The Equine Lameness Prevention Organization, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated for education, research, and charitable purposes. Specifically, this organization has been formed to:
The purpose of this organization is to offer information on subjects useful to horse owners, trainers, professional equine health care providers, and the equine community as a whole. Additional, the E.L.P.O. hopes to encourage progress within the equine industry through advance education and scientific research. By gathering and organizing information through leading experts and research regarding lameness in horses, the E.L.P.O. is able to distribute the information to the equine industry to ultimately help treat and prevent lameness in horses.
The vision of the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (E.L.P.O.) is to facilitate the establishment of an Equine Community where equines are free from lameness and are able to maintain soundness so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.
Our mission is to provide hoof care and equine care guidelines that are based upon research and the practical experiences of successful equine care professionals from around the world. When this is established, the E.L.P.O. will be in a position to offer this essential information to equine owners and equine professionals through various structured educational venues and professional certification opportunities.
The E.L.P.O. is guided by the following defining values. These values will govern our actions and decisions and we believe that putting our values into practice creates the pathway for our vision and ultimate goals for equine soundness and performance.
1) We take responsibility for QUALITY…
Our information and education will be the gold standard in terms of quality, accuracy and sensible implementation. We will deliver excellence, participate in continuous improvement and respond vigorously to necessary change. We will strive to be on the cutting edge of lameness prevention and improving performance in equines. Each participant in the E.L.P.O. is responsible for quality in both individual and collective endeavors.
2) We deliver COMMUNITY SATISFACTION…
We are dedicated to satisfying the needs of the Equine Community. We believe in listening to their requests, understanding their expectations and respecting all members of the community. We strive to exceed those expectations through cooperation, research, certification and education.
3) We provide LEADERSHIP as an organization and as individuals…
The E.L.P.O. leadership is founded on talented equine professionals that effectively apply advanced technology, innovative equine care practices and sound business management. We each lead through our competence, awareness and teamwork.
4) We act with INTEGRITY in all we do…
We are each personally accountable for the highest standards of behavior, including honesty and fairness in all aspects of our work. We fulfill our commitments as responsible citizens and equine professionals and will consistently treat equine owners, equine professionals, and other equine community organizations with the highest respect.
5) We value EQUINE PROFESSIONALS…
We treat one another with respect and take pride in the significant contributions of each individual, taking into account diverse backgrounds and creative ideas. Our continued success requires us to provide the education and development needed to help the equine community prosper and we are committed to openness and trust in our relationships.
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