Recent News for Vet Convention Reports

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Founder Care and Ethical Considerations

January 05, 2004

While you probably wouldn't think of treating a foundered horse as a situation in which tough ethical decisions could crop up, the Second International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot held Nov. 10-11 featured a morning... Read More

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AAEP Tail Docking Position Statement

January 01, 2004

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) board of directors recently approved a new position statement regarding tail docking. The statement written by the Equine Welfare Committee reads:

"Tail docking in horses should only b... Read More

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The Goal is a Foal

January 01, 2004

If your broodmare or stallion is having reproductive problems, you might need a specialist to figure out what's wrong. And that specialist might use knowledge gained from the annual conference of the Society for Theriogenology held in Columbus,... Read More

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Laminitis Terminology

December 18, 2003

A guide to laminitis terminology was presented by course director James A. Orsini, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. Universally understood terminology helps everyone communicate wh... Read More

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Experts Speak Out At Laminitis/Foot Conference

December 18, 2003

Laminitis--a disease that strikes fear into the hearts of horse people everywhere--was the primary focus of the Second International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot, held Nov. 10-11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. This conferenc... Read More

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AAEP Kicks Off My Vet Matters Contest

December 17, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) wants horse owners to share why their equine veterinarian is first-rate by participating in the AAEP's My Vet Matters Contest. In honor of the AAEP’s 50th anniversary in 2004, the My Vet... Read More

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Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon to Lead AAEP in 2004

December 17, 2003

Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, has been installed as the 50th president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the world's largest professional association of equine veterinarians. Bramlage took office Nov. 24 durin... Read More

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Equine Emergency Rescue Techniques

December 09, 2003

You might have seen it on television—those daring rescues where a horse is lifted from a ravine by helicopter, pulled out of a raging river, or returned to safe ground after being bogged down in mud. These rescues might awe television audiences,... Read More

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Record AAEP Convention

December 02, 2003

The 2003 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) held its annual convention in New Orleans, La., just before Thanksgiving (Nov. 21-25). This was a record-breaking meeting in the number of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and... Read More

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Rantanen Honored as Distinguished Educator at Annual Convention

December 02, 2003

Norman W. Rantanen, DVM, PhD, MS, ACVR, was honored for his significant impact on the development and training of equine practitioners during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 49th Annual Convention in New Orleans, La. He... Read More

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Internal Fixation Foundation Receives Distinguished Educator Honors at Annual Convention

December 02, 2003

Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthesefragen/Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (A-O/ASIF) International Foundation's veterinary division was honored for its contributions to veterinary continuing education during the American... Read More

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Distinguished Educator Award Presented to Evans

December 02, 2003

Loren H. Evans, DVM, was recognized for his efforts as an educator and mentor during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 49th Annual Convention in New Orleans, La. Presented to individuals who have significantly impacted the... Read More

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Equine Welfare Award Presented to Rodeo Group

December 02, 2003

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is the 2003 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP past president A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the award is presented... Read More

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Purina Mills Conference for Veterinarians

December 01, 2003

Nearly 250 veterinarians from across the country attended a continuing education conference sponsored by Purina Mills Oct. 3-5.

Besides researching and developing horse feeds, which on average takes five years for a new feed to go from idea... Read More

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Cutting Down on Carbs (For Your Horse)

November 17, 2003

In an attempt to avoid the rich diets that can worsen obesity and laminitis in insulin-resistant horses (those said to be suffering from peripheral Cushing's disease), many owners feed hay instead of lush pasture or grain. However, Kathryn Watts... Read More

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Foot Dialogue Feeds the Mind

November 01, 2003

Purina Mills nutritionist Randal Raub, PhD, began his lecture at the 2003 Purina Farriers' Conference with a little-known statistic--horse owners are most likely to discuss their horses' nutrition with their veterinarians, followed by their... Read More

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Serving the Industry

November 01, 2003

YOUR GUIDE TO THE 2003 AAEP CONVENTION
NEW PRODUCTS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is the leading provider of continuing education for veterinarians. Their... Read More

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AAEP Approves New Tail Docking Position Statement

October 31, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) board of directors recently approved a new position statement regarding the tail docking of horses. The statement was written by the Equine Welfare Committee and reads as... Read More

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Gary's Good Grub: New Orleans Edition

October 01, 2003

For those of you attending the 2003 AAEP Convention or Horseman's Day in New Orleans, La., the end of November, we asked Gary Norwood, DVM, a local racetrack practitioner, to help us put together a list of the best eating places in the city.... Read More

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New Tufts Veterinary Conference

October 01, 2003

The inaugural "Bridge to the Future" veterinary conference, hosted by Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, was held in Providence, RI, on Aug. 10-11. This year's speakers included Mary Rose Paradis, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, associate... Read More

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AAEP Publishes Vesicular Stomatitis Brochure

September 30, 2003

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently released a brochure about vesicular stomatitis (VS) for the horse owner. VS is a contagious disease that afflicts horses, livestock, wildlife, and humans. Although the virus that... Read More

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Paulick Named AAEP Equine Industry Board Member

September 30, 2003

Ray Paulick, editor in chief of The Blood-Horse and executive vice president and editorial director of Blood-Horse Publications, has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) equine industry representativ... Read More

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2003 AAEP Annual Convention Heading to New Orleans

September 29, 2003

An international gathering of over 2,400 veterinarians is expected to explore the latest advances in equine veterinary care and research during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 49th Annual Convention in New Orleans, La.,... Read More

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AAEP Issues Call for 2004 Focus Abstracts

September 29, 2003

Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and other individuals are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for presentation during the 2004 Focus meeting in Louisville, Ky., July 22-24. The topic of the meeting... Read More

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The Infertile Mare

July 30, 2003

Sometimes it can be quite difficult to get a mare pregnant, especially if she has fertility problems. There are several reasons that a mare might be infertile, many of which can be treated. Two reproductive specialists from Lexington, Ky., share... Read More