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NEAEP, September 23- 26, 2020 will be a virtual AND on demand event AAEVT will have its own track of speakers. Virtual webinars will be available from Sept 23rd until Dec 31st – on demand. Registration information, topics and speakers coming soon! Here's who we have so far: Mike Pownall, DVM - Social Media Mark Baus, DVM - Telemedicine Sandy Leslie - Career Pathways: From Technician to Practice Manager Megan Green - Leadership, Understanding Personalities Also - Anesthesia, Bandaging, Remembering your Why, How to Negotiate for yourself and more! Scholarships available!...

Congratulations to our Facebook Contest winners: Brenda Haner, Hanna Vandendrissche and Ashley Sharpe! (please be sure to forward us your mailing address and email address, so we can send you your prize! DBReeder@gmail.com) We asked "What is one take away you have learned through these past 3 months that might change how you view and approach your veterinary technician / assistant career in the future?" We loved hearing all of your positive comments - even in these challenging times. It seems all of you are keeping your heads up! Self Care and Work Life Balance...

Thinking that you might want to present at this year's 2020 AAEVT Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV – Dec. 5-8th, 2020? To submit a Case Study for consideration there are several target dates to be aware of and the first one is coming up: "Letters of Intent" must be submitted to the AAEVT President-Elect, Elyse Rowley (elyse@rivieraequine.com) Deadline: July 15th Find out more about Case Studies and the presentation process HERE: Resources -> Additional Resources -> Presenting & Publishing                ...

Merck Animal Health Equine is partnering with the AAEVT to provide a Continuing Education opportunity for veterinary technicians. Complete two Deworming Education modules, and earn one (1) hour of CE credit plus receive free tools for use in-clinic and with clients. Deworming Education Modules: Module 1: Intro to Equine Parasitology Webinar - Click Here to Register Module 2: Intro to Equine Parasitology: Managing Resistance Webinar - Click Here to Register Free Tools Include: Farm Deworming Checklist Client Education - Deworming Toolkit Downloadable Program Flyer HERE...

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) is an industry-driven initiative which 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 diseases similar to how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts the human population about diseases in people. Check HERE often for the latest disease news...

DVM360 (staff) March 17, 2020 Cannabidiol is already being used to mitigate obsessive-compulsive behaviors in horses. This study aims to find out whether it’s actually working. Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill removed industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, the availability and popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products have skyrocketed. But it remains unclear whether CBD is safe or effective, and the research to find out is in its infancy. Data on CBD use in horses are more scarce than data on dogs and cats, so researchers at Tarleton State University’s Equine Center in Stephenville,...

DVM360 Rosemary Bayless, DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM) May 27, 2020 This succinct review of equine internal parasite control measures reflects modern strategies now in place to reduce development of resistance. Many horse owners have heard about parasite resistance from other equine professionals, members of the horse community and internet sources but may not be familiar with the most up-to-date recommendations for responsible equine internal parasite control programs. Veterinarians continue to play a key role in educating horse owners about comprehensive parasite control strategies designed to keep horses healthy and limit parasite resistance. To help veterinarians...

School Horse Initiative By Dr. Mark Baus & Team from Grand Prix Equine School horses are the bedrock of the horse industry. They work tirelessly helping beginner riders start their careers as competitors at the myriad of horse-related competitions in the world. The budgets for caring for school horses tend to be stressed when times are good but are dangerously thin when trouble strikes as it has recently. Many of our stable managers with school horse problems made it clear to us that their programs were in trouble due to the COVID-19 shutdown. It...

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