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Experts at the 2006 AAEP Convention discussed obesity in horses in depth, addressing topics such as adipobiology, insulin resistance (IR), laminitis, glucocorticoids, pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (Cushing’s disease), and the seasonality of hormones.
The prevention and treatment of lameness were among the many subjects discussed at the 2006 AAEP Convention. Experts addressed topics such as oral joint supplements, nutraceuticals, shock wave effects, intrasynovial anesthesia (joint blocks), lameness evaluation under saddle, osteoporosis risk, imaging diagnostics, the pros and cons of shoeing, and joint disease.
Multiple reproduction topics were discussed at the 2006 AAEP Convention, including cryptorchids, uterine torsion, ulcers, uterine inflammation, superovulation and embryo transfer, reinforcement breeding, embryo survival and monitoring, foaling and foal care tips, cloning, contagious equine metritis, and equine viral arteritis.
Management topics at the 2006 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention included numerous methods and tips for keeping older horses healthy, as well as disease outbreak management, emergency care (from snakebites to fire evacuation), air quality testing, training procedures, and handling basics.
In addition to a large collection of medical and welfare topics, participants in the 2006 AAEP Convention also discussed the Western performance horse industry, incisor luxaction fractures, post-race cocaine testing, equine flu, strangles, equine infectious anemia, hurricane preparation, and air quality testing.