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AAEP Convention 2010

Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia

Rhodococcus equi is a dangerous pathogen that causes pneumonia in foals that are generally between the ages of 3 weeks and 5 months. In cases caught early on, the foal can make a full recovery with proper treatment. However, in more serious cases the mortality rate is quite high. The disease was discussed in depth during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention.

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Reproduction Advances

Many advances in horse reproduction were discussed during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, including oocyte (egg) harvesting postmortem and in live mares, in vitro fertilization, cloning, genetic testing of biopsied embryos, embryo freezing, epigenetics, stallion/mare fertility and management, stallionlike behavior in mares, twinning, and sex determination.

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