Equine veterinarians will unravel the mysteries behind impaired performance in the athletic horse when the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) Focus on Poor Performance meeting convenes in Lexington, Kentucky, Sept. 10-12.

Offering 20.25 continuing education hours, Focus on Poor Performance is designed to help practitioners efficiently assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of performance-limiting diseases through lectures and case-based discussions of musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiac, and neurologic abnormalities that affect race, sport, and endurance horses.

The list of renowned presenters includes:

  • Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS;
  • Sophy Jesty, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM;
  • Robert MacKay, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM;
  • Erica McKenzie, BSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVSMR;
  • John Peloso, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS;
  • Gary Priest, DVM;
  • Sarah Puchalski, DVM, Dipl. ACVR, and
  • Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT.

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Lexington Downtown. The early registration deadline is Aug. 17, prior to which AAEP members can receive a $50 discount on their registration. Prospective attendees can register for the meeting, book their hotel room, and view the educational program at www.aaep.org/info/focus-performance.

Focus on Poor Performance is sponsored by Cargill Feed & Nutrition, Luitpold Animal Health, and Vetel Diagnostics. The AAEP appreciates their support of this meeting.