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Equine Welfare Position Statements

Developed by the AAEP:

AAEP Principles of Equine Welfare

Position on Equids Used in Entertainment, Shows and for Exhibition

Position on the Stewardship of the Horse

Position on the Management of Mares Utilized in the Pregnant Mare (PMU) Collection Industry

Position Statement on the Use of Horses in Urban Environments

Position on the Transportation and Processing of Horses

Position on the Practice of Soring

Position on Tail Alteration in Horses

Position on Thermocautery or Pin Firing

 

Related AAEP positions:

Position on Therapeutic Medications in Racehorses

Position on Therapeutic Medications in Non-Racing Performance Horses

Euthanasia Guidelines

   

From the American Veterinary Medical Association and adopted by the AAEP:

AVMA and AAEP Position on the Use of Action Devices and Performance Packages for Tennessee Walking Horses

AVMA Animal Abuse and Animal Neglect

AVMA Policy on the Humane Transport of Equine

 

AAEP Equine Welfare White Papers:

Veterinary Recommendations for Ending the Soring of Tennessee Walking Horses

Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse

Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Standardbred Racehorse

Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Quarter Horse Racehorse

Clinical Guidelines for Veterinarians Practicing in a Pari-Mutuel Environment

Clinical Guidelines for Veterinarians Treating the Non-Racing Performance Horse

AAEP BLM Task Force Report on the Burro of Land Management's Wild Horse & Burro Program