Hoof Beats

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!...

With the Triple Crown being achieved twice in the past four years, horse racing is enjoying more of the spotlight these days. Consequently, drug testing and racing safety have also been brought to the forefront. At UC Davis, a group of horses are setting the standard for horse racing health and safety. Read more here...

The best way to build an effective parasite control program for your farm is to work with your veterinarian and implement fecal egg counts (FEC) to help understand which horses are shedding the most parasite eggs. We don’t like to think about them, but we know they’re there. Those pesky parasites living large on our pastures and paddocks and – eventually – making themselves at home inside our horses and working to ensure that another generation of parasites follows them. Parasites meet your match – the anthelmintic. Read more here Provided by Merck...

Ready to add “Speaker” to your resume? Members of the AAEVT are invited to submit Case Studies for consideration for presentation (and eventual publication!) during the 2018 AAEVT Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA – Dec. 1-4th, 2018. First deadline is July 15th Learn more HERE: ● What is a “Case Study”? ● Important Dates for Submitting your Case Study ● Key points and Ethical Consideration...

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