Veterinary Groups Urge Action on Horse Protection Act

Lizzy Schultz

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hand delivered a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today, urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move forward with proposed amendments to the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and deny requests from certain factions within affected industries to extend the comment period …

AAEP, Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, AVMA, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

Zoetis Announces Equine Industry Vision Award

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis and American Horse Publications (AHP) presented Gary L. Carpenter, commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), with the 15th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award at the AHP seminar in Orlando, Florida last week. This is the first major award created to showcase innovation across the equine industry, and it serves to recognize ingenuity and service, and …

AAEP, Ag Group, AQHA, award, Equestrian, Equine, Jockey Club, Zoetis

Congress Members to Speak at AHC Forum

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council (AHC) has announced that several Members of Congress will speak at the AHC National Issues Forum during the AHC annual convention on June 14, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, in Washington, DC. The decision falls in line with this year’s theme of “Putting More Horsepower in Congress.” Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture …

AAEP, Ag Group, American Horse Council, Equestrian, Equine, Events, USEF

AAEP Offers Summer Continuing Education Programs

Lizzy Schultz

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is presenting three continuing education meetings during summer 2016 for equine veterinarians to use as resources to supplement their foundational knowledge with the latest diagnostics and treatments in core areas of horse health. Each meeting will feature a team of presenters from both private practice and academia. Events include a 360° meeting on …

AAEP, Ag Group, Animal Health, Equine, Reproduction, Veterinary

Merck & AAEP Present Equine Vet Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

During this year’s American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, five veterinary students were the inaugural recipients of $5,000 scholarships through the Merck Animal Health/AAEP Foundation scholarship program. The following five students received the awards during the Dec. 7 Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture during the AAEP Convention: Sarah Colmer, University of Pennsylvania Leanne Fowler, …

AAEP, Animal Health, Equine, Merck, University, Veterinary