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Special Report

The Horse's Digestive System

Brush up on your knowledge about how the horse's digestive tract functions.

Special Report

Guided Tour: Horse Hoof Anatomy

As a horse owner/caretaker, knowing hoof anatomy can help you bring them back from lameness more quickly.

Special Report

Foal With Hoof Problems

Dr. Stephen O'Grady addresses a reader's question about a foal with a recently developed club foot.

Special Report

Traveling Legally

Make sure you meet paperwork requirements before shipping horses, whether across oceans or state lines.

Special Report

Weighty Issues

Owners can lower equine obesity by replacing grain rations with a fiber-rich, low-carbohydrate diet.

Special Report

Breathing, Stride, and Jumping Performance

Give your horse a boost in performance with a little more consideration to its airways.

Fact Sheet

Contagious Equine Metritis

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) is a highly contagious venereal (sexually transmitted) disease of horses.

Convention Report

Highlights and Awards

The 2008 AAEP Convention in San Diego, Calif., drew a near-record crowd. Attendees discussed equine welfare.

Convention Report

Kester News Hour

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

Convention Report

Milne: Neurologic Disease

Dr. Stephen Reed described selected equine neurologic diseases during the 2008 AAEP Convention Milne Lecture.

Convention Report

Emergency Care for Horse Operations

Equine authorities at the 2008 AAEP Convention discuss preparation for common emergency situations.

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

Infectious Diseases

A summary of infectious disease topics from the 2008 AAEP Convention held in San Diego, California.

Convention Report

Internal Medicine Table Topic

Table topics from the 2008 AAEP Convention included internal medicine.

Convention Report

Reproduction Research

During the 2008 AAEP Convention, experts discussed multiple topics relating to equine reproduction.

Convention Report


Equine authorities discussed digestion, pulpitis and other dentistry topics at the 2008 AAEP Convention.

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

Laminitis Research

Experts discussed the causes, treatments, detection, and prevention of laminitis at the 2008 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Science and Farriery

Equine authorities discuss many subjects in the Science and Farriery session at the 2008 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Conformation and Function

Presentations on horse conformation and its effects on soundness at the 2008 AAEP Convention in San Diego, Ca.

Special Report

Botulism: A Perfect Killer

Horses are highly susceptible to botulism toxins; vaccination and feed/water management are key to prevention.

Convention Report

AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

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

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