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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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Five Dedicated Equine Veterinary Students To Be Awarded $5,000 By Merck Animal Health

The AAEP Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the $5,000 Merck Animal Health Scholarships administered by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The recipients are: Kalie Beckers, Louisiana State University, class of 2021 Kimberly Hildreth, University of Pennsylvania, class of 2021 Corey Payne, Texas A&M University, class of 2021 Megan […]

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Quarter Horses Running In Unsanctioned Races At Higher Risk For EIA

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has reported that Quarter horses that run in unsanctioned races are at a significantly higher risk of spreading equine infection anemia (EIA) than their non-racing and different breed counterparts. EIA is a viral disease that has no vaccine and no cure. EIA infection is determined through a Coggins […]

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Dr. Clara Mason Named AAEP’s Good Works Recipient For August

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) salutes Dr. Clara Mason, the August honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, whose commitment to at-risk horses in West Virginia has strengthened animal cruelty laws in the state and increased enforcement of equine cruelty and neglect cases. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform […]

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First Case Of West Nile Virus In Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed that a 7-year-old Paint horse has been infected with West Nile virus (WNV). Located in Boyle County, the horse presented with mild ataxia that was more pronounced in the front limbs. The attending veterinarian reports that the horse is responding well to treatment and has a favorable […]

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Ohio State Associate Dean Appointed 2020 AAEP Vice President

Dr. Emma Read, associate dean for professional programs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named 2020 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She will be installed during the Dec. 10 President’s Luncheon at the 65th Annual Convention in Denver, Colo., and will assume the role of AAEP […]

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Keeneland Encourages Endoscopic Videos For September Yearling Sale

Keeneland is encouraging consignors and veterinarians who are participating in its September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 9-22, to use the capabilities in the repository to upload and view endoscopic videos of horses scheduled to sell. Keeneland supports the recent announcement by the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association that it has endorsed the American […]

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West Nile Virus: Still A Real Threat To Equines

West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, was first identified in 1999 and infected nearly 1,000 horses per year until 2006, when an effective vaccine was developed. In 2011, there were only 87 cases of West Nile, but the number of reported cases has been on the rise fairly rapidly, with nearly 500 cases […]

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Like Humans, Stoned Horses Get The Munchies

A veterinarian in Iceland recently told Iceland Magazine that an incident from a few years ago convinced her that horses and humans may have a common reaction to marijuana exposure: hunger. A few years ago, veterinarians with the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority were tasked watching a group of Icelandic horses because they were shivering […]

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