AAEP Convention 2011

Our in-depth coverage of the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention (Nov. 17-20 in San Antonio, Texas) includes summaries of nearly 100 up-to-date presentations and other sessions on all aspects of equine veterinary medicine.

  • November 18-22, 2011
  • San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Effects of Behavior-Modifying Drug Investigated (AAEP 2011)

March 31, 2012

Fluphenazine, a human antipsychotic drug, has drawbacks that often preclude its use in horses.... Read More

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Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 29, 2012

Researchers recently assessed the feasibility of functional electrical stimulation in roarers.... Read More

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Granulation Tissue Management in the Horse (AAEP 2011)

March 28, 2012

Equine wounds need to be managed carefully to prevent the development of exuberant granulation tissue.... Read More

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Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)

March 26, 2012

A horse in respiratory distress or displaying other signs of airway ailments warrants a call to a veterinarian... Read More

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Equine Head Flexion and Airway Inflammation (AAEP 2011)

March 22, 2012

Vets examined upper airway obstruction in horses being ridden and when displaying "normal" head carriage.... Read More

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New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 20, 2012

The new test correlated well with the conventional insulin-sensitivity test and it was repeatable.... Read More

Supporting limb laminitis was a secondary complication of Barbaro's catastrophic orthopedic injury, but the complications and pain from laminitis led to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's euthanasia.

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Benefits of Casts for Severe Horse Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

March 18, 2012

An equine surgeon described an improved casting technique to reduce cast complications. ... Read More

Images taken at 24 and 72 hours post-injection in the digital flexor tendon sheath showed a significantly increased amount of synovial fluid than the pre-injection images, which could be interpreted as joint swelling.

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Local Anesthesia's Effect on MRIs of Horse Feet (AAEP 2011)

March 17, 2012

Researchers recently examined whether diagnostic anesthesia could skew the results of equine foot MRIs.... Read More

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Bute and Banamine: Avoid Using Together (AAEP 2011)

March 13, 2012

Research indicates that combining NSAIDs achieved no better results than using either drug alone.... Read More

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Standing RLP in Horses Safe, Effective (AAEP 2011)

March 11, 2012

Regional limb perfusion can be performed safely, effectively, and comfortably without general anesthesia.... Read More

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MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

March 08, 2012

One researcher noted that some defects not visible on radiographs (X rays) were easily identified via MRI.... Read More

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In Depth: Evaluating the Upper Respiratory Tract (AAEP 2011)

March 06, 2012

Veterinarians have fine-tuned numerous methods for evaluating the upper respiratory tract for abnormalities.... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 04, 2012

Study horses treated with full-limb casts had a fivefold greater risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More

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Acupuncture and Managing Pain in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 28, 2012

Clinical trials still yield a mixed bag of results for acupuncture's efficacy in treating equine ailments.... Read More

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 26, 2012

Previous studies failed to achieve in horses what are considered therapeutic tramadol plasma levels in humans.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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2011's Top Equine Reproduction News (AAEP 2011)

February 25, 2012

A wrap-up of some applicable studies to equine reproduction in 2011 from Dr. Patrick M. McCue.... Read More

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The State of Stem Cells for Equine Joint Disease (AAEP 2011)

February 23, 2012

Successful treatment depends largely on the types of cases the veterinarian selects, said one researcher.... Read More

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Manuka Honey for Healing Horse Wounds (AAEP 2011)

February 22, 2012

Manuka honey can be used to promote healing of wounds without the need for a bandage, one researcher said.... Read More

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Managing Severe Colic in the Field (AAEP 2011)

February 21, 2012

Horse owners should be prepared to make decisions about managing serious colic without the option of referral.... Read More

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Recombinant Hormones Make Mares Cycle in Winter (AAEP 2011)

February 17, 2012

Researchers reported success with inducing ovulation in winter anestrous mares via a new hormone therapy.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More

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Imported Horses: Prevalence of Fevers Examined (AAEP 2011)

February 10, 2012

Age, breed, previous experience with air travel, and location in the cargo area can impact body temperature.... Read More

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Besnoitiosis in Donkeys (AAEP 2011)

February 09, 2012

The parasite Besnoitia bennetti grows in tiny cysts in the skin, organs, and eyes of affected animals.... Read More