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January 2022 - Older Mares: Just a Number?

  • December 21, 2021
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Studies offer clues on when mare age is a concer, and when it isn't by Amanda Duckworth AS BREEDING SEASON draws closer, Thoroughbred broodmares are being prepped for another year of being productive...

November 2021 - Hay: More Than a Gut Feeling

  • October 19, 2021
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Hay — It's important to tailor hay to specific horses' needs by Amanda Duckworth AS HORSE CARE can get expensive, horsemen keep an eye out for areas where they can save some money, but when it...

October 2021 - Vaccines: Shot Clock

  • September 14, 2021
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Vaccines — Researchers examine timing of equine vaccinations by Amanda Duckworth FOR HUMANS, "VACCINES" and "herd immunity" have become buzzwords over the past year, but for horse owners...

September 2021 - Grooming: Closest of Connections

  • August 17, 2021
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Grooming — Grooming, baby talk benefit horses' physical, mental well-being by Amanda Duckworth THE PHYSCIAL BENEFITS of keeping an active horse properly groomed are well known. Grooming provides an...

July 2021 - Joint Health: Getting It Right

  • June 22, 2021
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Joint Health — Prompt lameness exams key in keeping small problems from becoming big issues by Amanda Duckworth LOOKING FOR AN easy way to describe a potentially complicated problem sometimes requires...

June 2021 - Parasite Control: Parasites

  • May 19, 2021
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Parasite Control — Experts now recommend fecal egg counts to guide deworming by Amanda Duckworth RESEARCHERS AND veterinarians have long worried about the risk of overreliance on dewormers for horses,...

April 2021 - The Right Balance: Nutrition

  • May 18, 2021
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The Right Balance — Calorie Intake, Nutrient Ratio Key to Feeding the Racehorse by Amanda Duckworth ANY ATHLETE WILL tell you that nutrition is an important part of the equation when it comes to performance...

May 2021 - Light On Their Feet: Hoof Care

  • April 14, 2021
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Light on Their Feet — Proper Shoeing, Farrier Work Required For A Racehorse To Be At Its Best by Amanda Duckworth ALUMINUM SHOES HAVE been the standard-bearer for decades when it comes to the footwear...

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