American Association of Equine Practitioners

AAEP Mission: To improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. More information: www.aaep.org.

Articles by AAEP

Practical Methods for Preventing Fractures in Racehorses

Researchers have discovered ways to identify horses that might be predisposed to fracturing their limbs. Read More

AAEP Helps Practitioners, Horse Owners Prepare for Hurricane

The AAEP alerts owners and veterinarians to take precautionary steps for equine safety this hurricane season. Read More

AHC, AAEP Work With USDA to Coordinate EHV-1 Case Reporting

An EHV-1 case reporting system developed by the AHC, AAEP, and USDA:APHIS:VS is now in place. Read More

AAEP, NTRA, RMTC Organizing Upcoming Summit to Address Race-Day Medication

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) board of directors announced April 21 that it will join the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in organizing an international Read More

Good Works Honoree Fights Equine Abuse

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Grant Miller, DVM, a practitioner with Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Petaluma and a defender of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses in Sonoma County, Calif., as the Good Read More

February Good Works Vet Aids Therapy Horses, Wildfire Victims

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has selected Kevin May, DVM, CVA, of El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital in El Cajon, Calif., as February's Good Works Campaign honoree. May has organized two programs to lighten the financial Read More

AAEP Convention Attracts 5,500 to Baltimore

The 56th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), held Dec. 4 - 8 in Baltimore, Md., attracted a crowd of 5,504 veterinary professionals, guests, and exhibitors, making it again the largest equine veterinary Read More

AAEP 2010: AAEP Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Outstanding Students

Eight outstanding veterinary students who have dedicated their careers to the health of horses were each awarded $2,500 scholarships from American Live Stock Inc., Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., and the AAEP Foundation.

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AAEP 2010: Distinguished Life Member Award Presented

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) honored Jerry B. Black, DVM, with its Distinguished Life Member Award for more than 35 years of loyal service to the association. Read More

AAEP 2010: International Welfare Group Receives Lavin Cup

An international organization that aims to end the suffering of thousands of working equids in impoverished regions worldwide received the 2010 Lavin Cup today. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) gives this equine welfare ... Read More

AAEP 2010: New President, Board Members Sworn in at President's Luncheon

Texas A&M professor Bill Moyer, DVM, took the reins today as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the 2010 Annual Convention, which is under way through tomorrow in Baltimore, Md. Read More

AAEP Urges Horse Owners and Veterinarians to Prepare for Severe Weather

The American Association of Equine Practitioners advises coastal veterinarians and horse owners to review their disaster response protocol during the height of the 2010 hurricane season. Read More

Racehorse Issues Leader to Receive AAEP Distinguished Service Award

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will recognize a past president who has guided the AAEP in racing and welfare issues with the annual Distinguished Service Award during the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. AAEP Past Pre Read More

NAERIC Receives AAEP Welfare Award

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will honor NAERIC, a council of family ranchers that manage broodmares producing quality horses of several breeds as well as provide pregnant mares' urine (PMU). Read More

AAEP Convention Lights Up Las Vegas

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' 55th Annual Convention is on stage in Las Vegas, Nev., Dec. 5 - 9, as the world's largest continuing education meeting for equine veterinarians.

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Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz to Join AAEP Board of Directors

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will induct Colorado State University professor Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, to the AAEP board of directors at the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Utah Practitioner Roger Rees Named AAEP Director at Large

Utah practitioner Roger Rees, DVM, will join the American Association of Equine Practitioners' board of directors as a director at large during the 55th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. He will be sworn in with other new members of the Read More

AAEP: Vaccinate Horses to Prevent Rabies

When a horse is infected with rabies, the outcome is invariably fatal. But taking the simple step of ensuring an annual vaccination for your horse will nearly eliminate your horse’s risk of contracting this deadly disease.

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Horse Eye Problems to be Focus of AAEP Fall Meeting

The treatment and diagnosis of conditions affecting the equine eye will be the topic of the AAEP's debut fall meeting, Focus on Ophthalmology, Oct. 1-3 in Raleigh, N.C.

Ocular trauma, infection, and disease can lead to some of the most Read More

AAEP Member Honored for Therapeutic Riding Horse Care

For the past 10 years, Richard Markell, DVM, has traveled every Wednesday afternoon to the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center in Orange County, Calif., about 75 miles from his own practice in Encinitas, Calif.

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Help Us Help Horses

Did you know that the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is the world's largest professional asso-ciation of equine veterinarians? Did you also know that the AAEP has a Foundation? The AAEP Foundation was created and established as Read More

Preparing for Disaster

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) reminds horse owners and veterinarians that when an emergency or natural disaster strikes, it is in the best interest of the horse for everyone to be prepared. With this in mind, the AAEP Read More

Veterinary Education

A veterinarian's education does not end when he or she graduates from veterinary school. Some might go on to become board certified in a specialized area of practice, such as surgery or internal medicine, and all are required by state licensing Read More

West Nile Virus Vaccination Guidelines Developed by the AAEP

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has released West Nile Virus (WNV) vaccination guidelines. This information is intended as a supplement to the AAEP's Guidelines for Vaccination of Horses (January 2001). Read More

Veterinarian Lectures at Western States

Veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) are delivering educational lectures on a variety of equine health topics during the Western States Horse Expo, June 11-13, at the Cal Expo in Sacramento, Calif. Read More