AAEP Convention

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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

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... 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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Hoof Care

March 17, 2011

Farrier-vet teamwork, laminitis, horse hoof examination techniques, etc., were covered at the farriery program... Read More

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Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

Horse respiratory issues discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention included PCR testing for specific diseases.... Read More

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Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia

March 17, 2011

Rhodococcus equi causes pneumonia in foals that are generally between the ages of 3 weeks and 5 months. ... Read More

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Reproduction Advances

March 17, 2011

The many recent advances in horse reproduction were discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Piroplasmosis, Guttural Pouch Infection, Miscellaneous Topics

March 17, 2011

Topics at the 2010 AAEP Convention included piroplasmosis in horses and guttural pouch infection in foals.... Read More

Article

Treating Severe Forelimb Pain With a Continuous Nerve Blockade (AAEP 2010)

March 16, 2011

Veterinarians can reduce a horse's severe forelimb pain by administering a continuous, low-dose infusion of the local anesthetic bupivacaine, but this method is not suitable for every case, according to researchers from Cornell University's College ... Read More

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Colic Surgery and Intestinal Lubricants (AAEP 2010)

March 15, 2011

Colicky horses that undergo exploratory surgery and are ultimately diagnosed with an ileal impaction appear to benefit from a single injection of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) into the ileum to resolve the problem, according to veterinarians from ... Read More

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Battling Dehydration in Horses with Hypertonic Saline (AAEP 2010)

March 14, 2011

When horses have hemorrhaged or have experienced fluid losses from dehydration, they can end up in a dangerous state of low blood volume, called hypovolemia. Veterinarians use hypertonic saline to restore blood pressure while administering additional... Read More

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Equine TMJ Disease: Why So Rare? (AAEP 2010)

March 13, 2011

A resurgence of interest in the equine temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (which allows for opening and closing of a horse's mouth) has led to discussions on the relationship of TMJ disease to weight loss or behavioral changes in horses. ... Read More

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Antimicrobial-Associated Diarrhea in Equine Referral Practices (AAEP 2010)

March 12, 2011

Veterinarians commonly treat many equine infections with antimicrobial drugs to achieve resolution. However, in some cases, the antimicrobials themselves induce gastrointestinal disturbances with subsequent diarrhea. "This unfortunate side effect of ... Read More

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Pigeon Fever as a Lameness Cause (AAEP 2010)

March 11, 2011

The soil-borne bacterium Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis can infect horses and cause a condition commonly known as pigeon fever, in which the infected horses often have pectoral swelling, resembling a pigeon's breast. Other clinical signs include ... Read More

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Comparing Bute and Firocoxib Safety (AAEP 2010)

March 10, 2011

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) firocoxib had fewer side effects than phenylbutazone in horses after 42 days of treatment, according to scientists from Merial Limited who presented comparative research results at the 2010 Convention ... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Reproduction Studies (AAEP 2010)

March 10, 2011

The science of equine reproduction enjoyed many significant advancements in 2010, and these were discussed during the popular Kester News Hour session of the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 6-10 in Baltimore, Md. ... Read More

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Equine Welfare Issues: An Overview (AAEP 2010)

March 09, 2011

One of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) ongoing goals is to address the welfare issues that many horses and their owners face. During a presentation at the 2010 AAEP Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Midge Leitch, VMD, ... Read More