Recent News for Vet Convention Reports

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Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Adult Horses

February 03, 2015

Hearing loss occurs but is seldom reported. Learn about this condition, which impacts horses' behavior and performance.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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New TMS Formulation Confirmed Safe, Effective in Study

February 01, 2015

The new trimethoprim sulfadiazine (TMS) formulation reduced fever and eliminated infection in many treated horses.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More

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Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture in Older Horses

January 30, 2015

Horses' superficial digital flexor tendons stiffen as they age, putting the structures at risk of tearing.... Read More

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares' Fertility

January 27, 2015

Mare fertility declines with age in association with reduced follicle count, and AMH is correlated with follicle count. ... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

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Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

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Diamond Anniversary Draws More than 5,500 to AAEP Convention

December 26, 2014

The convention featured 175 presentations across four days covering topics ranging from colic to regenerative therapies.... Read More

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 11, 2014

Quick take-homes from sessions on wild horses, barn fires, regenerative medicine, and dentistry.... Read More

Dr. Johanna Reimer developed the ROST shoe after deconstructing a traditional shoe to fit one of her horses. With wear, she found her horse’s hoof health and balance improved.

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A Deconstruction of the Horseshoe

December 10, 2014

A veterinarian's search for better foot care options for her own horses led to a new way to shoe. ... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 10, 2014

Tidbits from sessions on the horse's back, biosecurity, infectious disease, pelvic fractures, and more.... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2014

Take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on internal medicine, imaging, vet practice, ligament injuries, and more.... Read More

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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2014

Tweets from the Kester News Hour and sessions on ophthalmology, lameness, sarcoids, and reproduction.... Read More

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A Vet's Day at the AAEP Convention

December 08, 2014

Find out what a day at the American Association of Equine Practitioners' Convention entails for one veterinarian. ... Read More

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2014 AAEP: Volunteer Vets Working for Your Horse's Health

December 07, 2014

AAEP veterinarians volunteer behind-the-scenes to work on committees that improve the health and lives of horses.... Read More

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How to Care for Aging Equids' Teeth

October 31, 2014

Learn what dental problems veterinarians manage in senior horses and how owners can help monitor them.... Read More

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Are We Prepared for African Horse Sickness?

October 27, 2014

One vet recommends taking these preparation steps to help reduce the impact of an outbreak.... Read More

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Managing and Preventing Transport-Associated Fever

October 19, 2014

Most horses travel without incident, but some develop fevers that could point to potentially dangerous health problems.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Factors Influencing Jumping Horses' Performance Reviewed

October 15, 2014

Researchers believe that increased aerobic capacity is associated with improved performance, reduced fatigue.... Read More

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More

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Preventing Injuries in Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 08, 2014

One vet suggests using careful planning, management, screening, and education to reduce catastrophic fracture risk.... Read More

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Equine Assisted Reproduction Techniques 101

October 05, 2014

Learn about the four most common assisted reproduction techniques used in today's equine breeding industry.... Read More

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How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 03, 2014

Here's why you should contact your veterinarian for help with a weak or recumbent foal as soon as possible.... Read More

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Turkish Equine Veterinary Association Holds First Meeting

October 02, 2014

Delegates took part in hands-on workshops and listened to scientific lectures during the meeting.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

September 29, 2014

Scientists are getting closer to determining what toxins could be behind this deadly condition.... Read More