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2008 AAEP Convention Attendance Stats Released

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' 54th Annual Convention united equine practitioners across the globe in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10. As the world's largest meeting for equine veterinarians, the convention provided Read More

Animal Stress Course Finds High Interest

There is considerable interest in finding out how, and particularly why, animals react to stress the way they do. Denmark's Aarhus University reports that applications to a new PhD course, developed by two scientists from the Faculty of Read More

Contagious Equine Metritis Reported in Kentucky Stallion

State and federal agriculture officials are investigating a case of contagious equine metritis (CEM) in a Quarter Horse in Central Kentucky.

The 16-year-old stallion tested Read More

Sport Horse Veterinary Symposium to Run with WEG

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Alltech will sponsor a sport horse symposium for veterinarians to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The symposium, "Promoting Peak Performance in Equine Athletes," will Read More

Delaware Reports Mixed Test Results on Potential EHV-1 Horses

According to a statement released by the Delaware Department of Agriculture, on Dec. 10, veterinarians collected blood and nasal swab samples from all horses in the Delaware barn Read More

Court Upholds FEI Drug Test Verdict

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Dec. 12 upheld an earlier ruling by the Tribunal of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) in the case of Irish rider Jessica Kürten. Kürten's horse, Castle Forbes Maike, tested positive for Read More

Rescue Horse a Contender for Horse of the Year Title

Jamaica, a 17-year-old combined driving horse who helped owner Chester Weber win a silver medal at the FEI World Championships in The Netherlands, has made a place for himself in history as a rescue horse who has gone on to do great things. Now Read More

Distinguished Educators Honored at AAEP Convention

Two veterinarians who have significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners were honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Timothy R Read More

WEG Equine Piroplasmosis Protocol Released

After years in development, a plan that allows horses positive for equine piroplasmosis to enter the United States in order to compete in the Alltech 2010 World Equestrian Games was recently presented to the Fédération Equestre Internationale Read More

Reduce Horse Show Stress to Maintain Stomach Health

Every competitive horse owner knows that showtime is stressful. However, stress from training to trailering can affect horses, too.

Horses can continue feeling the stress even after stepping off the trailer. Situations such as increased Read More

AAEP Welcomes New International Director Des Leadon

The American Association of Equine Practitioners inducted Des Leadon, MA, MVB, MSc, FRCVS, to the board of directors at its 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, 2008.

Leadon, who now holds the position of International Read More

Dr. Susan White Honored for Distinguished Service

Susan L. White, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, was recognized as the 2008 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award during the AAEP's 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Presented to an individual who has provided exemplary Read More

Sellon Joins AAEP Board of Directors

The American Association of Equine Practitioners installed Debora Sellon, DVM, PhD, as the new board member for District IX during the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Sellon succeeds Stuart Shoemaker, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. Read More

Laminitis Research Donors Honored at AAEP

Philanthropists John K. and Marianne Castle have been named the 2008 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes contributions made to equine veterinary Read More

MSPCA Seeks Donor Aid for Horse Care

Horse surrenders continue to climb as economy declines

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) recently requested community-based financial assistance to help cover the cost of medical Read More

Hart Selected as AAEP Foundation Research Fellow

The American Association of Equine Practitioners named Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, as the 2008 AAEP Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow at its 54th Annual Convention Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif.

The $5,000 grant is awarded Read More

Rucker Joins AAEP Board

The American Association of Equine Practitioners inducted B.A. Rucker, DVM, to the AAEP board of directors at its 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Rucker, who represents District II (Middle Atlantic), was introduced Read More

Dr. Larry Bramlage Honored as AAEP Distinguished Life Member

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Past President Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, was recognized yesterday for his extensive contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP. He received the Read More

Racetrack Veterinarian Dr. Scott A. Hay to Join AAEP Board

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will induct racetrack practitioner Scott A. Hay, DVM, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the AAEP board of directors at its 54th Annual Convention Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif.

Hay, who was Read More

Jeffrey T. Berk to Join AAEP Executive Committee

Jeffrey T. Berk, VMD, of Ocala, Fla., will join the Executive Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners at the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Dr. Berk, who will serve as association treasurer, will be Read More

Firocoxib Safety and Efficacy Trial Completed in 429 Horses

In a recently completed 429-horse trial, researchers reinforced the effectiveness and safety profile of Equioxx (firocoxib), the first equine oral, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to be approved in more than 20 years.

"This Read More

Connecticut Practitioner Harry Werner Becomes AAEP 2009 President

The American Association of Equine Practitioners installed Harry W. Werner, VMD, as the AAEP's 2009 president at its 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, in San Diego, Calif. Werner officially took office during the President's Luncheon on Dec. 9. Read More

Dr. Carol Clark to Join AAEP Board of Directors

The American Association of Equine Practitioners will induct Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, to the board of directors as director-at-large at the 54th Annual Convention, Dec. 6-10, 2008, in San Diego, Calif.

Clark will be introduced with Read More

Barbaro Fund Supports Reseach Projects

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 5 that its subsidiary, NTRA Charities, has disbursed $90,801 in support of one new and two continuing equine medical research projects.

The disbursements were made from the NTRA Read More

EHV-1 Found on Delaware Horse Farm

Heather Hirst, DVM, MS, Delaware State Veterinarian, announced Dec. 8 that PCR test results from the University of Kentucky confirm that a Standardbred horse in Kent County has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), a highly infectiou Read More