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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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Study: Soaking Hay For Weight Loss Comes With Drawbacks

Soaking hay before feeding it to horses has become a popular management technique for a variety of health issues. Some managers soak hay in water to make it easier to chew for older horses or to reduce dust. For horses at risk of obesity or metabolic issues (like some broodmares), it’s also touted as a […]

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Avoiding Unethical Behavior In Veterinary Medicine

One of the more popular topics during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) conference this past December 3-7 in Orlando, Florida was that of ethics and ethical behavior in equine veterinary medicine. As such, it was also the topic of the keynote address given by Chuck Gallagher on ethical decisions faced by veterinarians in the […]

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Race For Education Now Accepting Applications For 2017 Scholarships

The Race for Education is now accepting applications for all of their 2017 scholarships. These scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, are for tuition only. Included this year are the 4H Leg Up Scholarships, the Xpressbet Scholarship, the Frankel Scholarship, the Judy Willard Memorial Scholarship and numerous others. The organization continues to offer the Winner’s […]

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How Veterinarians Help In Abuse And Neglect Cases

Veterinarians are often the linchpin in legally proving cases of abuse or neglect against a horse owner or caretaker. Documenting evidence properly without destroying or contaminating any evidence while also putting the care and welfare of the subject horse(s) first can be a careful balancing act. At this past year’s AAEP Convention in Orlando, Florida, […]

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