American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Association of Equine Practitioners




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Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for Ending the Soring of Tennessee Walking Horses

The recommendations in the white paper were developed by the AAEP’s Tennessee Walking Horse Task Force, a group with specific knowledge of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry and equine welfare issues. Dr. Midge Leitch of Cochranville, Penn., chaired the Task Force.


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Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Quarter Horse Racehorse

After development of the White Paper of Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse it was recognized that there were differences in the business model of Quarter Horse racing, as well as other factors relevant to safety and welfare of the Quarter Horse racehorse. A Sub-Committee of the AAEP Racing Task Force (now The AAEP Racing Committee) was formed to produce a modified White Paper for Quarter Horse racing.

White Paper: Information on Equine Plasma & Serum Products for the Equine Practitioner

The document was developed by the AAEP’s Biological and Therapeutic Agents Committee to reduce confusion among practitioners when considering the therapeutic claims, efficacy, safety and regulatory oversight of these products.

Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Thoroughbred Racehorse

This white paper was developed by the AAEP’s Racing Task Force, a group comprised of private racetrack practitioners, regulatory veterinarians and veterinary specialists. Dr. Scott Palmer of Clarksburg, N.J., and Dr. Foster Northrop of Louisville, Ky., served as chair and vice chair, respectively.


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Medical Devices: A White Paper on Medical Devices in Equine Medicine Medical devices are used in human and veterinary medicine for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Understanding the appropriate use of medical devices is important for the treatment of horses in veterinary practices. This paper defines what constitutes a medical device and the associated approval/registration requirements and the use of these products by practitioners in relation to the product label.
Putting the Horse First: Veterinary Recommendations for the Safety and Welfare of the Standardbred Racehorse Following the creation of veterinary guidelines to protect the safety and welfare of racing Thoroughbreds and Quarter horses, the AAEP adapted the recommendations for the harness racing industry. This white paper provides breed-specific guidance on many issues impacting the horse in the current racing environment.
ClinicalGuidelinesfor VeterinariansPracticingin aPari‐MutuelEnvironment This document is intended to provide guidelines for practitioners who practice on racehorses and to recognize and promote practices that many veterinarians currently use to place the health, safety and welfare of the horse uppermost in their work. Medication recommendations and the business model of racetrack practice are among the topics.


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AAEP BLM Task Force Report on the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse & Burro Program At the request of the Bureau of Land Management, the AAEP BLM Task Force visited multiple BLM sites during a six-month period to observe gathers and evaluate conditions at short-term holding and long-term pasture facilities. The task forces data collection was limited to the safety, health status, health management, care, handling and welfare of equids in the BLM program. The report contains the task force's evaluation of the care of the animals and recommendations to the BLM for improvement.
Clinical Guidelines for Veterinarians Treating the Non‐Racing Performance Horse The non-racing performance horse competes in a wide range of athletic activities. These guidelines provide medication and treatment recommendations for this population of horses as well as recommendations for medical records, drug compounding and more.
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