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January 23, 2016 - Broodmare Care

  • February 03, 2016
  • 141 Downloads
  • File Size 823.9kB

Udder Problems in Mares By Heather Smith Thomas Udder problems are not as common in mares as in cows, but a number of things can occasionally occur to create problems for the mare. Dr. Ahmed Tibary, professor... Download

January 23, 2016 - South East: Big Numbers

  • February 03, 2016
  • 105 Downloads
  • File Size 3.5MB

Florida breeders have a lot of new stallions to choose from in 2016 by Evan Hammonds One sign of an improving economy is when fresh product enters the marketplace to meet potential demand. In the case... Download

January 16, 2016 - West Coast: Cal-breds Fill the Void

  • January 27, 2016
  • 166 Downloads
  • File Size 7.2MB

Awards, stakes programs benefit owners of Cal-breds by Lenny Shulman As far as the racing community is concerned, California is considered an island—far enough removed geographically from other major jurisdictions... Download

December 26, 2015 - Midwest/Canada: Hometown Hawkeye

  • January 27, 2016
  • 165 Downloads
  • File Size 2.9MB

Madison County Thoroughbred finds its niche in Iowa by Evan Hammonds While Pam Schutz isn’t the first person to fall in love with horses and want to turn her passion into her livelihood, she’s one of the... Download

January 9, 2016 - Southwest Regional: Sweet Success

  • January 21, 2016
  • 385 Downloads
  • File Size 3.7MB

James and Phyllis Hodges work hard at horses By Gary McMillen Detour or Destiny? Sometimes an unexpected twist or turn can affect a life’s direction. For instance when the steam boiler exploded at itta... Download

December 12, 2015 - West Coast: Tough Love

  • January 04, 2016
  • 390 Downloads
  • File Size 6.5MB

Jim Cassidy can train all types by Tracy Gantz Jim Cassidy didn’t set out to specialize in training tough horses. But as he continues to succeed with head cases that other trainers might have given up... Download

December 5, 2015 - Southwest: A&A Cleans Up

  • December 30, 2015
  • 409 Downloads
  • File Size 3.5MB

Fred and Linda Alexander bring exciting sires to New Mexico by Lenny Shulman SometimeS it’S the Simple thingS that matter the most. Following the wishes of his ailing father a dozen years ago, Fred alexander... Download

December 5, 2015 - Southeast: Good Drama

  • December 30, 2015
  • 416 Downloads
  • File Size 1.4MB

Hal Queen breeds royalty by Julie Hazelwood Castro Harold “Hal” Queen has gone from horseplayer to trainer to the proud owner of a homebred champion and Breeders’ Cup World Championships winner. Auspicious... Download

December 5, 2015 - Nutrition: Broodmare Care

  • December 30, 2015
  • 573 Downloads
  • File Size 2.2MB

Fetal Programming: The Importance of Nutrition in Pregnancy by Heather Smith Thomas The future of a developing embryo/fetus depends upon the health and nutrition of the dam. This formative time for the... Download

November 7, 2015 - Foal Health

  • December 29, 2015
  • 484 Downloads
  • File Size 2.2MB

Feeding Weanlings; Examining the growth rate of foals by Heather Smith Thomas The goal of breeding racehorses is to raise and develop young athletes to reach their best athletic potential. After weaning... Download

October 24, 2015 - The Heart

  • December 29, 2015
  • 506 Downloads
  • File Size 3MB

Heart “scans” are another tool in selecting young racehorses. The size of a young horse’s heart has proved to be a reliable predictor of his future racing performance by Heather Smith Thomas A good Thoroughbred... Download

November 14, 2015 - Northeast / Mid-Atlantic: True Story

  • November 24, 2015
  • 830 Downloads
  • File Size 4.1MB

La Verdad takes Sheila Rosenblum on a fun ride by Teresa Genaro It was practIcally dark when post time for the last race at Belmont Park rolled around Oct. 3. A dismal, cold, wet early fall day on which... Download

November 7, 2015 - West Coast: Going Greene

  • November 17, 2015
  • 745 Downloads
  • File Size 4.6MB

Sue Greene continues her life with horses on Woodbridge Farm by Tracy Gantz Sue Greene is a Thoroughbred racing evangelist. Besides relying solely on breeding and raising horses to make her living, she's... Download

September 12, 2015 - Laminitis, Part II

  • September 23, 2015
  • 1,832 Downloads
  • File Size 2MB

Laminitis, Part II (part I appeared in the Aug. 8 issue) Chronic Founder by Heather Smith Thomas Dr. Scott Morrison, a veterinarian/farrier at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, is often called... Download

August 8, 2015 - Hoof Care

  • August 25, 2015
  • 1,838 Downloads
  • File Size 3.1MB

The Stages of Laminitis by Heather Smith Thomas Many things can cause inflammation of the hoof laminae (laminitis). Serious cases may progress to founder (dropping or rotation of the coffin bone). Dr.... Download

June 13, 2015 - Lameness

  • July 22, 2015
  • 2,067 Downloads
  • File Size 2.8MB

Stifle Injuries Pose a Treatment Challenge by Heather Smith Thomas The stifle is a large, complex joint composed of three bones, two menisci (crescent-shaped discs of fibro-cartilage attached to the joint... Download

July 11, 2015 - Blister Beetle Poisoning in Horses

  • July 22, 2015
  • 2,091 Downloads
  • File Size 2.4MB

Blister Beetle Poisoning in Horses by Heather Smith Thomas Blister beetle poisoning has probably been occurring for as long as horses have been fed alfalfa hay, but was not identified until a herd of horses... Download

May 9, 2015 - Foal Respiratory Health

  • May 19, 2015
  • 2,765 Downloads
  • File Size 2.8MB

Pneumonia in Foals by Heather Smith Thomas Respiratory disease in foals can occur in the first few days of life—especially if newborn foals don’t get adequate colostrum and passive transfer from the dam... Download

April 25, 2015 - Nutrition: Yearling Sales Prep

  • May 06, 2015
  • 2,763 Downloads
  • File Size 3MB

Nutrition for Sale Yearlings: Keeping horses on right growth curve a major goal Preparing yearlings for sales is a challenge—to have them arrive at peak readiness at the right time—and proper nutrition... Download

April 25, 2015 - Southwest: Big Arm in the Barn

  • May 06, 2015
  • 2,737 Downloads
  • File Size 6.1MB

Former NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme loves his horses by Gary McMillen It’s 5:30 a.m. on a foggy morning in Breaux Bridge, La.—the crawfish capital of the world—and Jake Delhomme is listening to sports... Download

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