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Public Policy Issues

The AAEP monitors national legislative and regulatory matters affecting the health of the horse and the practice of veterinary medicine. Efforts by the association may include developing a position statement on an issue or advocating for the passage of legislation. The Welfare & Public Policy Advisory Council is the AAEP member-led group which provides direction on such matters to the AAEP board of directors.

Following are resource documents for key issues in 2019:


Wild Horse & Burro Management

Additional reference: Dept. of Interior Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program

Note: Feedback on this issue may be submitted to the AAEP by calling (859) 705-0367 or sending an email to   




Racehorse Health & Safety