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Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Horses


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General Web Resources

American Association of Equine Practioners (AAEP).
Online: http://www.aaep.org/index.php?tried_cookie_test=true
Description: A professional association of equine veterinarians whose mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. Under Resources, the AAEP provides disaster preparedness information and vaccination guidelines.

Care Guidelines for Equine Rescue and Retirement Facilities. American Association of Equine Practioners.
Online: http://www.aaep.org/pdfs/rescue_retirement_guidelines.pdf
Description: Guidelines that provide information on basic horse care and management as well as consideration for horses entering rescue or retirement facilities with unique health challenges.

Code of Practice for Welfare Organisations Involved in the Keeping of Horses, Ponies, and Donkeys. UK. National Equine Welfare Council.
Online: http://www.newc.co.uk/law/equine-code-of-practice/
Description: The NEWC in the United Kingdom put together this code of practice which outlines minimum standards of equine care to express that a high standard of husbandry is fundamental to welfare.

Equine Health Monitoring and Surveillance. USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Online: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/equine/
Description: Provided by the National Animal Health Surveillance System (NAHSS), this page provides information on equine health monitoring and surveillance activities conducted by many Federal and State government agencies.

Equine Industry Welfare Guidelines Compendium. UK. National Equine Welfare Council.
Online: http://www.newc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Equine-Brochure-09.pdf
Description: Sets out minimum standards of care and recommended practices required to appropriately look after a horse.

equine-reproduction.com.
Online: http://www.equine-reproduction.com/index.shtml
Description: Information on safe, productive and healthy equine reproduction techniques, with a special emphasis on promoting newer advanced technology.

Equine Species Working Group.
Online: http://www.equinespeciesworkinggroup.com/
Description: A United States task force that is evaluating the concept of a national ID system in order to determine if the horse industry could develop standards for equine identification.

Horse Breeds. Oklahoma State University. Department of Animal Science.
Online: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/
Description: Information about and images of horse breeds from all over the world, arranged alphabetically.

Horse Ownership Resources.
Online: http://riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=8&tax_level=2&tax_subject=10&level3_id=0&level4_id=0&level5_id=0&want_id=459&topic_id=1587&placement_default=0
Description: A link to resources on horse ownership and managment provided by the National Agricultural Library.

HorseQuest.info. Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. National Equine Resource Team.
Online: http://www.extension.org/horses
Description: Search a database or ask a question about horses and receive a science-based, peer reviewed answer.

MyHorseMatters.com. American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Online: http://www.myhorsematters.com/
Description: Information on horse health. Also provides a calendar of upcoming educational opportunities.

Pain in Horses. International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Online: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ivapm/animals/horses.htm
Description: Lists signs that indicate pain or discomfort in horses. A brief discussion of causes and list of treatments are given.

TheHorse.com.
Online: http://www.thehorse.com/
Description: A monthly newsletter that focuses on horse health and welfare news. Registration is required to access the articles.

Welfare of Equids Ever-Evolving. American Veterinary Medical Association.
Online: http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/feb00/s020100a.asp
Description: This 2000 article published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association provides an overview of equine welfare issues.

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