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Barbaro Injury Highlights Need for Laminitis Research Funding
Ten million dollars in equine research funding is needed to unlock themysteries of the devastating equine disease known as laminitis, the AmericanAssociation of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation, Inc., said today.The life-threatening injury to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and thesubsequent development of laminitis in the horse's left hind foot hashighlighted the prevalence and severity of the disease, which affects horsesaround the globe.Me ... Read the full article

AAEP Foundation Research Fellow Scholarship Winner Announced
The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation awarded JenniferG. Barrett, DVM, MS, Ph.D., of Urbana, Ill., the first Research FellowScholarship on December 4, 2006 during the AAEP 52nd Annual Convention inSan Antonio, Texas.Dr. Barrett is currently a resident in equine surgery at the University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She holds adoctorate in Molecular Biology from Yale University and pursued her ... Read the full article

Nat White Selected as 2008 AAEP Vice President
Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, of Leesburg, Va., has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ next vice president. Dr. White will ascend to the AAEP presidency in 2010.A board-certified surgeon and renowned researcher, Dr. White is the Jean Ellen Shehan Professor and director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his doctor of veterin ... Read the full article

New AAEP Web Site Delivers More Equine-Health Resources
Guided by its mission to improve the health and welfare of the horse, the American Association of Equine Practitioners has relaunched its Web site, www.aaep.org, with new educational tools for veterinarians and the addition of equine-health resources for horse owners. The AAEP’s site formerly dedicated to equine health for the non-veterinarian – myHorseMatters.com – is now part of aaep.org. Veterinarians and horse owners can conveniently access ... Read the full article

AAEP Membership tops 10,000
A University of Georgia veterinary student became the 10,000th member to join the American Association of Equine Practitioners, reaching a membership milestone for the world’s leading equine veterinary organization. Jessica Lynn Zeird, a second-year veterinary student, joined the AAEP as a national student member on May 4, winning an AAEP student membership challenge for Georgia’s chapter. In April, the AAEP challenged its student ch ... Read the full article

Funds Still Available to Help Horses Affected by Natural Disasters
The AAEP Foundation, Inc. announced today the availability of additionalfunds to aid horses affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well asother natural disasters. The Foundation’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund wasestablished last September to assist groups or individuals that aretreating, housing, transporting or feeding horses that have been impacted bya natural disaster.Donations of $25,000 each have been made thus far by the Foundation to ... Read the full article

Every Horse Needs an Annual Dental Exam, Says the AAEP
Because proper dental care is vital to a horse’s overall health, the AAEP is launching a campaign to promote the need for horses to receive a thorough oral examination at least once a year. Designed to reach horse owners, the campaign will kick off in April and run through 2008.It is important to catch dental problems early. Horses with dental problems may show obvious signs, such as pain or irritation, or they may show no noticeable signs at ... Read the full article

Julie Goodnight Tip of the Month: A Bit of Comfort
"When connecting reins to the bit, I prefer to use a leather to leather connection for softness and a better feel. While having metal snaps in the ends of your reins is convenient for changing reins and repositioning your reins, the constant clinking of metal on metal can be irritating to your horse and makes it difficult to have a soft and steady feel on the reins. Some leather reins have a quick connect feature made of leather, which may not be ... Read the full article

Texas Veterinarian Commits to AAEP Mission as 2011 President
Texas A&M professor Dr. Bill Moyer took the reins as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners during the 56th Annual Convention, Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. He received the symbol of the offic e, the president's pin, before an audience of his colleagues Dec. 7 during the President’s Luncheon. An authority for advancements in equine lameness, shoeing and the treatment of foot disorders, Dr. Moyer is the head of the D ... Read the full article

FLORIDA VETERINARIAN TAKES AAEP PRESIDENTIAL REINS
Thomas D. Brokken, DVM, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was installed as the 52ndpresident of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) duringthe group’s annual convention in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 3 - 7. He will servethrough 2006.Dr. Brokken has devoted his veterinary career to the care of theThoroughbred. He is the senior partner of Teigland, Franklin & Brokken,DVMs, P.A., a 12-veterinarian equine medicine and surgery practice dedicated ... Read the full article

