He'll also lead AAEP into more of an issue-advocacy role in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association,
American Horse Council and other organized political and education efforts.
Two formal education programs were launched to broaden understanding of equine health. HORSE FACTS (see story) will illustrate
the importance of biomedical research in developing new technologies. America's Healthy Horse, a collaboration between AAEP
and Fort Dodge Animal Health, targets owners of the millions of horses that currently are not seen by a veterinarian regularly.
"Every horse. Every spring and fall." is the tag line for promoting biannual wellness exams. Currently, a veterinarian sees
only about 36 percent of horses at least twice a year.