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March 21, 2015 - AAEP Convention

  • April 02, 2015
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Top Equine Studies of 2014 by Alexandra Beckstett, Erica Larson, and Dr. Nancy Loving To kick-start the convention’s educational sessions, three veterinarians presented their favorite studies from the...

February 28, 2015 - Lameness

  • March 10, 2015
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Exploring Fractures and the Thoroughbred at AAEP by Alexandra Beckstett Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals With spindly limbs and delicate bodies, young foals are at risk for an array of injuries...

January 24, 2015 - Young Horse Health Threats

  • February 03, 2015
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Protect your foal from these three important causes of young horse illness by Dr. Stacey Oke Foals can stand within a mere 120 minutes of birth. They're unsteady, ungraceful, and uncoordinated, getting...

December 6, 2014 - Broodmare Health

  • December 16, 2014
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Using Cervical Cerclage to Manage Cervical Incompetence in Pregnant Mares by Alexandra Beckstett Researchers are successfully taking a page from human medicine when it comes to treating one common cause...

November 8, 2014 - Young Horse Digestive Health

  • November 18, 2014
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Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. by Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips Priming the young horse's digestive tract for healthy...

September 13, 2014 - Hoof Care

  • September 30, 2014
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The hoof's external health affects the bones and soft tissues within, and vice versa. by Christy West Many horse owners go their whole lives caring for horses’ hooves with little knowledge of the hoof...

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...

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