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August 6, 2016 - Lameness: Sole Bruises

  • September 21, 2016
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Sole Bruises by Heather Smith Thomas TRAUMA TO INNER TISSUES of the foot beneath the horny sole can rupture small blood vessels, creating a bruise. When a horse steps on something hard and sharp (gravel...

July 16, 2016 - Foal Health: Ulcers in Young Horses

  • September 07, 2016
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Equine ulcers were first recognized in horses more than 30 years ago. by Heather Smith Thomas Unbuffered acid, or acid exposure of non-glandular regions of the stomach not normally pro- tected by mucus...

May 14, 2016 - Hoof Care

  • May 31, 2016
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White Line Disease by Heather Smith Thomas White line disease is the common term for a progressive infection and subsequent separation of the hoof wall—with the hoof wall coming loose from the underlying...

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...

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