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March 17, 2018 - Growth Rate in Foals

  • March 28, 2018
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Growth Rate in Foals by Heather Smith Thomas FOALS GROW FASTEST during the first months of life. Genetics, feed, and environment all play roles in growth and skeletal development. Brian Nielsen, PhD (Professor...

February 24, 2018 - Diarrhea in Young Foals

  • March 08, 2018
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Diarrhea in Young Foals by Heather Smith Thomas INTESTINAL INFECTIONS CAN BE DEADLY for young foals, especially in the first days and weeks of life. A clean environment, good care and monitoring, and being...

January 20, 2018 - Reproductive Problems in Mares

  • February 07, 2018
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Reproductive Problems in Mares by Heather Smith Thomas BROODMARE MANAGEMENT CAN BE CHALLENGING, trying to get every mare safely in foal. There are many reproductive problems frequently en-countered and...

November 11, 2017 - Correcting Crooked Legs in Foals

  • November 16, 2017
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Correcting Crooked Legs in Foals by Heather Smith Thomas MANY FOALS ARE BORN with some degree of angular limb deformity. Most common are knees too close together (carpal valgus), with fetlock joints wide...

September 16, 2017 - Tying Up in Thoroughbred Racehorses

  • October 05, 2017
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Tying Up in Thoroughbred Racehorses by Heather Smith Thomas MUSCLE PROBLEMS ARE FAIRLY COMMON in athletic horses. Muscle pain and cramping associated with exercise have been recognized for more than 100...

May 13, 2017 - Hoof Cracks: Prevention and Treatment

  • June 05, 2017
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Hoof Cracks: Prevention and Treatment by Heather Smith Thomas THERE ARE SEVERAL TYPES OF HOOF CRACKS, and some are more serious. Splits often start at the ground surface. Quarter cracks are located in...

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