New guidelines from the Infectious Disease Task Force of the American Association of Equine Practitioners give veterinarians and horse caretakers information on containing outbreaks. Highlights of the plan (available at
http://aaep.org/) include biosecurity instructions in English and Spanish, recommendations for pre outbreak plans, and procedures for handling specific diseases after a diagnosis has been made. The task force stressed that veterinarians on scene are the most critical to stop outbreaks before they start.
Since 2009, technicians paid by the hour have experienced a bump in pay, but pay for other team members has stayed stagnant, according to data from the 2014 Firstline Career Path Study. Here’s a look at changes in team pay from 2009 to 2013.