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Assessing Sperm Quality

Laboratory assays have been developed which evaluate multiple sperm parameters on large numbers of sperm in a semen sample. These assays may prove useful in evaluating semen prior to insemination or at the beginning of the breeding season.

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Kester News Hour

The Kester News Hour kicked off the scientific program of the AAEP Convention, held Nov. 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. Named for the late veterinarian General Wayne O. “Sage” Kester, the hour was designed to cover timely topics that are either too

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AAEP Convention News: Infection Control Strategies

The importance of minimizing exposure to infectious agents and optimizing resistance of an animal to them cannot be overemphasized. In addition to vaccination and the use of antimicrobials, infection control strategies can help save the lives of

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Airway Reactivity in Rural vs. Urban Horses

As cities continue to grow, so does pollution. It is only natural to think that horses might be affected by this pollution, since studies have found that exposure to air pollution particulate matter contributes to respiratory problems in humans.

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White Line Disease/Canker: AAEP Convention Table Topic

White line disease (hoof wall separation) and canker (chronic overgrowth of the horn-producing tissues of the foot) are hoof concerns often linked to poor hygiene. Many veterinarians and farriers think that white line disease is much more common

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General Medicine: A Review of Probiotics

The definition of probiotics was refined in 1998 to “living microorganisms, which upon ingestion in certain numbers, exert health effects beyond inherent basic nutrition.” Probiotics have been increasing in popularity due to their ability to

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Infectious Diseases Forum at AAEP Convention

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General Medicine: The Michigan Cushing’s Project

There have been advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s disease; however, previously there were no studies comparing the two most used medications—pergolide, a dopaminergic agonist, and cyproheptadine, a serotonin

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Sunrise Session: The Pruritic (Itchy) Horse

We’ve probably all had, or at least seen, a horse with a scratching problem no one could quite figure out. In Monday’s roundtable discussion on itchy horses, veterinarians discussed just how to diagnose and manage these horse

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Restraint Techniques For Horses

Veterinarians are constantly seeking ways to perform procedures on horses as quickly and safely as possible. The inherent risk with working with an unpredictable animal has caused veterinarians and handlers to develop various methods of

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Horseman’s Day at the AAEP Convention

The second annual Horseman’s Day held in conjunction with the annual American Association of Equine Practitioner’s (AAEP) Convention was an extreme success for all attendees. “We’re ecstatic,” said Lori Roberts, AAEP’s Owner

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AAEP 1996 Convention Wrapup

A variety of topics, ranging from the sophisticated to the mundane, were discussed by presenters who offered their findings under the umbrella subject–The Foot.

Opening the session was Tracy A. Turner, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, of the

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GI Disease State-of-the-Art Lecture at Convention

James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on equine gastrointestinal disease, will present the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 47th Annual Convention in

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AAEP 1995 Convention Roundup

A total of 2,351 equine veterinarians–a record attendance–descended on Lexington for the 41st annual American Association of Equine Practitioners convention. Committee business dominated the day on Dec. 2, with 21 of the association’s 40

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Larry Bramlage Selected as Vice President of AAEP

Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, has been named the 2002 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). He will be inducted into office at the AAEP’s 47th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., Nov.

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