February 21, 2009: Infectious Disease Topics at the AAEP Convention

  • February 17, 2009
  • 4,689 Downloads
  • File Size: 2.3MB
Download Report File Size: 2.3MB

Trade Zone: Infectious Disease Topics at the AAEP Convention - Click Here to Download PDF

 Among topics discussed at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioner’s Convention, held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif., were a number of practical topics that equine veterinarians could take home and apply to their clients’ horses. Convention organizers devoted an entire morning to the Medicine:Infectious Diseases session, and here are a few of the take-home messages. For more information from the convention, visit #13036 at TheHorse.com, The Blood-Horse’s sister publication.

We’re all familiar with the medical/veterinary axiom: First, do no harm. A recent Colorado State University study extended this principle to biosecurity for ambulatory veterinarians: First, don’t bring any diseases into a patient’s stall,
and don’t take any out to spread to other patients. For this study, researchers investigated the durability of four types of disposable overboots to see which held up to typical ambulatory practice walking and, thus, might provide the best protective barrier to avoid spreading disease. Dr. Josie L. Traub-Dargatz, professor of veterinary clinical sciences at CSU, presented the results.

“Personal protective equipment is an important component of a complete biosecurity program,” said Traub-Dargatz. “Boots need to be affordable, durable, waterproof, readily available, and easy to put on and take off, or people won’t use them. Options (for footwear) include disposables or reusable boots you disinfect; for the latter you need tohave a way to make up disinfectant, a container for the disinfectant, and a scrub brush. Most ambulatory practices don’t carry all this stuff, which leaves disposables.”

SPONSORS:
BIRD-X INC
DANDY PRODUCTS
DOCS EQUINE PRODUCTS
EQUIADE PRODUCTS
LIFE DATA LABS, INC.
UPS/NTRA
SWEET PDZ
TRI-TRONICS, INC.
TURNBOW TRAILERS


ARCHIVES:
When Foaling Goes Wrong - December 6, 2008
Feeding the Pregnant Mare - November 15, 2008
Broodmare Vaccinations - November 1, 2008
Transport Stress in Horses - October 18, 2008
Controlling Parasites in Mature Horses - October 4, 2008
Colic Update - September 20, 2008
Racehorse Transportation - September 6, 2008
View more...


Related Reports

Browse Folders