Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners

Board Meeting Minutes – Spring 2022

Indiana Association of Equine Practitioners, llc

Board Meeting-March 1, 2022

The semi-annual board meeting was held via Zoom call on March 1, 2022.

The meeting was called to order by President Dr. Angela Blackwell. 

Minutes from the Fall Board meeting.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes, Motion passed.

Financial report.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the report.  Motion passed.   

Alumni-Dr. Erin Wilson-Dedication of new hospital will be April 8th & 9th.  An equine veterinarian & veterinary technician are needed for the PVAA board.  Dr. Wilson encourages members to renew their memberships.

Purdue -Dr. Tim Lescun.  Open house at the Veterinary School will be the weekend of April 16th & 17th.  They are working through curriculum restructuring.  New faculty-Dr. Justin Hayna-Theriogenology, Dr. Tucker-Surgery, Dr. Anna Marero-Internal medicine & Emergency care.  The lobby has re-opened, masks are recommended.

IVMA-Dr. Angela Blackwell.  Senator Boot’s last push to get dentistry bill passed.  Several equine veterinarians attended the Ag. Committee meeting to oppose the bill.  Bill passed out of committee 5-4, passed out of the Senate, bill died in the House.  There is a bill in the House now that would give BOAH & the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners more power to pursue lay people for practice act violations.

BOAH-Dr. Jennifer Strasser.  EEE testing done in association with the Board of Health.  $75 reimbursement available to veterinarians who had horses showing clinical signs and submitted blood work.  No applications for reimbursement were submitted. No Indiana horses tested positive for EEE this year.  Nine cases of West Nile reported.  Global Vet Link working on extended CVIs.  Equine Disease Information Center reporting diseases out to the general public.

Old Business-

                Credit card switch-new processor set up for fall meeting.

New Business-

                Amanda Taylor has contacted Barbara Sigman about the IAEP scholarships for graduating Equine students.  IAEP in the past has donated $3000 to the top three equine students ($1500, $1000 & $500).  Discussion was held concerning continuing these scholarships.  IAEP will again award the scholarships.

                Dr. Jake Jensen has been contacted by Carrie Peterson of the IHRC.  Veterinarians are needed in the test barn of both race tracks.  No food had been arranged for the meeting tomorrow.  Barbeque is set for lunch.  Dr. Jensen will take care of coffee & donuts for the morning.  Dr. Waxman offered to pick up drinks and snacks for the afternoon.

                Dana Thompson questioned the fee for farriers at the fall meeting-same as veterinarians.

With no further business needing to come before the board, meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Sigman, RVT

Executive Administrator