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The AAEP’s Educational and Media Partners Program is an esteemed group of industry-leading corporations, media outlets and industry organizations dedicated to providing resources and education through the AAEP to equine veterinarians and horse owners to improve the health and welfare of the horse.

Since its inception in 2001, the AAEP Educational Partners Program has aligned the association with industry partners to help gain funding to enhance membership benefits, provide educational opportunities and make a greater impact on the health and welfare of the horse. These win-win partnerships also provide unmatched incentives to selected Educational Partners that have shown continual support of the AAEP, The Foundation for the Horse and its programs. For more information on any partner or sponsorship program, contact Keith Kleine, director of industry relations, at (859) 233-0147 or 





From fierce competitors to casual trail companions, horses require careful management to keep them at their best. As the global leader in equine health, Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Health’s focus and passion is to improve the lives of horses. For us, it’s all about the horse. It’s through heart-led science that we have developed the most advanced treatments in equine health. When you partner logic with passion and heart, you get better science. And better science means better care. We have pioneered advancements in the areas of equine asthma, gastric health, PPID, vaccines, joint therapy, parasite control, and many others through products such as Aservo® EquiHaler® (ciclesonide inhalation spray), Gastrogard® (omeprazole), Ulcergard® (omeprazole), Prascend® (pergolide tablets), Vetera® Vaccines, Surpass® (1% diclofenac sodium), Legend® (hyaluronate sodium) Injectable Solution, Equioxx® (firocoxib), and more. For more information about Boehringer Ingelheim, our product portfolio and our commitment to veterinary medicine, visit

Partner since 2001 



Zoetis has been committed to providing horse care you can count on for more than 65 years. Our team includes numerous equine veterinarians and other experts who are inspired daily by the opportunity and profound responsibility to support horses, the owners who love them, and the equine veterinarians and other care team members who safeguard their wellbeing every day.

As the world’s leading animal health company, Zoetis is driven by a purpose to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals.  

Zoetis’ trailblazing approach to horse care drives our ongoing commitment to innovation. In 2018, Zoetis launched CORE EQ INNOVATOR®, the first and only vaccine to contain all core equine disease antigens to protect horses against West Nile virus, Eastern and Western equine encephalomyelitis, tetanus, and rabies – in one injection. In addition, Zoetis recently added Platinum Performance® nutrition products, the Stablelab® point-of-care diagnostic blood test, and the Owl Manor portfolio of regenerative medicine devices featuring Pro-Stride® APS to its portfolio, giving veterinarians even more ways to provide comprehensive care to equine patients. 

As a longtime Educational Partner of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Zoetis sponsors the AAEP Foundation Scholarship for students and matches donations to the AAEP Equine Memorial Giving program.

For more information on how Zoetis supports the equine veterinary industry and works to help horses live healthy, happy lives, visit 

Partner since 2001

Purina Purina Animal Nutrition is committed to supporting equine veterinarians by providing a full portfolio of equine feed products backed by industry-leading innovation and research, giving you the assurance needed to recommend Purina products with confidence. We know the science of nutrition because we are scientists.  We are committed to the scientific process, meeting stringent safety and efficacy criteria for every product before it goes to market.  Our goal is to provide resources to support your practice, whether it is by offering complimentary nutritional consultations with a PhD nutritionist, making articles on nutritional management of a medical conditions easily accessible, or providing horse feed coupons to help your clients get started on the right products. To find these resources and more, visit  

Partner since 2001


For 25 years the team at Platinum Performance® has focused on researching the role of nutrition in equine health and developing formulas to help veterinarians improve the health and performance of the horse. Platinum Performance® remains committed to making sure that equine veterinarians have the powerful nutritional tools and information needed to benefit from cutting-edge advanced nutrition and supplementation as ways to help improve patient outcomes and complement other therapies being used in practice. As founder, Dr. Doug Herthel said, “Nutrition can be powerful, no matter what type of case you are dealing with; it’s a standard of care. Proper nutrition is an important part of practicing good medicine.”

Partner since 2002


As a global healthcare leader, Merck works to help the world be well. Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, is the global animal health business unit of Merck. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios – not only of products, but also of services and technologies – to prevent, treat and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species. Our mission – The Science of Healthier Animals – guides all of our work. Healthier animals mean a sustainable food supply, protection for humans against diseases passed from animals, and longer, healthier lives for pets.

Partner since 2002


Cargill, Inc., a proud AAEP Educational Partner, manufactures and markets some of the world's most comprehensive lines of equine nutritional products, including brands like Nutrena, Progressive Nutrition, Legends and ProElite. We provide over 80 years of experience and unmatched resources to bring advanced nutrition technology to you and your clients.

Partner since 2002

American Regent

American Regent Animal Health, a division of American Regent, Inc., is committed to joint health in horses and dogs – no matter where they are or what they do. The company manufactures FDA-approved products, including Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) and BetaVet® (betamethasone sodium phosphate and betamethasone acetate injectable suspension) for horses. Equine veterinary practitioners have relied on Adequan i.m. for three decades enabling owners and riders to enjoy improvement in their horse's mobility. BetaVet is the only dual-ingredient intra-articular corticosteroid for horses. The company also manufactures Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), which has been prescribed for more than 20 years and helped thousands of dogs lead more active lives. As a leader in health care for horses and dogs, American Regent Animal Health is proud to have been an AAEP Educational Partner since 2006. For more information, visit us at

Partner since 2006


At IDEXX, we are driven by a desire to contribute to something bigger than ourselves by making a positive social impact on a global scale.

