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Latest American Association of Equine Practitioners Stories

2012-11-20 12:26:21

America's veterinarians support tighter regulations, aggressive enforcement and stronger penalties for violators of the Horse Protection Act SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) issued a joint statement of support for H.R. 6388, the Horse Protection Act Amendments of 2012. "Soring is an unconscionable abuse of horses that is used to produce a...

2012-08-23 06:27:34

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) urge veterinarians, owners, trainers, riders, event spectators, media and the public to redouble their efforts to identify and report sored horses at this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn. This includes reporting suspected soring activity in barns and training facilities in the...

2012-06-14 06:22:30

AVMA, AAEP believe devices are used in the inhumane practice of soring SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today called for a ban on the use of action devices and performance packages in the training and showing of Tennessee Walking Horses. These devices and packages are implicated in the practice of soring, which is the abusive act of intentionally...

2011-06-01 11:50:00

DULUTH, Ga., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Supporting horse owners and veterinarians in their efforts to keep their horses healthy, today Merial launched its "Outbreak Alert" program, which will be used to notify horse owners about reports of equine disease throughout the country, as well as build a greater awareness of those diseases and the importance of prevention. Disease poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of horses. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has a...