Keyword: American Association of Equine Practitioners

  • U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, co-sponsor of horse slaughter bill.

    Federal Hearing on Horse Slaughter Draws Large Crowd

    A legislative hearing Tuesday by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection concerning the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act drew a large crowd, causing the hearing to be moved after opening remarks.

  • Unwanted Horse Coalition Officially Under AHC Umbrella

    The Unwanted Horse Coalition, which started as the Unwanted Horse Summit during the American Horse Council convention in April 2005, is being folded into the American Horse Council. The possibility was discussed this April when the plan was presented to the AHC board of trustees.

  • AAEP Calls for Steroid Ban in Sale Horses

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners' Task Force on Medication Issues at Public Auction has released its recommendations for medication usage in horses presented for sale at public auctions.

  • AAEP Contributes $50,000 to Katrina Relief

    The AAEP Foundation, Inc. has donated $50,000 to aid Gulf Coast horses affected by Hurricane Katrina. Donations of $25,000 each have been made to the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association and the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.

  • AAEP's 'On Call' Program Assists With NBC Telecast

    Equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners' "On Call" program will assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park.

  • Unwanted Horse Summit Follow Up Continues

    The equine industry's work on behalf of unwanted horses continued to gain momentum Sept. 21 when representatives from 20 organizations met to advance efforts that began at the nation's first Unwanted Horse Summit in Washington, D.C. in April.

  • Second Unwanted Horse Summit Scheduled

    A second Unwanted Horse Summit has been scheduled for Sept. 21, and in the interim, a steering committee will consider ways to formally structure the endeavor.

  • Unwanted Horse Summit Only the Beginning

    The first Unwanted Horse Summit was called a success, though participants acknowledged devising ways to deal with tens of thousands of horses a year would take cooperation and compromise from all segments of the equine industry.

  • 'Unwanted Horse Summit' Picks Up Support

    More than 20 equine organizations have committed to send at least one representative to the first "Unwanted Horse Summit" scheduled for April 19 as part of the American Horse Council meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • AAEP 'On Call' Program Marks 15th Year

    With the premiere of the 2005 Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby Series March 5, the American Association of Equine Practitioners' "On Call" program will mark its 15th year of providing media assistance to live network Thoroughbred races.

  • Education on Sale Code of Ethics to Start at Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    It's been pretty quiet since the Sales Integrity Task Force released its code of ethics for public Thoroughbred auctions late last year. But that will change beginning with the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday at Calder Race Course, according to WinStar Farm co-owner Bill Casner, who heads a committee formed to publicize the code of ethics.

  • AAEP to Host Summit on Unwanted Horses

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners has announced plans to host an Unwanted Horse Summit. The summit, a one-day conference bringing equine industry leaders together to address the problem of unwanted horses, will take place Tuesday, April 19, 2005, during the American Horse Council's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • AAEP's Position on H.R. 857

    <i>By Dr. Tom R. Lenz</i> -- Federal legislation to ban the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption has become an emotional issue on which some groups within the equine industry can't see eye to eye. Here are the facts regarding the American Association of Equine Practitioners' position on H.R. 857, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

  • Groups That Oppose Slaughter Ban Target of Letter

    Blue Horse Charities has stepped up the campaign for passage of legislation to ban horse slaughter with a strongly worded letter and a full-page advertisement on the back page of the Nov. 8 edition of <i>Daily Racing Form</i>.

  • Paulick Named AAEP Equine Industry Board Member

    Ray Paulick, editor in chief of <i>The Blood-Horse</i> and executive vice president and editorial director of Blood-Horse Publications, has been selected as the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) equine industry representative on the group's board of directors.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    A Shared Scandal

    <i> By Ray Paulick </i> -- Major League Baseball is trying to come to grips with a growing drug scandal involving anabolic steroids that some people feel already has tarnished some of the sport's most sacred records. It's one scandal that, for now, racing has managed to avoid.

  • Race-Day Medications: The Debate Goes On

    As the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium continues its march toward uniformity in Thoroughbred racing, battle lines are being formed by other groups that believe a furosemide-only policy on race days is too extreme.

  • Bramlage Heads On-Call Team at Derby

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners created the On-Call program 11 years ago to assist media in understanding injuries and treatment of horses before, during, and after upper-echelon equine events. For this year's Kentucky Derby, the team is headed by Dr. Larry Bramlage.

