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AAEP To Hold Equine Health Forum During USA Equestrian Annual Convention

The 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.

The 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 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, 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.


USA 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.


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