The 2022 spring issue of EquiManagement magazine is chocked full of reports from the 2021 AAEP Convention, Dr. Amy Grice’s State of the Equine Veterinary Industry survey, plus much more!
As a bonus, all advertisements in this issue are linked to the product’s page to make it easier for you to get more information.
Below you can find a list of articles and page numbers and a brief description of all of the content in this issue. We thank our editorial sponsors American Regent Animal Health and CareCredit for helping us bring AAEP Convention coverage to you, and a double thanks to CareCredit for sponsoring Dr. Grice’s State of the Equine Veterinary Industry articles that you can find on pages 50 and 54.
4 Publisher’s Points: Welcome to 2022! By Kimberly S. Brown
6 Keeping Up By Nancy S. Loving
- Equine Asthma Risk Factors
- Pre-Loading with Electrolytes
- Protection Against R. equi
- Dissolving Enteroliths with Coke
14 Business Briefs: Value of an Ambulatory Assistant By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
Don’t hesitate to hire an assistant—you deserve the help! Brought to you by CareCredit
18 AAEP Convention Medical Coverage By Nancy S. Loving, DVM
Coverage of equine medicine-related topics from the 2021 AAEP Convention can be found here and online. Brought to you by American Regent Animal Health
26 AAEP Convention Business Coverage: Business Keys from the 2021 AAEP Convention By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
“We are at a tipping point in the equine industry,” said one speaker at the AAEP Convention, and this article discusses issues and solutions to make the industry thrive. Brought to you by CareCredit
35 AAEP Convention Vet Wellness Coverage Generationally Speaking By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
AAEP Convention speaker Jay McChord helps you learn about what is important to each generation and how to effectively engage them.
42 Radical Thought: Reactive Oxygen Species Are Good for Horses By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
Reactive oxygen species might not be the monstrous molecules they’ve been made out to be in veterinary medicine.
50 State of Equine Practice 2021 Survey: Practice Performance By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
A late 2021 survey of equine veterinarians helps us understand veterinary practice performance and issues of hiring in our industry. Brought to you by CareCredit
54 State of Equine Practice 2021 Survey: Wellness Concerns By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
It is only through change that allows veterinarians to regain their health that our profession will prosper. Brought to you by CareCredit
57 Recognizing and Relaying Information Regarding Rider/Horse Suitability By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
At the 2021 AAEP Convention, Dr. Sue Dyson said she believes ‘the veterinary profession has a moral responsibility to advise riders if they are too big for the horse.’
60 Mitigating Risk in Equine Veterinary Practice By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
Running a veterinary business involves many decisions beyond those associated with veterinary medicine.
66 Kester News Hour: Reproduction By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc
Stay up to date with these reproduction reports from the 2021 AAEP Convention’s Kester News Hour.
74 Equine Eye Ulcers By Nancy S. Loving, DVM
Dr. Dennis Brooks discusses his method of diagnosing and treating corneal ulcers in horses.
82 Hiring Your First Staff Member By Amy L. Grice, VMD, MBA
Learn the steps to assessing, getting ready to hire and hiring an employee in your veterinary practice.
90 Vet Tech Column: A Focus on Equine Dentistry By Amanda Compton, EDT/LVT/RVT
This column will be dedicated each issue to topics relating to vet techs and assistants.
92 Self-Compassion: A Critical Shift in Engaging with Ourselves By Colleen Best, DVM, PhD, CCFP
When considering how to incorporate self-compassion into your daily life, there are key areas that provide significant rewards.