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AAEP Convention Preview: Membership Forums Open Again

January 01, 2001

Last year, the AAEP membership forums were closed to all non-AAEP members. This year, these forums have returned to their format of previous years, which featured an open session for 90 minutes at the start of the forum followed by a sessio... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: Hands-On Learning

January 01, 2001

The AAEP offers "wet labs" for practitioners who want to take advantage of hands-on learning from experts in the field. This year, there are six different day-long labs offered (and two ultrasound labs, which are offered as two half-day... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: Professional Development

January 01, 2001

Are you sometimes worried that your veterinarian will break down before your horse? Stress is a common problem in the lifestyle that goes along with treating animals while traveling long distances. Besides the stress of doing a good job and... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Fighting Infection

January 01, 2001

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Reproduction

January 01, 2001

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Lameness/Injury

January 01, 2001

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: General Medicine

January 01, 2001

The latest information on scores of topics is presented at the AAEP convention; we can't report on them all, but we do try to bring you a representative sampling. This year, many of the topics can be grouped into five categories: fighting... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: Sunrise Sessions and Table Topics

January 01, 2001

The Sunrise Sessions (and lunchtime Table Topics) offer AAEP convention attendees a roundtable type of discussion format where they can choose their particular interests from a long list of popular topics. They can ask questions of session... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: State-of-the-Art Topic

January 01, 2001

Milne Lecture Features 3-D Anatomy Software

The Frank J. Milne Lecture is named for AAEP past president and distinguished life member Frank J. Milne. Each year, the lecture focuses on subjects and techniques considered... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: Education for Horse Owners at the AAEP Convention

January 01, 2001

Horseman's Day

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), enthused by the response to last year's inaugural Horseman's Day, will host a program for horse owners again this year as part of the annual veterinary... Read More

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AAEP Convention Preview: Learning About Bits and Bitting

January 01, 2001

SPONSORED BY THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE

Veterinarians at the AAEP sessions in San Diego who want to learn more about how bits function and how horses react to certain types of bit pressure would do... Read More

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AAEP Convention Topics Preview: Predicting Performance

January 01, 2001

If only we could accurately predict a horse's future athletic performance, we'd know which horses on which to spend our fortunes. Many early factors in estimating a yearling's potential have been proven correct, others false, and there's many fo... Read More

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Semen Evaluation

January 01, 2001

Breeding horses today often involves the use of artificial insemination (AI) with fresh, cooled, or frozen semen (except for Thoroughbreds). But whether you are using AI or live cover, the main goal is to get a viable sperm to fertilize a mature... Read More

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Education: Human and Horse

January 01, 2001

The amazing versatility of horses can sometimes leave you in awe. A recent trip overseas brought that point home. In some places if the horse doesn’t work, the family doesn’t eat; in others horses cope with Molotov cocktails, terrorists, and... Read More

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Endoscopic Exams Indicate Racing Potential

January 01, 2001

Recent research indicates that endoscopic examination of yearlings can help determine their eventual racing success. However, researchers also showed that certain abnormalities previously considered to be indicators of poor performance were not... Read More

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CEM -- A Continuing Threat to International Trade

January 01, 2001

"Since its discovery in 1977, contagious equine metritis (CEM) has been a source of considerable concern for many countries because of the ease with which it can be spread internationally through carrier stallions or mares," said Peter Timoney,... Read More

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Two Illnesses Might Have Cyanide Link

January 01, 2001

Cyanide has been identified as a potential risk or contributing factor in two illnesses that have dominated horse industry headlines this year. Scientists at the University of Kentucky’s Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky.,... Read More

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Tufts Animal Expo

January 01, 2001

At this year’s Tufts Animal Expo Educational Conference, the horse took a back seat to tributes for search-and-rescue dogs recently returned from duty in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. The Oct. 10-13 conference was sponsored by the... Read More

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Research: Mirrors Help Reduce Stress and Social Isolation

January 01, 2001

A research team at The Lincolnshire School of Agriculture, located near the town of Grantham in the English county of Lincolnshire, recently released the results of a study showing that horses are more content and relaxed if acrylic mirrors are... Read More

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2001 World Equine Veterinary Association Meeting

January 01, 2001

The seventh convention of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) was held in Sorrento, Italy, on Oct. 5-7, only a few weeks after the terrorist attacks in the United States. Attendance at the conference was down slightly because of the... Read More

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Anthrax Update

January 01, 2001

Threats of bioterrorism have officials in the United States on the lookout for anthrax and other disease agents. Veterinarians from the Texas Cooperative Extension Service want to assure livestock owners that cases of anthrax found this summer i... Read More

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Correction: Anthrax Vaccine Clarification

January 01, 2001

In the November AAEP Forum “Anthrax Affects Everyone,” (article #2859 at www.thehorse.com) the author stated that there is no anthrax vaccine licensed for use in horses. This statement is incorrect. The only... Read More

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Corey Joins Editorial Advisory Board for The Horse

January 01, 2001

The Horse is proud to introduce its newest editorial advisory board member. Douglas Corey, DVM, joined the extensive board that helps ensure that the contents of this magazine are accurate and beneficial to our readers. Corey is an equine... Read More

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WNV Case Definition

January 01, 2001

"Probable," "presumptive," "suspected," and "confirmed." All of these words are used to describe equine disease cases tested for West Nile virus (WNV). The cases are "confirmed" on a local, state, or national level. What do these descriptions... Read More

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Welfare of Rodeo Horses: Advances in Care

January 01, 2001

As I sit in my family room by a fire thinking about professional rodeo and the great strides made in welfare over the years, I realize I'm quite proud of the sport. I am aware that not all people will agree with the sport of rodeo, but my wish i... Read More