  • Racetrack Vets Could Form Own Organization

    As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared for its March 12 meeting, some racetrack veterinarians moved closer to forming their own organization.

  • Genome Research Panel Scheduled For AQHA Convention

    The benefits of equine genome research will be explored during a presentation on March 2 at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) convention in Dallas, Texas. "Genome Research 101 for the Horse Industry" will be held from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (CST) at the Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas. It will sponsored by the the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), AQHA, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and the Morris Animal Foundation.

  • Medication Panel Agrees to Move Forward on Plan

    Representatives from about 20 industry organizations unanimously endorsed a plan to develop a national medication policy during a teleconference Jan. 28. The action followed the first Racehorse Medication Summit, held Dec. 4, 2001, in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Text of Racehorse Medication Summit Report

    The attached list of racing organizations and officials were invited to attend a one-day workshop for the purpose of determining if agreement could be reached as to the need for a uniform policy for racehorse medication in the United States, and if so, where agreement can be reached on elements of such a policy. The workshop consisted of two segments: a two-hour open session briefing by experts on topics pertinent to the purpose of the Summit, and an intensive seven-hour workshop for the invited representatives which was conducted by a professional facilitator from outside the racing industry.

  • Summit Report Has January Release Date

    The official report on the Dec. 4 Racehorse Medication Summit organized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners could be released Jan. 4. The document is expected to provide information on consensus reached by the more than 30 industry officials who participated.

  • TOC Agrees on Need for Medication Consensus

    California is on board with a nationwide push for a consensus on racehorse medication, the president of the Thoroughbred Owners of California reported to his board the week of Dec. 10. But the TOC does have its own opinions on some of the specifics.

  • 'Super-Test' Results, Round Two, Due in January

    The second round of "super-test" results from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force should be released early in January, said Jim Gallagher, executive director of the task force.

  • Trainer John Ward: &quot;I really didn&#39;t have a lot to say, because the train was running on a straight track.&quot;

    Medication Summit: Consensus, But Very Few Details

    Participants at Tuesday's Racehorse Medication Summit in Tucson, Ariz., reached a consensus on medication, drug-testing, security, and enforcement, but said much of any future policy depends on scientific determinations. The group of about 30 industry officials did agree on the need for a uniform medication policy and decision levels for therapeutic medications, but specifics weren't discussed.

  • Industry Hopes For Starting Point on Drugs

    Racing industry participants expressed hope Tuesday morning that a five-hour facilitated session on medication would at least serve as a starting point toward uniformity. No one expected radical changes in current policies that vary by jurisdiction in the United States.

  • Alan Foreman, chief executive officer of the THA

    THA Issues Testing, Medication Recommendations

    The Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association on Nov. 27 issued a list of recommendations that call for a restructuring of medication use and drug testing procedures in horse racing. Among them are formation of a non-profit consortium that would be funded via a per-start fee for every Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse.

  • AAEP Prepared for Medication Summit

    The American Association of Equine Practitioners has spent many hours over the past year getting ready for the Dec. 4 medication summit that will be part of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program's Symposium on Racing. "We hope for the first time to bring together key stakeholders in the racing industry to specifically discuss racehorse medication," said Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, 2001 president of the AAEP.

  • University Surveying Industry on Medication Use

    The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program hopes to make the results of its medication survey available at its Symposium on Racing, scheduled for the first full week of December. A major medication summit will be held Dec. 4 of that week in Tucson.

  • Summit Has Helped Move Medication to Fore

    Officials with the American Association of Equine Practitioners acknowledge that their "Racehorse Medication Summit" planned for Dec. 4 appears to have moved some organizations to action. But they admit the complex issue of medication and drug-testing can't be addressed in one day.

  • Racetrack Vets Want Voice in Medication Discussions

    A group of racetrack veterinarians have offered their own proposal for "universal race-day medication and testing," and have told the American Association of Equine Practitioners they want their collective voice heard during a medication summit planned for Dec. 4 in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Proper Techniques for Bandaging

    When you bandage a horse's legs, it is important to use proper techniques. If bandages are not applied correctly, they can cause discomfort, restrict blood flow, and damage tendons and other tissues.

  • Baffert to Vets: 'We Need Medication'

    Race-day medication is a necessity, but there should be limits on the use of therapeutic drugs to treat horses that are competing, Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bob Baffert told the American Association of Equine Practitioners on Sunday. Baffert was the keynote speaker for the organization's annual convention in San Antonio, Texas.