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At present, companies all over the world are busily investigating levels of involvement and satisfaction of their employees. That’s because, when it comes to corporate business success, workplace engagement is considered one of the key ingredients. However, when it comes to employee engagement in veterinary practice, we know very little. That is why researchers at Edinburgh University, in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University, The Netherlands, have initiated a study, focusing on employees in equine practices across the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. We want to gain...

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency (APHIS) has reported that the Miami Animal Import Center will be temporarily closed to new arrivals of horses beginning on Jan. 19 in response to illness in a handful of horses quarantined at the facility. APHIS is investigating to determine the specific cause of illness, but salmonella is suspected, and the facility is stepping up biosecurity and taking additional precautions to prevent any further disease spread. The temporary closure is effective on Saturday, January 19, 2019. APHIS is conducting environmental testing at the facility,...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on manufacturers of animal dewormers to voluntarily modify their product labels. According to an FDA-issued press release, the request is being issued in an effort to preserve the effectiveness of drugs intended to treat certain internal parasites in livestock and horses. The agency would like the labels to include more information on antiparasitic resistance. The requested label changes are for approved antiparasitic animal drug products only, and do not relate to antimicrobial drug products or antimicrobial resistance. Unlike the antimicrobial issue, the concern over...

about the course TCVM for Veterinary Technicians is a 29-hour programdesigned to teach vet techs how to support and promote TCVM services in an integrative veterinary practice. Through the program, technicians are given the tools to speak knowledgeably about the purpose and value of TCVM and to teach clients how to care for their animals with food therapy and Tui-na techniques. This program will equip your vet techs with an understanding of TCVM fundamental principles, the scientific basis for TCVM indications and contraindications. Graduates will be able to assist the veterinarians with basic TCVM procedures including moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, needle removal, simple Tui-na techniques,...

Dear Kentucky Farriers, Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians Researchers and all interested in the Horse. First, our regards to each and all of the above and best wishes for the New Year, and attached is the essentially final draft of the program for The Third Steve Cauthen Farrier / Veterinary / Researcher Seminar. As above, Hans Albrecht and I, Thomas Tobin, are again honored to be presenting The Third Tex Cauthen Seminar Sunday, January 20th, 2019 9:00 a.m. − 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Maxwell H Gluck Equine Research Center. The title is...

The Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign will be providing free Merck Animal Health equine vaccines to qualifying equine facilities. To qualify, facilities must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and follow the AAEP Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities. Facilities must work with an AAEP-member veterinarian when applying. Click here to view the application....

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...

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