American Association of Equine Practitioners


AAEP Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Accepting Aid for Horses

September 18, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation's Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Louisiana and Texas. Money donated to the fund will go to credible programs and organizations that ar... Read More


Moyer Named AAEP Vice President

September 17, 2008

William Moyer, DVM, has been named the 2009 vice president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Moyer, of College Station, Texas, will join the Executive Committee next year and will serve as AAEP president in 2011.

Moyer is... Read More


Moore Joins AAEP On Call Media Team

September 06, 2008

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, chair and professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is the newest member of the American Association of Equine... Read More


AAEP's Walking Horse Directives Labeled Costly, Unrealistic

August 09, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Tennessee Walking Horse Task (TWH) Force recommendations to eradicate the practice of soring drew strong reaction from Walking Horse industry members who label the directives costly and... Read More


HSUS Applauds AAEP White Paper on Horse Soring

August 08, 2008

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) today applauded recommendations set out in the American Association of Equine Practitioners' newly released white paper, "Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for Ending the Soring of... Read More


AAEP Issues White Paper on Ending Soring

August 07, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Tennessee Walking Horse Task Force has issued a white paper on ending soring of the breed’s show horses.  The practice of inflicting pain on a horse’s forelegs to induce a... Read More


One Step Horsemanship (AAEP 2007)

July 30, 2008

In order to establish a good relationship with a horse, one has to spend hands-on time with them. We do this with pet dogs, he said, but often we don't bother spending time with our horses until we want to use them. They should be touched, groomed... Read More


Neurology to be Focus of AAEP State-of-the-Art Lecture

June 30, 2008

Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, will deliver the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on Dec. 8 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 54th Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Equine neurology is the focus of this year's... Read More


AAEP Supports Thoroughbred Safety Recommendations

June 24, 2008

The AAEP has endorsed the three initial recommendations of The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee. The committee announced its recommendations June 17, including the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe... Read More


AAEP Summer Meetings Focus on Foal Care, Practice Management

May 21, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) summer continuing education meetings--Focus on the First Year of Life and the 16th Annual Practice Management Seminar--will be held July 27-29 in Austin, Texas, at the Hilton Austin.... Read More


Equine Corneal Ulcers Discussed In-Depth at AAEP Convention

May 14, 2008

At the 2007 AAEP convention's In-Depth Ophthalmology session, Caryn Plummer, DVM, Dipl. ACVO, assistant professor at of the University of Florida veterinary school, described the outer corneal layer (epithelium) as the windshield of the eye, and... Read More


Reproduction and Sports Medicine Update: AAEP 2007

May 01, 2008

Veterinarians who attended presentations at the event came away with 18 hours of continuing education credit and new knowledge of current topics in equine reproduction and lameness.... Read More


AAEP Including Farrier Session at 2008 Convention

May 01, 2008

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will be offering a day of educational programming on farriery as part of its annual convention, which will take place in San Diego, Calif., Dec. 6-10, 2008.

Topics will include an... Read More


Stallion Reproduction (AAEP Milne Lecture)

April 27, 2008

Varner directed the final two hours to a discussion of stallion fertility and told the group, for example, that morphologically abnormal sperm often do not have a negative impact on normal sperm. ... Read More


AAEP Launching Equine Dentistry Campaign

April 07, 2008

Because proper dental care is vital to a horse's overall health, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is launching a campaign to promote the need for horses to receive a thorough oral examination at least once a year. Designed... Read More


AAEP Vets 'On Call' to Assist at Racing Telecasts

March 19, 2008

Media-trained equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) "On Call" program will support another season of live Thoroughbred racing on the major television networks. The "On Call" program is designe... Read More


Vet Students Receive AAEP Foundation/American Live Stock Scholarships

February 19, 2008

Eight veterinary students will receive $2,500 scholarships from the American Live Stock Insurance Company and the AAEP Foundation. The scholarships are presented annually to fourth-year veterinary students who plan to pursue a career in equine... Read More


AAEP, Fort Dodge Partner on Equine Wellness Web Site

January 28, 2008

Fort Dodge Animal Health, a division of Wyeth , and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have launched a joint educational Web site to raise awareness regarding the health of horses. The site, Read More


New Vaccination Guidelines for Horses Released

January 25, 2008

Revised guidelines for the vaccination of horses are now available from the Infectious Disease Committee of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). The committee, chaired by Mary Scollay, DVM, has made recommendations for the us... Read More


AAEP Distinguished Educator Dr. Robert Baker Dead

January 21, 2008

Robert H. Baker, DVM, died Jan. 5, a week before his 79th birthday, in Solana Beach, Calif. The Los Angeles native had endured complications from multiple orthopedic surgeries.

Baker grew up around horses. His father owned a riding academy... Read More


AAEP Convention Sets New Attendance Record

December 14, 2007

The 53rd Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla., set a convention attendance record for the second year in a row, as 7,238 veterinary professionals, guests, and exhibitors... Read More


AAEP Foundation Research Fellow Scholarship Winner Announced

December 12, 2007

The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation, Inc., recognized Ashlee E. Watts, DVM of Ithaca, N.Y., as the recipient of the 2007 AAEP Foundation Research Fellow on Dec. 3 during the AAEP 53rd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. Th... Read More


Dr. Brian Carroll Joins AAEP Board of Directors

December 07, 2007

Brian S. Carroll, DVM, of Edmond, Okla., has been elected to the American Association of Equine Practitioners' board of directors. He began his term as Director at Large at the AAEP's 53rd Annual Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla.... Read More


Dr. Robert Lewis Honored as AAEP Distinguished Life Member

December 06, 2007

AAEP Past President Robert D. Lewis, DVM, of Elgin, Texas, was recognized for his contributions to veterinary medicine and the AAEP at the Dec. 4 President's Luncheon during the association's 53rd Annual Convention.

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Dr. Nat White Joins AAEP Board as Vice President

December 06, 2007

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