Snake Bite Vaccination Guidelines

Snake Bite Vaccination Guidelines

Tetanus Vaccination Guidelines

Tetanus toxoid is a core equine vaccine and should be included in equine immunization programs for every horse annually.

Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis Vaccination Guidelines

Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis Vaccination Guidelines

Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) Vaccination Guidelines

Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) Vaccination Guidelines

Equine Influenza Vaccination Guidelines

Equine Influenza Vaccination Guidelines

West Nile Virus Vaccination Guidelines

West Nile Virus Vaccination Guidelines

Rabies Vaccination Guidelines

Rabies Vaccination Guidelines

Eastern & Western Equine Encephalomyelitis Vaccination Guidelines

Eastern & Western Equine Encephalomyelitis Vaccination Guidelines

Rotaviral Diarrhea Vaccination Guidelines

Rotaviral Diarrhea Vaccination Guidelines

Potomac Horse Fever Vaccination Guidelines

Potomac Horse Fever Vaccination Guidelines

Leptospirosis Vaccination Guidelines

Leptospirosis Vaccination Guidelines

Equine Herpesvirus (Rhinopneumonitis) Vaccination Guidelines

Equine Herpesvirus (Rhinopneumonitis) Vaccination Guidelines

Botulism Vaccination Guidelines

Botulism Vaccination Guidelines

Anthrax Vaccination Guidelines

Anthrax Vaccination Guidelines

Veterinarian-Client Agreement for Effective Equine Care

The Effective Equine Care Guide is a resource that veterinary teams can leverage…

AAEP Internship Program Best Practices

This content is an exclusive benefit for AAEP members. If you’re a…

AAEP Statement on the Establishment of the Mid-Level Professional

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) believes that there are acts…

AAEP Forum on Thoroughbred Safety and Injury Prevention Report

The AAEP hosted a special meeting of veterinary experts on Sept. 29–30,…

DecadeOne – VMG 16 Combined Equine Fee Survey

Data for this survey was collected from veterinarians participating in DecadeOne and VMG 16 and represents a broad cross-section of geographies and practice types.

Pigeon Fever (Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis)

Comprehensive guidelines to assist practitioners with identification, treatment, mitigation of risk factors and other considerations of Pigeon Fever (Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis)

Equine Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (EGA)

Comprehensive guidelines to assist practitioners with identification, treatment, mitigation of risk factors and other considerations of Equine Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (EGA)

AAEP Employee Reward & Recognition Assessment

Each person is a valued member of our team and has a…

Stay Interview: Guidance for Leaders

This content is an exclusive benefit for AAEP members. If you’re a…

Internships: Green vs. Red Flags

The AAEP internship subcommittee developed this green flags/red flags checklist as a tool for a new veterinary graduate or veterinary student to determine if an internship opportunity is the right fit for them and their career goals.

Internship Core Competencies

Equine practitioners can use this checklist to ensure their internship programs produce all-around veterinarian.

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are a way that we can assess interns and give them feedback at regular intervals.

Internship Recommendations

Recommended standards for the conduct of a quality internship that comprises a mutually beneficial relationship for both the intern and the host clinic.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is an arbovirus (arthropod-borne virus) of significance to…

AAEP Principles of Equine Welfare

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) advocates respect for the dignity…

Position on the Practice of Soring

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) condemns the practice of “soring,”…

AAEP Microlearning Video Submissions

Submit a microlearning video for the new “eHow-To” series of videos curated…

Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) is an enteric disease caused by the obligate,…

Position on the Care of Horses Destined for Processing

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) advocates the humane treatment of…

Position on Tail Alteration in Horses

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) condemns the alteration of the…

Position on Stewardship of the Horse

The American Association of Equine Practitioners advocates respect for the dignity and…

Conflicts of Interest

A conflict of interest, as it pertains to veterinary medicine, is a…

Position on the Practice of Intentional Unilateral Castration

The removal of a retained testicle, while leaving the descended testicle within…

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

Through on-site investigations and peer review of current ongoing research, the American…

Position on Equids Used in Competition, Entertainment, Shows and for Exhibition

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) supports the humane and ethical…

Equine Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is caused by the obligate intracellular protozoa of the genus Leishmania,…

Leptospirosis Guidelines

Leptospirosis describes a variety of clinical syndromes caused by infection with the…

Nocardioform Placentitis

Nocardioform placentitis (NP) is a pathologically unique form of focal mucoid placentitis….

Taking the Reins

This document lists common questions that new equine graduates and veterinary students can ask to get the most out of their time with each practice during the Career Night at the AAEP Annual Convention.

General Biosecurity Guidelines

For the purposes of these guidelines, biosecurity includes all practices intended to…

Vesicular Stomatitis

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease of horses, donkeys, mules, cattle,…

Equine Viral Arteritis

Equine viral arteritis (EVA) is a contagious viral disease of equids. Serological…

Position on Biosecurity

Prevention of disease transmission is a core tenet of the practice of…

Career Night Feedback Chart

This feedback chart can serve as a systematic way for new equine graduates to assess job and internship offers comprehensively, ensuring that they consider various aspects that contribute to job satisfaction and professional fulfillment.

