Hoof Beats

Long time AAEVT member, Lisa M. Leake, has an article in this month's The Modern Equine Vet: On May 31, 2017, a 4- year-old American Quarter Horse presented to Iowa State University’s Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) for a penetrating wound of several hours duration. A 2-inch piece of round metal pipe, approximately 3 feet long, had pierced the mare caudomedial to the right mandible and exited rostromedial to the left eye. The piece of metal had become lodged in the horse during the early hours of May 31. Examination of the pipe...

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) have released a joint statement of support for licensing requirements. Together, these groups are working to standardize and improve licensure requirements for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Licensing of veterinarians and veterinary technicians is vital to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of the public and animal patients. For instance, licensure ensures veterinary professionals meet a necessary level of competence through recognized educational programs and...

There are several new and exciting events taking place during the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Dec. 1-5, 2018. While AAEP will not be hosting the annual Celebration nor any auctions this year, there will be several opportunities for you to celebrate with the AAEP family and support the Foundation while on-site in San Francisco or online. Vet Story Night – Nobody has better stories about life, horses, clients and veterinarians than vets themselves. On Dec. 2 from 8:00-11:00 p.m., enjoy an evening of engaging storytelling, laughs and entertainment while raising money for...

Technician Stephanie L. Wertman discusses what she leaned caring for a mare with equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis. A 22-year-old Quarter horse mare presented to the Texas A&M (TAMU) Veterinary Teaching Hospital Equine Internal Medicine Service for a complaint of ongoing tachypnea and mild, intermittent signs of colic. The mare had been evaluated at the farm a week prior for a one-week history of bilateral nasal discharge and possible colic. The owner had administered 500 mg of Banamine (route unknown) prior to arrival of the TAMU Field Service clinicians. The mare was initially...

Dechra Veterinary Products has created a cool new IV Fluid Calculator which provides assistance in calculating IV fluid requirements and infusion rates for horses [and cats & dogs] for veterinary professionals.  The Vetivex® IV Fluid Flow Rate Calculator assists in generating a fluid plan by using parameters that assess hypovolemia, dehydration, ongoing losses and physiologic fluid requirements.  Also included are Dechra’s IV Fluids product support materials that can be downloaded or forwarded and veterinary technical support and sales contact information....

We are so excited to announce that, Marie Madaras, a Student Member from Colorado, is the recipient of our 2018 Spring Online Certification Program Scholarship. Congratulations Marie! We have 3 more Scholarships still available this Fall! Online Equine Certification Program Scholarship Educational Scholarship Annual Convention Scholarship for Assistants Learn more about these opportunities HERE. The deadline is October 1 to apply!...

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