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AAEP To Celebrate “Good Works” Of Veterinarians Throughout 2019 Campaign

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is applauding the “good works” of veterinarians who are dedicating their time, money and resources to the health and welfare of the horse beyond the call of their normal day-to-day obligations. The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign will feature AAEP-member veterinarians whose volunteer efforts are positively impacting the equine community. […]

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Big Data And Veterinary Medicine: As Veterinarians Get Busier, Finding Balance Becomes More Important

Veterinary medicine takes many cues from human medicine – diagnostic tools, information about bones and tissue behavior, new drugs. According to one renowned internal medicine specialist and author, there’s something else veterinarians should take away from their counterparts in human medicine: a warning. Dr. Abraham Verghese, vice chairman for the theory and practice of medicine […]

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More Than 5,100 Gather For American Association Of Equine Practitioners Convention In San Francisco

With a focus on practical knowledge and skills, cutting-edge treatments and advanced diagnostics, the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 64th Annual Convention drew 5,156 veterinary professionals, students, guests and exhibitors from 45 countries to San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 1–5. The meeting offered 127.5 hours of continuing education across all aspects of equine medicine, including dentistry, […]

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Virginia Practice Owner, Colorado State Professor Added To AAEP Board Of Directors

Mitchell K. Rode, DVM, founding owner of Clarke Equine – Wellness and Performance in Berryville, Va., has joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ board of directors. Dr. Rode was installed during the Dec. 4 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. He will complete his term in 2021. Prior […]

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Dr. Jeff Berk Introduced As 2019 AAEP President

Jeffery T. Berk, VMD, a central Kentucky-based Thoroughbred practitioner exclusively focused on domestic and international sales work, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners during the Dec. 4 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. A 1981 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary […]

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Florida Vet Scott Hay Named 2019 Vice President Of AAEP

Dr. Scott Hay, president and managing shareholder of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based racetrack practice Teigland, Franklin and Brokken DVMs, Inc., has been named AAEP’s 2019 vice president. He will be installed during the Dec. 4 President’s Luncheon at the 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif., and will assume the role of AAEP president in 2021. Dr. Hay joined […]

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Keith Latson ‘On Call’ AAEP Veterinarian For Kentucky Oaks, Derby Telecasts

Equine surgeon Keith Latson, DVM, DACVS, will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during the May 4 and 5 live racing telecasts of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The On Call program serves all nationally televised equestrian […]

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‘When Was Common Sense Abandoned?’: Dr. Gary Lavin Joins WHOA

Dr. A. Gary Lavin, a legend in equine veterinary medicine and a respected leader in the horse industry, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance.  Lavin, the son of well-known racing secretary Allan Lavin, grew up in the sport. He worked for many years on the racetrack as an esteemed equine practitioner and surgeon. As […]

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Updated AAEP Biosecurity Guidelines Now Available

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published updated biosecurity guidelines to help minimize the occurrence and mitigate the spread of potential disease outbreaks. The downloadable PDF file incorporates comprehensive information and step-by-step protocols in three distinct areas: identification of key personnel, important contacts and reference materials; routine biosecurity protocol; and outbreak response. The […]

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AAEP Updates Infectious Disease Guidelines, Addresses Rhodococcus equi

Updated Infectious Disease Control Guidelines, including newly created guidelines for Rhodoccocus equi, have been published by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and are available on the AAEP’s website. Most of the changes to established guidelines pertain to updated sampling and control measures. The AAEP’s Infectious Disease Committee also amended suspected case guidelines for respiratory, neurologic […]

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