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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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Three Years In, North American Association Of Racetrack Vets Maintains Critical Approach To Medication Reform

Medication reform in Thoroughbred racing has long been an alphabet soup. There’s the ARCI (Association of Racing Commissioners International), the RMTC (Racing Medication and Testing Consortium), the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners), and more recently, the HSUS (Humane Society of the United States), among other organizations stirring the kettle. The past three years, one […]

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When It Comes To Feeding Weanlings, Grain May Not Be Your Best Friend

As researchers have learned more about the causes behind various equine maladies, veterinarians have suggested horse owners dial back on the grain. Many horses are fed concentrate-heavy diets to pack in more calories for horses in heavy work, but too much grain can lead to health problems. Research indicates grain-heavy diets increase a horse’s likelihood […]

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Veterinarian Rick Mitchell Named AAEP Foundation Chair

Dr. Rick Mitchell, DVM, DACVSMR, a sport horse veterinarian who co-founded Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., has been named the new chair of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is the official charity associated with the AAEP and has awarded more than 43.7 million to support its […]

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