International Forum for Working Equid Profiled by Apryle VetMD
In the December issue of Apryle VetMD, the International Forum for the Working Equid (IFWE) is profiled. An online forum for the sharing of information about working horses, donkeys, and mules. The IFWE concept was borne from discussions between some of the leading equine welfare organizations hosted by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). These discussions highlighted the benefits that might accrue if all those involved in the health and welfare of working horses around the world could exchange ideas and experiences.
The forum is funded equally by The BEVA Trust, AAEP Foundation, The Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA, and World Horse Welfare. The forum is administered by BEVA and AAEP, neither of which directly funds research or field projects dealing with working equids.
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Apryle VetMD (www.ApryleVetMD.com) believes veterinary medicine varies from helping pet owners become more knowledgeable about animals to improving the lives of work horses. Improving the livelihood of people in developing countries by improving the quality and length of life of working horses and donkeys creates sustainable health programs for animals by training local veterinarians to provide long-term solutions and establish regular contact with animal owners.
Apryle VetMD believes it is important to raise the profile and significance of veterinary medicine so that the public understands the importance of high quality animal healthcare; she subscribes to the concept of One Health, humans, pets, and the environment are all interconnected. She believes improved knowledge of specialty and board-certified qualifications is critical. Significant amounts of time and training are invested in becoming a veterinarian.
Apryle VetMD is an education advocate for pet and animal owners. Improved knowledge of animal owners empowers good decision-making regarding a pet’s health. She believes easy access to information is just one of several methods to improve veterinary services. Information will improve customer service and customer education among animal caregivers.
Apryle VetMD believes it is imperative for veterinarians to provide pet owners to receive high quality, evidence-based, technologically innovative medicine for animals locally. This effort will expedite and improve lab services and diagnostic methods available to raise the standard of diagnosis and care. She is passionate about stopping the mistreatment of working equids around the world. She is an advocate for improving the working life of veterinarians. Follow on Twitter @Apryle VetMD.