american association of equine practitioners

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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‘We’re First’: California Horse Racing On Track To Have ‘Most Restrictive Whip Rule In North America’

The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday adopted North America’s most restrictive rules concerning use of the riding crop during racing and training, limiting jockeys to no more than six strikes during a race and no more than two in succession without giving their mount a chance to respond. Under the new rule, all strikes […]

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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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Dr. Clara Mason Named AAEP’s Good Works Recipient For August

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) salutes Dr. Clara Mason, the August honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, whose commitment to at-risk horses in West Virginia has strengthened animal cruelty laws in the state and increased enforcement of equine cruelty and neglect cases. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform […]

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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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