Help off the track Standardbred racehorses

Three Off the Track Standardbred Racehorses.

CREAM RIDGE, NEW JERSEY (Apr 5, 2020) — After nearly 32 years of helping thousands of Standardbred horses, and shining under numerous awards from Racing Commissioners International, the American Associations of Equine Practitioners, the Harness Tracks of America and many others, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) are facing serious trouble during the Covid virus pandemic.  MAKE… Continue reading Help off the track Standardbred racehorses

Veterinarians oppose Blackburn Bill

Cross-posted from TheHorse.com The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) have issued statements opposing a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives last month as an alternative to anti-soring legislation introduced last year. Last year, U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) introduced HR 1518, or the Prevent All… Continue reading Veterinarians oppose Blackburn Bill

AVMA and AAEP urge strong enforcement of HPA at Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

Horse soring inspection. HSUS image.

By American Veterinary Medical Association 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… Continue reading AVMA and AAEP urge strong enforcement of HPA at Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration

Major veterinary groups call for ban on action devices, performance packages in Tennessee Walking Horse Industry

Horse Soring

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… Continue reading Major veterinary groups call for ban on action devices, performance packages in Tennessee Walking Horse Industry

AAEP issues recommendations for Wild Horse & Burro Program

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Task Force today (Aug. 30) released its evaluation and recommendations for improving the care and handling of the nation's wild horses. The report comes at the request of the Bureau of Land Management, which asked the AAEP in June 2010 to evaluate the… Continue reading AAEP issues recommendations for Wild Horse & Burro Program

Sponsoring Horse Slaughter: Pfizer – The Company That Keeps on Giving

Special Report by JANE ALLIN A collection of acronyms to ponder: American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) United Organizations of the Horse (UOH) American Horse Council (AHC) North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC) Equine Health and Welfare Council (EHWC) National… Continue reading Sponsoring Horse Slaughter: Pfizer – The Company That Keeps on Giving

Calling the Kettle Black: Pfizer the Horrible

Written by JANE ALLIN The recent live chat on “Unwanted Horses” and the GAO slaughter report sponsored by Pfizer featuring Tom Lenz, king and founder of the “unwanted horse” concept, begs for rationalization. Who are they kidding? [1] Ah, but the writing was on the wall. In June of 2010, the American Horse Council (AHC)… Continue reading Calling the Kettle Black: Pfizer the Horrible

AAEP urges caution on federal legislation targeting racehorse doping

Tom LaMarra reports today in the Blood-Horse: The American Association of Equine Practitioners has expressed concern with “very broad language” in InterstateHorseracingImprovementAct geared toward use of performance-enhancing drugs in racehorses. No surprise there. “As doctors of veterinary medicine, our primary focus when evaluating the proposed Interstate Horse Racing Improvement Act is its effect on the… Continue reading AAEP urges caution on federal legislation targeting racehorse doping

Trio organizing Summit to discuss kicking the race day habit

Written by VIVIAN GRANT It has been a few weeks since bettor protection group Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) issued a press release requesting that Thoroughbred racing in America phase out race day medications, setting a generous five years to accomplish the task. When I called RCI on a (sort of) unrelated topic, naturally… Continue reading Trio organizing Summit to discuss kicking the race day habit

AAEP stepping up to end horse soring

We congratulate the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) on their dedication to improving the welfare of Tennessee Walking Horses. Tennessee Walking Horses are often the victims of soring (the deliberate injury to a horse's legs to achieve an exaggerated "big lick" gait) and other illegal practices. Many members of the Tennessee Walking Horse community… Continue reading AAEP stepping up to end horse soring