Recent News for Vet Convention Reports

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Bandages for Fracture Stabilization Evaluated (AAEP 2012)

April 29, 2013

Researchers evaluated Robert Jones bandage application methods to determine the best way to limit limb motion.... Read More

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How Horse Wounds Heal

April 27, 2013

Whether large or small, serious or innocuous, all wounds follow a distinct and complex healing process.... Read More

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Diagnosing Hoof Lameness due to Multiple Causes (AAEP 2012)

April 22, 2013

One vet said multiple abnormalities could contribute to hoof lameness, rather than just one problem.... Read More

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Head Position Impacts Kissing Spines Evaluation (AAEP 2012)

April 20, 2013

How a horse stands during X rays might influence how vets interpret images when diagnosing kissing spines. ... Read More

This is an example of managing chronic laminitis case with a hoof wall bevel and a hoof wall grooving.

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Laminitis Rehab: 'If the Corium is Happy, There's Hope'

April 19, 2013

One veterinarian describes what the corium can tell us about a laminitic horse's chances of recovery.... Read More

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Vestibular Disease in Horses Reviewed

April 17, 2013

Vestibular diseases are common and important causes of neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Effects of Probiotics for Horses

April 16, 2013

A study examines the effects of P. acidilactici and S. boulardii-based probiotics on horses.... Read More

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Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

April 15, 2013

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said.... Read More

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Top Reasons for Early Embryonic Death Described (AAEP 2012)

April 14, 2013

One veterinarian says many cases of early embryonic death (EED) are probably not preventable.... Read More

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Novel Use of Stems Cells in Horses Reported (AAEP 2012)

April 13, 2013

Stem cells and other biologic therapies could have reproductive applications in horses, one researcher says.... Read More

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Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

April 12, 2013

One veterinarian reviews equine hyperthermia and hypothermia and how to best manage affected horses.... Read More

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Ultrasonography to Diagnose Equine Lung Problems (AAEP 2012)

April 11, 2013

One veterinarian described the steps involved in conducting an ultrasound examination of the equine lungs.... Read More

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EPM Testing, Treatment Options Reviewed

April 10, 2013

One vet reviews EPM's variable clinical signs and the current diagnostic and treatment options available.... Read More

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Beware of Problems up to Two Weeks after Foaling (AAEP 2012)

April 10, 2013

Potentially life-threatening postpartum complications in the mare can arise for up to two weeks after foaling.... Read More

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Preparing Joint Injection Sites in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 09, 2013

When administering equine joint injections, veterinarians must take steps to minimize the risk of infections.... Read More

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Limb Positioning for Assessing Joints via X Ray (AAEP 2012)

April 08, 2013

How a horse is positioned while X rays are taken significantly affects joint balance, researchers say.... Read More

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Equine Field Anesthesia Considerations

April 07, 2013

One vet reviews some key points equine practitioners must consider before implementing field anesthesia.... Read More

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Tweaking Stem Cell Therapy Use in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 07, 2013

Stem cell therapy has evolved rapidly as a treatment approach in equine veterinary medicine.... Read More

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Subfertile Mares Need Conscientious Monitoring (AAEP 2012)

April 06, 2013

One researcher describes how practitioners can monitor pregnant mares to minimize reproductive losses.... Read More

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Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

April 04, 2013

Researchers evaluated sample handling and storage time's effects on CO2 concentrations in horse blood plasma.... Read More

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Treating Head Injuries in Horses

April 03, 2013

Knowing how to manage head injuries allows vets to provide quality care when faced with an ailing horse.... Read More

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What to Consider Before Tooth Removal in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 01, 2013

Before extracting a horse's tooth, owners and veterinarians must consider a number of important factors.... Read More

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Program for 2013 WEVA Congress Announced

March 31, 2013

WEVA has announced the final program for the biennial congress in Budapest, Hungary, taking place Oct. 3-5.... Read More

Make an annual wellness exam the number one item on your horse-health to-do list, recommends Tanner. The exam will include evaluating your horse’s heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, soundness, and dental health. This is also a great time for you and your vet to plan a deworming strategy for the year.

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Veterinary Medicine Regulation Issues Described (AAEP 2012)

March 30, 2013

As a licensed profession, veterinary medicine is subject to regulation at the state government level.... Read More

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Exercise, Nutritional Supplement's Effects on Inflammation

March 29, 2013

Researchers are closer to helping owners and trainers identify if a horse is at risk for soft tissue injury.... Read More