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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...

November 7, 2015 - Foal Health

  • December 29, 2015
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Feeding Weanlings; Examining the growth rate of foals by Heather Smith Thomas The goal of breeding racehorses is to raise and develop young athletes to reach their best athletic potential. After weaning...

October 24, 2015 - The Heart

  • December 29, 2015
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Heart “scans” are another tool in selecting young racehorses. The size of a young horse’s heart has proved to be a reliable predictor of his future racing performance by Heather Smith Thomas A good Thoroughbred...

September 12, 2015 - Laminitis, Part II

  • September 23, 2015
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Laminitis, Part II (part I appeared in the Aug. 8 issue) Chronic Founder by Heather Smith Thomas Dr. Scott Morrison, a veterinarian/farrier at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, is often called...

August 8, 2015 - Hoof Care

  • August 25, 2015
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The Stages of Laminitis by Heather Smith Thomas Many things can cause inflammation of the hoof laminae (laminitis). Serious cases may progress to founder (dropping or rotation of the coffin bone). Dr....

June 13, 2015 - Lameness

  • July 22, 2015
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Stifle Injuries Pose a Treatment Challenge by Heather Smith Thomas The stifle is a large, complex joint composed of three bones, two menisci (crescent-shaped discs of fibro-cartilage attached to the joint...

July 11, 2015 - Blister Beetle Poisoning in Horses

  • July 22, 2015
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Blister Beetle Poisoning in Horses by Heather Smith Thomas Blister beetle poisoning has probably been occurring for as long as horses have been fed alfalfa hay, but was not identified until a herd of horses...

May 9, 2015 - Foal Respiratory Health

  • May 19, 2015
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Pneumonia in Foals by Heather Smith Thomas Respiratory disease in foals can occur in the first few days of life—especially if newborn foals don’t get adequate colostrum and passive transfer from the dam...

April 25, 2015 - Nutrition: Yearling Sales Prep

  • May 06, 2015
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Nutrition for Sale Yearlings: Keeping horses on right growth curve a major goal Preparing yearlings for sales is a challenge—to have them arrive at peak readiness at the right time—and proper nutrition...

March 21, 2015 - AAEP Convention

  • April 02, 2015
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Top Equine Studies of 2014 by Alexandra Beckstett, Erica Larson, and Dr. Nancy Loving To kick-start the convention’s educational sessions, three veterinarians presented their favorite studies from the...

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