent laminitis of common origins could reduce the disease's impact more.... Read More

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First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 10, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on equine respiratory health, medicine, wobbler's syndrome, and more. ... Read More

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Ultrasonography Pioneer Named AAEP Distinguished Educator

December 09, 2015

Dr. Virginia Reef was named a distinguished educator (academic) at the 2015 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Retired Practitioner Named Distinguished Educator

December 09, 2015

Recently retired John W. Lee, Jr., DVM, received the Distinguished Educator (Mentor) Award at the 2015 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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AAEP Past President Receives Distinguished Life Member Award

December 09, 2015

Dr. Nat White was recognized for his leadership and volunteerism in the AAEP during his 43 years of membership.... Read More

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New Jersey Practice Owner Joins AAEP Board of Directors

December 08, 2015

Daniel P. Keenan, DVM, will serve on the board for a three-year term, which expires in 2018.... Read More

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Current Applications of Equine Regenerative Medicine

December 08, 2015

Regenerative medicine is opening doors to new and improved therapeutic options for equine musculoskeletal injuries.... Read More

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Researchers Study Light's Impact on Young Thoroughbreds

December 06, 2015

Longer light exposure appears to have numerous effects, from prompting coat shedding to increasing bone mineral density.... Read More

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How Do You Handle Colic?

December 04, 2015

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More

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Equine Sleep Patterns' Effects on Performance

December 03, 2015

Knowing if sleep patterns affect performance could prompt interest in sleep as an important horse management factor.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Acute Laminitis

December 02, 2015

Beginning treatment during the acute phase helps give the horse the best chance of recovery. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Maximizing Cooled and Frozen Semen's Fertility

December 01, 2015

Learn about the steps vets and stallion managers can take to help improve the quality of cooled and frozen semen.... Read More

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Are Dietary Fibrolytic Enzymes Helpful for Horses?

November 29, 2015

Adding supplementary fibrolytic enzymes to horses' diets could help maximize digestibility and nutrient utilization.... Read More

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Does Target Training Help Reduce Horses' Stress?

November 26, 2015

Researchers found no differences in horses' stress levels in high-stress situations before and after training.... Read More

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What's the Best Diagnostic Test for Strangles?

November 25, 2015

Penn Vet researchers recently examined different methods for diagnosing strangles.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More

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First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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Adelaide Researchers Investigating Acute Equine Disease

November 23, 2015

A mystery illness suddenly struck down 14 horses across South Australia last year, eight of them fatally.... Read More