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While the fundamental principles have not changed, the guidelines have been updated to reflect recent research findings and best practices. The recommendations for equine parasite control remain based on collecting diagnostic information and taking relevant biological and epidemiological aspects into account when constructing individual programs. It remains of utmost importance to routinely check anthelmintic treatment efficacy in order to make appropriate adjustments. View guidelines here....

Current topics in horse racing with Drs. Bramlage and McIlwraith The two AAEP past presidents and renowned surgeons recently discussed their views of the Santa Anita crisis, improving racehorse safety and the Derby DQ. Watch the conversation here. Santa Anita denies request to suspend racing The California Horse Racing Board has asked track officials at Santa Anita Park to suspend racing for the remaining days of the meet after the 28th fatality at the track since Dec. 26. The track, owned by The Stronach Group, has refused that request. More. Related news: Horsemen's groups support Santa Anita...

Zoetis Presents 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT, recognized for advocacy supporting humane treatment of horses PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 31, 2019 — Today, Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, DACT, was named the recipient of the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis presented the award to Dr. Lenz, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), during the AHP Equine Media Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Zoetis established and sponsors the annual Equine Industry Vision Award, which showcases an individual’s or an organization’s innovation and commitment to making a positive impact on...

Our Imaging focused event, May 10-11th in Irving, TX, was such a success thanks to our wonderful sponsors, amazing speakers and instructors, and the perfect facility - Animal Imaging. Thank You to: KindredBio American Regent/Adequan MinXray - Joni Watkins Hallmarq - Dr. Susan Emerson Universal - Brandon French Sonosite - Dr Diane Isbell Angela Metcalf LVT and of course the Super Star Attendees! More pictures from this even can be found on our AAEVT FaceBook page...

by ANONYMOUS Within veterinary medicine, there is a battle being waged in the trenches. Veterinary Technicians are in a fight for their careers – for respect and for fair wages. Credentialed technicians are battling for recognition and higher median salaries, all while managing patient loads, clients, DVMs and their outside lives. Lack of title protection over existing credentialed terminology has led to unscrupulous people using titles they didn’t earn or that have been revoked due to unethical behavior. National and state organizations that are supposed to be supporting and promoting credentialed technicians are...

Dear AAEVT Member, Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan would like to invite you to complete an anonymous survey on radiation safety practices during equine radiography, focused on the reasons for worker behaviours when taking radiographs. All participants who complete this survey will have the option to enter a random draw for a $150 Visa gift card (one entry per participant)! The survey link is: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/Equine...

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is seeking a Communication Manager for the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC). The EDCC works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America. The communication system is designed to seek and report real-time information about disease outbreaks similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people. The EDCC Communication Manager will seek, receive, coordinate and communicate infectious disease information for industry consumers including horse owners, veterinarians, ...

Sue Emerson, DVM MS DACVR, will be speaking to us on May 11th at Animal Imaging, in our first Imaging focused educational event in Irving, TX, about Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Dr. Emerson received her DVM from Ontario Veterinary College at University of Guelph in 2005. She completed her Equine Sports Medicine Internship in 2007 at Northwest Equine Performance in Oregon. Dr. Emerson stayed on as an associate veterinarian following her internship and gained invaluable experience in diagnosing and treating equine athletes in both English and Western disciplines, emphasizing the use of...

EquiManagement has launched Disease Du Jour, where they delve into the research and current best practices for a variety of equine health problems with industry experts. The first episode featured Dr. Steve Reed on equine herpesvirus. "Our guest this week is Steve Reed, DVM, DACVIM, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. In our conversation, we talk about equine herpesvirus and what veterinarians should know to recognize, prevent and treat this problem." The new episode features Dr. Tom Riddle on breeding season procedures in mares. "In this episode of Disease DuJour, we...

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