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Jeff Blea, DVM, On The Santa Anita Crisis, Medication And Racing’s Survival

As a veterinarian practicing at Santa Anita, the last few months have been the most difficult of my career.  I’ve experienced grief for the horses who have been euthanized, and frustration with the spike in racing and training injuries.  The survivability of the sport in my state is on the line. But this crisis is […]

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AAEP Publishes Rotavirus Guidelines

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published on its website comprehensive guidelines for the identification, management and prevention of rotavirus, a leading cause of diarrhea in foals up to six months of age at horse breeding centers worldwide. Published as a PDF file, the Rotavirus Guidelines document conveniently summarizes the disease’s clinical signs, […]

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Easy To Swallow: Miniature Camera Shows Inside Of Equine Intestines

A tiny camera can now give veterinarians a peek into the inner workings of equine intestines, showing them any ulcers or injuries they may contain. Dr. Renaud Leguillette, professor of equine internal medicine in the University of Calgary’s Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, was interested to find out if  the camera, used in […]

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Dr. David Turoff Recognized As February’s Good Works Recipient

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) applauds Dr. David Turoff, the February honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, for his two decades of volunteer service improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in underdeveloped regions of the world. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform volunteer service to […]

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Survey Results Establish Equine Research Priorities

Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation. In 2018, AAEP and […]

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AAEP On Call Program Welcomes New Veterinary Spokespersons

Two veterinarians dedicated to caring for Thoroughbred racehorses have joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. On Call is a media-assistance program that provides timely health updates on equine athletes during nationally televised events. Joining the program in 2019 are: Ryan Carpenter, DVM, MS, DACVS, of Sierra Madre, Calif. A surgeon at Equine […]

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Renowned Surgeon Bramlage Isn’t Done Learning From His Four-Legged ‘Puzzles’

Few equine veterinarians have the clout of Dr. Larry Bramlage. In the Thoroughbred world, he is the expert eye trainers trust to get to the bottom of a horse’s difficult lameness. When he sits on a panel at a veterinary conference, the crowds frequently overflow. In his time on the NBC Triple Crown broadcasts, the […]

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Study: War Horses Aren’t More Likely To Suffer Soundness Issues In Retirement

Over the last decade, the Off-Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) has become more and more popular with amateur and professional riders of sport horses. It would seem the breed is picking up steam for a resurgence in the English disciplines, where it has been elbowed out by Warmbloods in recent years. While Thoroughbreds are gaining acceptance in […]

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AAEP To Celebrate “Good Works” Of Veterinarians Throughout 2019 Campaign

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is applauding the “good works” of veterinarians who are dedicating their time, money and resources to the health and welfare of the horse beyond the call of their normal day-to-day obligations. The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign will feature AAEP-member veterinarians whose volunteer efforts are positively impacting the equine community. […]

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Big Data And Veterinary Medicine: As Veterinarians Get Busier, Finding Balance Becomes More Important

Veterinary medicine takes many cues from human medicine – diagnostic tools, information about bones and tissue behavior, new drugs. According to one renowned internal medicine specialist and author, there’s something else veterinarians should take away from their counterparts in human medicine: a warning. Dr. Abraham Verghese, vice chairman for the theory and practice of medicine […]

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