Recent News for Vet and Professional

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AAEP Convention Forum: Purchase Exams at Public Auction

November 30, 2001

One of your top clients wants you to look at a filly he has his eye on at the sales. You must give him your honest opinion on the horse by looking at radiographs taken by another veterinarian and housed in a repository.... Read More

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Airway Reactivity in Rural vs. Urban Horses

November 28, 2001

As cities continue to grow, so does pollution. It is only natural to think that horses might be affected by this pollution, since studies have found that exposure to air pollution particulate matter contributes to respiratory problems in humans.... Read More

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White Line Disease/Canker: AAEP Convention Table Topic

November 28, 2001

White line disease (hoof wall separation) and canker (chronic overgrowth of the horn-producing tissues of the foot) are hoof concerns often linked to poor hygiene. Many veterinarians and farriers think that white line disease is much more common... Read More

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General Medicine: A Review of Probiotics

November 27, 2001

The definition of probiotics was refined in 1998 to “living microorganisms, which upon ingestion in certain numbers, exert health effects beyond inherent basic nutrition.” Probiotics have been increasing in popularity due to their ability to... Read More

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Sunrise Session: The Pruritic (Itchy) Horse

November 26, 2001

We’ve probably all had, or at least seen, a horse with a scratching problem no one could quite figure out. In Monday’s roundtable discussion on itchy horses, veterinarians discussed just how to diagnose and manage these horse... Read More

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Restraint Techniques For Horses

November 26, 2001

Veterinarians are constantly seeking ways to perform procedures on horses as quickly and safely as possible. The inherent risk with working with an unpredictable animal has caused veterinarians and handlers to develop various methods of... Read More

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Horseman's Day at the AAEP Convention

November 26, 2001

The second annual Horseman's Day held in conjunction with the annual American Association of Equine Practitioner's (AAEP) Convention was an extreme success for all attendees. “We’re ecstatic,” said Lori Roberts, AAEP's Owner... Read More

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General Medicine: The Michigan Cushing's Project

November 26, 2001

There have been advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s disease; however, previously there were no studies comparing the two most used medications—pergolide, a dopaminergic agonist, and cyproheptadine, a serotonin... Read More

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Infectious Diseases Forum at AAEP Convention

November 26, 2001

The world is keeping its eye on infectious diseases because of the terroristic use of anthrax—and the potential use of other biologics--as agents of war against... Read More

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Daily Reports About the Latest in Veterinary Care from AAEP

November 21, 2001

More than 300 topics will be covered at this year’s Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) on Nov. 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. The major sessions will include several presentations each on Western performance... Read More

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Final Reports from NAHMS Study Released

November 07, 2001

The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) has announced the availability of four information sheets based on its Equine '98 study. These sheets represent the final products of the study.

Equine '98... Read More

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KAEP Honors Vet

November 02, 2001

The Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners honored Steve Conboy, DVM, as its first Distinguished Life Member. Conboy, who retired as Secretary/Treasurer of the group after 18 years of service, was named 1990 Kentucky Veterinarian of the... Read More

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Learning About Laminitis

November 02, 2001

One of the biggest revelations of the symposium was Pollitt's presentation on his laminitis work at the Australian Laminitis Research Unit, in which he discussed carbohydrate overload-induced laminitis.... Read More

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Sperm Sorting

November 02, 2001

Sex pre-selection in horses might become a commercial reality. The sperm sorting method initially was developed by USDA scientists about 12 years ago. XY Inc., a Fort Collins, Colo., biotech company, now can sort more than 2,000 male- and... Read More

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Reproduction Symposium

November 02, 2001

Veterinarians were offered a unique experience at the Bluegrass Equine Reproduction Symposium. This meeting was for practitioners who wanted to learn more about state-of-the-art technology and practices in equine reproduction, and offered not... Read More

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Computerized Radiography Reveals Details

November 02, 2001

You stare blankly at a nearly indiscernible abnormality in your horse's fetlock X ray as your veterinarian puts the film on a light box. He points at a bone chip, but all you see is the glaring white form of your horse's bone. All too often this... Read More

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Ultrasound Seminar At CIRALE

November 02, 2001

Ultrasound isn't just for prenatal examinations anymore. In the veterinary community in the past year, emphasis has been placed on ultrasound diagnosis of injuries, and this has been reflected in seminars all over the world. More than 20... Read More

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Enteritis: Getting To The Guts

November 02, 2001

Byars and Collatos covered diagnostic techniques and treatments for enteritis. Byars discussed causes and symptoms, and touched on promising ways to diagnose and determine whether the treatment should include surgery.... Read More

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College Equine Program Adopts Myotherapy

November 02, 2001

Whether it is a concentration on stud farm management or therapeutic riding, there's a niche for career-bound horse enthusiasts in universities all over the country. This fall, Teikyo Post University became the first college in New England to... Read More

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LSU Laminitis Research

November 02, 2001

Two equine researchers at the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine recently received a USDA National Research Initiative Mech-anisms of Disease Grant to study the cause of laminitis. This disease causes chronic lameness... Read More

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AAEP Encore

November 02, 2001

For any practitioner who missed the 45th AAEP Annual Convention, in Albuquerque, N.M., Florida was the place to be July 28-30. The second annual AAEP Encore Seminar was held in Orlando, reviewing the favorite 1999 Convention events, including... Read More

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New AAEP Board Member

November 02, 2001

Duncan F. Peters, DVM, MS, has been elected to a three-year term on the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Board of Directors.Peters, of Kalispell, Mont., will represent the members of the nine states which comprise the Western... Read More

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AHSA Executive Director Resigns

November 02, 2001

Kevin T. Carlon, Executive Director of the American Horse Shows Association since March 1999, has officially resigned from his position. Carlon resigned shortly after expressing concerns of inconsistencies with the Associationâs personnel... Read More

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AAEP Task Force To Review Vaccination Guidelines

November 02, 2001

A special task force formed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will evaluate and recommend changes to the group's Guidelines for Vaccinating Horses. One of the Task Force's chief assignments is developing broad guidelines... Read More

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The Invincible Farrier Rig

November 02, 2001

Imagine having a farrier and vet examine your horse, take X rays, evaluate the film, and shoe your horse accordingly, all on-site and without waiting. Sound impossible? Harry Krippes, a farrier based in Lowell, Fla., has found a way to make this... Read More