AAEP Convention

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R. equi Immunity and the Foal (AAEP 2010)

March 01, 2011

Although about 30% of foals that develop Rhodococcus equi foal pneumonia do not survive, the majority of foals can be treated successfully and proceed with a normal life. But why is it that only foals are affected by this respiratory disease? One of ... Read More

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Determining Fetal Gender: Practice Makes Perfect (AAEP 2010)

March 01, 2011

For nearly 20 years, veterinarians have been determining fetal gender using transrectal ultrasound. While it's exciting for a mare owner to know the sex of the new addition before it arrives, just how accurate are these ultrasound procedures?... Read More

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Hyaluronic Acid-Based Biomaterial to Enhance Leg Wound Healing (AAEP 2010)

February 28, 2011

Managing equine wounds--particularly on the legs-- is often costly both in time and resources. Linda Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, Dipl. AVCS, spoke on the use of a hyaluronic acid-based biomaterial (CMHA) in several application methods to facilitate wound ... Read More

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Responsible Horse Ownership and Racing Reform (AAEP 2010)

February 27, 2011

Responsible ownership is one of the keys to addressing the country's equine welfare problems. Racing is one segment of the horse industry that regularly is subject to public criticism, mostly due to catastrophic injuries sustained by race horses. ... Read More

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Rehabilitating After Injury With Mobilization (AAEP 2010)

February 26, 2011

Early mobilization during acute healing phases increases blood and lymph flow and increases tissue tension to stimulate tissue repair and improve tissue alignment. Early mobilization produced a 60% improvement in tendon Type 1 collagen deposition ... Read More

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Ovarian Response to Injectable Deslorelin During Anestrus (AAEP 2010)

February 25, 2011

Most breeders meticulously plan out every detail of breeding a mare. But sometimes things don't go quite according to plan.Suppose, for example, as breeding season approaches, the clinically breeding-sound mare is anestrus (she doesn't show an ... Read More

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Colic Surgery Closures: Sutures or Staples? (AAEP 2010)

February 23, 2011

Customarily, veterinarians close the intestinal wall following colic surgery in horses using either sutures or staples. But which is best? According to Julie Rosser, DVM, it's a tie: Staples are just as effective as the traditional method of ... Read More

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Avoiding Respiratory Problems in Anesthetized Horses (AAEP 2010)

February 22, 2011

Letting 'sleeping horses lie' may not be the best thing when they're anesthetized, according to John A. E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA (anesthesiology), professor of veterinary anesthesiology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The ... Read More

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Stallionlike Behavior in Mares: The Role of Adrenal Glands (AAEP 2010)

February 19, 2011

Stallions are commonly known to be feisty, fresh, and sometimes difficult to handle, largely attributable to the testosterone coursing through their bodies. But when mares begin to display aggressive or stallionlike behavior, the reason for the ... Read More

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Epidemiology of R. Equi Foal Pneumonia (AAEP 2010)

February 18, 2011

One of the major foal diseases in the United States is Rhodococcus equi foal pneumonia. Responsible for the deaths of up to 30% of infected foals, it is a serious problem at many large breeding farms. Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, presented... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Lameness/Surgery Studies (AAEP 2010)

February 17, 2011

What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine lameness, surgery, or racing for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Scott E. Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP (Equine Practice), hospital director and a staff surgeon of the New Jersey ... Read More

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Nature vs. Nurture and Horse Health (AAEP 2010)

February 17, 2011

The phrase "nature vs. nurture" is usually used to refer to the debate over which has a greater impact on a person's personality and preferences--genetics or environment/rearing. But for this article, we'll use it in the context of fetal programming,... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Medicine Studies (AAEP 2010)

February 16, 2011

What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine veterinary internal medicine for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., deemed the most important ... Read More

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Subfertile Breeding Stallions: Management Strategies (AAEP 2010)

February 15, 2011

"Stallions do not become sires because of reproductive capability," began Dickson Varner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, professor of large animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University. "They're selected based on performance, pedigree, and conformation... Read More

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Farriery Program (AAEP 2010)

February 15, 2011

A discussion of examination, cracks, puncture wounds, custom-molded horseshoes, heel support, and more.... Read More

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Catastrophic Ocular Surface Failure in the Horse (AAEP 2010)

February 14, 2011

The soft, expressive equine eye holds a great fascination for horse lovers. And although it's normally a resilient structure, it's not immune from injury. At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore... Read More

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Racehorse Health (AAEP 2010)

February 14, 2011

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Treating Guttural Pouches in Foals: An Easier Way (AAEP 2010)

February 13, 2011

Instead of operating on a foal with guttural pouch tympany, veterinarians should consider placing a flexible tube through the opening of his guttural pouch(es) via the nasal passage, according to a veterinarian from Auburn University.... Read More

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Hoof Cracks, Wounds, and More Discussed at Farrier Session (AAEP 2010)

February 12, 2011

"No foot, no horse" is perhaps the most used and still the most true statement there is in horse care. A horse is generally worthless without functional feet, which is why the American Association of Equine Practitioners devoted a... Read More

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Setting Fees in Veterinary Practices Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 12, 2011

A Table Topic session on setting fees in veterinary practices was attended by more than 50 veterinarians from across the country during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The majority ... Read More

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Infectious Respiratory Disease: PCR Testing Suggested (AAEP 2010)

February 11, 2011

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a fast, accurate, quick, and easy testing method to diagnose pathogens associated with equine upper respiratory tract infections, and researchers on a recent study recommended that veterinarians pursue PCR in cases... Read More

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Compounded Pergolide Comparisons (AAEP 2010)

February 11, 2011

Systemic effects of equine Cushing's disease, a common malady in older horses, have been controlled well in many horses with daily administration of pergolide. Until 2007 this medication was available for off-label use--the human product was ... Read More

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Assessing Sperm Morphology in Stallions Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 10, 2011

A Table Topic on stallion sperm morphology at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., revolved around the analysis of different sperm defects on the stallion and what their effects were ... Read More

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Styrofoam's Effects on Forefoot Pressure and Load Distribution (AAEP 2010)

February 10, 2011

Laminitis is a critical cause of lameness in horses: Not only is the exact cause not known in all cases, but considerable controversy persists about how to treat and manage this disease. At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners ... Read More

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Risks Associated with Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy Choices (AAEP 2010)

February 09, 2011

More than 12,000 compounding pharmacies operate in the United States, and each year compounded product sales reach $300 million--25% of that is spent in the animal pharmaceutical industry alone. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has developed ... Read More