AAEP Convention


Evaluating Horse Feet, Legs, and Gaits (AAEP 2011)

March 02, 2012

One researcher described how to evaluate horses' feet, legs, and gaits for potential soundness or lameness.... Read More


The Role of Epidemiology in Equine Practice (AAEP 2011)

March 01, 2012

Epidemiology, the study of determinants of disease in populations, is important for managing horse health.... Read More


Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More


Acupuncture and Managing Pain in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 28, 2012

Clinical trials still yield a mixed bag of results for acupuncture's efficacy in treating equine ailments.... Read More


Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More


Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 26, 2012

Previous studies failed to achieve in horses what are considered therapeutic tramadol plasma levels in humans.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.


2011's Top Equine Reproduction News (AAEP 2011)

February 25, 2012

A wrap-up of some applicable studies to equine reproduction in 2011 from Dr. Patrick M. McCue.... Read More


2011's Top Equine Surgery/Lameness Studies

February 24, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable surgery and lameness studies from Dr. Scott Palmer... Read More


The State of Stem Cells for Equine Joint Disease (AAEP 2011)

February 23, 2012

Successful treatment depends largely on the types of cases the veterinarian selects, said one researcher.... Read More


Manuka Honey for Healing Horse Wounds (AAEP 2011)

February 22, 2012

Manuka honey can be used to promote healing of wounds without the need for a bandage, one researcher said.... Read More


Managing Severe Colic in the Field (AAEP 2011)

February 21, 2012

Horse owners should be prepared to make decisions about managing serious colic without the option of referral.... Read More


Equine Internal Medicine (AAEP 2011)

February 19, 2012

Dr. Steve Reed updates us on the internal medicine discussion at the 2011 AAEP convention.... Read More


Recombinant Hormones Make Mares Cycle in Winter (AAEP 2011)

February 17, 2012

Researchers reported success with inducing ovulation in winter anestrous mares via a new hormone therapy.... Read More


Resolving Horse Choke with an Antispasmodic Drug (AAEP 2011)

February 16, 2012

Buscopan has been accepted as effective treatment for simple choke in other countries for 40 years.... Read More


Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More


Teaching Novice Stallions to Use a Dummy Mount (AAEP 2011)

February 13, 2012

The time required to train a stallion to use a dummy mount can range from few days to several weeks.... Read More


Acupuncture to Reduce General Anesthesia (AAEP 2011)

February 12, 2012

Electroacupuncture-treated horses exhibited a significantly deeper depth of anesthesia compared to controls.... Read More


Imported Horses: Prevalence of Fevers Examined (AAEP 2011)

February 10, 2012

Age, breed, previous experience with air travel, and location in the cargo area can impact body temperature.... Read More


Besnoitiosis in Donkeys (AAEP 2011)

February 09, 2012

The parasite Besnoitia bennetti grows in tiny cysts in the skin, organs, and eyes of affected animals.... Read More


New Deslorelin Formula Improves Pregnancy Rates (AAEP 2011)

February 08, 2012

A 1.8-mg dose of the deslorelin acetate formulation was safe and effective in inducing ovulation in mares.... Read More


Managing Bacterial Pneumonia in Adult Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 07, 2012

Without proper post-treatment management and some husbandry adjustments pneumonia can recur.... Read More


Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 06, 2012

A physical therapy program is owner- and horse-intensive in terms of time and energy for successful outcomes.... Read More


Regional Limb Perfusion for Distal Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

February 03, 2012

This procedure involves intravenous antibiotic delivery to the lower limb via a vein close to the trauma site.... Read More


Proper Use of Antibiotics for Uterine Infections (AAEP 2011)

February 01, 2012

Ensure a bacterial infection that will respond to antibiotics is actually present before beginning treatment.... Read More


Equine Supplements and Nutritional Requirements (AAEP 2011)

January 31, 2012

If a horse eats an adequate diet there might be no need for supplementation without a specific deficiency.... Read More