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AAEP Releases Performance Horse Treatment Guidelines

The AAEP released guidelines for veterinarians treating horses competing in athletic events other than racing. Read More

Montana Man Faces More Cruelty Charges

A Montana rancher charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty in December 2010 for allegedly failing to provide food, water, and veterinary care to his herd of 450 horses was charged two additional counts March 2 after two more horses died on his Read More

Assessing Sperm Morphology in Stallions Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

A Table Topic on stallion sperm morphology at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., revolved around the analysis of different sperm defects on the stallion and what their effects were Read More

Advanced Veterinary Dentistry Equine Fellowship Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

The process of becoming an Equine Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry was covered at the 2010 AAEP. Read More

2010: A Year in Review

With 2010 officially in the books, decided to take a look back at a year that was filled with developments in equine medicine, breakthroughs in horse health, and, of course, a few chuckles along the way. Read More

Zenyatta's Fans Brave the Cold for Send-off

Temperatures in the mid-teens could not put a chill on the warmth shown by about 1,000 fans as super mare Zenyatta made her final appearance Dec. 6 at Keeneland before being shipped off to begin a career as a broodmare. The daughter Read More

Pre-Foaling Management (Book Excerpt)

A mare should be brought inside at night beginning 30 to 45 days before her due date. This is done for two reasons. The first is so she can become comfortable with the surroundings and feel that the foaling stall is a safe, private place. Read More

Rabies in Horses: Exposure and Clinical Signs

What are the more common ways that a horse would contract rabies, and what signs should I watch for? Read More

Understanding Tall Fescue

Tall fescue is an extremely hardy, well-adapted grass species used for hay and pasture in the central and eastern United States and the Pacific Northwest. Although tall fescue has gotten a bad reputation in the horse industry, it is a safe and Read More

Stallion Management: Excerpt from Breeders' Guide to Mare, Foal & Stallion Care

General considerations for good stallion management are maintenance of the stallion in excellent health and a stress-free environment that promotes normal sexual behavior and sperm production. The size and construction of housing for the stallion is Read More

Mediterranean Tall Fescue/Endophyte Combination Might Be Fatal to Horses

A new, potentially fatal syndrome in horses called equine fescue edema has been reported by Australian scientists in the Australian Veterinary Journal. The researchers noted that all affected horses in the study were grazing pastures sown with... Read More

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