Tom Lenz, DVM, Dipl. ACT

Tom Lenz, DVM, Dipl. ACT, is chairman of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, an organization dedicated to reducing the number of unwanted horses and to improving their welfare through education and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety, and responsible care and disposition of these horses. Lenz was the 49th president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and he has served on the American Horse Council's Animal Welfare Committee and the Research Committee of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Articles by Tom Lenz

Conscientious Ownership

In recent months, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Denver Post have reported on the apparent increase in the number of unwanted, neglected, or Read More

Commentary: Own Responsibly

I've worn many hats, figuratively and literally, in the course of a long veterinary career, and with each of them I have done my best to improve the quality of life for our equine friends.

I'm wearing a new hat these days: chairman of th Read More

Welfare Concerns

Because protecting the health and welfare of the horse is one of the American Association of Equine Practitioner's (AAEP) core missions, the association has a standing committee of equine veterinarians dedicated to continuously monitoring issues Read More

A Promising Future

When equine industry leaders gathered in Washington, D.C., on April 19 for the first Unwanted Horse Summit, it marked the start of an unprecedented effort by the horse community to address the care and fate of this country's “unwanted” horses. The Read More

All Horses Need Care

All of us believe we're responsible horse owners. We provide adequate care and nutrition, call the veterinarian when our horses don't seem quite right or need an annual examination, and in many cases treat them like members of our own families. Read More

Don't Be a Bystander

Horses are an integral part of our lives. Because they work for us, teach us, entertain us, and promote our physical and emotional health, we, as horse owners, are continually searching for up-to-date information on how to provide the best care Read More

Your Partner in Horse Health

Articles, forums, and other information from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have appeared in The Horse magazine for a number of years. I thought that for this Forum I might take the opportunity to let you know a Read More