UF professor installed as president of national equine group

Dr. Margo Macpherson

Dr. Margo Macpherson has been installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. (Photo courtesy of AAEP)

Dr. Margo Macpherson, a professor of reproduction at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners on Nov. 20 during the group’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

A clinician scientist, Macpherson has dedicated her professional career to combining both veterinary medicine and research. She is primarily interested in conditions that affect pregnancy, including twin pregnancy and placentitis. Work from her laboratory has helped direct treatment choices for mares with placentitis by providing information about efficacy of commonly used antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory treatments.

Macpherson served a previous term on the AAEP’s board of directors from 2011-2014. She was a longstanding member of the Educational Programs Committee and made significant contributions to student programming. She also served on the Nominating and Reproduction committees and as Reproduction anchor for the Kester News Hour at the AAEP Annual Convention from 2006-2010.

Macpherson received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 1990 and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University in 1994. She became board certified by the American College of Theriogenologists in 1994.

The American Association of Equine Practitioners, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and welfare of the horse. Currently, AAEP reaches more than 5 million horse owners through its over 9,000 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.