Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Shoeing The Laminitic Horse

September 13, 2001

Of all the medical crises that can afflict a horse, laminitis surely is one of the most alarming. Horribly painful, and potentially devastating to his long-term soundness, the strange syndrome whereby the coffin bone inside the hoof begins to... Read More

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The Barefoot Horse: Romance vs. Reality

September 12, 2001

By leaving a horse barefoot, one allows the hoof's natural functions of shock absorption, traction, and biomechanics to perform at their optimum. Shoes inhibit natural function and the horse's natural way of going, and limb interference with shoes... Read More

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Mare Study Preliminary Results Are Encouraging

September 07, 2001

There are no significant differences between mares bred in Kentucky and mares bred in Florida, according to the preliminary results of a study that was designed to determine the effects of mare reproductive loss system (MRLS). Tom Riddle, DVM,... Read More

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47th Annual Convention to be Held in November

September 07, 2001

Equine veterinarians from across the globe will gather in San Diego, Calif., for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 47th Annual Convention, Nov.24-28. More than 2,500 practitioners attend the convention each year, making it... Read More

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Horseman's Day Heading to San Diego

September 07, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners‚ (AAEP) health seminar for horse owners—Horseman’s Day—will be held Sunday, November 25, 2001, in San Diego, Calif. Designed for those interested in equine health care, Horseman’s Day features... Read More

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Where Veterinarians Go to Learn: AAEP Encore 2001

September 01, 2001

Veterinarians are required to have continuing education, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) prides itself on being the top provider of quality continuing education for equine veterinarians. For practitioners who heard... Read More

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UK Gluck Center Looking to Fill Position

August 24, 2001

The University of Kentucky's Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center is searching for a scientist to fill a post-doctoral position. The candidate must have experience in molecular biology, and will perform research on the genetic basis of diseases... Read More

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Foal/Fetal Losses: Keeping Watch

August 24, 2001

Several reproductive specialists at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary firm in Lexington, Ky., are following about 100 pregnant mares. These are mares from farms which were either affected or unaffected by foal/fetal losses this spring... Read More

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Horseman's Day 2001: Don't Miss It!

August 24, 2001

San Diego, CA
Sunday, November 25th

The AAEP is proud to present Horseman’s Day 2001 in conjunction with the annual convention for veterinarian-members at the San Diego Convention Center. The AAEP enjoyed great success last year in... Read More

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Colorado State Lab Produces Foals Born from Frozen Mare's Eggs

August 03, 2001

The first foals produced from eggs harvested from a mare, frozen, and then thawed, were born recently at Colorado State University's Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory. Researchers say this is an important breakthrough since now... Read More

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Cross-Training For Horses

August 01, 2001

To add variety to conditioning programs, human athletes often undertake exercise sessions that are not specific to their athletic disciplines. For example, long-distance runners might cycle on a stationary bike once or twice a week, swim, or... Read More

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Welfare, Farrier Groups Advise Caution on Do-It-Yourself Hoofcare

August 01, 2001

The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has issued a statement cautioning enthusiastic horse owners not to tackle their own hoof care work in pursuit of a "natural" unshod hoof. Reacting to the groundswell of popular interes... Read More

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The Latest on Laminitis

August 01, 2001

Of all the ailments a horse can suffer, laminitis is the one that unfailingly strikes fear into the heart of an owner. Nothing else has as devastating an effect because while laminitis is not always fatal, it promises weeks or months of agony fo... Read More

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Horse Geneticists Meet In Brisbane, Australia

July 13, 2001

Horse geneticists met July 4-6, 2001, in Brisbane, Australia, for the Fourth International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop. Forty-two scientists from Europe, Asia, Australia and America met to present their research and discuss... Read More

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New Techniques In Laser Treatment

July 01, 2001

Lasers are playing a larger part in equine surgery.... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Education

July 01, 2001

A wide variety of equine nutritional topics was covered at the fourth annual Alltech Equine School April 25-28 in Lexington, Ky., sponsored by Alltech, a feed ingredient company in Nicholasville, Ky. Among the speakers was Harold Hintz, BS, PhD,... Read More

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Deadly Spring Syndromes

July 01, 2001

Good news travels fast in the horse business; bad news travels even faster. In the case of an outbreak of mysterious early fetal loss and late-gestation foal loss, cooperation and quick sharing of information served to help researchers... Read More

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LSU's Vet Diagnostics Lab Helps Monitor Vector-borne Diseases

June 29, 2001

As mosquito and other insect populations increase during the summer months, so do epidemics of diseases carried by those insects, including the deadly equine encephalitis. But researchers at LSU are working to curb the spread of vector-borne... Read More

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LSU Launches Auction To Expand Intensive Care Unit

June 29, 2001

The Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will launch its first annual multiple-breed Stallion Service Auction in September to generate funds for expansion of the Equine Intensive Care Unit in the... Read More

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New AAEP Board Members Selected

June 29, 2001

Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, and Mr. Duncan Alexander have been appointed to three-year terms on AAEP Board of Directors. Both will begin their terms in January 2000.

Dr. White, of Leesburg, Virginia, will serve as a... Read More

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Moore to Present State-of-the-Art Lecture at 2001 Annual Convention

June 15, 2001

James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, one of the world's foremost authorities on equine gastrointestinal disease, will present the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 47th Annual Convention in... Read More

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New Director Of Education Joins AAEP

June 15, 2001

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) announces the hiring of Lori Roberts as director of education. Her duties include managing the AAEP's new horse health web site, myHorseMatters.com, and developing outreach programs and... Read More

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Central Kentucky Pericarditis Cases: Nearly 60

June 14, 2001

The incidence of known pericarditis cases in Central Kentucky has reached nearly 60 horses. At least a dozen horses have died because of the condition, which produces inflammation of, and fluid in, the sac surrounding the... Read More

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Cloudy Fetal Fluids

June 04, 2001

Cloudy placental fluids and disturbances in the placental membranes were seen on ultrasound before many of the mares lost their pregnancies. Some mares that had these symptoms did not lose their pregnancies... Read More

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Stepping Ahead: Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium 2001

June 01, 2001

Laminitis is one of the most serious and difficult-to-treat diseases horses can get, and only by learning everything about this problem can we prevent and treat it successfully. Enter the 14th annual Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium held Jan. 25-27... Read More