The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published on its website comprehensive guidelines for the identification, control and prevention of Glanders, a contagious disease largely eradicated from the developed world but which has resurfaced recently with reported cases from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.
The Foundation for the Horse is accepting aid through its Disaster Relief Fund to support veterinarians working with wildlife, horses and other livestock affected by the Australia wildfires, which have taken an unimaginable toll on the nation and its animals. The Foundation, whose mission is to improve the welfare of horses, will match the first $10,000 in donations. All contributions will be distributed to the Australia Veterinary Association’s Benevolent Fund to support the many veterinarians impacted by the fires or providing charitable care to affected animals.
Offering science-backed solutions to the clinical challenges of everyday practice along with resources and strategies to strengthen emotional resilience and personal wellbeing, the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ 65th Annual Convention drew 5,443 veterinary professionals, students, guests and exhibitors from 37 countries to Denver, Colo. Dec. 7–11.