Our Purpose is to be a great company that creates exceptional long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders by enhancing the health and well-being of pets, people, and livestock.

We anticipate and discover the unmet needs of our customers, and we provide simple, intuitive products and services with the highest quality and the greatest customer benefit. IDEXX 24/7 diagnostic reference laboratory and consulting services enable practice integration and complete reporting including digital radiography and practice management systems.

Partner since 2006

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Dechra Veterinary Products is proud to be an AAEP Educational Partner. Dechra’s equine portfolio includes Osphos® (clodronate injection), Orthokine® vet irap 10 and 60, and Osteokine® (PRP). Dechra also offers Equidone® Gel (domperidone), the Vetivex® line of parenteral fluids, Phycox® EQ joint health supplements, and a comprehensive line of topical dermatologic products. The recent addition of Zimeta® (dipyrone injection) further expands Dechra’s equine offerings.

Partner since 2014


CareCredit, a leader in veterinary financing for 25+ years, keeps equine veterinarians at the heart of care by helping clients manage the cost of their horse’s care with simple, budget-friendly financing options. Clients can pay at the time of service and the practice gets paid quickly. CareCredit also provides a contactless and friendly digital solution that enables clients to learn, prequalify with no impact to their credit score, apply and pay with the CareCredit credit card from their mobile device. By bridging the gap between cost and care, CareCredit supports a healthy financial relationship between veterinarians and horse owners. Together, they can confidently move forward with the recommended care a horse needs, when it’s needed. 

Partner since 2021


Contura Vet brings together bioengineering experience and veterinary expertise
in the development of products for the treatment of osteoarthritis in animals.
Headquartered in London, Contura Vet develops and produces hydrogel products
in our state-of-the-art FDA- and GMP-approved facilities in Copenhagen,
Denmark; the Contura Vet USA division was opened in Franklin, Tennessee in

Following success in human use with its unique, patented hydrogels, Contura
International established Contura Vet with the development of Arthramid® Vet, a
new class of injectable joint therapy for the treatment of arthritis in dogs and

Since 2009, Arthramid® Vet has been used to treat non-infectious causes of joint
lameness in animals, including both early and late stages of osteoarthritis (OA)
and degenerative joint disease (DJD).
Arthramid® Vet is a 2.5% iPAAG hydrogel that, over the past 10 years, has been
safely and successfully used in over 80,000 horses to treat all stages of arthritis –
from early-stage synovitis to late-stage osteoarthritis and degenerative joint

Contura Vet is proud to be the newest AAEP Educational Partner. For more
information, please visit

Partner since 2022



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Celebrating its 43rd year as America’s premier equine publication, EQUUS Magazine is committed to helping its audience take the best care possible of their horses while enjoying ownership to the fullest. In addition to its award-winning quarterly print magazine, EQUUS delivers vital information about horse care, management, behavior and training through its website, social media channels, membership club and podcasts. Reporting on the latest veterinary research and featuring horse care advice from experts around the world, EQUUS works in tandem with AAEP to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information about equine health and wellness available today. 

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EquiManagement is your go-to source for equine veterinary education and information on business, research and practitioner wellness. We provide information in a variety of formats to suit your busy lifestyle, so make sure you are taking advantage of all of the available content! 

We offer a quarterly print magazine to all AAEP members that you can access complete issues online. You can listen to EquiManagement’s two veterinary podcasts. The Disease Du Jour podcast is published twice a month on equine health topics and is sponsored by Merck Animal Health. The Business of Practice podcast is published twice a month on business and practitioner wellness topics and is sponsored by Dechra Veterinary Products. Make sure to visit for original articles and news. Sign up for our newsletters to get news and equine health information delivered directly to your inbox. EquiManagement Update offers you content and news on business and practitioner wellness. Research Reports provides summaries of published equine studies and presentations. 

EquiManagement is a proud partner of AAEP, NEAEP, AVMA PLIT, BEVA, WEVA, NZEVA, AMMVEE, ISELP, The EPM Society and the AAEVT.


The Horse provides hands-on participants in the horse industry with accurate, up-to-date horse health information. AAEP members, both on our editorial advisory board and beyond, are trusted sources and respected reviewers of our world-class content. We consistently reinforce the value of working with equine practitioners to provide optimal care. 

Accurate and effective communication is key to every veterinarian/client/patient relationship, and The Horse provides easy-to-use tools for educating your clients, such as Fact Sheets and Special Reports. You may print articles one-off and hand them to clients, or you may link to tools and articles in your practice newsletters with proper attribution to The Custom solutions for branding your practice are also available.

To find out more about these custom tools, contact We also offer a special The Horse magazine gift subscription discount to AAEP members.