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May 10, 2014 - General Health: Got Ulcers?

  • May 20, 2014
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The equine stomach’s unique design lends itself to gastric ulcer development; here’s why and how to manage these painful lesions by Christa Leste-Lasserre Sixty percent of performance horses might have...

April 26, 2014 - Nutrition: Feeding the Finicky Horse

  • May 06, 2014
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Many health conditions, management changes, and palate preferences can cause a horse to hesitate before chowing down by Heather Smith Thomas As you head into your horse’s stall to feed him his dinner,...

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...

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