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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...

January 25, 2014 - Foal Health: Seeing Double

  • February 04, 2014
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Twins a dangerous proposition for broodmares by Heather Smith Thomas Twins are a novelty, especially the equine variety, and while we’ve all heard heartwarming stories about special cases in which both...

December 14, 2013 - Breeding: Preparing for Breeding

  • December 26, 2013
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Take steps to ensure a successful mating and pregnancy, especially in at-risk mares by Dr. Nancy Loving Breeding a mare is rarely as simple as choosing a stallion and setting a date. Some potential broodmares...

November 11, 2013 - Nutrition: Fescue Toxicosis

  • November 19, 2013
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by Janice L. Holland, PHD Horse owners know the drill when it comes to keeping their charges safe and sound: Beware of sharp edges, slippery mud, contaminated equipment. But what happens when danger lurks...

September 14, 2013 - Hoof Care: Coffin Bone Fractures

  • September 25, 2013
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By Heather Smith Thomas Most horse owners pick up quickly on visible changes to their horses' hooves. Thrush, cracks, and punctures are easily detected and, hopefully, treated. But what happens when...

August 3, 2013 - A Hard Look at Laminitis

  • August 13, 2013
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by Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji The causes and mechanics of laminitis still stump many researchers, but progress is being made to understand and, thus, treat this destructive disease better. Download this...

July 13, 2013 - Pasture Management for Parasite Control

  • July 10, 2013
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With parasites’ growing resistance to anthelmintic drugs, owners must focus their control efforts on another area: pasture management by Heather Smith Thomas Horses grazing lush green pastures paint an...

June 15, 2013 - Preparing Joint Injection Sites

  • June 11, 2013
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by Dr. Nancy S. Loving When administering equine joint injections, veterinarians must take steps to minimize the risk of septic arthritis developing in the treated joint. Particularly in equine athletes...

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