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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...

January 23, 2016 - Broodmare Care

  • February 03, 2016
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Udder Problems in Mares By Heather Smith Thomas Udder problems are not as common in mares as in cows, but a number of things can occasionally occur to create problems for the mare. Dr. Ahmed Tibary, professor...

December 5, 2015 - Nutrition: Broodmare Care

  • December 30, 2015
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Fetal Programming: The Importance of Nutrition in Pregnancy by Heather Smith Thomas The future of a developing embryo/fetus depends upon the health and nutrition of the dam. This formative time for the...

November 7, 2015 - Foal Health

  • December 29, 2015
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Feeding Weanlings; Examining the growth rate of foals by Heather Smith Thomas The goal of breeding racehorses is to raise and develop young athletes to reach their best athletic potential. After weaning...

October 24, 2015 - The Heart

  • December 29, 2015
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Heart “scans” are another tool in selecting young racehorses. The size of a young horse’s heart has proved to be a reliable predictor of his future racing performance by Heather Smith Thomas A good Thoroughbred...

September 12, 2015 - Laminitis, Part II

  • September 23, 2015
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Laminitis, Part II (part I appeared in the Aug. 8 issue) Chronic Founder by Heather Smith Thomas Dr. Scott Morrison, a veterinarian/farrier at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, is often called...

August 8, 2015 - Hoof Care

  • August 25, 2015
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The Stages of Laminitis by Heather Smith Thomas Many things can cause inflammation of the hoof laminae (laminitis). Serious cases may progress to founder (dropping or rotation of the coffin bone). Dr....

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