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.
Registration Now Open for 2018 AAEP Continuing Education Events - Current and aspiring equine practitioners can participate in lectures and hands-on labs covering diverse areas of equine medicine by attending one of four continuing education events sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2018.
Updated Biosecurity Guidelines Available on AAEP Website - The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published updated biosecurity guidelines to minimize the occurrence and mitigate the spread of potential disease outbreaks.
The downloadable PDF file incorporates comprehensive information and step-by-step protocols in three distinct areas: identification of key personnel, important contacts and reference materials; routine biosecurity protocol; and outbreak response.
AAEP Updates Infectious Disease Guidelines, Addresses Rhodococcus equi -
Guidelines now more readily accessible in the field
Updated Infectious Disease Control Guidelines, including newly created guidelines for Rhodoccocus equi, have been published by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and are available on the AAEP?s website.
Deadline to Apply for Free Vaccines through UHVRC is Feb. 1 - Equine rescue and retirement facilities are invited to apply for free vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a program sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck Animal Health. The deadline to apply for spring vaccines is Feb. 1.
Disaster Relief Fund to Assist Horses Impacted by California Fires - The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation?s Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting monetary donations to help horses affected by the California wildfires. Fund donations will be distributed among credible programs and organizations that are helping with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath and towards preparedness efforts for future disasters.
Practical Critical Care the Focus of AAEP 2018 Resort Symposium - The newest treatment techniques in emergency care will be presented during the American Association of Equine Practitioners? 20th Annual Resort Symposium, to be held Jan. 29?Jan. 31, 2018, at the Four Seasons Resort at Wailea on the island of Maui.
Comprehensive, half-day educational sessions will expand attendees? knowledge of practical critical care techniques in cases of emergency, including neonatal, respiratory, trauma and colic. Presenters are Drs. Benjamin Buchanan, Diana Hassel and Pamela Wilkins, leading authorities in critical care.
More Than 5,300 Saddle Up in San Antonio at AAEP Convention - The American Association of Equine Practitioners? (AAEP) 63rd Annual Convention, held Nov. 17?21 in San Antonio, Texas, dispensed the essential knowledge, emerging diagnostics and newest treatments across the medical spectrum to help practitioners provide optimal care to their equine patients. Convention attendance comprised 5,344 veterinary professionals, students, guests and exhibitors from across the United States, Canada and 36 other countries.
University of Florida Professor Installed as 2018 AAEP President - Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, DACT, tenured professor of reproduction and former chief of reproduction services at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners during the Nov. 20 President?s Luncheon at the AAEP?s 63rd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.