To Hold Equine Health Forum During USA Equestrian Annual
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is sponsoring
an equine health forum on Friday, January 17, as part of USA Equestrian's
Annual Meeting in Lexington, Ky. The forum is free to all USA
Equestrian members and guests attending the meeting.
The topics and speakers are:
· "Emerging Equine Diseases." Dr. Genevieve Fontaine
from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's
Equine Extension, will discuss the latest research and news concerning
West Nile Virus.
"Common Lameness Problems." Dr. Deborah Spike from Rood
and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY, will examine common
lameness problems in the sport horse.
forum will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Salon A-C of the Marriott
Griffin Gate Resort. For more information, contact Dana Roberts,
AAEP owner education coordinator, at email@example.com or 859-233-0147.
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, AAEP
reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its 6,500 members
worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice
management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary
profession and horse industry.
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.