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August 2, 2014 - Sesamoid Injuries

  • August 12, 2014
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Sesamoid injuries can be difficult to repair and even catastrophic; here’s what can go wrong and how to prevent it from happening by Tracy Gantz Two little bones sitting at the back of the fetlock both...

July 12, 2014 - Vaccines: Superheroes in a Syringe

  • August 01, 2014
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A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. by Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji If you weren't felled by polio, your children missed the measles, your barn dodged...

June 14, 2014 - Lameness: Joint Injection Refresher

  • June 25, 2014
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Using joint injections to help treat common causes of lameness and reduced performance by Stephanie J. Corum Osteoarthritis and joint injury and disease. If you own a Thoroughbred or have ever dealth with...

May 10, 2014 - General Health: Got Ulcers?

  • May 20, 2014
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The equine stomach’s unique design lends itself to gastric ulcer development; here’s why and how to manage these painful lesions by Christa Leste-Lasserre Sixty percent of performance horses might have...

April 26, 2014 - Nutrition: Feeding the Finicky Horse

  • May 06, 2014
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Many health conditions, management changes, and palate preferences can cause a horse to hesitate before chowing down by Heather Smith Thomas As you head into your horse’s stall to feed him his dinner,...

2013 AAEP Wrap-Up

  • April 01, 2014
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Equine practitioners get up to speed on a variety of topics at their annual convention Dec. 7-11 in Nashville by Erica Larson and Dr. Nancy S. Loving While your veterinarian is stitching wounds, delivering...

February 15, 2014 - Foal Health: Foal Eyes

  • February 25, 2014
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by Dr. Nancy Loving The newborn foal opens his eyes for the first time, and those soft, expressive orbs framed by tiny eyelashes begin to take in his surroundings. This brand-new set of eyes has never...

January 25, 2014 - Foal Health: Seeing Double

  • February 04, 2014
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Twins a dangerous proposition for broodmares by Heather Smith Thomas Twins are a novelty, especially the equine variety, and while we’ve all heard heartwarming stories about special cases in which both...

December 14, 2013 - Breeding: Preparing for Breeding

  • December 26, 2013
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Take steps to ensure a successful mating and pregnancy, especially in at-risk mares by Dr. Nancy Loving Breeding a mare is rarely as simple as choosing a stallion and setting a date. Some potential broodmares...

November 11, 2013 - Nutrition: Fescue Toxicosis

  • November 19, 2013
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by Janice L. Holland, PHD Horse owners know the drill when it comes to keeping their charges safe and sound: Beware of sharp edges, slippery mud, contaminated equipment. But what happens when danger lurks...

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