2020 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention Coverage
Read the latest in equine health research, news, and information presented at the 66th Annual AAEP Convention.
The year 2020 has been everything but normal. As we’ve faced the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic that has limited travel and in-person interaction, we’ve learned to work and interact in new and different ways using technology. In response, the 66th Annual American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Convention & Trade Show moved online with a hybrid mix of live and on-demand educational sessions. The virtual convention offered more than 100 hours of continuing education for veterinarians from a distinguished group of presenters representing private practice, research, and academia. Educational sessions encompassed a broad range of practical topics, including imaging, lameness, internal medicine, reproduction, neonatology and more. Here, we at The Horse have collected our convention coverage of scientific sessions. Please check back as we continue to update content on this page.
A study found omeprazole protected horses against phenylbutazone-induced equine glandular gastric disease but might exacerbate phenylbutazone-induced intestinal disease.
Experts at the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ annual convention talk about medication regulation in the racing industry.
Although horse sports—and three-day eventing in particular—carry inherent risks to both horse and rider, significant safety efforts in recent years have led to safer competitions, according to two sports medicine specialists.
Researchers found significantly lower levels of inflammation in synovial fluid and the joint lining in joints treated with bone-marrow-derived mononuclear cells.
Veterinarians sought to determine whether phosphorylated neurofilament heavy (pNfH), a protein unique to neurons, could be used to diagnose CVCM, eNAD/EDM, and shivers.
Researchers investigated how the novel surgical technique improved lameness and radiographic appearance in subchondral cystic lesions of the medial femoral condyle.
Researchers used CT scan and microscopic exam to characterize anatomical findings of the lumbosacral spine and document any damage or disease.
Safety in Thoroughbred horse racing became a very public concern two years ago when a series of catastrophic breakdowns at Santa Anita Park in Southern California became national news. Veterinarians presented safety measures put in place to protect horses and humans.
Researchers used PRP-L to treat joint infections caused by the common bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, with encouraging results.
Scientists looked at the drug’s safety, efficacy, and ease of use under natural conditions.
Five clues she’s not ready to breed on the first heat after foaling, along with principles to follow if she is.
Researchers confirmed using resistance band systems, balance pads, and dynamic mobilization can help improve spinal muscle characteristics and postural stability.
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