veterinarian

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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Roles Of Race-Day Veterinarian Vast And Varied

A veterinarian is always in attendance during the Triple Crown races, and the Kentucky Derby is no exception. While hoping he or she is never needed, they are always at the ready should a horse get injured or fall ill. Equine surgeon Dr. Keith Latson is the on-call vet for all three Triple Crown races for […]

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Stop The Rotation: Debunking Common Deworming Myths

Experts say horse owners are starting to catch on to new ways of thinking about deworming their herd, but a few myths remain popular about parasite control. Many owners understand the need to test fecal samples for the presence or absence of worms, but many still cling to the old way of deworming, which was […]

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Veterinarian Rick Mitchell Named AAEP Foundation Chair

Dr. Rick Mitchell, DVM, DACVSMR, a sport horse veterinarian who co-founded Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., has been named the new chair of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is the official charity associated with the AAEP and has awarded more than 43.7 million to support its […]

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California Chrome’s Chiropractor ‘Part Of The Equation’ For Record-Setting Season

Horses can require chiropractic adjustments in much the same way that people sometimes do, and 2016 Horse of the Year California Chrome is no different. According to ocregister.com, Don Moore has been a part of the horse’s championship team for the last 18 months. Working in concert with trainer Art Sherman and his veterinarians, Moore […]

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How Veterinarians Help In Abuse And Neglect Cases

Veterinarians are often the linchpin in legally proving cases of abuse or neglect against a horse owner or caretaker. Documenting evidence properly without destroying or contaminating any evidence while also putting the care and welfare of the subject horse(s) first can be a careful balancing act. At this past year’s AAEP Convention in Orlando, Florida, […]

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UC Davis Organizes Cost-Free Lectures To Foster Veterinarian-Farrier Relationship

The 31st Annual Charles Heumphreus Memorial Lecture will take place January 28, 2017 at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). This year’s event features veterinarian Scott Pleasant and farrier Travis Burns from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM). Farriers and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the event, which takes place from […]

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Proper Handling Of Horses Key To Safety Of Vets And Farriers

To be safe around horses, one must rely heavily on good and proper handling techniques. These techniques become even more imperative as your vet or farrier works on your horse—these professionals are relying on you to keep them safe as they work on and assess your equine. While you may trust your horse completely, it’s […]

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