American Association of Equine Practitioners

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Articles by AAEP

AAEP Issues Call For Adjunct Bleeder Medications Research Proposals

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) issued a call in March for proposals to research the efficacy of aminocaproic acid and/or conjugated estrogens related to use as race day medications for the prevention of exercise-induced Read More

AAEP's March "My Vet Matters" Honoree Chosen

Suzanne Wilcox, DVM, of Hubbard, Ohio, has been selected by the AAEP's 50th Anniversary Committee as the My Vet Matters Contest's March honoree. Wilcox, who practices at Diamond Ridge Equine, Inc., was nominated for the award by horse owner Read More

Golden Anniversary to Celebrate the AAEP's Dedication to the Horse

In 1954, a group of pioneering veterinarians changed the face of equine veterinary medicine when they formed the first-ever professional veterinary group dedicated to equine health--the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The Read More

Why Is Your Vet The Best?

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) wants horse owners to share why his or her veterinarian is the best by participating in the My Vet Matters Contest.

From Jan. 1-Oct. 31, submit an entry explaining why your vet is Read More

AAEP Tail Docking Position Statement

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) board of directors recently approved a new position statement regarding tail docking. The statement written by the Equine Welfare Committee reads:

"Tail docking in horses should only b Read More

American Live Stock Insurance/AAEP Scholarships

Eight veterinary students have been selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from the American Live Stock Insurance Company (ALSIC) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The scholarships are presented annually to fourth-yea Read More

Genetic Defects Statement Issued by the American Association of Equine Practitioners

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently re-stated a policy that surgical correction of "genetic defects" for the purposes of concealing the defect is unethical. The policy states that if surgical correction is undertaken for Read More

Thoroughbred-Interest Veterinarians Join AAEP On-Call Program

Three veterinarians with specific interests in the Thoroughbred athlete are the newest spokespersons for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) “On Call” Program. Randolph Hayes, DVM; Scott Hopper, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS; and Keith Read More

American Live Stock Insurance/AAEP Scholarships Awarded

Eight veterinary students have been selected to receive $2,500 scholarships from the American Live Stock Insurance Company (ALSIC) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The scholarships are presented annually to fourth-yea Read More

Genetic Defects Statement Issued by AAEP

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently re-stated a policy that surgical correction of “genetic defects” for the purposes of concealing the defect is unethical. If surgical correction is undertaken for the purpose of improvin Read More

Equine Age Determination Guide Now Available

An updated edition of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) popular “Guide for Determining the Age of the Horse” is now available.  Featuring color photographs of the equine mouth, the guide documents the tooth aging Read More

Papers for 2003 AAEP Convention Now Being Accepted

Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and other individuals are invited to submit abstracts, “how to” papers, and review papers for consideration for presentation during the 49th Annual AAEP Convention in New Orleans Read More

Updates from the American Association of Equine Practitioners

New Board Members Elected

Recently, four new directors were elected by the membership of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to serve on the organization's board. The terms for the new directors will begin right Read More

Wobbler Syndrome Signs and Diagnosis

A veterinarian can say several things that will chill every horse owner's heart, including colic, laminitis, navicular disease, and wobbler syndrome. These cause fear because of the unknown--and often unfavorable--outcome for your horse. But as Read More

Wintering a Geriatric Horse

Wintering the geriatric horse is somewhat more challenging, but can be successfully accomplished. Read More

New Relations

Ky Mortensen has joined the staff of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) as Director of Membership and Industry Relations. He manages the AAEP's sponsorship program and serves as a liaison to the horse industry on public Read More

Call For Papers

Members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and other individuals are invited to submit an abstract, "how to" paper, or review paper for consideration for presentation during the 2001 AAEP Annual Convention in San Diego, Read More

New AAEP Board Member

Duncan F. Peters, DVM, MS, has been elected to a three-year term on the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Board of Directors.Peters, of Kalispell, Mont., will represent the members of the nine states which comprise the Western Read More

Bandaging Brochures

The care and protection of equine lower limbs through proper bandaging is the subject of a new series of client education brochures developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and Educational Partner 3M Animal Care Read More

Grants Awarded

Three veterinarians will share grant money totaling $18,818 to pursue research projects benefiting equine medicine. The grants are awarded annually to resident and graduate student veterinarians, and were approved by the American Association of Read More

Aging Horses Accurately

Aging horses by their incisor teeth is as much an art as a science. Traditional "indicators of age," such as eruption date, "cups," Galvayne's groove, hooks, shape of the table surface of the lower central incisors, etc., often result in wide ag Read More

Intervet Newest AAEP Educational Partner

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is proud to announce the addition of Intervet, Inc., to its team of Educational Partners. The Educational Partners program is a group of Read More

GI Disease State-of-the-Art Lecture at Convention

James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, one of the world's foremost authorities on equine gastrointestinal disease, will present the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 47th Annual Convention in Read More

More Than a Toothache

Many practitioners have developed great dental skills and have expanded their dental services. However, clients aren't using them! Dental care is more that just "floating" teeth. There are many steps you can integrate into your program to improv Read More

So You Want to Breed...

Breeding season is just around the corner, and you might be one of the thousands of mare owners considering breeding your mare. Before taking the plunge and becoming a full-time reproduction service, you should create a realistic expectation of Read More