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We've been working on shoring up our Event Calendar for 2019. Here are the latest updates: potential: February 1-2 . Ocala, FL - in conjunction with the FAEP Ocala Equine Conference:  Wet labs & Equine Rehabilitation Center Visit March (TBD) . Menlo Park, CA - Peninsula Equine: Anesthesia focus April (TDB) . Irving, TX - Animal Imaging: regional meeting with an Imaging focus August 8-10 . Marble Falls, TX - in conjunction with the TEVA Summer Symposium: Tech sessions and labs August (TBD) . Lexington, KY - Hagyard Equine Medical Institute: regional...

about the course TCVM for Veterinary Technicians is a 29-hour programdesigned to teach vet techs how to support and promote TCVM services in an integrative veterinary practice. Through the program, technicians are given the tools to speak knowledgeably about the purpose and value of TCVM and to teach clients how to care for their animals with food therapy and Tui-na techniques. This program will equip your vet techs with an understanding of TCVM fundamental principles, the scientific basis for TCVM indications and contraindications. Graduates will be able to assist the veterinarians with basic TCVM procedures including moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, needle removal, simple Tui-na techniques,...

Dear Kentucky Farriers, Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians Researchers and all interested in the Horse. First, our regards to each and all of the above and best wishes for the New Year, and attached is the essentially final draft of the program for The Third Steve Cauthen Farrier / Veterinary / Researcher Seminar. As above, Hans Albrecht and I, Thomas Tobin, are again honored to be presenting The Third Tex Cauthen Seminar Sunday, January 20th, 2019 9:00 a.m. − 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Maxwell H Gluck Equine Research Center. The title is...

The Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign will be providing free Merck Animal Health equine vaccines to qualifying equine facilities. To qualify, facilities must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and follow the AAEP Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities. Facilities must work with an AAEP-member veterinarian when applying. Click here to view the application....

A 2017 survey found that 95 percent of members serve as volunteers, donate goods or services, make monetary contributions and/or assist the equine community beyond their daily work responsibilities. Each month we will be recognizing these members through our Good Works for Horses Campaign. To nominate a colleague for his or her work, click here or contact Michelle Behm....

Since many of you have been anxiously awaiting to see where we will be in 2019, here is a look at the Events we are working on. Anesthesia: 2 CE events planned (spring and fall) - potentially  Rood and Riddle and Penninsula Equine Regional CE meeting - 2 CE events planned - (spring?) at Hagyard Equine; (September) in conjunction with NEAEP at Saratoga Equine Imaging CE Event: focused on all aspects of Imaging  - Animal Imaging, TN Equine or Alamo Pintado Equine Rehabilitation Center Visit: during FAEP - Feb 1 Purina:...

Ashley Cashwell from Bristol Veterinary Service is one of two veterinary technicians in the country to receive the Champions of the Cause Award from Boehringer Ingelheim. The other winner was Lisa Amtower from Rhinebeck Equine Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y. They were recognized during the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians annual convention in San Francisco. Read full story HERE...

Following are disease outbreaks in the U.S. reported within the past four weeks. Outbreaks are listed by disease, then by county and state. For the most current information, visit the EDCC website. Equine Herpes Virus San Mateo County, Calif.; Snyder County, Penn.; and Snohomish Counties,Wash. Equine Infectious Anemia Cariboo Sub. B, British Columbia and Fremont County, Colo. Equine Influenza Skagit, Snohomish Thurston and Whatcom Counties, Wash. Strangles New Brunswick, Canada; Callaway County, Mo.; and Thurston County, Wash. West Nile Virus Spartanburg County, S.C. and Loudon and Monroe Counties, Tenn. Sign up for email updates from the EDCC here....

Zoetis ran an amazing program at this year's Annual Convention, to launch their new Core EQ Innovator vaccine program, Dr. Hankins gave a talk during lunch in San Francisco and attendees who could answer a short quiz after the presentation were entered into a raffle for a free Apple Watch! The winners were: Debbie Stumpf from Oklahoma and Stephanie Lasalle from California - Congratulations! CORE EQ INNOVATOR™ THE FIRST AND ONLY VACCINE TO CONTAIN ALL CORE EQUINE DISEASE ANTIGENS IN ONE VACCINE. All horses face ongoing exposure to rabies, tetanus, West Nile, and Eastern...

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