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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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AAEP Convention 2005: Using GPS to Train Racehorses

February 16, 2006

An Australian researcher reported he's found a reliable way for trainers to monitor Thoroughbred racehorse fitness using global positioning system (GPS) technology measurements of velocity and heart rate during normal fast gallop training... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Early Diagnosis of EPM with Biomarkers

February 16, 2006

A researcher has found a reliable way to diagnose equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in the acutely affected horse by examining genetic markers in its blood. This technique could potentially be applied to detect evidence of other infectiou... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Forelimb Conformation of the Growing Thoroughbred

February 16, 2006

University of Wisconsin researchers have shown that certain forelimb characteristics in the growing foal are associated with higher birth weights, and a foal's carpal (knee) conformation is associated with the carpal conformation of both of its... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Forelimb Conformation and Race Performance

February 16, 2006

Straight conformation in the forelimb doesn't necessarily beget a more successful racehorse. This is what a research group from the University of Wisconsin's School of Veterinary Medicine discovered in a recent study. However, the group also... Read More

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Serum Biomarkers for Musculoskeletal Disease (AAEP 2005)

February 16, 2006

A Colorado State University (CSU) researcher recently reported that he and his colleagues have found significant patterns of six different signals of damage or "biomarkers" in the serum of racehorses with certain musculoskeletal diseases. This means... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Three Years of Racing Deaths in Victoria, Australia

February 16, 2006

A comprehensive post-mortem survey in Victoria, Australia, found that euthanasia for catastrophic forelimb injury was the most common cause of Thoroughbred racehorse fatality. Additionally, Lisa Boden, AB, BVSc, MACVS, of The University of... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Vaccine Efficacy and Controversies

February 01, 2006

"There are a huge number of (vaccine) choices out there and it's hard sometimes to see our way through the forest," said Julia Wilson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, associate professor in Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota. "What... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Community Disaster Planning

January 26, 2006

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, wildfires, tornadoes, and outbreaks of diseases at equine facilities raised awareness of disaster planning this year in the horse industry. That was reflected by the large crowd at the Community Disaster Planning... Read More

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AAEP Convention Continues as World's Largest Equine Veterinary Meeting

December 14, 2005

The 51st Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), held Dec. 3-7 in Seattle, Wash., attracted a crowd of nearly 5,900 veterinary professionals, guests, and exhibitors, making it again the largest equine... Read More

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AAEP Installs New Officers

December 08, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) installed officers for 2006 on Dec. 6 during its annual convention in Seattle, Wash. New president is Thomas D. Brokken, DVM, of Cooper City, Fla. President elect is Doug Corey, DVM, of... Read More

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America's Healthy Horse Announced at AAEP

December 07, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and Fort Dodge Animal Health announced on Dec. 5 a joint educational initiative to raise awareness about the importance of twice-a-year wellness exams by veterinarians.

There are... Read More

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Horse Facts Launched at AAEP Convention

December 07, 2005

In order to raise awareness about the vital role of animal research in advancing the health of horses, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced on Dec. 6 a new... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub: Seattle Edition

November 23, 2005

For those of you who are attending the 2005 AAEP Convention or Horseman’s Day in Seattle, Wash., here are some dining recommendations for the trip from Gary Norwood, DVM.

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AAEP For Education

November 01, 2005

This year's annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in Seattle, Wash., offers a myriad of educational opportunities for veterinarians and horse owners, and has a trade show that features new products and service... Read More

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51st AAEP Annual Convention Offers Premier Education for Practitioners, Horse Owners

October 18, 2005

Equine veterinarians from across the globe will gather in Seattle, Wash., for the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 51st Annual Convention, Dec. 3-7, 2005. More than 3,300 practitioners, veterinary students, and technicians... Read More

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Education for Owners from Veterinarians

September 01, 2005

Continuing education is essential to stay current with the changing field of equine health care. Do you know what the latest rec-ommendation is for vaccination against West Nile virus? Do you know what preventive steps can be taken within the... Read More

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McIlwraith to Present State-of-the-Art Lecture at 2005 AAEP Convention

July 19, 2005

C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, an internationally recognized leader in equine orthopedic research and surgery, will present the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the American Association of Equine Practitioners'... Read More

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USEF Names Kentucky Equine Research as Official Equine Nutritionist

March 17, 2005

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to name one of the world's foremost equine nutrition specialists as the Federation's Official Equine Nutritionist. Kentucky Equine Research (KER), based in Versailles, Ky., boasts more... Read More

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Breeding Mares on Foal Heat

March 16, 2005

Breeding on foal heat (the first heat period after parturition) has long been a practice that some horse owners love and others hate. Foal heat breeding begins five to 12 days postpartum, with most ovulations less than 20 days postpartum.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2004 Wrap-Up: The Grab Bag

March 03, 2005

Stopping Equine Aggression With An Electronic Collar

"Aggressive behavior in horses is expensive," said Michelle A. Kennedy, DVM, a private practitioner in Delta, Colo. Veterinary expense, property damage, loss of use of affected... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2004 Wrap-Up: Horseman's Day

March 03, 2005

Horseman's Day, as part of the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, just keeps getting better and better. And attendance is strong no matter where the convention is held. Most recently, the locale was Denver, Colo., on... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2004 Wrap-Up: Kester News Hour

March 03, 2005

Probably the best-attended session at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, the Kester News Hour features brief reports of new research that was too new or brief for inclusion in the scientific program. The... Read More

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Lameness Discussed

March 03, 2005

Keegan said most equine practitioners use head movement to determine forelimb lameness and pelvis movement to clarify hind limb lameness. He added that multiple lamenesses can certainly complicate the issue.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2004 Wrap-Up: Medicine/Treatments

March 03, 2005

Equine Malignant Hyperthermia

We've all heard of people and animals that are "sensitive" to anesthesia. Monica Aleman, MVZ, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, head of the neuromuscular disease lab at the University of California, Davis, reported on a... Read More