Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Kester News Hour Part Two

January 26, 2005

Probably the best-attended session at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, the Kester News Hour features brief reports of new research that was too new or brief for inclusion in the scientific program. The... Read More

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Stretching Semen in the Aged Stallion (AAEP 2004)

January 26, 2005

As breeding stallions age, their reproductive abilities can wane, leaving their breeding managers with a problem--too many mares to breed, and not enough sperm. J. Scott Weems, DVM, of Weems & Stephens Equine Hospital in Aubrey, Texas, has... Read More

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LSU Theriogenology Program Aids in Reproduction for Large and Small Animals

January 24, 2005

The theriogenology program at Louisiana State University's (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine manages reproduction in its clinical practice and reproductive research regarding horses, dogs, and other animals. According to Dr. Dale... Read More

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Shock Wave to Treat Navicular (AAEP 2004)

January 24, 2005

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Iowa State University, recently evaluated extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in treating 32 horses with navicular syndrome diagnoses.... Read More

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How to Manage Starved Horses and Effectively Work with Humane and Law Enforcement Officials

January 20, 2005

In an ideal scenario, horses that have been seized by humane organization officials and local law enforcement should be evaluated to determine if there's evidence of neglect or abuse, and to educate (owners) on how to take better care of the horses.... Read More

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Postoperative Colic Survival

January 18, 2005

Can a practitioner predict a horse's chances of survival after colic surgery? Not with absolute certainty, but several factors can help that prediction, said Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery at Nort... Read More

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Colic in Geriatrics

January 18, 2005

Older horses are at higher risk for certain types of colic, said Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery in North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He reported on studies of older... Read More

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Assessing Multiple Limb Lameness

January 18, 2005

"Horses with lameness in more than one limb are a diagnostic challenge, especially if both a forelimb and a hindlimb are involved," said Sue J. Dyson, FRCVS, of the Center for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust, during her presentation on... Read More

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Cauda Equina Syndrome in Horses

January 18, 2005

Many horse owners are unfamiliar with the neurologic disease called cauda equina syndrome.... Read More

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Maximizing the Benefits of Influenza Vaccination

January 18, 2005

"Beware the vaccination paradox!" began J. Richard Newton, BVSc, MSc, PhD, DLSHTM, DipECVPH FRCVS, of the Animal Health Trust in Suffolk, United Kingdom, during his presentation on influenza vaccination at the 43rd annual British Equine... Read More

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New Jersey Veterinarian to Lead the AAEP in 2005

January 06, 2005

Scott E. Palmer, VMD, of Clarksburg, N.J., was installed as the 51st president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the group's annual convention in Denver, Colo., December 4-8, 2004.

Palmer is the owner of... Read More

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West Nile Virus Vaccination Guidelines Developed by the AAEP

January 06, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has released West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccination guidelines. This information is intended as a supplement to the AAEP's Guidelines for Vaccination of Horses (January 2001).... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy in the Western Sport Horse

January 05, 2005

The average equine extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) patient has been examined multiple veterinarians before arriving for ESWT treatment, said Alan Donnell, DVM, of Pilot Point, Texas at the third annual Shock Wave Therapy Symposium, held... Read More

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DNA Vaccine Awaits Approval

January 01, 2005

A new vaccine to protect horses against West Nile Virus (WNV) has been developed and submitted for USDA review. If approved, it would be the first commercially available DNA vaccine for any mammalian or animal species.

Steve Chu, DVM, PhD,... Read More

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AAEP Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities

January 01, 2005

Because of the vital services provided to unwanted, neglected, or abused horses by equine rescue and retirement groups, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed a new resource guide titled Care Guidelines for... Read More

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Shock Wave One Year Later

December 30, 2004

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Iowa State University, has been at the helm of much of the shock wave therapy research performed in horses over the past five years. At HMT's... Read More

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AAEP Announces Unwanted Horse Summit

December 17, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has announced plans for hosting an Unwanted Horse Summit. The Summit, a one-day conference bringing equine industry leaders together to address the problem of unwanted horses, will take... Read More

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AAEP 50th Annual Convention Enjoys Record Attendance

December 15, 2004

Nearly 6,300 veterinary professionals, guests and exhibitors attended the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 50th Annual Convention in Denver, Colo., breaking the meeting's attendance record once again. The convention, held Dec... Read More

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Virginia Equine Extravaganza Announces 2005 AAEP Seminar Series

December 13, 2004

The Virginia Equine Extravaganza announced today that it will partner with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to host an educational seminar series in 2005. Along with clinics and demonstrations from leading horse industry... Read More

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Practice-Management Solutions Available to Equine Veterinarians

December 10, 2004

Overworked equine veterinarians now can better juggle their dual roles of DVM and practice manager.

Intervet Inc., one of the world’s leading animal-health companies, unveiled it's Partner's in Practice program at the American... Read More

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AAEP 2004: Vets Discuss Pre-Purchase Exams

December 06, 2004

The Dec. 5 open forum discussion of pre-purchase exams at sales covered several topics critical to consignors, buyers, and veterinarians at the 50th anniversary meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in Denver, Colo. A task... Read More

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MRI for Confirming DDF Tendonitis

December 01, 2004

Tendonitis of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) in horses is a newly recognized cause of foot pain. Radiography and even ultrasonography have failed to detect abnormalities in this tendon, especially as it travels within the hoof capsule and... Read More

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Injecting Cervical Facet Joints

December 01, 2004

The ability to accurately locate and inject the cervical vertebral facet joints, the joints that lie between the transverse processes of the vertebrae, has significant advantages, including the performance of regional nerve blocks and... Read More

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Contact Lenses for Horses

December 01, 2004

While they aren't used to improve vision in horses, soft contact lenses can be used to protect the eye and facilitate healing in horses with non-infected ulcerations. Reasons to avoid contacts for a particular horse include reduced tear production... Read More

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Noted Equine Researcher Jack Bryans Dead at 80

December 01, 2004

John T. "Jack" Bryans, MS, PhD, 80, an equine researcher who developed numerous vaccines, died Oct. 2 in Lexington, Ky.

Bryans was internationally recognized for his infectious disease research. Bryans and E. Roger Doll, DVM, MS, discovered... Read More