The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 2013 series of summer continuing education meetings will impart the latest trends and best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of core areas of equine health, enabling practitioners to raise the standard of care provided to patients and the value provided to clients.

The 360° meetings will feature intensive, hands-on training centered on musculoskeletal ultrasound and the hind suspensory and stifle. The Focus meetings will present the latest evidence-based diagnostic techniques and treatment procedures pertaining to equine dentistry and the foot. The meetings are:

360° Imaging: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

July 13-16, Davis, Calif.

Practitioners will sharpen their ability to produce and interpret high-quality scans of the musculoskeletal structures and maximize the benefits of ultrasound to diagnose, manage and rehabilitate horses with soft tissue injuries. 360° Imaging: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is sponsored by Sound-Eklin, Universal Imaging, Vet Imaging and Vetel Diagnostics.

360° Diagnosing, Imaging and Treating the Hind Suspensory and Stifle

July 28-31, Fort Collins, Colo.

While enhancing their understanding of the disease process in the hind suspensory and stifle, equine veterinarians will improve image acquisition and clinical decision making to efficiently diagnose and treat the all-too common but often challenging injuries to these areas.

Focus on Dentistry and Business Education Workshop

August 4-6, Charlotte, N.C.

Held jointly, the meetings provide a unique opportunity for veterinarians to develop dental skills and business expertise for one price. During dentistry sessions, attendees will advance beyond the oral exam and learn to recognize and treat oral pathologies that can adversely affect the health and performance of the horse. Business sessions will present communication and management strategies designed to unlock the commercial potential of a practice through strengthened customer loyalty and identification of additional profit sources. The Business Education Workshop is sponsored by AAEP Educational Partner Merck Animal Health.

Focus on the Foot

September 5-7, Fort Collins, Colo.

Practitioners will progress from the basics of a thorough examination to successfully diagnosing, treating and managing common to complex foot problems, including critical and complicated laminitis cases, septic conditions of the foot, sheared heels, quarter cracks and club feet. Focus on the Foot is sponsored by AAEP Education Partner Merial, SmartPak, Universal Imaging and Vet Ray Technology.

Registration for each meeting is now open. To view a complete scientific program for each of the summer meetings, make hotel reservations or register,

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its nearly 10,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.

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Publish Date

April 16, 2013

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