american association of equine practitioners

Keith Latson ‘On Call’ AAEP Veterinarian For Kentucky Oaks, Derby Telecasts

Equine surgeon Keith Latson, DVM, DACVS, will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during the May 4 and 5 live racing telecasts of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The On Call program serves all nationally televised equestrian […]

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‘When Was Common Sense Abandoned?’: Dr. Gary Lavin Joins WHOA

Dr. A. Gary Lavin, a legend in equine veterinary medicine and a respected leader in the horse industry, has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance.  Lavin, the son of well-known racing secretary Allan Lavin, grew up in the sport. He worked for many years on the racetrack as an esteemed equine practitioner and surgeon. As […]

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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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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces 2017 Equine Research Award Recipients

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) has selected three research proposals to fund as part of its 2017 Advancement in Equine Research Award program. Since 2011 BI has given more than $470,000 to advancing the knowledge of equine infectious disease, including the $45,000 in grants being awarded this year. “For the past six years, BI has supported equine […]

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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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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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Survey Says: Veterinarians Concerned Most About College Debt And Number Of New Vets

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recently analyzed results from a four-question survey to better understand veterinarians’ perceptions of challenges in equine practice. There were 114 responses, 42 percent of which were from veterinarians who had been in practice for more than 20 years. Vets who had been in practice for 1 to 5 years and those […]

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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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