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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...

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...

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