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General Medicine (AAEP Convention 2011)

Topics include EHV-1 vaccine efficacy, rhinitis in respiratory cases, a new “cancer vaccine” for horses, a new insulin resistance test method, equine Cushing’s disease, and more at the 2011 AAEP Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

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In-Depth: Integrative Medicine (AAEP Convention 2011)

Using integrative medicine techniques for pain management was discussed at the 2011 AAEP Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Topics included acupuncture and pain management, manual therapies for back pain, and physical therapy for limb problems.

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Lameness (AAEP Convention 2011)

Developments in equine lameness research, discussed during the 2011 AAEP Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Topics included tendon/ligament injuries, microstructural alterations, navicular bone degeneration, bone marrow-derived stem cells, and more.

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Reproduction Topics (AAEP Convention 2011)

Equine reproduction topics including tests for ovarian tumors, dummy mounts and stallions, an alternative approach for endometritis, and making mares cycle in winter during the reproduction section of the 2011 AAEP Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

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Surgery (AAEP Convention 2011)

Topics including third eyelid removal options, correcting nephrosplenic entrapments, resolving patella infection in foals, and suture material for abdominal incisions were discussed during the Equine Surgery section of the 2011 AAEP Convention.

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Lameness: Joints

During the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, veterinarians discussed the use of stem cells for arthritis in horses, irap vs. irapII, joint health supplements, TMJ disease, non-surgical pastern joint fusion, stifle abnormalities in cutting horses, and embryonic stem cells for tendon repair.

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Gastrointestinal Tract

Topic regarding the horse’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention included colic surgery closure (sutures vs. staples), resistant ascarids and deworming, heart disease blood tests, colic prognosis indicators, abdominal abscesses, fecal egg counts and individualized deworming, antimicrobial-associated diarrhea, enteropathy, and dehydration.

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Drugs and Anesthesia

At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, veterinarians discussed continuous pain medication delivery, sedative reversal agents, an oral sedative gel, respiratory support for horses under general anesthesia, anesthetizing donkeys, and anti-inflammatory drug safety.

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Racehorse Topics

Veterinarians discussed track surface and fatality rates, radiographic (X ray) abnormalities in 2-year-olds, catastrophic injury characteristics in Thoroughbreds vs. Quarter Horses, forelimb and shoulder blade fractures, bone chips in the knee, and angular limb deformity correction at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention.

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Hoof Care

The farriery program at the 2010 AAEP convention covered farrier-veterinarian teamwork, laminitis, horse hoof examination techniques, hoof crack repair, puncture wound treatment, heel support, foot surgery, sidebone, and coffin bone fractures.

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Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia

Rhodococcus equi is a dangerous pathogen that causes pneumonia in foals that are generally between the ages of 3 weeks and 5 months. In cases caught early on, the foal can make a full recovery with proper treatment. However, in more serious cases the mortality rate is quite high. The disease was discussed in depth during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention.

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