AAEP Denounces Inhumane Treatment of Donkeys Caused by Skin Trade - The American Association of Equine Practitioners joins international equine welfare organizations in condemning the inhumane transport and killing of donkeys to satisfy the escalating global trade in donkey skins. It is estimated that a minimum of 1.8 million donkey skins are traded each year to create a substance known as ejaio, which is used in Chinese beauty products and traditional medicines.
2018 Convention Calls Practitioners to San Francisco to Transform Equine Practice - The American Association of Equine Practitioners? (AAEP) 64th Annual Convention, to be held Dec. 1?5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif., will bring equine veterinarians and veterinary students together to gain new clinical knowledge that promotes the highest standard of care for their patients.
Dr. Virginia Reef to Unravel Cardiovascular Complexities During AAEP?s 2018 Milne Lecture - Acclaimed equine cardiologist and ultrasonography pioneer Virginia B. Reef, DVM, DACVIM, DACVSMR, will help practitioners determine the significance of murmurs and arrhythmias and the resulting ramifications for their treatment and management when she delivers the Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture on Monday, Dec. 3 at the American Association of Equine Practitioners? 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif.
AAEP Foundation Announces 2018 Recipients of $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarships - Chosen from nearly eighty exceptional applicants, three distinguished veterinary students aspiring toward careers in equine medicine have been selected to receive a $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded by the AAEP Foundation on Dec. 3 during the American Association of Equine Practitioners? 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif.
The scholarship recipients, each of whom share a passion for performance horse medicine, are:
Aug. 1 Deadline to Apply for Research Fellow Scholarships - Applications currently being accepted for the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents? and EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows scholarships. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1.
These annual scholarships are awarded to AAEP-member veterinarians who are beginning careers in equine research in graduate school. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship during the AAEP?s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. Dec. 1-5, 2018.
AAEP Foundation Partners with TEVA to Aid Relief Efforts Following Volcán de Fuego Eruption - The Texas Equine Veterinary Association (TEVA) Foundation has donated $5,000 to relief efforts for the disaster caused by erupted Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has matched the donation.
Warner, Crapo Introduce Legislation to Prevent Horse Soring - CONTACT:
Rachel Cohen (Warner) 202 228 6884
~Bipartisan bill would prevent the cruel and abusive treatment of horses~
AAEP On Call Program to Serve Derby and Oaks Telecast - Equine surgeon Keith Latson, DVM, DACVS, will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners? On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during the May 4 and 5 live racing telecasts of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
UHVRC Provides 3,500 Vaccines to Horses in Need - In the 10th year of partnership between the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck Animal Health, the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) provided 3,500 doses of vaccines. The donated vaccines are to protect horses from eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), western equine encephalitis (WEE), equine rhinopneumonitis (EHV-1 and EHV-4), tetanus, West Nile Virus and rabies. Since its inception, the UHVRC has delivered more than 28,000 doses of core vaccines to protect horses in need.
Merck Animal Health Partners with the AAEP Foundation to Award $25,000 in Scholarships - Building on its longstanding commitment to supporting exceptional veterinary students, Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the AAEP Foundation, will award five $5,000 scholarships in 2018 to second- and third-year veterinary students dedicated to careers in equine practice.
Created in 2015, the scholarship program is open to AAEP student members who are active within any of the AAEP?s 39 student chapters at veterinary colleges across the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Caribbean.