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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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AAEP Releases Updated Parasite Control Guidelines

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has updated their equine parasite control guidelines, which were first released in 2013. The guideline’s focus has been on individualized deworming and targeted treatments at appropriate dosing quantities. The guidelines still focus on horse owners and caretakers working closely with their veterinarians, and they also identify key parasites […]

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Dr. Brett Weseli Honored By AAEP’s Good Works Campaign For May

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) commends Dr. Brett Weseli, the May honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, whose volunteer efforts exposing children to horses and other animals are expanding knowledge and appreciation while helping to heal the human spirit. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform volunteer service to […]

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Ward Off West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is a serious disease that can have deadly consequences if horses are not vaccinated. WNV is now considered one of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) core vaccines, meaning that the vaccination should be given to any horse regardless of where they geographically live or if they travel from their home […]

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