The AAEP is the largest group of equine practitioners in the world. Today, the AAEP, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, serves as a non-profit organization of over 6600 members. AAEP reaches more than 5.1 million horse owners through its worldwide membership and involvement in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 67,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The Association is the authorized voice for the profession in presenting its views to government, academia, agriculture, pet owners, the media, and other concerned publics.
Equine Guelph is a centre for equine-related research, communication and education at the University of Guelph, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the answer to industry requests to have a single point of contact at the University on all matters related to equine issues. Equine Guelph will initiate and manage research that is pertinent to the industry, thus generating new knowledge and delivering this improved knowledge to the equine industry through education, technology transfer and communication programs.
Our aim is to offer an alternative to owners and trainers to continue racing horses that are no longer able to compete by finding these racehorses’ adoptive homes and perhaps an alternative career as riding horses or as companions. We aim to educate the Ontario thoroughbred racing community, as well as the public, about these alternatives for retired racehorses through our work.
This website highlights concerns of equine practitioners in Ontario: including continuing education, infectious disease, drug, government and individual issues.
The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association is the professional association representing veterinarians in the Province of Ontario, working in private practice, government, academia, industry and the public service. The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association focuses its efforts on the following areas: Economic research for veterinarians, continuing education and professional development, public relations campaigns and activities, and government relations.
The TRF is a good site that lists equine adoption, retirement, rescue and rehabilitation services alphabetically by state. The RARP provides racehorse adoption/retirement information to people throughout the United States and Canada. The program’s mission is to find good homes for Thoroughbreds when their days at the track have ended. The RARP is not always directly involved with the adoption/retirement process – its primary role is to generate awareness about contact points for all potential adopters and donors.