American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: Equine Practice Study & Reading Guide

Related residency and internship programs at NCSU CVM:

Refereed Journals Texts Miscellaneous
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Refereed Journals: (The last 5 years ending January 1 of the year the exam is taken)

PubMed search link to all ABVP Equine Practice journals
(Use PubMed's Publication dates: "Custom Range..." option on the left to enter the years you need to review for your exam.)

Texts: (The most current edition of the text should be used)

"Pick one medicine, one lameness, one reproduction, and one surgery book since you will not have time to cover all."

Other references that were found useful to support these primary references or to cover specific disciplines in which the candidate may feel deficient included:

Questions on the examination may be taken from sources other than this list.


Successful candidates felt that the most detrimental factors or pitfalls along the way were inconsistent or erratic study habits and a failure to keep up-to-date on current literature.

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Search the catalog for additional equine health resources available at NCSU Libraries.

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“This is only a convenience copy of the reading list to help find copies of reading materials in the NCSU Libraries.  It does not replace the official reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest reading list.”

Contact the ABVP for the current Practice Study & Reading Guide.

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Updated 2/15/13.