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!)
Researchers compared the test’s results to those of a commonly used laboratory method to determine their association.
A 13-year study showed this PPID treatment improves horses’ clinical signs and quality of life over prolonged periods.
The Type 2 diabetes drug might help horses with chronic hyperinsulinemia and laminitis that haven’t responded to management changes.
How to recognize at-risk horses and manage them appropriately to prevent severe disease.
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.
Owners should take an individual and regional approach to planning low-NSC diets for ID horses.
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This stallside system might benefit horses with acute and chronic inflammatory synovitis.
A field study of the drug showed it significantly improved lameness in horses and induced no clinically relevant adverse effects.
One sport horse veterinarian describes how to choose a system and maximize its benefits in equine practice.
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Veterinarians might consider addressing axial skeleton adaptations when rehabbing horses with limb injuries.
The overall incidence of laminitis due to IA corticosteroid injection might be lower than many believe.
Researchers recently found healthy racehorses tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 following a COVID-19 outbreak among racetrack personnel.
Researchers found the muzzle and outer nostril region present an alternative and less invasive way to test horses for EHV-1.
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Managing the magnitude and frequency of limb loading is key to keeping horses—particularly racehorses—injury-free.
Blood flow restriction (BFR), a human rehab modality, was found to be safe and well-tolerated by horses in a pilot study.
Veterinarians discuss how they radiograph, ultrasound, and treat neck problems.
Comparing ligament striations in opposite limbs via ultrasound to determine if changes are normal versus tears could lead to misdiagnosis.
While ultrasound is useful for identifying articular process joint effusion in horses, it might undervalue the amount of swelling present.
A research team used ultrasound to establish normal proximal suspensory ligament cross-sectional areas of cutting horses.
One researcher assessed the physiologic mechanisms of this type of colic and found they share similarities with cystic fibrosis in humans.
One researcher assessed the effects different NSAIDs have not only on horses’ response to furosemide but also their kidney function.
Find out how veterinarians prevent and treat this painful condition.
Injecting an immunostimulant directly into endometrial cups can cause them to regress, allowing broodmares that have aborted to come back into season.
One veterinarian calls for cultures, cytology, and antibiotics when indicated.
One theriogenologist describes equine reproductive development and how to diagnose horses with unexpected genitalia.
Research shows platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy can help treat post-breeding inflammation in mares.