Nutramax Laboratories Joins AAEP Educational Partner Program

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has added Nutramax Laboratories Inc., a Maryland-based company that develops and researches products to enhance the wellness of humans and animals, to its Educational Partner Program.

The Educational Partnership program is now a group of 11 corporations dedicated to providing resources and education through the AAEP to veterinarians and horse owners to improve the health and welfare of the horse.

Nutramax Laboratories Inc., is a private company founded in Maryland in 1992 that employs more than 250 people and offers products to customers in more than 40 countries. Nutramax Laboratories Inc. researches, develops, and markets high-quality products to support the active lifestyles of people and animals. The corporate entity has two business divisions: Consumer Products and Veterinary Science.

Additionally, Nutramax Agriculture Inc. markets high quality, environmentally safe biofertilizers for the turf industry. Nutramax Manufacturing Inc. manufactures Nutramax Laboratories Inc. products. In the summer of 2010 Nutramax Laboratories Inc. acquired two facilities in Lancaster, S.C. The company plans to expand operations and eventually relocate its Veterinary Science and Consumer Products operations to this location.

As a partner to equine practitioners and their clients, Nutramax Laboratories Inc. has previously supported the AAEP through sponsorship of various educational programs, materials related to its annual convention, and as an exhibitor during AAEP's Annual Convention for more than a decade.

"As a leader in the nutritional supplement industry, we are excited to enter into this partnership and look forward to working with the AAEP and its members, staff, Executive Committee, and board members," said Todd Henderson, DVM, president and CEO of Nutramax Laboratories Inc. "We look forward to further developing our relationship with the equine veterinarian and extending our educational efforts to the equine industry."

In addition to promoting education, Nutramax Laboratories Inc. supports numerous associations, organizations, and charitable foundations that enhance the lives of both people and their animals--in their own community and throughout the country.

Nutramax Laboratories Inc. provides equine products that support joint and bone health, digestive health, and overall wellness. Some of their equine products include Cosequin, Calxequin, Proviable-EQ, and Welactin Equine.

"It is rewarding to have a company of Nutramax Laboratories' excellence interested in promoting the importance of equine health care," says William Moyer, DVM, AAEP's 2011 president. "We look forward to working together to benefit the continuing education of equine practitioners and horse owners for the health of the horse."

Other AAEP Educational Partners include: Bayer HealthCare Animal Division, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., IDEXX Laboratories, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals Inc., Merck Animal Health, Merial, Nutrena, Platinum Performance, Pfizer Animal Health, and Purina.

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