Recent News for Vet and Professional

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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

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Doug Corey Named 2005 AAEP Vice President

December 01, 2004

Doug Corey, DVM, of Adams, Ore., has been selected as the 2005 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will be inducted into office at the AAEP 50th Annual Convention, taking place Dec. 4-8 in Denver, Colo.... Read More

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Ontario Veterinary College Opens MRI Facility

November 29, 2004

The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College has opened its new $5-million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility. It's one of only a few worldwide that can accommodate a wide range of animals, from cats and dogs to horses and... Read More

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Veterinarians: Donate Your Unwanted Dental Tools at the AAEP Convention

November 22, 2004

The Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) is in great need of dental floats to be used on horses in Haiti. A project to begin dental work on horses in Haiti has been scheduled for early spring of 2005. Should you happen to have any old floats layin... Read More

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AAEP Requests 2005 Convention Abstracts and Papers

November 16, 2004

Note: All submissions must be submitted online by March 15, 2005. Mailed, e-mailed, or faxed papers will not be accepted. To submit a paper, go to www.aaep.org.

Members of the... Read More

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Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities Released by the AAEP

November 15, 2004

Because of the vital services provided to unwanted and 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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Nutritional Value of Forages

November 09, 2004

To feed your horse the best forage for his needs, you have to understand the plants and what affects their nutrient content, said Jerry Chatterton, PhD, Research Leader of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Forage and Range Research... Read More

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LSU's New Equine Intensive Care Unit Opens

November 05, 2004

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine hosted the grand opening of its Equine Intensive Care Unit, the newest addition to the school's Equine Health Studies Program, on October 22. This new 10-stall facility will enable the school to provide... Read More

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AAEP 2004 Convention Preview

November 01, 2004

This is a special year for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). There aren't many things today that last 50 years, especially an organization that was started to ensure the health and welfare of the horse and to further the... Read More