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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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Six Points Horse Owners Should Discuss With Veterinarians At Vaccination Time

Does your horse receive the same vaccinations year after year? If so, it may be time to talk with the veterinarian on your team about your horse’s unique disease risk factors and other core health needs. Your horse could be missing out on much-needed disease protection. Help ensure his health by vaccinating him annually against […]

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Thorough Exams Key To Laminitis Care

Laminitis is a painful hoof condition where the laminae inside the hoof capsule becomes inflamed or injured. The laminae are soft tissue structures that hold the coffin bone in place with in the hoof capsule. While many equine laminitis cases are obvious, with hooves that are hot to touch, a rapid digital pulse and the […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do Equine Vaccines Change Each Year?

Q: We’ve heard a lot about how this year’s human flu shot doesn’t seem to be as effective as it has been in years past.  Do equine vaccines also get modified from year to year, and if so, how concerned should managers be that a vaccinated horse could get an infectious disease? A: The short […]

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AAEP Foundation Creates Equine Research Endowment

Consistent with its mission to improve the welfare of the horse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has created an equine research endowment to help fill the growing need for better understanding of and solutions to diseases and maladies that affect horses of all breeds. The endowment, announced today during the opening session […]

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Race, Sport Horse Practitioner Foster Northrop Joins AAEP Board Of Directors

Foster Northrop, DVM, founding owner of Northrop Equine PLLC, an ambulatory racehorse and sport horse practice based in Louisville, Ky., has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Northrop was installed during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 63rd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. His three-year term […]

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American Horse Council Publishes National Equine Health Plan

The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state animal health officials, is pleased to announce that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available at equinediseasecc.org/national-equine-health-plan. “The horse industry is unique because horses are transported with more frequency than […]

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After Logistical Delays, Plane Carrying Aid For Puerto Rican Thoroughbreds Arrives

A Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies departed from Miami at 4:30 a.m. today and landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at approximately 7 a.m.  The plane, funded by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund, is the result of a week-long effort undertaken by numerous […]

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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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