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AAEP Convention 2004 Wrap-Up: Medicine/Treatments

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

AAEP Convention 2004 Wrap-Up: Reproduction

Pregnancies from Euthanized Mare Ovaries

"You think breeding mares on foal heat is tough, try dead mares!" said Elaine Carnevale, DVM, PhD, professor in equine reproduction in the department of biomedical sciences at Colorado State Read More

AAEP Convention Wrap-Up 2004: Sports Medicine

Shock Wave Therapy

Several studies have been conducted on extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) at various institutions this past year. One presented by C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, DrMedVet (hc), Dipl. ACVS, Read More

Therapeutic Options and Controversies (AAEP 2004)

Many unethical and/or unlicensed products cause frustrations for manufacturers who spend millions of dollars researching new drugs, just to have illegal products claiming equivalency and taking product sales from licensed products. To add to Read More

AAEP Convention Wrap-Up 2004: The Unwanted Horse

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) made the welfare of unwanted horses in the United States a priority for the foreseeable future, according to AAEP leaders during the annual convention.

While the AAEP's stand against Read More

No Fine, Suspension in New York Positives

Two horses who ran at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last summer were disqualified from their finishing positions because of positive drug tests, but Mark Shuman, who trained both horses for owner Michael Gill, will no Read More

Kester News Hour Part Two

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

What Is Stringhalt?

Q: My 29-year-old Quarter Horse gelding has been diagnosed with a condition that my veterinarian called "stringhalt." He indicated that this condition is rare in this breed and in this location of the United States (northwestern Read More

My Horse Will Eat/Drink...

Even though horses are primarily forage eaters, many also seem to like candy, soft drinks, and even meat. Read More

Dental Professionals Available

There is, of late, much discussion amongst horse owners and the horse industry in general about the practice of equine veterinary dentistry by unlicensed lay individuals. Some feel that laws should not restrict the horse owner in their choice of Read More

Electronic ID Debate

When you have a radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip implanted in your horse, chances are you feel secure in knowing that if he were lost or stolen, he would be easily identified and returned. However, incompatible microchip Read More

Smarty Jones Retired Due to Bone Bruises

Smarty Jones, whose Triple Crown quest came up short in the Belmont Stakes, has been retired due to bone bruises in all four cannon bones. He will enter stud at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. (he moved there on Aug. 16).

He now lives Read More

Annual Rescue Training and Exhibitions Held in Central Kentucky

"We are not here to re-invent the wheel," said Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, a professor at Clemson University, addressing a group of first-responders and equine rescue personnel at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in August. The event was Read More

Horses and Hurricane Charley

Despite widespread structural damage and economic devastation to areas of Florida, the horse population fared well in the path of Hurricane Charley. At least three horses were euthanized in Florida from injuries resulting from flying debris Read More

MRI Reveals Heel Problems

A word about how MRI works is appropriate before launching into a discussion of the foot and problems that can occur in the heel area, because MRI has opened the door to a better understanding of foot conditions in general. Read More

Protecting the Elbow From the Shoe

I'm desperate to find some way to prevent my 20-year-old Thoroughbred mare from cutting her elbow on her egg-bar shoe when lying down. She has been wearing egg-bars on her front feet to give her a little extra support since she pulled her front Read More

WNV: Prevention is Key

"West Nile virus (WNV) is the number one diagnosed neurologic disease in horses, or close to it," said William Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, of The Ohio State University, at a March 10 Fort Dodge Animal Health educational seminar for Read More

WNV Vaccine Research

Horse owners and veterinarians alike have wondered if they can use Merial Limited's Recombitek equine West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine in horses previously vaccinated with Fort Dodge's West Nile-Innovator. Recently, Merial released the results of a Read More

Equine Drug Research Program Suspended

The University of Kentucky's (UK) equine drug research program, funded by pari-mutuel handle under the auspices of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, has been suspended indefinitely.

A memorandum obtained by The Read More

New Research on the Merial WNV Vaccine

Horse owners and veterinarians alike have wondered if they can use Merial Limited's Recombitek equine West Nile virus (WNV) vaccine in horses previously vaccinated with Fort Dodge's West Nile-Innovator. Recently, Merial released the results of a Read More

Welfare Involvement at Local Levels

A Pike County, Ohio, resident reported suspected abuse in a 52-horse herd in mid-December 2003 to a veterinarian, who asked local law enforcement officials to have the horses examined. By Jan. 9, the horses in question had been examined by three Read More

WNV: Treatment and Prevention

"West Nile virus (WNV) is the number one diagnosed neurologic disease in horses, or close to it," said William Saville, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, of The Ohio State University, at a March 10 Fort Dodge Animal Health educational seminar for Read More

Foal Care When There Are Problems

If a new foal develops a problem requiring surgery, time is of the essence, said Rolf Embertson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. The time from recognition of abdominal pain to arrival of the foal at the clinic, evaluation for sur Read More

AAEP Wrap-Up: Kester News Hour

With researchers worldwide working on solutions to various horse health problems, there is a veritable mountain of information being published continuously. Much of this information is included in AAEP convention presentations Read More

Medicine and Treatments: Colic, Rabies, Pneumonia

A study to determine the clinical signs of gastrointestinal rupture during colic was done by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and results were presented by Diana Hassel, DVM, of UC Davis. Read More