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AAEP Convention 2009

Lameness Treatments

Treatments for lameness in horses, including tenotomy surgery for laminitis, arthritis treatments, stem cells, maggots for wound therapy, electrotherapy, manual therapies, and more were discussed at the 2009 convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

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Horses and Veterinarians

With a bit of patience, time, and understanding of the horse’s flighty nature, veterinarians and horse owners can easily train a horse to work with them rather than against them. Included are training methods from an authority on equine training.

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Neurologic Diseases

Diagnosis and treatment recommendations for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), the evolution of West Nile virus, and a new treatment option for equine herpesvirus were discussed at the 2009 convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

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Critical Care for Horses

There have been marked changes in the level of equine critical care, noted Fairfield Bain, DVM, MBA, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVP, ACVECC, during the 2009 convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. These changes, he said, are in large part due to improved skills, training, and experience of practitioners that facilitate expeditious case assessment.

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Prepurchase Exams

For more than 150 years veterinarians have been performing prepurchase exams, also referred to as vetting, purchase exams, and soundness exams. Two veterinarians discussed purchase exams in general and specifically for Western performance horses at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention.

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Hoof Care and Farriery

Guidelines for trimming horses’ feet and the results of a study evaluating toe grabs and catastrophic injury in racing Quarter Horses were discussed at the 2009 convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

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