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Race, Sport Horse Practitioner Foster Northrop Joins AAEP Board Of Directors

Foster Northrop, DVM, founding owner of Northrop Equine PLLC, an ambulatory racehorse and sport horse practice based in Louisville, Ky., has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Northrop was installed during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 63rd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. His three-year term […]

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American Horse Council Publishes National Equine Health Plan

The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state animal health officials, is pleased to announce that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available at equinediseasecc.org/national-equine-health-plan. “The horse industry is unique because horses are transported with more frequency than […]

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After Logistical Delays, Plane Carrying Aid For Puerto Rican Thoroughbreds Arrives

A Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies departed from Miami at 4:30 a.m. today and landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at approximately 7 a.m.  The plane, funded by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund, is the result of a week-long effort undertaken by numerous […]

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Study: Low Starch Diet Is Best For Ulcers, But May Not Work For Racehorses

In 1999, veterinarians and horsemen welcomed the introduction of omeprazole as a treatment for gastric ulcers in horses. The new animal drug was welcomed as an effective treatment for the estimated 60-90 percent of performance horses that suffer from gastric ulcers – a particularly common problem for on-track Thoroughbreds. But a common problem in humans […]

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San Antonio Host City For AAEP’s 63rd Convention

Equine practitioners will convene in San Antonio, Texas, this fall to acquire practical knowledge and enhance their skills at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) 63rd Annual Convention, to be held Nov. 17-21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The annual convention is the world’s largest continuing education event dedicated to equine practice, anchored by more […]

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AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Accepting Donations, Aiding Hurricane Harvey Victims

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Texas, Louisiana and other states affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fund donations will be distributed among credible programs and organizations that are helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath and towards preparedness efforts for future […]

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Weanling Vaccines: When And Why

As weaning season continues in much of the country, farm managers will be marking their calendars for the best time to begin administering vaccines to this year’s foal crop.  Experts say it’s important to follow veterinary protocols for the timing of those first shots to ensure young horses build up their immunity to the various […]

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Beck: Is AAEP Protecting Horses … Or Its Own Interests?

Various members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, the group of industry organizations promoting passage of federal legislation that would bring uniform standards to our sport under the direction of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, have spent a good deal of time with representatives of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) over the […]

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AAEP Expresses Opposition To Updated Horseracing Integrity Act Legislation

The Horse Racing Integrity Act (HRI) was recently reintroduced in Congress by Representatives Andy Barr and Paul Tonko, with the hopes that the legislation will make more progress during the current session than it did previously. In addition to covering Thoroughbred racing, the new proposal also includes both Quarter Horse and Standardbred racing. The HRI […]

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Nominations Now Open For Vet Tech’s ‘Champion Of The Cause’ Award

Veterinary technicians play a key role in the world of equine healthcare, especially in the case of emergencies or specialized care. For the third year in a row, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), EquiManagement magazine and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT) are currently accepting nominations for their Champions of the Cause Award. […]

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