Educational Partners

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

Boehringer Ingelheim

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

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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

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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

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Platinum Performance

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

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Our passion is simple: do what’s right for the horse. It’s our Unconditional commitment to work tirelessly toward that goal by continually innovating and improving products, services and programs that put the health and well-being of horses first. It’s why we’re committed to the people who dedicate themselves to keeping animals healthy, including veterinarians, horse owners, and our own colleagues. As a global healthcare leader, Merck Animal Health invests in resources that strengthen the bond between human and horse, with a focus on everything from infectious disease tracking through our Equine Respiratory Biosurveillance Program to providing vaccines for horses in need through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign, to offering veterinary student scholarships and research grants that can shape the future of equine veterinary medicine and this industry we love.

Partner since 2002

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Cargill Feed & Nutrition has been an Educational Partner of the AAEP since 2001. As a research-backed company, we are committed to translating nutrition research into feed solutions that improve the health of horses. Cargill’s rich Cargill history of creating innovative equine nutrition solutions includes our Nutrena® brand and ProElite® brand of feeds and supplements.

In addition to industry-leading lock ups like Rebound Technology® to support muscle recovery, Topline Balance® to support a healthy topline, and Nutri-Bloom Advantage® for up to 15% more fiber digestion, in 2023 Cargill also added ProElite Supplements and our breakthrough Digestive Shield™ package to SafeChoice® feeds. These updates to our portfolio bring horse owners one step closer to whole horse nutrition, and we could use your help to spread the word.

Please visit our equine veterinarian website to learn more and find resources like our free Nutrition Toolkits, CE Courses, and additional Training assistance. If you have questions or would like to talk to our nutritionists, please contact us at 1-800-367-4894 or visit our website.

Partner since 2002

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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.

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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

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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

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Contura Vet

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 2021.

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 horses.
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 disease.
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.

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The Horse

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.

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