Equine practitioners get up to speed on a variety of topics at their annual convention Dec. 7-11 in Nashville
by Erica Larson and Dr. Nancy S. Loving
While your veterinarian is stitching wounds, delivering foals, and monitoring colics, scientists from around the world are performing and publishing research to advance horse health care. So, to bring busy practitioners up to speed on the top studies in a variety of fields, a panel of veterinarians presents a program called the Kester News Hour each year at the annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. The 2013 convention was held Dec. 7-11 in Nashville, Tenn.
Dr. Lisa Fortier, professor of Large Animal Surgery at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine near Ithaca, N.Y., shared her picks for top surgery- and lameness-related studies; Dr. Carol Clark, of Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital near Ocala, Fla., tackled medicine topics; and Dr. Pat McCue, a professor of equine theriogenology at Colorado State University’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory near Fort Collins, described reproduction studies he deemed most important to veterinarians.
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