AAEP’s “Ask the Vet” Provides Answers from the Experts on Equine Healthcare

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Topics in equine health that are timely and relevant to today’s horse owner will be featured this year as part of the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s “Ask the Vet” online discussion on its horse health Web site, www.aaep.org/horseowner.  Each month an AAEP-member veterinarian answers questions submitted by horse owners pertaining to specific health issues.

The following topics and veterinarians are scheduled for “Ask the Vet” through October 2009:

•    April:  Colic – Dr. Jennifer Schleining, Ames, Iowa
•    May: Traveling with Your Horse – Dr. John Poe, Midway, Ky.
•    June: Pre-purchase Exam – Dr. Silvia do Valle, Clarcona, Fla.
•    July: Lameness Diagnostic and Treatment – Dr. Omar Maher, Dover, N.H.
•    August: Equine Insurance – Dr. Nat Messer, Columbia, Mo.
•    September: Gastric Ulcers – Dr. Doug Thal, Santa Fe, N.M.
•    October: Surgical Treatment for Upper Airway, Reproduction, Bone or Muscular Diseases –  Dr. Justin Harper, Boerne, Texas

Horse owners can pose questions by visiting www.aaep.org/horseowner and clicking on “Ask the Vet” in the center of the page. Each month’s questions and answers are archived for easy reference. For more information about “Ask the Vet” or www.aaep.org/horseowner, contact Dana Kirkland at dkirkland@aaep.org or (859) 233-0147.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse.  Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its nearly 10,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.