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AAEP Convention 2009

Parasite Control: 6 Tips on Learning to Live With Worms

No horse owner wants to think of even a single worm burrowing in their horse’s innards. But a goal of zero tolerance for worms is no longer a realistic one; increasing resistance of worms (particularly small strongyles) to common deworming drugs means we have to use fewer drugs to avoid creating even more resistant superworms. (Presented at the 2009 AAEP Convention)

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Milne Lecture: The Horse’s Fetlock

During each convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, one veterinarian is chosen for the honor of giving the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on a topic of importance to the profession. In 2009 Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, was selected to discuss the orthopedics of the horse’s fetlock joint, from disease and injury to surgical repair.

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Equitarian Session

“There’s a large part of the world that depends more than ever on working equids,” said Jay Merriam, DVM, of Massachusetts Equine Clinic, in Uxbridge, who moderated the first-ever AAEP convention session on equitarian initiatives (2009). Merriam defined an equitarian as “one who serves equids with compassion, and whose only reward is their improved health and welfare.”

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The Latest in Equine Veterinary Medicine

The hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009 included a lethal medication compounding error, genetic deafness in Paint horses, bacteremia in foals, piroplasmosis, exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, and more. (Presented at the Kester News Hour session, American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, 2009)

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Lameness Presentations

Several topics related to lameness in horses were presented at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, from racehorse lameness to regional limb perfusion, nerve blocks, and radiographic findings in Quarter Horses.

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