Drazin Calls On New Jersey Legislature To Enact Widespread Reforms, Including Track-Regulated Pharmacy

Dennis Drazin, the chairman and CEO of Darby Development, LLC, operator of Monmouth Park in New Jersey, released the following statement on Monday, March 16: In the wake of last Monday’s federal indictments in the horseracing industry, I wanted to take this opportunity to address the public, horsemen, media, employees and any other interested parties. […]

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The Foundation For The Horse Awards $25,000 To Assist Veterinarians Involved In Australia Wildfire Relief

The Foundation for the Horse, which in mid-January issued a call for contributions through its Disaster Relief Fund to support veterinarians working with wildlife, horses and other livestock affected by the Australia wildfires, recently distributed $25,000 to the Australia Veterinary Association’s Benevolent Fund. The total, comprised of $15,000 in contributions and a Foundation match on […]

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AAEP Foundation Renamed The Foundation For The Horse

The AAEP Foundation, which for 25 years has served as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to improve the welfare of horses, has been renamed The Foundation for the Horse. “Our new name more clearly defines who we are and who we serve,” said Dr. Richard Mitchell, chair of The […]

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Commentary – Horse Racing: We Gonna Have A Sport Or Not?

Sport is characterized by a challenging dichotomy that threatens its very existence as a viable enterprise worthy of both participation and widespread appreciation. Athletes are drawn to sport in the main by those with a passion for contests and games of skill. It is this ardor shown on the courts, courses and battlefields that in […]

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Colorado State Researcher Dr. David Frisbie Takes Reins Of AAEP As 2020 President

David D. Frisbie, DVM, Ph.D., DACVS, DACVSMR, esteemed orthopaedic surgeon, researcher and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the Dec. 10 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 65th Annual Convention in Denver, Colo. A 1992 […]

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The Right Horse Initiative Receives AAEP Lavin Cup

The Right Horse Initiative has received The Lavin Cup from the American Association of Equine (AAEP) in recognition of the nonprofit organization’s innovative approach to solving the growing problem of horses in transition in the United States. Known as the AAEP’s equine welfare award, The Lavin Cup recognizes a nonveterinary organization or individual that has […]

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New Drug To Treat Fever In Horses Approved

Kindred Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved Zimeta™ (dipyrone injection) for the control of pyrexia (fever) in horses. Pyrexia, or fever, is associated with a number of underlying diseases and can result in significant […]

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West Virginia Practitioner Selected For 2019 Grand Prize Good Works Award From AAEP

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) salutes Dr. Clara Mason, a solo ambulatory practitioner in Winfield, W. Va., as recipient of the grand prize 2019 Good Works for Horses Award. Dr. Mason is honored for her commitment to at-risk horses in West Virginia by way of strengthened animal cruelty laws and increased enforcement in […]

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New Two-Minute Tool Can Detect Equine Parasites, Offer Treatment Plan

MEP Equine Solutions today announced the successful completion of their equine veterinary beta program for the Parasight System, a 2.5-minute push-button fecal egg count test for horses. The Parasight System will officially launch at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) annual conference next month in Denver. The technology is the only automated fecal egg […]

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