Dr. Scott Palmer to Serve as AAEP On Call Veterinarian for Preakness Weekend Telecasts
Scott Palmer, VMD, will assist NBC Sports with horse health info... More »
Dr. Mary Scollay to Step in as AAEP On Call Veterinarian for Oaks, Derby
Longtime AAEP On Call Veterinarian Mary Scollay will serve as the spokesperson for equine health during NBCSports racing coverag... More »
Statement from the AAEP regarding the Injury to On Call Veterinarian Dr. Larry Bramlage
Dr. Larry Bramlage injured his head Thursday afternoon in a fall from a golf cart in the barn area of Churchill Downs. He was tr... More »
Summer Education Meetings to Provide New Knowledge to Practitioners of All Experience Levels
The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 2013 series of summer continuing education meetings will impart the latest tre... More »
AAEP, AVMA Urge Passage of Legislation to End Abusive Soring of Horses
(Lexington, Ky.) - The American Veterinary Medical Association a... More »
AAEP, American Horse Council Partnering to Develop National Equine Health Plan
An Open Letter to the Horse Industry: Time to be Proactive on Eq... More »
“To protect the health and welfare of the horse” is one of the AAEP’s most important pursuits. Guided by its Equine Welfare Committee, the AAEP’s efforts include the development of guidelines that help veterinarians and the equine industry implement appropriate standards of humane care for the horse.
The association and its members also provide direct benevolent assistance to horses and charitable groups, including rescue and retirement facilities, international aid projects and emergency relief during natural disasters. Key industry initiatives, such as the Unwanted Horse Coalition and the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium, were formed from the AAEP’s sponsorship and commitment to equine welfare and practices in the best interest of the horse.
International Forum for the Working Equid (IFWE) - is an online forum for the sharing of information about working horses, donkeys and mules funded by the BEVA Trust, AAEP Foundation, The Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA and World Horse Welfare.
Equine Abuse, Neglect and Abandonment Resources:
The Veterinarian's Role in Assessing Risk and Reporting Suspected Equine Neglect, Abuse and Mistreatment (PowerPoint presentation)
AAEP Equine Assistance Programs:
Equine Welfare Position Statements:
Developed by the AAEP:
Related AAEP positions:
From the American Veterinary Medical Association and adopted by the AAEP:
AAEP Equine Welfare White Papers:
American Association of Equine Practitioners