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AAEP Hosts Farriers Meeting at Convention

August 11, 2006

A first-time educational event for farriers will be held in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Dec. 3-6. This special program just for farriers will consist of multiple... Read More

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Dr. Bob Hillman to Speak at AHC Issues Forum

August 10, 2006

The American Horse Council has confirmed Bob Hillman, DVM, as a speaker for the AHC Issues Forum, which will be held on September 25th in Austin, Texas. Hillman currently serves as the Texas State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the... Read More

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Spinal Taps Not Necessary for EPM Testing?

August 01, 2006

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has been widely regarded as the only definitive way to diagnose the disease. This test can be difficult, expensive, and potentially dangerous, and according to new... Read More

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Researchers Develop New Bacteria Identification System

July 28, 2006

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new low-cost system that analyzes scattered laser light to quickly identify bacteria for applications in medicine, food processing and homeland security at one-tenth the cost of conventional... Read More

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Progress on a Diagnostic Test for DSLD/ESPA

July 25, 2006

Scientists at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine are studying a new diagnostic test that will detect a common disease of the musculoskeletal system of the horse before he exhibits lameness or other performance problems.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinary Wet Labs Registration Now Open

July 18, 2006

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Two Horses Die in Idaho Racing Accident

July 11, 2006

According to an Associated Press article on bloodhorse.com, two horses died in an accident at Les Bois Park racetrack in Boise, Idaho. One jockey remained... Read More

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Equine Evacuation Guidelines Available on AAEP Web Site

July 05, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) reminds horse owners and veterinarians that when an emergency or natural disaster strikes, it is in the best interest of the horse for everyone t... Read More

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Emergency Transportation for Horses

July 05, 2006

You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital. ... Read More

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Altitude Affects Anesthesia

July 01, 2006

High altitudes can affect an animal's blood pressure; it's the reason athletes must acclimate themselves to high altitude conditions long before they compete in them. University of California (UC), Davis, researchers were concerned that this... Read More

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AAEP Invites Farriers to Attend 2006 Convention

June 29, 2006

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is inviting farriers to attend their 52nd Annual Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas on December 3-6, 2006. 

This year's program will consist of multiple sessions... Read More

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New "Shadow a Veterinarian" Program Available for Students

June 28, 2006

The AAEP Student Program and the AAEP Foundation have created the "Shadow a Veterinarian" program for students of all ages interested in pursuing a career in equine veterinary medicine. Participating... Read More

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Research Summit Addresses Need for Increased Funding for Equine Projects

June 27, 2006

How to increase funding for equine research was the primary focus of a collaborative equine research summit held in Read More

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Equine Internists Help Beau Beat Botulism

June 23, 2006

Beau's bright, interested eyes and shiny coat do not give any indication that he was at death's door just a few months ago. On June 1, the chocolate-colored Rocky Mountain Horse gelding was a guest for the American College of Veterinary Internal... Read More

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University of Minnesota Board of Regents Approves Plans for Equine Treatment and Research Center

June 19, 2006

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved plans for the new University of Minnesota Equine Center on June 8 (click here to read the announcement of the plans to build the... Read More

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Dr. Bramlage Looks Back on Barbaro's Preakness

June 09, 2006

Three weeks after telling the world about the condition of Barbaro directly after the horse's breakdown at the Preakness Stakes, Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., was relaxing on the... Read More

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New MRI Technology Assisting in Diagnostic Imaging

June 02, 2006

The unique properties of field strength, size and configuration of the magnet, allow the ability to image the limbs, head, and neck of full size horses and whole body of animals less than 500 pounds.... Read More

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Stem Cell Therapy

June 01, 2006

"After harvesting and concentrating the stem cells in a laboratory, the stem cells and bone marrow are transferred into the damaged ligament or tendon," Herthel says. "They reproduce into normal, healthy tissue, thus improving healing and providing... Read More

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Veterinary Education Abroad

June 01, 2006

Owning horses is, by default, continuing education. Veterinarians are required to receive a certain number of hours of continuing education to maintain their licenses. Many practitioners take training above and beyond what is required by law simply... Read More

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Acupuncture: A Stick in Time

June 01, 2006

Today, acupuncture is a widely used modality in equine sports medicine. Whether used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with other treatment options, acupuncture is gaining in popularity as an integral part of the total health care approach... Read More

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For the Good of All

June 01, 2006

This past January, the AAEP held its Resort Meeting in Rome, Italy. Immediately following, the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) held its 9th Congress across the Mediterranean Ocean in Marrakech, Morocco. It was not a coincidence that the... Read More

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Senate to Vote on Florida Veterinary Practice Act

June 01, 2006

Two years after the Florida Board of Veterinary Practice formally interpreted the state's Veterinary Practice Act to include a number of alternative therapies among practices limited to licensed veterinarians--to the dismay of many horse owners... Read More

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Electronic EIA System Approved for Exports

May 30, 2006

GlobalVetLink L.C., an Internet-based business designed to allow animal health authorities to track and regulate animal movement nationally, has developed technology now recognized by the USDA for international shipments of... Read More

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NOAA: Season Could Present Four to Six Major Hurricanes

May 22, 2006

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today (May 22) announced to America and its neighbors throughout the north Atlantic region that a Read More

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University of Minnesota Planning $14 million Equine Center

May 16, 2006

On May 10, the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), received the green light to build a proposed $14-million equine center. The complex, which will initially be financed by an internal loan from the university, will... Read More