Rabies

Rabies is a fatal viral disease of mammals and occurs infrequently in…

Ethical and Professional Utilization of the Credentialed Veterinary Technician and Assistant

By Deborah B. Reeder, LVT, RVT, VTS-EVN Executive Director, AAEVT Veterinary technicians…

Contagious Equine Metritis

Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) is a non-systemic, venereal disease of equines that…

Equine Piroplasmosis

Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is a tick-borne or blood-borne protozoal disease of equids…

Potential Gunshot Methods for Euthanasia of Horses

To evaluate with CT the characteristics of brain tissue disruption and skull…

Epizootic Lymphangitis

Epizootic lymphangitis is a contagious, chronic granulomatous disease of the skin, lymphatic…

Equine Veterinary Case Referral

Through the collaborative efforts of the AAEP, American College of Veterinary Internal…

Equine Parvovirus-hepatitis Virus (EqPV-H)

Equine serum hepatitis, formerly referred to as Theiler’s Disease, is caused by…

Equine Exam Form for Welfare Investigations

Equine Exam Form for Welfare Investigations

AAEP Report of Radiographic Findings Form

Report of Radiographic Findings

Euthanasia Guidelines

In accordance with AVMA’s position on euthanasia of animals, the AAEP concurs…

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurologic disease of horses caused by…

Wellness: Fostering Emotional Health in Equine Practice (Member Meet-Up)

AAEP Member Meet-Up held February 16, 2021 Featuring: Stacey Cordivano, DVM Liz…

Equine Herpesvirus 1 & 4

Equine herpesviruses are very common DNA viruses in horse populations worldwide. The…

Equine Influenza (EIV)

Equine influenza virus is a RNA virus which is endemic in horse…

Transparency, Open Records, and Board Meeting Attendance

The AAEP is committed to transparency with its members and is happy…

Position on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Equine Practice

The AAEP recognizes the historical lack of diversity within the equine veterinary…

ARCI’s List of Prohibited Substances

ARCI’s list of prohibited substances

AAEP Guidelines for Serology in Horses with Adverse Events from Vaccination

These guidelines are intended to be a reference for veterinarians who wish…

Core Competencies for New Veterinary School Graduates in Equine Practice

Veterinarians in equine practice perform a wide variety of tasks with widely…

Policy for Membership Denial and Disciplinary Procedures

The procedures established in these Rules shall govern proceedings concerning membership in…

African Horse Sickness

African Horse Sickness (AHS) is a non-contagious, insect-borne infectious disease of equids….

Adult Horse Vaccination Chart

CORE VACCINATIONS protect against diseases that are endemic to a region, are…

Foal Vaccination Chart

The two categories reflect differences in the foal’s susceptibility to disease and…

Necropsy of Racehorses

The AAEP recommends that all racehorses that die or are euthanized at…

Equine Veterinary Telemedicine Q&A with Dr. Mike Pownall

Dr. Mike Pownall discusses what he has learned from his telemedicine experience and offers tips to those thinking of getting started.

AAEP Position on Therapeutic Medication to Horses for Sale at Public Auction

To conceptually evaluate the interaction of medication used in the sales horse,…

AAEP Guidelines on Equine Exercise

In circumstances where horse owners are unable to regularly ride or otherwise…

AAEP Infectious Disease Guidelines: Borrelia burgdorferi infection and Lyme disease

Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Gram-negative spirochete bacterium that causes Lyme disease,…

Budget Evaluation is Key to Financial Health During a Recession

Having a financial plan can help to reduce anxiety and increase security during periods of uncertainty.

AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition

AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition

AAEP Position on Therapeutic Medication for the Competition Horse

The AAEP policy on medication in the competition horse is driven by…

Position on Therapeutic Medications for the Racehorse

The AAEP policy on medication in pari-mutuel racing is driven by our…

Judicious Use of Antimicrobials

The promotion of the health and welfare of equines and their owners…

Strangles Vaccination Guidelines

Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi) is the bacterium which causes the…

Streptococcus equi Infectious Disease Guidelines

The upper respiratory disease commonly referred to as strangles is caused by…

Position on the Use of Horses in Urban Environments

The AAEP supports the humane and ethical use of horses in urban…

Position on the Use of Hog Rings

Cribbing (also known as crib biting or windsucking) is one of many…

AAEP Strategic Plan

The AAEP conducts regular strategic planning every three to four years in…

Position on the Management of Bureau of Land Management Wild Horses and Burros

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and American Veterinary Medical Association…

Glanders

Glanders is a contagious disease caused by Burkholderia mallei, a gram negative,…

Equine Infectious Anemia

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is caused by equine infectious anemia virus (EIAV),…

Rotavirus

Rotaviral diarrhea is caused by a double-stranded RNA, non-enveloped virus of the…

Biosecurity Guidelines for Control of Venerally Transmitted Diseases

Although these guidelines are primarily intended for the prevention and control of…

AAEP Statement on the Use of medroxyprogesterone Acetate in Competition Horses

Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is a synthetic progestin hormone administered to mares off-label…

Equine Coronavirus (ECoV)

Equine Coronavirus (ECoV) is an important cause of enteric disease in adult…

Recommendations Regarding Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)

Please visit the Biosecurity Guidelines for Control of Venereally Transmitted Diseases here. …

Position on the Use of Vesicants

The AAEP does not support the use of vesicants in the management…

Position on Thermocautery or Pin Firing

When applied judiciously and in conjunction with appropriate analgesia and aftercare, thermocautery…

Internal Parasite Control Guidelines

Traditional parasite control programs involving rotational treatment with anthelmintics at regular intervals…