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Dr. Nat White Joins AAEP Board as Vice President

Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Leesburg, Va., has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) next vice president. White will ascend to the AAEP presidency in 2010.

A board-certified surgeon and a Read More

5 Million: AQHA Counting Down to Milestone Registration

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)--the world's largest equine breed registry and membership organization--recently began its "Countdown to 5 Million." One AQHA member will ride off with the actual registration number 5,000,000. Read More

Norwood Receives AAEP Distinguished Service Award

Gary L. Norwood, DVM, was recognized as the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 53rd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

Awarded to an individual who has provided exemplary Read More

Dr. Eleanor Green to Serve as AAEP President in 2008

Eleanor Green, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ABVP, of Gainesville, Fla., will be installed as the 54th president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the group's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-5. She will serve Read More

Horse Owners Reminded to Participate in Agriculture Census

The American Horse Council (AHC) is reminding all members of the horse community to participate in the 2007 Census of Agriculture being conducted by the USDA.

The USDA census, taken every five years, is a count of U.S. farms, ranches, and Read More

Thoroughbred Adoption Program to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) in Farmington, N.Y., is the 2007 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP Past President A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the Read More

Medical Doctor, Barbaro Team Honored for Contributions to Equine Health

George Bagby, MD, MS, and Barbaro’s owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson, along with trainer Michael Matz, have been named the 2007 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes the Read More

Wedgewood Pharmacy Now Exchanging Expired Medications

Wedgewood Pharmacy recently introduced the Refresh Exchange Program, which allows veterinarians to return expired custom-compounded medications for exchange at no cost. The program is a first in the compounding pharmacy profession.

Through Read More

Distinguished Educators Moore and Gill to be Honored at AAEP Convention

Two veterinarians who have significantly impacted the development and training of equine practitioners will be honored during the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 53rd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. James N. Moore, DVM, PhD, and Read More

AAEP Annual Convention Kicks Off in Orlando

The 53rd Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be held in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-5, continuing its long history of providing premier continuing education for equine veterinarians, veterinary technicians and Read More

The Stablers SMART Rotary Manure Spreader

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Research Fund Created in Memory of Quarter Horse Stallion

Created by Cecilia May Hylton in honor of her late 1982 sorrel western pleasure stallion, the Flashy Zipper Fund not only honors a great horse, but it also benefits the work of the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

"I was honored to Read More

Walking Horse Celebration CEO Stepping Down

The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently announced that Chief Executive Officer and Show Manager Ron Thomas, will no longer serve in that position.

After an extensive career in the insurance Read More

Kentucky Extension, Conservation Service Team Up for Best Grazing

Partnerships allow two people or entities to pool their strengths, with the combination stronger than either could be on their own. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and federal Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have Read More

Equine Flu: Portion of New South Wales Reclassified as Lower Risk

The campaign by the government of New South Wales (NSW) to rid the state of equine influenza reached another milestone yesterday, when a further 10 million hectares (38,600 square miles) were reclassified from high risk (amber) to lower risk Read More

Girl Scout Troop Thanks Vet College for Saving Favorite Horse

Many will give thanks for the blessings in their lives this Thanksgiving. For one family and a generous troop of Girl Scouts, their thankfulness will include the health of a horse named Denali and the "miracle workers" in the Virginia-Maryland Read More

FEI Planning Hong Kong Preparation Meeting

The deadline to register for "On to Hong Kong," a workshop to assist participating nations in their preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, is Dec. 1.

The event was organized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Read More

Researchers Pinpoint Link Between Appaloosa Coloring and Night Blindness

Congenital stationary night blindness causes vision deficits in Appaloosas with certain coat patterns. Read More

Virginia Tech Leader to Serve as 2008 Olympic Veterinarian

David Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, had scarcely unpacked his bags after journeying from Sydney, Australia, to the United States to assume his new duties as head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland Read More

International Welfare Team Helping Animals Affected by Mexico Flooding

A coalition of international animal welfare organizations, including Humane Society International, are responding to the needs of animals in the wake of massive floods that left approximately 80% of Tabasco, Mexico underwater.

Villahermosa, Read More

Colorado State to Create Chair in Equine Orthopedics

Colorado State University has announced a $3 million gift to establish a university chair in equine orthopedics in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The gift is from Abigail K. Kawananakoa of Hawaii; the chair is the Read More

South Dakota Teen Wins USEF Youth Sportsman's Award

Kirsten Kimbler is the winner of the United State Equestrian Federation's (USEF) 2007 Youth Sportsman's Award. According to the Federation, Kimbler has demonstrated an ongoing commitment and dedication to the USEF and her affiliate organizations Read More

Couple Donates $1 Million to UPenn Laminitis Research Fund

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has announced a gift of $1 million from philanthropists Marianne and John K. Castle to support its laminitis research.

"We are enormously grateful for the Castles' generosity. Read More

'Winterizing Your Horse' Seminar at the Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park will be hosting a winter horse care seminar this Saturday (Nov. 17).

Topics will include:

  • Where Did All the Feed Go? (9:00-9:45) Feeding Challenges, nutrition, alternative feeds, and Read More

Unwanted Horse Group Asks Industry to Advocate Responsible Ownership

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) is asking breed registries, equine organizations, state associations and individual horse owners and service providers to spread the word to "Own Responsibly."

That was the message delivered by Read More