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Special Report

Odd Posture to Poop

Q: I have a 9-yr-old gelding who holds his body in a strange position while defecating...

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.

Special Report

Equine Skeletal System

The horse’s skeleton is a remarkable system of various bone types that dictate a horse’s conformation.

Convention Report

World Equine Veterinarians Meet (WEVA 2009)

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

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.

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