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Nearly 5,500 Soak in Sun and Science at AAEP Convention in Orlando
December 14, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 62nd Annual Convention, held Dec. 3–7 in Orlando, Fla., dispensed the essential knowledge,...

AAEP Lavin Cup Awarded to Michael Blowen, Founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center
December 06, 2016

Michael Blowen, an advocate of Thoroughbred racehorse aftercare and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky., received the...

Former American Horse Council President Receives AAEP George Stubbs Award
December 06, 2016

James J. (Jay) Hickey Jr., who retired as president of the American Horse Council (AHC) June 30 after 23 years in the position, received the American...

Renowned Equine Ophthalmologist Named AAEPs Distinguished Educator
December 06, 2016

Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO, a practitioner known for his outstanding contributions to equine ophthalmology, received the American Association of Equine...

Acclaimed Practitioner and Educator, Dr. William Moyer, Receives AAEP Distinguished Service Award
December 06, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners recognized William “Bill” Moyer, DVM, an AAEP past president and pillar in the equine community,...

Dr. Glenn Blodgett Named AAEP Distinguished Life Member
December 06, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners presented Glenn Blodgett, DVM, with the 2016 Distinguished Life Member award for his leadership and exemplary...

Texas A&M Professor Joins AAEP Board of Directors
December 06, 2016

Leslie Easterwood, DVM, clinical assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, has joined the...

Minnesota Performance Practitioner Joins AAEP Board of Directors
December 06, 2016

Tracy Turner, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, owner of Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in Stillwater, Minn., has joined the board of directors of the American...

Virginia Sport Horse Practitioner Installed as 2017 AAEP President
December 06, 2016

R. Reynolds Cowles, Jr., DVM, founder and past president of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic in Earlysville, Va., was installed as president of the American...

Central Kentucky Thoroughbred Practitioner Selected as 2017 AAEP Vice President
December 06, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named Jeffrey T. Berk, VMD, associate veterinarian with Equine Medical Associates PSC in Lexington,...

Dr. Nat White Receives 2016 Presidents Award for Contributions to Equine Health
December 06, 2016

Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, DACVS, whose tireless efforts saw his concept of the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) become reality in 2016,...

Six Promising New Veterinarians Receive AAEP Foundation Scholarships
December 06, 2016

Six veterinary graduates of 2016 committed to careers in equine medicine have been selected by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)...

Texas A&M University Doctoral Candidate Named AAEP Foundation Past Presidents Research Fellow
December 05, 2016

Texas A&M University doctoral candidate Canaan Whitfield-Cargile, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, received the 2016 AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research...

Equine Endocrinology Researcher at Ohio State University Awarded EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow
December 05, 2016

Ohio State University doctoral candidate Katarzyna Dembek, DVM, MS, DACVIM, received the 2016 EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow for her research into how the...

Five Equine Veterinary Students Selected to Receive Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation Scholarships
December 05, 2016

Five veterinary students committed to careers in equine medicine are the recipients of $5,000 scholarships through the Merck Animal Health/American Association...

AAEP Foundation Awards Iowa State University Student $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship
November 21, 2016

Alaina Kringen, a fourth-year veterinary student at Iowa State University, will be awarded the $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship by the American...

AAEP On Call Veterinarians to Assist Breeders Cup Races
November 02, 2016

Equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse health information...

Sport Horse Medicine in the Spotlight at AAEPs 2017 Resort Symposium
October 18, 2016

Equine veterinarians will acquire the latest diagnostics and treatments in the field of sport horse medicine at the American Association of Equine...

Support the Welfare of the Horse During Events at AAEPs 62nd Annual Convention in Orlando
October 11, 2016

A pair of fundraisers for the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will bookend the social events calendar at the AAEP’s 62nd...

Equine Upper Airway Expert Dr. Norm Ducharme to Deliver AAEPs 2016 Milne Lecture
October 03, 2016

Renowned airway surgeon and pioneer in laryngeal procedures Dr. Norm Ducharme will help practitioners recognize, diagnose and treat the variety of...

AAEP Foundation Distributes Nearly $460,000 to Programs Benefiting the Welfare of the Horse
September 19, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has approved 2016 funding of $459,198 for 27 equine organizations and special projects...

AAEP Foundation Announces Funding of Research into Laminitis
September 12, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has announced financial support for two research projects investigating support limb...

Equine Veterinarians Will Make a Splash at AAEPs 62nd Annual Convention in Orlando
September 09, 2016

Equine practitioners will acquire the practical knowledge, innovative solutions and professional connections to deliver positive outcomes to patients when the...

AVMA and AAEP Oppose Industry Efforts to stall Proposed Rule to Enforce Horse Protection Act
August 30, 2016

​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois)—The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hand...

EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation
August 22, 2016

 The AAEP Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), today announced its designation of exercise-induced...

Horses Impacted by Floods in Louisiana in Need
August 17, 2016

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and other Louisiana veterinary organizations are seeking donations to assist with the rescue...

AAEP Develops External Parasite and Vector Control Guidelines
August 17, 2016

  The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published External Parasite and Vector Control Guidelines that provide current...

USDA Proposed Changes to Horse Protection Act: AAEP supports stricter regulations to bring an end to soring
July 28, 2016

American Association of Equine Practitioners President Kathleen Anderson, DVM, today issued the following statement in response to the publication of the...

AAEP Foundation Accepting Applications for Equine Research Fellows
June 06, 2016

Applications are being accepted until Aug. 1 for the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ and EQUUS...

25 Veterinary Students Rewarded for Leadership, Commitment to Equine Medicine
May 24, 2016

Winner’s Circle Scholarship Program exceeds $1 million in support since inceptionTwenty-five veterinary students preparing for a career in equine...