Special AAEP Convention Episode of Disease Du Jour Podcast: Dr. Kent Allen on the Equine Neck

EquiManagement and Dechra Veterinary Products have teamed up to bring you three special AAEP Convention podcasts.


Welcome to a special AAEP Convention edition of EquiManagement’s podcast Disease Du Jour, brought to you by Dechra Veterinary Products.

This special episode’s guest is Dr. Kent Allen, owner of Virginia Equine Imaging in Middleburg, Virginia, and we will be discussing the equine neck.

Allen received his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1979, and he has been practicing equine medicine ever since. Allen opened Virginia Equine Imaging in 1996 after selling the practiced he formerly owned in Arizona. Virginia Equine Imaging became the first privately owned and operated equine diagnostic imaging specialty clinic in the world. He had a vision to establish a practice that provides advanced diagnostics and sports medicine, focused on the equine athlete in a way that had never been done before. During his transition from Arizona to Virginia, Allen served as the head veterinary services coordinator at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Since moving to Virginia and establishing Virginia Equine Imaging, Allen has served as Chairman of the USEF Veterinary Committee, the USEF Drug and Medication Committee, and the Medication Sub Committee for the FEI. He served as the FEI Foreign Veterinary Delegate for the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Allen also was the 2010 World Equestrian Games Official Veterinary Coordinator.

Allen is currently certified by the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) and serves as its Vice President and Executive Director. He also serves as the volunteer Chairman of the USEF Veterinary, Drug, and Medications Committees and on the FEI Veterinary and List Committees. Allen continues to see patients and impart his knowledge to veterinary interns and clients on a day-to-day basis, striving to share his knowledge with the equine industry both in his local community and around the world.

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This special AAEP Convention podcast focuses on the equine neck, with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of arthritis in the neck. Allen also discusses EPM as it relates to diagnosing and treating neurologic horses that might have concurrent neck issues.

We hope you will join us for a future edition of Disease Du Jour, and make sure you listen to all three AAEP Convention special podcasts brought to you by Dechra Veterinary Products.


You can listen to or download episodes of Disease Du Jour on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast platform.

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