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Tons of great info in here, including: Message from our President RC Highlights News from the Board Tech Tips Industry Partner news Scholarship winner announcement! AEVNT updates Download full Newsletter HERE...

For the month of April, the AAEVT is offering a Free Trial Membership for anyone on the Equine Health Care Team that has not previously been a member of the AAEVT.  This is a great opportunity for YOU our members, to share the benefits of an AAEVT Membership with your colleagues and friends. If you have found value in your AAEVT Membership and continue to believe in our  Mission Statement, please share this link: AAEVT Free Trial Membership AAEVT Mission: To promote the health and welfare of the horse through education and...

The FDA has approved KetoMed, the first generic ketoprofen for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders in horses. Musculoskeletal disorders are prevalent in aging horses and can cause pain, weakness, stiffness and decreased range of motion in the animals' joints. Osteoarthritis and chronic laminitis are among the most common musculoskeletal disorders in horses and can greatly impact a horse's performance and quality of life.  Click on the Paulick Report April 1, 2021, to read the entire article.  ...

Two of our AAEVT members will be featured at the 2021 Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX): Amanda Compton and Lindsey Schoelen. On June 8th, Amanda will be addressing the following topics: Equine Dentistry: What Technicians Need to Know ; Common Equine Dental Pathologies; The Importance of Equine Dental Care (And How to Communicate that to Owners) Lindsey will be addressing the following topics: Understanding How a Horse Thinks, Factors that Affect Handling ;  Understanding Colic ; Equine Anesthesia;  And on June 9th, Amanda and Lindsey together will be discussing: Veterinary Nursing Careers in Equine Medicine  Attend VMX live in Orlando, Florida...

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published comprehensive guidelines to educate practitioners about transmission, risk factors, clinical signs and other considerations pertaining to equine parvovirus-hepatitis virus (EqPV-H), a recently discovered virus capable of causing hepatitis in infected horses. Two distinct etiologies of EqPV-H infection are recognized: biologic transmission and non-biologic transmission. Asymptomatic infection is common; only a small percentage of infected horses will develop clinical signs of liver disease. Read the full article, view and download the guidelines here....

Veterinary technicians are a valuable part of veterinary medicine, and can improve a practice's outcomes and bottom line. Join AAEVT director Deb Reeder, Dr. Cooper Williams, and Jessica Cook (Tech to Dr. Williams) to discuss the value of vet techs. Time: Mar 24, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Sponsored by: Boehringer Ingelheim Register HERE...

For Foals - A baby's crib mattress along with the waterproof mattress cover, can be found at Walmart for approximately $25.00.   Let me tell you, it is the best thing to work on foals with.  Just the right size, easy to store, easy to clean.  Love it!  We used to use one of our old surgery mats and that thing was just way too clunky and not quite as soft. Kimmie Burton, LVT...

This diagnostic tool can provide a wealth of information about the structure and function of the respiratory tract. By Kate L. Hepworth-Warren, DVM, DACVIM dvm360: December 2020, Volume 51, Issue 12 Unlike in small animal practice, endoscopy is commonly used in equine practice. Although endoscopy as a diagnostic tool is often thought of for upper airway dysfunction (eg, laryngeal paralysis, dorsal displacement of the soft palate) only, it can be a useful adjunct in a number of other respiratory conditions of both the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Read the full article here   ...

We are currently experiencing what is probably the most serious EHV-1 outbreak in Europe for decades and, while the Spanish Veterinary Authorities are in charge onsite in Valencia, the FEI Veterinary Department is driving coordination of both the onsite and wider measures in direct cooperation with the Spanish National Federation. As many of you will have seen on social media and other online media platforms, there are some very distressing images and footage of extremely sick horses in Valencia.  Read the full release from FEI Learn more about EVH-1 outbreaks from the...

AAEVT is offering a free Trial Membership opportunity for the month of April.  This is a great chance for our members to share our organization with others that have not heard about us!  This opportunity will be available beginning April 1st and will continue throughout the month and will include all member benefits.  Please be sure to share with your colleagues!...

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