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American Association of Equine Practitioners: Equine Welfare

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“To protect the health and welfare of the horse” is one of the AAEP’s most important pursuits. Guided by its Equine Welfare Committee, the AAEP’s efforts include the development of guidelines that help veterinarians and the equine industry implement appropriate standards of humane care for the horse.

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American Association of Equine Practitioners: Emergency & Disaster Preparedness

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When an emergency or natural disaster occurs, it is always in the best interest of the horses for both the equine practitioner and the horse owner to be prepared. Foreign animal disease outbreaks or other catastrophic events can adversely affect the health and well-being of horses. The preparation must be as thorough as possible knowing that circumstances will highlight the weaknesses rather than the strengths of those involved.

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Equine Disease Communication Center: Disease Outbreak Alerts

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This link is used to list all current outbreaks or diseases with the potential to affect populations of horses. It is designed to communicate information to all segments of the horse industry e.g. from the horse owner to the regulatory authorities and make everyone aware of disease outbreak status. The United States Equestrian Federation is dedicated to the promotion of equestrian sport, fair competition and equine welfare regardless of breed or discipline.

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Emergency Horse Care Poster

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BEFORE YOU CALL YOUR VETERINARIAN: Assess your horse’s condition to the best of your abilities. This information will help the veterinarian determine the severity of the condition and be better prepared to provide prompt and efficient treatment upon arrival. When

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Biosecurity: Why it should be important to you

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Biosecurity is the undertaking of management practices that can reduce the risk of outbreaks and minimize the spread of infectious disease. Until fairly recently this word was not often associated with the horse industry even though many horse operations maintain some general biosecurity practices. However, recent infectious disease outbreaks have brought to light the necessity for applying biosecurity practices, to some extent, at all horse facilities.

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Equine Strangles

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Strangles is considered one of the three most significant respiratory diseases of horses. Because it is so highly contagious, and horses are a very mobile population, achieving prevention and control can be difficult. It is important to be aware of the typical clinical signs and discuss vaccination of horses at risk with your veterinarian.

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Tissue, Please! Basic Types of Nasal Discharge

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Nasal discharge can vary in significance, from being innocuous to being indicative of a serious problem. It is important to have an understanding about which types of nasal discharge signify a problem worthy of an immediate call to your veterinarian, and how best to describe the discharge to your veterinarian.

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