Proceedings of the 8th ICEEP conference will be published as a supplement to the Equine Veterinary Journal and peer reviewed according to the normal journal standard. The proceedings will be edited by David Marlin, Patricia Harris and Peter Rossdale with sub-editors for each subject area (subject chairs). The proceedings will include all oral and poster presentations for which a manuscript was provided and accepted by the cut-off date of 31st May 2010. In addition, the proceedings will include separate subject area reviews by the subject chairs/editors.