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May 13, 2017 - Hoof Cracks: Prevention and Treatment

  • June 05, 2017
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Hoof Cracks: Prevention and Treatment by Heather Smith Thomas THERE ARE SEVERAL TYPES OF HOOF CRACKS, and some are more serious. Splits often start at the ground surface. Quarter cracks are located in...

March 18, 2017 - AAEP Convention Coverage

  • March 16, 2017
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AAEP Convention Coverage by Alexandra Beckstett, Maureen Gallatin, Erica Larson, and Dr. Stacey Oke THIS PAST DECEMBER more than 5,400 veterinarians, students, and industry members from 48 countries convened...

January 21, 2017 - Nutrition: Pregnant Mares

  • February 02, 2017
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Nutrition for Pregnant Mares by Heather Smith Thomas OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES we’ve learned more about fine-tuning nutrition for pregnant mares. Dr. Stephen Duren, PhD (equine nutritionist, Performance...

November 12, 2016 - Preparing Mares for Breeding

  • November 17, 2016
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Preparing Mares for Breeding by Heather Smith Thomas TO GET EVERY MARE safely in foal, it pays to start preparing for breeding well ahead of when you plan to breed her. This means an assessment of health...

October 29, 2016 - Stem Cell Therapy

  • November 10, 2016
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New Techniques for Harvesting and Administering Stem Cells by Heather Smith Thomas STEM CELL THERAPY has been utilized in horses to help heal tendon, ligament, and joint injuries for nearly a decade, and...

September 17, 2016 - Tying-up in Thoroughbred Racehorses

  • October 15, 2016
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Tying-up in Thoroughbred Racehorses by Heather Smith Thomas MUSCLE PROBLEMS are fairly common in athletic horses. Muscle pain and cramping associated with exercise have been recognized for more than 100...

August 6, 2016 - Lameness: Sole Bruises

  • September 21, 2016
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Sole Bruises by Heather Smith Thomas TRAUMA TO INNER TISSUES of the foot beneath the horny sole can rupture small blood vessels, creating a bruise. When a horse steps on something hard and sharp (gravel...

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