AAEP Convention

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AAEP Convention 2005: Kester News Hour

February 17, 2006

What's new and hot in veterinary medicine? What if you could get two of the world's foremost equine veterinarians to dig through the mountain of research that is published each year and tell you what is really significant for your and your horse... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Dentistry Table Topic

February 17, 2006

Dentistry continues to be a popular topic of discussion among equine veterinarians; more than 100 attendees lined the walls in standing-room-only fashion during the Dentistry Table Topic session at the 2005 American Association of Equine... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Technology Update

February 17, 2006

Many of horse owners and veterinarians feel like new technologies are leaving us in the dust on a regular basis. The Technology Update Table Topic session at the 2005 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 3-7 in... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: How to Use a Head and Tail Rope for Recovery

February 17, 2006

Recovery from anesthesia after surgery can be a dangerous time for a horse as he struggles to his feet upon waking, often disoriented by unfamiliar surroundings and lingering incoordination. One way to help decrease injuries or re-injuries from... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: How-To Henderson Castration Instrument

February 17, 2006

Possibly one of the most talked-about presentations at the 2005 AAEP Convention, held Dec. 3-7 in Seattle, Wash., discussed the proper usage of the power-drill-mounted Henderson castration instrument in horses. Mark Reilly, DVM, of the South... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Head Movement Associated with Lameness

February 17, 2006

"The head shows you more than just what limb is involved in a lame horse," began Kevin Keegan, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, during his discussion of head movement with... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: The Science of Lameness

February 17, 2006

Both horse owners and veterinarians spend a lot of time observing horses for lameness, but not all observers perceive lameness the same. Sometimes this is because of a less than clear understanding of equine biomechanics. Researchers such as... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Diagnostic Anesthesia

February 17, 2006

Diagnostic anesthesia (nerve blocks) comprise an essential part of lameness examinations for many practitioners. Their function is to anesthetize specific structures in the lower leg and thus allow identification of the location of pain. However... Read More

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Bone Scintigraphy (AAEP 2005)

February 17, 2006

Scintigraphy is an imaging modality that reveals "hot spots" of bone and muscle metabolism that can indicate remodeling due to stress, fractures, or other causes. Many practitioners use it as a screening tool to pinpoint the location of a bone... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

February 17, 2006

"I am here to convince you that MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is in all your futures, so you are going to have to develop some familiarity with this," began Robert Schneider, DVM, MS, equine orthopedic surgeon at Washington State University,... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Performance Horse Forum

February 17, 2006

"We're meant to be advocates for the welfare of the horse," said Rick Mitchell, DVM, of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., moderator of the Dec. 3, 2005 Performance Horse Forum at the American Association of Equine Practitioners... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Chronic Salbutamol Treatment for Inflammatory Airway Disease

February 17, 2006

"Anywhere between 25-92% of stabled horses have some form of airway inflammation," said Melissa R. Mazan, DVM, of Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at the 2005 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Infectious Neurologic Disease

February 17, 2006

Sometimes subtle and often dramatic, infectious neurologic disease cases are things veterinarians never want to see, although most would like to understand them better and more easily recognize them when they appear in clients' horses. From... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Recent Progress in Vaccine Development

February 17, 2006

Four equine vaccines have been developed and approved for West Nile virus (WNV) in the past five years, one of which was the first DNA vaccine for any mammal. The pace of this progress is unheard of in industries that make vaccines for other... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Racing Forum

February 17, 2006


What is being done to ensure a level playing field for horses and horsemen? That was a key question discussed at the American Association of Equine Practitioners' Racing Forum on Dec. 3 during the group's annual convention in Seattle, Wash.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum

February 17, 2006

The main topics of concern at the American Association of Equine Practitioner's convention Biologic and Therapeutic Agents Forum were veterinary compounding, judicious use of antibiotics, plasma products, and the ability to update current... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Foot Lameness Table Topic

February 17, 2006

About 75 people attended the Foot Lameness Table Topic during the AAEP Convention. It was moderated by Andy Parks, VMD, of the University of Georgia, and Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, a private practitioner in Minnesota.
One of the first... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Awards and Recognition

February 17, 2006

At the 2005 AAEP Convention held Dec. 3-7 in Seattle, Wash., the founders of Days End Farm Horse Rescue received the Lavin Cup, which is the AAEP's equine welfare award named for longtime racetrack practitioner Gary Lavin, VMD, of Kentucky.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Milne State of the Art Lecture

February 17, 2006

From Arthroscopy to Gene Therapy--30 Years of Looking Into Joints

Nat White, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chairman of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation, introduced the 2005 Milne State of the Art... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Alternative Therapy Table Topic

February 17, 2006

This year's table topic on alternative therapies discussed mostly acupuncture and chiropractic and how to best incorporate them into a veterinary practice for diagnosis and treatment. Facilitators Rhonda Rathgeber, DVM, PhD, of Hagyard Equine... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Treating Sore Backs Table Topic

February 17, 2006

Kent Allen, DVM, of Virginia Equine Imaging, and Jerry Black, DVM, of Pioneer Equine in California, facilitated a table topic discussion of sore backs during the 2005 American Association of Equine Practitioner's convention held Dec. 3-7 in... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: How To Manage Sheared Heels

February 17, 2006

Steve O'Grady, BVSc, MRCVS, of Northern Virginia Equine, said a sheared heel is a "created situation" and a "poorly understood phenomenon." He said the condition was first described by Bill Moyer, DVM, in 1975. "The diagnosis and treatment is th... Read More

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AAEP 2005: How To Use Gas Distention in Equine Arthroscopy

February 17, 2006

While a horse owner might not care whether a veterinarian uses sterile fluid, gas, or both to distend an area ... Read More

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How To Use Sterile Maggot Debridement Therapy (AAEP Convention 2005)

February 17, 2006

Using fly larvae to debride wounds is an age-old medicinal treatment that is finding new uses in modern medicine. Scott E. Morrison, DVM, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., spoke on using sterile maggot debridement therapy for foot... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Horseman's Day Teeth

February 17, 2006

"A plain old float just isn't good enough anymore," explained Mary DeLorey, DVM, owner of Northwest Equine Dentistry in Washington, during the 51st Annual AAEP Convention, in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 3-7, 2005. A demand for more comprehensive dental... Read More