The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) today announced the addition of Vetstream as a Media Partner. Vetstream specializes in the provision of digital reference services to the veterinary sector through its Vetlexicon suite of services, forming the world's largest online, peer-reviewed, point-of-need clinical veterinary reference tool.
The service Vetlexicon Equis contains more than 2,000 articles covering equine diseases and diagnostic and surgical techniques as well as 3,500 images and radiographs. A formulary is provided in addition to an extensive video library and a heart sounds section. All content has been prepared and peer-reviewed by more than 500 of the world’s leading equine veterinarians. The resources are regularly updated to ensure they reflect best practices and are accessible 24/7 through any Internet-enabled smart device. The compliance and education of horse owners is supported within Equis through the provision of more than 150 owner fact sheets covering health and welfare aspects of horse ownership.
“We are delighted to join forces with the AAEP to increase the range of educational resources available to equine practitioners,” said Vetstream CEO Mark Johnston, MA, VetMB, Ph.D., MRCVS. “As knowledge continues to advance ever more quickly, it can be difficult for busy clinicians to keep up to date with the latest thinking and to have all the information that they need when they have an immediate clinical need. Textbooks and journals are often not as accessible to clinicians around the practice or in the field when they are needed. Our Vetlexicon services enable them to access the very latest clinical resources whenever they need them and wherever they are on any Internet-enabled device.
“Vetstream has been a strong advocate of providing educational resources to veterinarians for more than 20 years. Working with the AAEP, which has provided resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry for more than six decades, is a very natural partnership that will support equine veterinarians, their patients and owners.”
In addition to its Equis service, Vetlexicon also includes peer-reviewed clinical resources for companion animals: Canis (dogs), Felis (cats), Lapis (rabbits), Exotics and Practis, which supports practice managers. Its Bovis (cows) service was just launched in August. Vetstream is a Global Educational Partner and Communications Partner of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), which is a global community of 104 member associations and more than 200,000 individual veterinarians.
“We are excited to enter into this partnership and offer such an excellent media resource tool for equine healthcare and improving the lives and business operations of the equine practitioner,” said AAEP Executive Director David Foley. “We look forward to working with Vetstream to benefit the continuing education of practitioners for the health of the horse.”
The AAEP’s media partnership program now consists of four equine healthcare media outlets and resources, each dedicated to providing education to equine veterinarians and horse owners to improve the health and welfare of the horse. The three other AAEP Media Partners are EquiManagement and EQUUS, both AIM Equine Network publications; and The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, the AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its more than 9,400 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.