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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...

May 11, 2013 - EPM Treatment, Testing Options Reviewed

  • May 07, 2013
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EPM is the most common equine neurologic disease in North America by Erica Larson One of the most common equine neurologic diseases—equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, or EPM—is also one of the most difficult...

April 27, 2013 - Common Nutrient Deficiencies

  • April 23, 2013
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Depending on lifestyle and location, some horses might be at risk for suffering subtle but serious vitamin and mineral imbalances by Sharon Biggs Waller For the most part, horse owners have little to fear...

February 16, 2013 - Foal Health - Foal Pneumonia

  • February 12, 2013
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Two important bacteria cause lung infections in foals; here’s how the body and your veterinarian battle these sometimes deadly pathogens by Dr. Stacey Oke Like soldiers guarding treasure, breeders go to...

January 26, 2013 - Venereal Diseases

  • January 23, 2013
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Equine STDs can affect pregnancy outcomes and breeding stock’s welfare by Christa Leste-Lasserre STDs. They’re the kind of thing many people would rather not discuss. Disease transmission through sexual...

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