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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!...

Rood and Riddle have launched podcasts for horse owners. Both educational and entertaining, you are now able to listen or watch Rood & Riddle veterinarians discuss timely and engaging topics on equine healthcare.  Drs. Peter Morresey and Bart Barber talk with each week's guest clinician and delve into the fascinating and diverse world of equine healthcare. StallSide's first guest is Rood & Riddle co-founder Dr. Tom Riddle. In the first episode, you'll learn about the evolution of Rood & Riddle, his journey to becoming a veterinarian and how he balanced his home...

WinStar Farm veterinarian benefits by including this simple handheld test in routine exams By Amy Poulin Braim, Senior Veterinarian, Equine Technical Services, Zoetis Diagnose illness earlier, start treatment sooner, which can help a foal recover quicker before an infection’s severe effects take hold. It’s the ideal scenario every equine veterinarian strives to achieve. Using an easy handheld test as part of every foal’s routine examination increases the chance it can happen during an evaluation of young horses. Read more ...

Did you know that as an AAEVT Member this a free benefit to you?  Here is a sample showing of just some of the companies that you can receive discounts from, not to mention discounts on Hotels, Car Rentals, Movie Tickets and much more...

The very first topic for Case Studies has been selected, Esophegeal Obstruction. Esophegeal Obstruction in Large Animals-Digestive System, Merck Vet Manual Learn about the veterinary topic of Esophageal Obstruction in large animals.  Find specific details on this topic and other topics in the Merck Vet Manual, AAEVT | Medical & Clinical Resources. If you haven't joined the group yet you can join now at;  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2759656367697218/.  This will be an interactive group and one that you will not want to miss out on.    ...

Have you been thinking about enrolling in the Online Certificate Program?   AAEVT member, Milissa Finnegan RVT, passed away suddenly in December 2008. She was enrolled in  the AAEVT Online Certificate Academy and she had just returned from her first AAEP Convention. Due  to her untimely passing, Milissa was unable to complete the few remaining courses to fulfill her  professional goal of earning this Certificate. It meant a great deal to her and to honor her commitment,   the AAEVT presented Dr. Strickland, her employer and AAEP member, her Certificate of Completion  which he presented to her family...

Blood-Horse Headlines on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 New York State regulators have given final approval to a rule allowing the use of veterinary technicians at racetracks across the state. The rule OK'd by the New York State Gaming Commission "will authorize the use of less expensive, appropriately supervised veterinary technicians to make it more feasible for horsepersons and racetrack operators to deliver veterinary care to horses engaged in racing or stabled on the grounds of a licensed racetrack,'' according to the agency's written justification for the change. Click here to read more,  https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/245881/new-york-state-approves-vet-techs-at-racetracks?fbclid=IwAR2X3jHwthgV6RBTzPsLNbu92Nzi39zWba8sxYlOYQMevG4p4fiwOfUnJP4    ...

In this past crazy year of 2020 Pandemic, so much has changed in how we communicate, how we handle our emotions and how we view our patients and their owners. We have been charged with learning and utilizing new technologies and adding, or in some cases deleting, our common practices.  I wonder, is this the “New Norm”?  Because of this, have we lost our empathy and have we disassociated ourselves from our basic principles?  Or…. Has it made us more aware, more in tune with our clients and have we worked harder...

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