The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today announced the addition of Kindred Biosciences, Inc., as an Educational Partner. The company becomes the eleventh equine health corporation in the AAEP’s Educational Partnership Program.
“KindredBio’s partnership with the AAEP brings together two organizations that share a passion for improving equine wellness,” said Denise Bevers, co-founder and chief operating officer, KindredBio. “Our company is focused on addressing the numerous unmet medical needs that equine veterinarians encounter daily. In addition, many of us at KindredBio are horse owners, so we understand there is no better equine partner than the AAEP.”
Educational Partners provide resources and education through the AAEP to equine veterinarians and horse owners to improve the health and welfare of the horse. KindredBio has supported the AAEP and its educational opportunities as both an exhibitor and sponsor of key events at the association’s Annual Convention. At the upcoming convention in San Francisco, KindredBio will be the Health and Wellness Initiative sponsor, will underwrite a Sunrise Session, and will have a large presence in the exhibit hall.
KindredBio (www.KindredBio.com), incorporated in September 2012, is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: KIN), commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops therapeutics for companion animals and horses.
KindredBio’s drug development pipeline is focused on cats, dogs and horses. Equine products in development include a product for control of pyrexia (fever) in horses, which is currently under review by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. The company’s team also has experience supporting equine-specific products in the marketplace by partnering with equine veterinarians
“It is rewarding to have a company focused on excellence interested in promoting the importance of equine health care,” said David Foley, AAEP executive director. “We look forward to working together to benefit the continuing education of equine practitioners and horse owners for the health of the horse.”
The 10 other AAEP Educational Partners are: Boehringer Ingelheim; Cargill; Dechra Veterinary Products; IDEXX Laboratories; Luitpold Animal Health; Merck Animal Health; Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences, Inc.; Platinum Performance; Purina; and Zoetis.
About Kindred Biosciences
Kindred Biosciences is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets. Its mission is to bring to pets the same kinds of safe and effective medicines that human family members enjoy. The Company's strategy is to identify compounds and targets that have already demonstrated safety and efficacy in humans and to develop therapeutics based on these validated compounds and targets for dogs, cats and horses. The Company has a deep pipeline of novel drugs and biologics in development across many therapeutic classes. Visit www.KindredBio.com/LearnMore.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Ky., was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,300 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.