american association of equine practitioners

Easy To Swallow: Miniature Camera Shows Inside Of Equine Intestines

A tiny camera can now give veterinarians a peek into the inner workings of equine intestines, showing them any ulcers or injuries they may contain. Dr. Renaud Leguillette, professor of equine internal medicine in the University of Calgary’s Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Science, was interested to find out if  the camera, used in […]

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Dr. David Turoff Recognized As February’s Good Works Recipient

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) applauds Dr. David Turoff, the February honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, for his two decades of volunteer service improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in underdeveloped regions of the world. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform volunteer service to […]

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Survey Results Establish Equine Research Priorities

Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation. In 2018, AAEP and […]

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AAEP On Call Program Welcomes New Veterinary Spokespersons

Two veterinarians dedicated to caring for Thoroughbred racehorses have joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. On Call is a media-assistance program that provides timely health updates on equine athletes during nationally televised events. Joining the program in 2019 are: Ryan Carpenter, DVM, MS, DACVS, of Sierra Madre, Calif. A surgeon at Equine […]

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AAEP To Celebrate “Good Works” Of Veterinarians Throughout 2019 Campaign

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is applauding the “good works” of veterinarians who are dedicating their time, money and resources to the health and welfare of the horse beyond the call of their normal day-to-day obligations. The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign will feature AAEP-member veterinarians whose volunteer efforts are positively impacting the equine community. […]

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Florida Vet Scott Hay Named 2019 Vice President Of AAEP

Dr. Scott Hay, president and managing shareholder of Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based racetrack practice Teigland, Franklin and Brokken DVMs, Inc., has been named AAEP’s 2019 vice president. He will be installed during the Dec. 4 President’s Luncheon at the 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif., and will assume the role of AAEP president in 2021. Dr. Hay joined […]

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Zoetis Introduces Complete Core Equine Disease Vaccine

Zoetis has introduced the Core EQ Innovator™, the first and only equine vaccine to contain all five core equine disease antigens (West Nile, Eastern and Western Equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus and rabies) in one vaccine. As defined by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association, these diseases are designated as core because […]

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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Call For Proposals For 2018 Equine Research Awards

Boehringer Ingelheim will again be accepting proposals for the 2018 Advancement in Equine Research Awards for Equine Respiratory Disease Research. “Boehringer Ingelheim is a global leader in equine health that is committed to supporting leading equine research,” says Steve Grubbs, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, equine technical manager for Boehringer Ingelheim. “Past Advancement in Equine Research Award recipients have […]

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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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