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Convention Report

Hoof Care and Disease (AAEP Convention 2012)

Learn about club feet, localizing pain, hoof biomechanics, and the role radiographs play in farriery.

Fact Sheet

Equine Respiratory System

Equine respiratory system dysfunction is an important cause of exercise intolerance and poor performance.

Fact Sheet

Failure of Passive Transfer

Failure of passive transfer is the process by which mares pass antibodies on to their foals via the colostrum.

Fact Sheet

Heaves in Horses

Heaves is a chronic, debilitating problem similar to asthma in humans for horses.

Fact Sheet

Rhodococcus equi

Rhodococcus equi is well known for its ability to cause severe pneumonia and more in young foals.

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While You're Away Checklist

Use this handy form to leave your horse and house sitters all the information they need while you're away.

Special Report

Winter Health Concerns

Keep an eye out for these six cold weather conditions horse can be prone to during winter.

Special Report

10 Tips for Winterizing Your Horse

10 vet-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable during the cold season.

Special Report

Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

Learn the top physical therapy exercises to perform for strength training horses in all lines of work.

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The Yearly Cost of Keeping a Horse

Use this chart to create your own budget for major horse care items, fences, veterinary care, etc.

Special Report

15 Facts on Donkey Health

Aside from long ears, donkeys differ in many ways from horses, including the health conditions they encounter.

Fact Sheet

West Nile Virus (WNV)

West Nile Virus (WNV) causes a potentially fatal encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord)

Special Report

Biosecurity on the Road

Develop a management routine to reduce your horse’s potential exposure to infectious diseases while traveling.

Convention Report

Laminitis 2011 Conference

Farriers & veterinarians discuss their research, advancements, and understanding of this often deadly disease.

Fact Sheet

Stem Cell Therapy

Regenerative stem cell therapy is being used to help facilitate tendon and ligament injury healing in horses.

Special Report

Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be a safe and productive time for your horse.

Fact Sheet

Insect Control

Reduce your horse farm's insect populations by eliminating breeding areas and using pest control strategies.

Fact Sheet

Common Hoof Problems

Horse hooves can be plagued by many problems. Explore common hoof problems and learn how to prevent them.

Fact Sheet

Equine Herpesvirus-1

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1, rhinopneumonitis) is a highly contagious infection that is widespread.

Special Report

Conditioning Through the Seasons: Spring and Summer

How your horse's body adapts to exercising and how he acclimates to spring and summer weather conditions.

Special Report

Vaccinations for Horses

This four-part series on vaccines discusses how vaccines work, efficacy, approval process and storage.

Fact Sheet

Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative therapy that can be used to treat horses with tendon/ligament injuries.

Fact Sheet

Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive modality used to stimulate healing.

Convention Report

Equine Welfare

One of the AAEP’s ongoing goals is to address the welfare issues that many horses and their owners face.

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