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Dr. Harry Werner Named AAEP Distinguished Life Member
The Distinguished Life Member Award honors an AAEP member who has made outstanding contributions to the association throughout their career.(image)

Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines Awarded AAEP 2017 Lavin Cup
The Lavin Cup honors a nonveterinary organization or individual that works to improve equine welfare.(image)

Infectious Disease Expert Named AAEP Distinguished Educator
Dr. Peter Timoney received the honor for his contributions to the body of knowledge on equine infectious diseases.(image)

Concussion or Injury? There's an App for That
The Saddle Up Safely app includes all eight safety booklets in a PDF format; rider safety, trailering, and trail riding checklists; a return-to-riding protocol; and an injury and concussion assessment tool.(image)

New Website Features UK's Historic Parasitology Horse Herds
The website features the history of these equine parasitology research herds that have resided at UK since the 1970s.(image)

Managing Chronic Laminitis
Work closely with your veterinarian and farrier to monitor the treatment and recovery of horses with chronic laminitis.(image)

Grice, Brown Receive 2017 AAEP President's Award
Reynolds Cowles, DVM, 2017 AAEP president, selected Amy Grice, VMD, MBA, and Stuart Brown, DVM, to receive the award.(image)

UKVDL Map of the Month: Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance and susceptibility are real concerns in the veterinary and human health world.(image)

Collins Receives AAEP 'Beyond the Call' Award
Dr. Nancy Collins received the award for her commitment to improving equine welfare and the lives of others through service above self.(image)

Inaugural Teri Lear Memorial Lecture Focused on Cytogenetics
Terje Raudsepp, PhD, presented the lecture in honor of UK equine genetics researcher Teri L. Lear, PhD, passed away in 2016.(image)

BLM Concludes Emergency Nevada Wild Horse Gather
Forage and water sources were scarce after the Fox and Lake Range Herd Management Area was burned by wildfire.(image)

Common OTTB Behavior Traits
I'm considering purchasing an ex-racehorse. Are there any common behavior problems seen in off-the-track horses I should be aware of?(image)

Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?
Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.(image)

UK Extension Agents to Host 11th Pastures Please!! Workshop
The event will take place Jan. 22, 2018, at the Scott County Extension Office, in Georgetown, Kentucky.(image)

Three Join AAEP Board of Directors
Duane Chappell, DVM; Foster Northrop, DVM; and Deborah Spike-Pierce, DVM, MBA, will serve three-year terms.(image)

Macpherson Installed as 2018 AAEP President
Margo Macpherson, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, is a tenured professor of reproduction at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.(image)

Oregon Equine Reproduction Specialist Named AAEP Treasurer
Lisa Metcalf, MS, DVM, Dipl. ACT, founding owner of Honahlee, PC, an equine reproduction facility in Sherwood, Oregon.(image)

FEI, Glasgow Extend Equine Injury Research Agreement
The FEI and the University of Glasgow will further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study.(image)

Thrush Prevention
We have been getting a lot of rain and flash floods lately. My 13-year-old Paint gelding is out in the pasture year round, but he has a run-in for shelter. How do I treat thrush and how can I keep his feet dry?(image)

Does Your Horse Have Healthy Hooves? Keep Them That Way
Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.(image)

Reducing Winter Colic Risk in Your Horse
Dr. Clair Thunes offers advice for preventing colic when the weather turns cold.(image)

Colic Researcher Named Past Presidents' Research Fellow
Dr. Anje Bauck received the 2017 AAEP Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow for her research into equine colic surgery.(image)

Sears Awarded EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow
Dr. Kelly Sears' equine piroplasmosis research resulted in the discovery of a new Theileria organism.(image)

BI Announces 2017 Equine Research Award Recipients
The "Advancement in Equine Research Award" gives $45,000 for infectious disease research.(image)

Poll Recap: Equine Acupuncture
Nearly half of the 475 respondents said they have had acupuncture performed on their horses.(image)