Renaud Léguillette, PhD, DVM, an assistant professor in the Equine Internal Medicine in the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, had two papers selected as most clinically relevant at North America’s largest equine veterinary medicine conference.

More than 3,150 veterinarians, veterinary students, and technicians attended the annual conference of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in San Antonio, Texas in November.

A very popular part of the conference–the Kester News Hour–asks three renowned clinicians and researchers to select papers from all the research in their field that they think are the most clinically relevant and present summaries.

Of the roughly 20 papers in medicine, six were on respiratory and cardiovascular research. Two of those six were written by Léguillette.

‘Endoscopic assessment of airway inflammation in horses,’ which was published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, examined upper and lower airway inflammation in horses and found it does not appears to follow the notion of "one airway, one disease" concept similar to what has been described for humans.

‘Evaluation of a risk screening questionnaire to detect equine lung inflammation: Results of a large field study’ was published in the Equine Veterinary Journal. It found proper use of a validated risk screening questionnaire was able to screen for horses with lower airway inflammation, but it wasn’t sophisticated enough to separate horses between mild to moderate versus severe lower airway inflammation or between mild and norm