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A 2017 survey found that 95 percent of members serve as volunteers, donate goods or services, make monetary contributions and/or assist the equine community beyond their daily work responsibilities. Each month we will be recognizing these members through our Good Works for Horses Campaign. To nominate a colleague for his or her work, click here or contact Michelle Behm....

Since many of you have been anxiously awaiting to see where we will be in 2019, here is a look at the Events we are working on. Anesthesia: 2 CE events planned (spring and fall) - potentially  Rood and Riddle and Penninsula Equine Regional CE meeting - 2 CE events planned - (spring?) at Hagyard Equine; (September) in conjunction with NEAEP at Saratoga Equine Imaging CE Event: focused on all aspects of Imaging  - Animal Imaging, TN Equine or Alamo Pintado Equine Rehabilitation Center Visit: during FAEP - Feb 1 Purina:...

Ashley Cashwell from Bristol Veterinary Service is one of two veterinary technicians in the country to receive the Champions of the Cause Award from Boehringer Ingelheim. The other winner was Lisa Amtower from Rhinebeck Equine Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y. They were recognized during the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians annual convention in San Francisco. Read full story HERE...

Following are disease outbreaks in the U.S. reported within the past four weeks. Outbreaks are listed by disease, then by county and state. For the most current information, visit the EDCC website. Equine Herpes Virus San Mateo County, Calif.; Snyder County, Penn.; and Snohomish Counties,Wash. Equine Infectious Anemia Cariboo Sub. B, British Columbia and Fremont County, Colo. Equine Influenza Skagit, Snohomish Thurston and Whatcom Counties, Wash. Strangles New Brunswick, Canada; Callaway County, Mo.; and Thurston County, Wash. West Nile Virus Spartanburg County, S.C. and Loudon and Monroe Counties, Tenn. Sign up for email updates from the EDCC here....

Zoetis ran an amazing program at this year's Annual Convention, to launch their new Core EQ Innovator vaccine program, Dr. Hankins gave a talk during lunch in San Francisco and attendees who could answer a short quiz after the presentation were entered into a raffle for a free Apple Watch! The winners were: Debbie Stumpf from Oklahoma and Stephanie Lasalle from California - Congratulations! CORE EQ INNOVATOR™ THE FIRST AND ONLY VACCINE TO CONTAIN ALL CORE EQUINE DISEASE ANTIGENS IN ONE VACCINE. All horses face ongoing exposure to rabies, tetanus, West Nile, and Eastern...

DULUTH, Ga. — Recognizing excellence within the equine veterinary technician/assistant profession, Boehringer Ingelheim announced the 2018 Champions of the Cause Award winners. Lisa Amtower from Rhinebeck Equine Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and Ashley Cashwell from Bristol Veterinary Service in Salem, Wisc., were recognized during the recent American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT) Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. Read full story HERE...

From The Horse: Effective Dec. 1, horses granted a therapeutic use exemption can remain on pergolide with no drug withdrawal prior to competition and no need to file a medication report form each time they compete. Pergolide has been the mainstay treatment of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also known as equine Cushing’s disease, for several decades. Due to the class of drug that pergolide represents, it is a prohibited substance under Fédération Equestre Internationale and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) rules. Currently, under USEF GR411, “Conditions For Therapeutic Administrations of Prohibited Substances,”...

This year’s AAEVT Annual convention was a hit! For the first time in the history of the AAEVT at our annual convention we had more first time attendees than veteran attendees! This is an extremely exciting time for our organization, our membership continues to grow, our numbers are higher than ever, and we are continuing on our mission to support and mentor the next generation of equine veterinary professionals. We kicked off the convention with a trip to Circle Oak Equine Rehabilitation Center where we got to see first- hand the use of...

In light of the fires that have impacted northern California, our host region for our Annual Convention this year!, the AAEVT will be hosting the following fundraisers during the meeting: Toy Drive for those children affected by the “Campfire” fire, and Donation Box for gift cards for supplies for horses/owners in impacted areas. Toys (new, in-box, and unwrapped)  and Gift Cards will be accepted at our Registration Area, as well as, the AAEVT Booth in Trade Show for the duration of the Conference. {PS – there is a Target right across the...

We are putting the finishing touches on what is sure to be another amazing Annual Conference and we hope YOU can join us! Check HERE for all the event details: registration, hotels, wet lab info, etc. Deadline to register online, with a discount: Friday, November 16th, 2018 NOTE: The Saturday, Dec 1, Wet Labs at Circle Oak Equine are FULL and registration is Closed...

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