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2022 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention Coverage

Read the latest in equine health research, news, and information presented at the 68th Annual AAEP convention in San Antonio, Texas

Each year The Horse’s team of staff and reporters attend the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) Convention, which is the world’s largest gathering devoted to horse health. This year equine veterinarians, researchers, students, and industry professionals attended the event, held Nov. 19-22, in San Antonio, Texas. The following articles include our in-depth AAEP convention lecture coverage from 2022. (Keep checking back as we update this page with content!)

Endocrine Disorders

Scientists Validate Stallside Insulin Test for Horses

Scientists Validate Stallside Insulin Test for Horses

Researchers compared the test’s results to those of a commonly used laboratory method to determine their association. Read More


Pergolide Study Shows Long-Term Improvement in PPID Horses

Pergolide Study Shows Long-Term Improvement in PPID Horses

A 13-year study showed this PPID treatment improves horses’ clinical signs and quality of life over prolonged periods. Read More


Older horse with PPID

Ertugliflozin Might Improve Insulin Issues and Laminitis in Horses

The Type 2 diabetes drug might help horses with chronic hyperinsulinemia and laminitis that haven’t responded to management changes. Read More


obese horse in pasture

Preventing and Managing Equine Metabolic Syndrome in Horses

How to recognize at-risk horses and manage them appropriately to prevent severe disease. Read More


corn syrup

Researchers Evaluate Factors Affecting Oral Sugar Test Results

The horse’s fed vs. fasted state, dose and type of corn syrup, season, and simultaneous endocrine testing might alter the results of this insulin dysregulation testing method. Read More


horse eating from tub in field

Not All Diets for Insulin-Dysregulated Horses Are the Same

Owners should take an individual and regional approach to planning low-NSC diets for ID horses. Read More


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Using Stanozolol as a Joint Therapy in Horses

Using Stanozolol as a Joint Therapy in Horses

While prohibited in competition horses, this anabolic steroid might help vets manage joint disease such as osteochondrosis lesions in young horses. Read More



dressage horse

Vets Examine New Alpha-2 Macroglobulin Joint Therapy for Horses

This stallside system might benefit horses with acute and chronic inflammatory synovitis. Read More



gray horse trotting in sandy arena

Pentosan Polysulfate Safe, Effective for Arthritic Horses

A field study of the drug showed it significantly improved lameness in horses and induced no clinically relevant adverse effects. Read More



 Questions and Considerations When Using PRP in Horses

Questions and Considerations When Using PRP in Horses

One sport horse veterinarian describes how to choose a system and maximize its benefits in equine practice. Read More





 Practical Equine Joint Therapies for On-Farm Use

Practical Equine Joint Therapies for On-Farm Use

Conventional and easy-to-use joint therapies such as corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid continue to have their place in equine practice. Read More



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ultrasound of the multifidus CSA in horses

How Lameness Affects Horses’ Thoracolumbar Multifidus Muscles

Veterinarians might consider addressing axial skeleton adaptations when rehabbing horses with limb injuries. Read More



Managing Proximal Suspensory Disease in Horses

Managing Proximal Suspensory Disease in Horses

A veterinarian describes the many ways to treat this complex yet common cause of lameness and poor performance. Read More



stifle injection

No Link Between Laminitis and IA Corticosteroids in Healthy Horses

The overall incidence of laminitis due to IA corticosteroid injection may be lower than many believe. Read More



Infectious Disease

Nasal swab test

Horses Are Susceptible to COVID Virus, but Not Disease

Researchers recently found healthy racehorses tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 following a COVID-19 outbreak among racetrack personnel. Read More



Horses’ Muzzles Might Be Reliable Sites for EHV-1 Sampling

Horses’ Muzzles Might Be Reliable Sites for EHV-1 Sampling

Researchers found the muzzle and outer nostril region present an alternative and less invasive way to test horses for EHV-1. Read More



Performance Horse Health

gray dressage horse

Rein-Lameness Associated With TMJ Pain in Horses

Temporomandibular joint inflammation might be an overlooked cause of poor equine performance. Read More



Thoroughbred racehorses

Can Improved Training Strategies Prevent Racehorse Injuries?

Managing the magnitude and frequency of limb loading is key to keeping horses—particularly racehorses—injury-free. Read More



A horse performs a blood flow restriction walking exercise on a land treadmill at Colorado State University.

Scientists Validate Safety of Equine Blood Flow Restriction

Blood flow restriction (BFR), a human rehab modality, was found to be safe and well-tolerated by horses in a pilot study. Read More



Diagnostic Imaging

horse head and neck profile

Diagnostic Imaging, Treatment Options for Horses With Neck Pain

Veterinarians discuss how they radiograph, ultrasound, and treat neck problems. Read More



veterinarian examining horse's stifle

Take Caution Using Contralateral Limbs for Patellar Ligament Exams

Comparing ligament striations in opposite limbs via ultrasound to determine if changes are normal versus tears could lead to misdiagnosis. Read More



dressage horse

Ultrasound Underestimates Equine Neck Arthritis Swelling

While ultrasound is useful for identifying articular process joint effusion in horses, it might undervalue the amount of swelling present. Read More



cutting horse

Evaluating the Suspensory Ligament in Cutting Horses

A research team used ultrasound to establish normal proximal suspensory ligament cross-sectional areas of cutting horses’ fore- and hind limbs. Read More



Equine Medicine

Horse lying down in paddock

Right Dorsal Colitis in Horses: Similar to Cystic Fibrosis?

One researcher assessed the physiologic mechanisms of this type of colic and found they share similarities with cystic fibrosis in humans. Read More



young racehorses in training

Do COX-2-Selective NSAIDs Affect Horses’ Response to Furosemide?

One researcher assessed the effects different NSAIDs have not only on horses’ response to furosemide but also their kidney function. Read More




colicky horse

Colic Referral: The Tragedy of the Waiting Game

Timely decision-making could be the life-saving factor for colicking horses. Read More



endometrial cup

An Immunomodulator Can Help Mares With Persistent Endometrial Cups

Injecting an immunostimulant directly into endometrial cups can cause them to regress, allowing broodmares that have aborted to come back into season. Read More



foal nursing

Milking Mares and Maintaining Milk Production

Best practices whether milking a mare by hand, using a commercial device, or rigging a milker out of a syringe. Read More