Celebrate National Day of the Horse in December
Monday, November 28, 2016
PHOENIX – November 28, 2016 – In observance of National Day of the Horse on December 13, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AzVMA) encourages a dialog about the importance of horses in our culture, the importance of humane treatment of both domestic and wild horses, and the physical and emotional benefits of owning horses.
The day also serves as a reminder to horse owners to ensure that their animals are receiving regular veterinary care, including the core vaccinations recommended by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) — rabies, tetanus, West Nile virus and Eastern/Western equine encephalomyelitis.
“This is a day to honor all working Equines who have helped pioneer and who continue to contribute to the world with their selfless labor in the transportation, agriculture, military, and healthcare fields,” says Dr. Adriana Stinnett, DVM, of Cave Creek.
In 2004, Congress designated December 13th as National Day of the Horse to honor the contributions horses have made to our country’s history, economy and national character — among them, recreation, transportation, clearing land and farming, cattle ranching, and military.
Call the AzVMA at 602-242-7936 for more information. The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association is a membership organization representing over 2,000 veterinary professionals in the state of Arizona.