Recognized as one of the most accomplished and knowledgeable farriers in the world, Mark Caldwell of Alsager, England, has added yet another accomplishment to his lengthy résumé — a doctor of philosophy.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation recently announced the creation of an equine research endowment “to help fill the growing need for better understanding of and solutions to diseases and maladies that affect horses of all breeds.”
As the public comment period for the proposed amendments to the Horse Protection Act (HPA) came to an end Oct. 26, nearly 200 influential people banded together to urge action from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Acupuncture Does Not Modulate Palmar Heel Pain
Many owners of horses with palmar heel pain explore a number of ways to relieve the discomfort, including acupuncture. Research from the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine and published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal finds that acupuncture appears to relieve the pain in some, but not all horses.
Source: American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation
The American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation and other Louisiana veterinary organizations are seeking donations to assist with the rescue and care for horses affected by the flooding in Louisiana, as well as for future preparedness planning and education for first responders.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation is accepting applications for funding from nonprofit organizations that share its mission to improve the welfare of horses. The application deadline is May 1.
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