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Fact Sheet

Equine Upper Airway

Understand the structure and function of the equine upper respiratory system to understand horses' breathing.

Fact Sheet

Joint Structure and Function

There are three types of equine joints: synovial, fibrous, and cartilaginous

Fact Sheet

Tendons and Ligaments

Knowing the structure and function of your horse’s tendons and ligaments can help you keep him healthy.

Fact Sheet

Equine Arthritis

Equine arthritis refers to an inflammation of the joint, and there are four different types.

Fact Sheet

Equine Joint Injections

Equine joint injections can help veterinarians diagnose lameness or medicate a horse's painful joint.

Fact Sheet

Equine Lameness

Get the facts on lameness in horses, from causes to diagnosis, treatment, and future prognosis.

Fact Sheet

Pain Management

Using pain management for horses is important to ensure no horse experiences pain unnecessarily.

Fact Sheet

Wound Care for Horses

An overview of wound care for horses, including a checklist for your first aid kit and when to call the vet.

Convention Report

Milne Lecture: The Horse's Fetlock

Orthopedics, disease and repair of the horse's fetlock joint were presented at the 2009 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

The Latest in Equine Veterinary Medicine

The hottest news in equine veterinary medicine at the 2009 AAEP Convention included bacteremia in foals.

Convention Report

Lameness Treatments

Treatments for lameness in horses, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

Convention Report

Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory topics in horses included influenza outbreak and vaccination boosters at the 2009 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Equine Gastrointestinal Tract/Ulcers

A summary of presentations on the equine gastrointestinal tract and ulcers at the 2009 AAEP Convention.

Special Report

Nonsurgical Joint Therapies

Nonsurgical therapies for treating joints have come a long way in recent years, and they’re advancing daily.

Special Report

Muscles, Tendons, & Ligaments

A horse's motion is achieved from the highly integrated interaction between muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Convention Report

World Equine Veterinarians Meet (WEVA 2009)

A summary of the the 2009 WEVA Congress that was held in Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil.

Convention Report

Kester News Hour

Top 2008 equine studies include lawsonia, EPM, heart murmurs, etc., at the AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Cardiopulmonary/Exercise Concerns for Horses

A summary of cardiopulmonary and exercise for horses from the 2008 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Performance Horse Forum

Performance horse forum leaders at the 2008 AAEP Convention facilitated a discussion.

Convention Report

9 Keys to Equine Nutrition

Lydia F. Gray, DVM, MA, described 9 keys to understanding equine nutrition at the 2008 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Lameness Research

Lameness was an important topic at the 2008 AAEP Convention. Topics included arthritis treatment among others.

Convention Report

AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.

Special Report

Managing Joint Health

Tips for year-round equine joint health and management.

Convention Report

Lessons from Barbaro

During the 2007 AAEP Convention, Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, discussed medically attending Barbaro.

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