AAEP Healthy Horses Workshop to Feature Olympian David O’Connor
The AAEP’s Healthy Horses Workshop, an event designed for non-veterinarians interested in equine health care and featuring leading veterinary experts delivering the latest news and advances in horse health, will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 in Kissimmee, Fla.Now in its eighth year, the event will feature seminars and demonstrations addressing horse health topics that are important to horse owners, as well as a special demonstration by Olympian David ... Read the full article

AAEP’s “Ask the Vet” Provides Answers from the Experts on Equine Healthcare
Topics in equine health that are timely and relevant to today’s horse owner will be featured this year as part of the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s “Ask the Vet” online discussion on its horse health Web site, www.aaep.org/horseowner. Each month an AAEP-member veterinarian answers questions submitted by horse owners pertaining to specific health issues.The following topics and veterinarians are scheduled for “Ask the Vet” through ... Read the full article

AAEP-Member Veterinarians to Share Expertise at Western States Horse Expo
The latest in cutting-edge equine health information will be deliveredduring the Western States Horse Expo, June 9 - 11, 2006, in Sacramento,Calif. Veterinarians representing the American Association of EquinePractitioners (AAEP) will discuss several health topics that are importantto horse owners and others who are involved in the care of horses.Created to educate and entertain horse enthusiasts and the professionalsthat serve them, the Western ... Read the full article

AAEP-Member Veterinarians to Share Expertise at Western States Horse Expo
The latest in cutting-edge equine health information will be deliveredduring the Western States Horse Expo, June 9 - 11, 2006, in Sacramento,Calif. Veterinarians representing the American Association of EquinePractitioners (AAEP) will discuss several health topics that are importantto horse owners and others who are involved in the care of horses.Created to educate and entertain horse enthusiasts and the professionalsthat serve them, the Western ... Read the full article

AAEP and USDF to Promote Horse Health as Alliance Partners
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the world's largestprofessional association of equine veterinarians, is pleased to announce theaddition of the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) to its Alliance PartnerProgram. Through this alliance the two organizations will educate horseowners about quality equine health care."The USDF and the AAEP are committed to the advancement and education oftheir respective memberships for the benefit ... Read the full article

Equine Research Fellow Applications Now Being Accepted
Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioner (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow. The scholarship is awarded annually to an AAEP-member veterinarian who is beginning a career in equine research. The application deadline is July 30. Established in 2006, the AAEP Foundation Research Fellow emphasizes the importance of equine research while rewarding researchers for their person ... Read the full article

AAEP Foundation Names UC-Davis Researcher Carrie J. Finno its Past Presidents' Fellow
University of California-Davis doctoral candidate Carrie J. Finno, DVM, DACVIM, has received the 2010 AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow for her contributions to advancing equine research. Dr. Finno was recognized during the Dec. 6 Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture at the AAEP’s 56th Annual Convention in Baltimore, Md. The $5,000 research grant is awarded each year to a doctoral or residency student who has excell ... Read the full article

AAEP Convention Shatters Attendance Record
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 participated. The previous attendance record of 6,842 was set at the 2006 Convention in San Antonio,Texas. "Dr. Eleanor Green and the Educational Programs Committee put together another great meeting program for ... Read the full article

First AAEP Equitarian Workshop Emphasizes Service Through Experience
The AAEP and AAEP Foundation have partnered with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Donkey Sanctuary and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association to debut a program for “equitarians” seeking to help working horses, donkeys and mules through veterinary service. The AAEP’s first equitarian meeting, to be held Oct. 17-22 in Vera Cruz, Mexico, offers veterinarians the cultural knowledge and field tr ... Read the full article

AAEP Enters Global Spotlight During 2010 World Equestrian Games
When elite equestrians compete for world titles this month, the American Association of Equine Practitioners will be working behind the scenes and before the cameras to ensure the health of equine athletes. The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™, held Sept. 25-Oct. 10 in Lexington, Ky., is anticipated as the largest sporting event to take place in the United States this year. As the nation’s leading organization dedicated to e ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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