204. How to Use the AAEP’s Welfare Toolkit
This session will describe the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Equine Welfare Toolkit and explore how it can be used to address and prevent equine abuse and neglect. Attendees will learn ways to communicate with a horse owner or caretaker and to provide resources as appropriate and gain tips for working with equine rescue organizations. The discussion will also cover situations in which euthanasia may be considered as a welfare solution.
Official Veterinarian | California Horse Racing Board | San Diego, Calif.
Dr. Alina Vale attended veterinary school at the University of California, Davis and earned a master?s degree in veterinary forensic medicine from the University of Florida. As an official veterinarian with the California Horse Racing Board, she investigates equine fatalities and conducts post-mortem examination reviews. A passionate proponent of the humane use of horses, Dr. Vale chairs the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Welfare & Public Policy Advisory Council and previously chaired the Equine Abuse & Neglect Subcommittee.