Recent News for Vet Convention Reports

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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

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Wobbler Syndrome in Older Horses

March 28, 2013

One vet says to consider wobbler syndrome as a diagnosis for aged horses with neurologic signs and neck pain.... Read More

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MRI to Evaluate Suspensory, Sesamoid Injuries (AAEP 2012)

March 27, 2013

Researchers say MRI is invaluable for identifying suspensory ligament lesions and sesamoid bone damage.... Read More

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Evaluating Joint Infections Using SAA Levels (AAEP 2012)

March 25, 2013

Researchers evaluated a new method that could help vets monitor joint infections' response to treatment.... Read More

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Study: Not All Equine Stem Cells Equal (AAEP 2012)

March 24, 2013

Choosing a specific stem cell source could maximize treatment efficacy, improving horses' recovery chances.... Read More

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Blood Collection Tube Size and CO2 Concentration (AAEP 2012)

March 23, 2013

Researchers evaluated how blood collection tube size impacts total plasma carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations.... Read More

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Handling Equine Oral Tooth Extraction Failures (AAEP 2012)

March 22, 2013

Tooth extractions don't always go as planned, so practitioners must be ready for potential complications.... Read More

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Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

March 19, 2013

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field.... Read More

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Study: Acupuncture Doesn't Impact Ovulation (AAEP 2012)

March 18, 2013

Ovulation in healthy mares was not impacted by acupuncture in this study.... Read More

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New Test Could Detect Equine Lyme Disease Sooner (AAEP 2012)

March 17, 2013

The new Lyme disease test can reportedly detect antibodies as early as two to four weeks following infection.... Read More

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New Hyperinsulinemia Screening Test Promising (AAEP 2012)

March 16, 2013

An oral sugar test might provide a more convenient means of screening horses for hyperinsulinemia.... Read More

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Stem Cell Approach Ineffective for SDFT Injuries (AAEP 2012)

March 15, 2013

Researchers found no significant improvement in SDFT injuries treated with mesenchymal stem cells.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

March 14, 2013

Dr. Pat McCue gives a rundown on a number of 2012's practical equine reproductive studies.... Read More

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Medication Mishaps in Horses (AAEP 2012)

March 13, 2013

Try as they might to avoid them, veterinarians from time to time will manage medication mishaps.... Read More

Ultrasound of horses with arytnoid chondritis (right) revealed abnormally shaped and sized cartilages and abnormal echogenecity compared to horses without the disorder (left).

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Ultrasound for Arytenoid Chondritis Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 11, 2013

Ultrasonography could be a valuable adjunct tool for diagnosing equine arytenoid chondritis.... Read More

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Building a Veterinarian-Farrier Relationship (AAEP 2012)

March 10, 2013

Veterinarians and farriers must work as a team to manage a horse's athletic soundness and performance.... Read More

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EPM-Causing Organisms Widespread in U.S. Horses (AAEP 2012)

March 09, 2013

EPM-causing organisms have a wider geographic distribution in the United States than commonly thought.... Read More

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Dyson to Deliver State-of-the-Art Lecture at AAEP Convention

March 08, 2013

Dyson will present "Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Advanced Diagnostic Imaging" at the convention.... Read More

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Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

March 06, 2013

A well-thought-out approach to triage after a barn fire can save horses' lives.... Read More

This 3D reconstruction shows a comminuted fracture in the long pastern.

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CT for Equine Limb Fracture Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 01, 2013

One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography.... Read More