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East Meets West: Adding Acupuncture To Traditional Laminitis Treatments May Help

Acupuncture used in conjunction with traditional modalities may improve results on laminitic equines, a new study shows. A painful disease of the hoof, laminitis causes the laminae that connect the interior structure of the hoof and the hoof wall to die, and potentially cause the hoof capsule to detach. Dr. Kevin May, of El Cajon […]

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Thirty-Six Veterinary Students Rewarded For Leadership, Commitment To Equine Medicine

Thirty-six veterinary students preparing for careers in equine medicine have received a combined $54,000 in financial support through the 2019 Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program, co-sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) Foundation, Platinum Performance and The Race For Education. The Winner’s Circle scholarships, managed by The Race For Education, help ease the financial […]

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AAEP On Call Program To Provide Horse Health Updates For Derby Week Racing

Veterinarians Kevin Dunlavy, Alan Ruggles and Keith Latson will assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during live racing telecasts May 2 – 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The three media-trained spokesdoctors represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. Dr. Dunlavy will assist with Thurby coverage on May 2; Dr. Ruggles […]

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AAEP Distinguished Life Member Dr. Melbourne Teigland Dead At 95

Dr. Melbourne B. Teigland, past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and patriarch of South Florida-based racetrack veterinary practice Teigland, Franklin & Brokken DVMs (now TFB Equine), died April 3 in Charlotte, N.C. He was 95. An Iowa native who attended Iowa State University as a ROTC student during World War II […]

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Spring Strategies For Equine Wellness

Most horses begin “spring training” with a visit from their veterinarian. These trips generally involve spring vaccinations, dental exams and the completion of a Coggins test and a health certificate. The vet will also give the horse a thorough once over, evaluating the horse’s general body condition and health, as well as soundness. Many horses […]

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Dr. Steve Naile Honored As AAEP Good Works Recipient For March

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Dr. Steve Naile, the March honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, for protecting the welfare of horses by voluntarily training, educating and assisting law enforcement in the identification and pursuit of cases of equine cruelty and neglect. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who […]

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Gel-Based Joint Injection May Help Horses With Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of lameness in horses. Treatment of the disease involves management of pain and clinical signs; it can include the administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) orally, topically or as an injection. A new gel is being tested to alleviate pain in horses with osteoarthritis. Injected directly into the […]

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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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