american association of equine practitioners

Commentary – Horse Racing: We Gonna Have A Sport Or Not?

Sport is characterized by a challenging dichotomy that threatens its very existence as a viable enterprise worthy of both participation and widespread appreciation. Athletes are drawn to sport in the main by those with a passion for contests and games of skill. It is this ardor shown on the courts, courses and battlefields that in […]

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Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Begins Outlining Evaluation Process; Donna Brothers Named Strategic Advisor

The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Steering Committee met in Florida to advance ongoing safety reform initiatives. Coming out of this meeting, the coalition made progress in developing a framework for reform implementation, approved new members and agreed on coalition team expansion. Reforms The coalition is dedicated to furthering and adding to the reforms committed to in […]

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AAEP Publishes Glanders Guidelines

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published on its website comprehensive guidelines for the identification, control and prevention of Glanders, a contagious disease largely eradicated from the developed world but which has resurfaced recently with reported cases from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Although long eradicated in North […]

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Colorado State Researcher Dr. David Frisbie Takes Reins Of AAEP As 2020 President

David D. Frisbie, DVM, Ph.D., DACVS, DACVSMR, esteemed orthopaedic surgeon, researcher and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the Dec. 10 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 65th Annual Convention in Denver, Colo. A 1992 […]

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The Right Horse Initiative Receives AAEP Lavin Cup

The Right Horse Initiative has received The Lavin Cup from the American Association of Equine (AAEP) in recognition of the nonprofit organization’s innovative approach to solving the growing problem of horses in transition in the United States. Known as the AAEP’s equine welfare award, The Lavin Cup recognizes a nonveterinary organization or individual that has […]

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New Drug To Treat Fever In Horses Approved

Kindred Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved Zimeta™ (dipyrone injection) for the control of pyrexia (fever) in horses. Pyrexia, or fever, is associated with a number of underlying diseases and can result in significant […]

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West Virginia Practitioner Selected For 2019 Grand Prize Good Works Award From AAEP

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) salutes Dr. Clara Mason, a solo ambulatory practitioner in Winfield, W. Va., as recipient of the grand prize 2019 Good Works for Horses Award. Dr. Mason is honored for her commitment to at-risk horses in West Virginia by way of strengthened animal cruelty laws and increased enforcement in […]

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Five Dedicated Equine Veterinary Students To Be Awarded $5,000 By Merck Animal Health

The AAEP Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the $5,000 Merck Animal Health Scholarships administered by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The recipients are: Kalie Beckers, Louisiana State University, class of 2021 Kimberly Hildreth, University of Pennsylvania, class of 2021 Corey Payne, Texas A&M University, class of 2021 Megan […]

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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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