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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...

July 16, 2016 - Foal Health: Ulcers in Young Horses

  • September 07, 2016
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Equine ulcers were first recognized in horses more than 30 years ago. by Heather Smith Thomas Unbuffered acid, or acid exposure of non-glandular regions of the stomach not normally pro- tected by mucus...

May 14, 2016 - Hoof Care

  • May 31, 2016
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White Line Disease by Heather Smith Thomas White line disease is the common term for a progressive infection and subsequent separation of the hoof wall—with the hoof wall coming loose from the underlying...

April 30, 3016 - Weanling Nutrition

  • May 10, 2016
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Proper feeding important at stressful time of a young horses’ development by Heather Smith Thomas Weaning time is stressful for foals, and racehorse breeders strive to make this transition as easy as possible...

March 19, 2016 - 2015 AAEP Convention Wrap-Up

  • April 06, 2016
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A wrap-up of the 2015 AAEP convention Below are items of interest to Thoroughbred breeders and owners from the American Association of Equine Practitioners annual convention that took place Dec. 5-9, 2015...

February 27, 2016 - Foal Care

  • March 10, 2016
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Care of Newborn Foals in Bad Weather by Heather Smith Thomas The first hours of life are critical for the foal’s survival and future health. Usually a healthy newborn has no problems, but sometimes severe...

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