american association of equine practitioners

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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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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The Ups and Downs Of Technology In Equine Veterinary Medicine

Technology has changed the face of the veterinary world. Clients associate a vet utilizing the newest advances in technology as being cutting-edge and committed to the highest standard of equine care. As such, utilizing technology can be seen as a form of marketing for practitioners and their teams. However, not all technology is good for […]

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Dr. William McGee, Last Veterinarian To Care For Man O’ War, Passes Away At 100

Dr. William R. McGee,  son of Lloyd Marcus McGee and Ada May McGee, passed away peacefully on Aug. 4 in Naples, FL. He was 100 years old. Dr. McGee was born on Feb. 1, 1917, in Corvallis, Montana. He lettered in football, basketball, and track in high school, and worked in his father’s livery stable and […]

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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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When Rescues Go Bad, Veterinarians Should Be Ready To Help

As social media brings together more animal lovers and homeless horses than ever, authorities across the country are seeing an increase in the number of rescue situations gone bad. At the recent American Association of Equine Practitioners convention in Orlando, Fla., a panel of experts devoted an entire afternoon to helping veterinarians understand the legal […]

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Equine Upper Airways Focus Of AAEP’s 2016 Milne Lecture

Equine laryngeal surgeon Dr. Norm Ducharme of Cornell University, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on equine upper airway procedures, will deliver the 2016 Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on December 4 at the AAEP Annual Convention in Orlando, FL. Titled “Equine Upper Airways: intersection of Evidence-Based Data, Emerging Discoveries and the […]

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‘Operation Gelding’ Receives Grant From AAEP Foundation

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support expansion of the “Operation Gelding” program. The goal is to raise $50,000 to geld 500 horses. Operation Gelding provides funds and materials to help groups nationwide organize low- and no-cost clinics for owners who […]

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