SAN ANTONIO — More than 4,000 practitioners are expected to ride into the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) meeting
at the 52nd Annual Convention, Dec. 2-6.
The San Antonio Convention Facilities, located along San Antonio's famous River Walk, will be the primary location for convention
Program Chair Douglas G. Corey, DVM, and the AAEP's Educational Programs Committee have developed a lineup featuring in-depth
sessions covering a broad range of topics such as hocks, palmar foot pain, wound management, muscle disorders and dermatology.
Twenty-seven "how-to" presentations will focus on techniques that can be applied to the care of the horse, and four full afternoons
of Table Topics will allow participants to engage in dialogue with colleagues on a variety of veterinary issues.
Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, and John Madigan, DVM, will present the popular Kester News Hour, featuring a summary
of newsworthy topics from the past year. The keynote speaker will be hall of fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, sponsored by Bayer
HealthCare's Animal Health Division.
Other convention highlights include:
- Healthy Horses Workshop, Sat. Dec. 2: Topics include the geriatric horse, first aid, colic and lameness. New this year will
be an afternoon live horse demonstration on the problem horse featuring Dr. Mark Fitch and world-renowned trainer John Lyons.
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- The veterinary technician program is a two-day education program and optional wet lab. Sessions for veterinary technicians
include neurological disease, equine vision and radiology.
- AAEP Foundation Celebration and Auction: As the largest annual fundraiser for the AAEP Foundation, attendees enjoy dinner,
dancing and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $70 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the convention. The
event is produced with the support of Fort Dodge Animal Health, an AAEP Educational Partner.
For more information go to
http://www.aaep.org/ or call (859) 233-0147.