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AAEP News Bulletin in Spur May 25, 2021, Issue 566 Pentobarbital back orders and potential alternatives The U.S. is currently experiencing a shortage of pentobarbital, the preferred drug for euthanasia of companion animals. While avenues of resolution are being explored, alternative drugs may need to be considered during short-term back orders. The updated AAEP Euthanasia Guidelines list several euthanasia technique alternatives to pentobarbital that are deemed acceptable by properly trained personnel.    View AAEP Euthanasia Guidelines   Related Resources: AVMA Blog: Pentobarbital back orders and potential alternatives ...

Join us June 18-19 for our first combined AAEVT and BSVTA CE Event! In person! Hosted by Montana Equine Medical & Surgical Center, this Basic to Intermediate Training event will feature a full day of anesthesia education. Featured instructors and speakers are: Peter Heidmann DVM, MPH Dipl ACVIM; Wendy Hirsch, LVT; and Lindsey Schoelen, LVMT. For more information and to register, download full brochure here....

Following the recent Equine Herpesvirus outbreaks in Europe and the U.S., the AAEP's Infectious Disease Committee convened a small task force to update the resources available for practitioners. Guidelines include revised diagnostic and testing recommendations, and the AAEP EHV Resources page has been updated to include historical and international references. View Updated EHV Guidelines  ...

A second anesthesia video, Equipment & Monitoring from Lori A. Bidwell, DVM, DACVAA, CVA, CVTP,  is ready for viewing on Vimeo!  https://vimeo.com/546047443 -- you won't want to miss out on this valuable information.  Thank you to Dr. Bidwell and East West Equine Sports Medicine!...

The COVID-19-delayed Tokyo Olympics will take place in the heat and humidity of the Japanese Summer this year, in temperatures likely to reach more than 41°C (105°F). To help involved veterinarians keep equine athletes safe in such heat, the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) is giving free access to a special collection of previously published articles covering the health and welfare of horses competing in hot and humid conditions. The Special Collection "Preparing for Tokyo Olympics" contains 11 highly relevant papers together with a comprehensive editorial forward from Christopher Elliott. “This is not the first time...

Our first ever Trial Membership has come to a close and was very successful!  To those of you who shared this offer with your friends and colleagues, thank you.  We had 31 Trial Members out of 30 days in April, some of which have now joined as Regular Members or Student Members. Our goal was to spread the word about our association and all that we offer our members.  I hope you, our members, agree we are a special community that advocates for our profession and members.  By caring about our...

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...

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