american association of equine practitioners

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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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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Thirty-Six Veterinary Students Rewarded For Leadership, Commitment To Equine Medicine

Thirty-six veterinary students preparing for careers in equine medicine have received a combined $54,000 in financial support through the 2019 Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program, co-sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) Foundation, Platinum Performance and The Race For Education. The Winner’s Circle scholarships, managed by The Race For Education, help ease the financial […]

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AAEP On Call Program To Provide Horse Health Updates For Derby Week Racing

Veterinarians Kevin Dunlavy, Alan Ruggles and Keith Latson will assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during live racing telecasts May 2 – 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The three media-trained spokesdoctors represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. Dr. Dunlavy will assist with Thurby coverage on May 2; Dr. Ruggles […]

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Dr. Steve Naile Honored As AAEP Good Works Recipient For March

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Dr. Steve Naile, the March honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, for protecting the welfare of horses by voluntarily training, educating and assisting law enforcement in the identification and pursuit of cases of equine cruelty and neglect. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who […]

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Jeff Blea, DVM, On The Santa Anita Crisis, Medication And Racing’s Survival

As a veterinarian practicing at Santa Anita, the last few months have been the most difficult of my career.  I’ve experienced grief for the horses who have been euthanized, and frustration with the spike in racing and training injuries.  The survivability of the sport in my state is on the line. But this crisis is […]

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