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Study Explores How Horses View the World

On the trail, in the dressage arena, at the racetrack, on the cross-country train--wherever horses may be, we've all seen it: the "Spook"--that sudden, bolting reaction of shock so particular to our equine friends. It might be bec Read More

EHV-1 Tests Negative on Calder Horse, Shipping Ban Lifted

Calder Casino & Race Course said on the afternoon of March 22 that it is lifting a ban on horses shipping into and out of its property, effective 12:00 a.m. the morning of March 23. However, Calder is maintaining indefinitely a quarantine o Read More

Calder Horse Dead; Barn Under Quarantine

A horse that was suffering from an apparent neurologic illness died the morning of March 22 at Calder Casino & Race Course, Calder officials said.

Calder, in Miami Gardens, Fla., is sending the horse to the University of Florida Read More

Behavioral Abnormalities Discussed by Vets

A lively Table Topic discussion on Equine Behavioral Abnormalities was held at the 2009 AAEP Convention. Read More

High Risk Pregnancy in the Mare Discussed at Vet Convention

The High Risk Pregnancy in the Mare session at the 2009 AAEP Conference was very well attended. Read More

Equine Foot Lameness Discussed by AAEP Veterinarians

Foot lameness in horses was the topic of two separate Table Topics during the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in early December. About 100 veterinarians attended each session.

A Read More

Equine Eye Problems Discussed by Veterinarians

Ophthalmology in horses was declared such an important topic at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in early December that two Table Topics were held. In one session approximately 175 veterinarians attended, Read More

Strangles a Topic of Veterinary Discussion

Strangles, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus subspecies equi (often referred to as S. equi) is a highly contagious disease of horses worldwide. Recent discussion at the AAEP Convention confirms that strangles remains an Read More

Vaccination Protocols for Your Horse Discussed at AAEP

Veterinarians agreed that vaccination is a critical component of an equine health maintenance program. A Table Topic on Vaccinations was part of the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in earl Read More

Horse Speed Gene Identified; Commercial Testing Available

Irish researchers have found that horses with a specific mutation in the gene called myostatin (MSTN) have improved athletic performance.

"A variety of mammalian species with specific MSTN variants have characteris Read More

Standing Surgery in Draft Horses Discussed at AAEP

A Table Topic session on standing surgery in draft horses attracted about 65 for the 1½-hour session at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev. The attendees included a wi Read More

Breeding the Problem Mare AAEP Discussion

Anytime veterinarians talk about breeding the problem mare, it always develops into a lively, animated discussion. The Table Topic on Breeding the Problem Mare was no different at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Con Read More

Therapeutic Shoeing of Horses Discussed at AAEP

A Table Topic of veterinarians at the American Association of Equine Practitioners 2009 convention chose to discuss applications of the heart bar shoe; the Nolan Plate system, including what it is and how it works; shoeing after deep flexor ten Read More

Flaxen Chestnut Color Inheritance Studied

Chestnut Morgan horses with lighter manes and tails, called "flaxen," are the subject of a research project seeking to unlock some of the mysteries of coat color inheritance.

The preliminary results from the Morgan study ha Read More

Breeding: Best Mare Management Practices

Here are some important factors that all breeders should consider before getting started. Read More

EVA Discussed at Veterinary Convention

An engaging Table Topic discussion on Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) was held at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Approximately 40 equine practitioners attended the discussion, which touched on s Read More

Lameness Problems in Gaited Horses, AAEP 2009

About 75 veterinarians gathered to discuss common lameness problems faced by gaited horses during the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention.

Foot lameness was the first topic of discussion, especially th Read More

Prudent Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Equine veterinarians commonly prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for horses to treat a myriad of diseases, including colic, respiratory disease, and lameness. NSAIDs are also very common in human medicine, and include such Read More

Equine Endocrine Disorders Discussed at AAEP

The two major endocrine disorders affecting horses--equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID or equine Cushing's disease)--were hot topics at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP Read More

World Vets Meet

The 2009 World Equine Veterinary Association Congress included discussions of Rhodococcus equi, which causes foal pneumonia; sleep disorders and seizures; guttural pouch problems; late-term abortion; and tendon sheath problems/lameness. Read More

Manual Therapy for Horses

Manual therapy was defined, with an explanation of the terms mobilization, manipulation, and adjustments. Educational opportunities for those wishing to pursue training in manual therapy techniques was provided to those in the group, and some attende Read More

Lameness in Racehorses Discussed by AAEP Vets

Synthetic racing surfaces were the topic that raised the most concern among the approximately 80 veterinarians from the United States, Canada, and Europe in attendance at the Lameness in Racehorses Table Topic held during the 2009 American Asso Read More

Equine Rehabilitation Discussed at AAEP Convention

The purpose of the Table Topic on Rehabilitation held during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., was to educate veterinarians on the opportunities and use of rehabilitation techniques in equine Read More

Sarcoids and Other Skin Tumors Discussed by Vets

A variety of sarcoid and skin tumor treatments and management topics were discussed by veterinarians during a Table Topic at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention. All veterinarians in the room had treated skin Read More

Contagious Equine Metritis A Hot Topic at Vet Convention

The Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) Table Topic attracted an audience of about 60 veterinarians at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. The audience ranged from practitioners to researchers Read More