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For the Welfare of the Horse

As the AAEP Convention wraps up its final days, each year there’s the big banquet celebration that generates money for the AAEP Foundation. For nearly

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“I feel like I’ve got an ice pick digging into my gut,” is what I heard through the earpiece of my phone. Then, a pregnant

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Cowboy Hats and Mustaches

I have been attending AAEP Conventions since I was a sophomore in veterinary school. I have found that when I arrive in the airport, it is

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The Maze

If you think as a veterinarian that the directions given to a late-night emergency are bad, think again. Try finding your way to the convention

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Time to Ride

What do you think when you hear that 80 million baby boomers reach the age of 65 every day? Wow. That’s quite a number. But

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New and Old Friends

Every year the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) puts on a great educational convention in December. The education the attendees receive is by far the best

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In Anticipation of AAEP

My grandmother always thought there was something wrong with the pre-teen me as I raced around the house with hands held in front like I

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Home again, home again…

The hotel lobby the morning following a conference has the same forlorn feeling of a house the morning after a party or a ballroom after

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Internal Medicine Wrapup

Sometimes in medicine, where there is so much that we don’t know, it’s pretty easy to get trapped in the familiar–stick with the drugs and

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