AAEP Convention

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AAEP Foundation, Markel to Honor Veterinary Students

October 24, 2011

A group of exceptional fourth-year equine veterinary medicine students will receive $2,500 scholarships.... Read More

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2011 AAEP Convention on the Horizon

September 07, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention will take place Nov. 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas.... Read More

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Speaker to Discuss 'World-Class Service' at AAEP Convention

August 19, 2011

Speaker Dennis Snow will guide practitioners in achieving service excellence during his Nov. 19 presentation.... Read More

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Lecturer to Teach Practitioners How to Put Research to Work

June 17, 2011

Texas A&M University professor Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, will show equine practitioners how to... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Bone Fragility Syndrome (AAEP 2011)

April 08, 2011

Clearly defined diagnostic criteria could help veterinarians detect BFS earlier and more accurately.... Read More

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Starry Sky Ultrasound Pattern: A Review (AAEP 2011)

April 05, 2011

The starry sky pattern is an unusual and dramatic ultrasonographic appearance of the equine liver.... Read More

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Limb Amputations in Horses a Valid Consideration (AAEP 2010)

March 30, 2011

Veterinary students are often taught that dogs are three-legged animals with a spare. It might be surprising to some that the same adage is a suitable description for horses, too. "In horses where conditions exist that prevent the use of traditional ... Read More

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Assessing Abdominal Abscesses (AAEP 2010)

March 29, 2011

A variety of equine conditions can present with clinical signs that include colic pain, fever, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Similar signs occur with abdominal abscesses, making them challenging to diagnose. At the 2010 American Association of... Read More

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Ultrasound Helpful For Diagnosing Infected Joints in Horses (AAEP 2010)

March 28, 2011

When a veterinarian suspects a horse's joint is infected, but it is not practical or feasible to obtain a joint fluid sample, he or she should consider using ultrasound to image the joint. Alex Young, BVSc, of the University of California, Davis' ... Read More

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Cryotherapy Methods for Laminitis Treatment Compared (AAEP 2010)

March 25, 2011

Recent surveys of equine veterinarians reveal that laminitis is the No. 1 lameness concern of equine practitioners, due how difficult it is to treat and manage this debilitating condition. On the topic of laminitis control, Heidi Reesink, VMD, a ... Read More

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Horse Sedation with an Oral Gel (AAEP 2010)

March 24, 2011

We've all heard about or witnessed horses that simply refuse to be restrained long enough for the veterinarian to administer a much-needed intravenous sedative. Authors of a recent study suggest that a sedative-containing gel might be just what the ... Read More

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Side Effects of Sedative Reversal Agents in Horses (AAEP 2010)

March 21, 2011

The idea of being able to "unsedate" or "reverse" a sedated horse after minor procedures is a great one, but veterinarians must select their cases carefully and be vigilant about using these drugs properly. ... Read More

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Enostosislike Lesions in Horses (AAEP 2010)

March 20, 2011

When new bone forms within long bones, enostosislike lesions (ELLs) can develop--an uncommon but concerning problem. Simply put, ELLs are bony growths within the cavity of the bone. At present, the exact cause of this phenomenon is unknown but ... Read More

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Horse Colic Prognosis Using Blood Lactate Levels (AAEP 2010)

March 19, 2011

Monitoring lactate levels in samples of peritoneal fluid, the fluid surrounding and lubricating the abdominal organs, can help a veterinarian predict which colicky horses require surgery. John G. Peloso, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, presented a study on ... Read More

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How to Manage a Quarter Crack in Equine Hooves

March 17, 2011

Lameness caused by quarter cracks is a nemesis of horses and owners, and treatment is often complex. ... Read More

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Equine Welfare

March 17, 2011

One of the AAEP’s ongoing goals is to address the welfare issues that many horses and their owners face. ... Read More

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Lameness: Soft Tissue

March 17, 2011

A summary of discussions related to soft tissue lameness from the 2010 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Lameness: Joints

March 17, 2011

During the 2010 AAEP Convention, veterinarians discussed technologies and treatments for joints and lameness.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Tract

March 17, 2011

Topics regarding the horse's gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the 2010 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Compounding

March 17, 2011

A recap of the FDA's ongoing attempts to ensure safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies. ... Read More

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Drugs and Anesthesia

March 17, 2011

Pain medication delivery, sedatives, anesthesia support, and anti-inflammatory drug safety discussed.... Read More

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Racehorse Topics

March 17, 2011

Racehorse topics such as track surfaces and fatality rates, injuries, and limb deformity are discussed.... Read More

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Keynote: Unwanted Horses

March 17, 2011

Equine welfare and the growing population of horses needing homes are daily challenges for veterinarians.... Read More

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Milne Lecture: Eye Surface Failure in Horses

March 17, 2011

Dr. Dennis Brooks spoke about catastrophic ocular surface failure in the horse at the 2008 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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News and Awards

March 17, 2011

More than 5,500 veterinarians and other attendees attended the 2010 AAEP Convention in Baltimore, Md.... Read More