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September 15, 2012 - Common Hock Problems

  • September 11, 2012
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Focus on the ‘Big Three’: Bone spavin, bog spavin, and OCD by D. J. Carey Lyons Hock: The name is simple, but the structure is not. This major joint includes 10 bones, the joints connecting them, and extensor...

August 4, 2012 - Conditioning Young Horses

  • July 31, 2012
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by Christa Leste-Lasserre Research shows that appropriate amounts of exercise during the first three years of a horse’s life can benefit the musculoskeletal system Before your equine athlete begins full...

July 7, 2012 - EPM Update

  • July 03, 2012
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Few equine conditions cause as much consternation as equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). First reported in 1968, EPM represents both amazing scientific progress and extraordinary clinical frustration...

June 16, 2012 - Colic Management and Long-Term Survival

  • June 12, 2012
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by Dr. Nancy S. Loving Looking back over the past several decades, it is evident that advances in colic treatment, both medical and surgical, have improved case results to an impressive extent. Progress...

May 12, 2012 - More Top Equine Studies of 2011

  • May 18, 2012
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Held annually, the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention provides continuing educational opportunities for veterinarians, allowing them to gain information on what is new in research...

April 28, 2012 - 2011’s Top Equine Studies

  • April 24, 2012
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Each year, researchers publish hundreds of horse health studies. And each year at the convention of the American Association of Equine Practioners, three practitioners have the unique (and behemoth) task...

March 18, 2012 - Feeding to Perform

  • March 14, 2012
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by Molly Sorge A high-performance horse is an athlete at the top of his game. Like an engine, his body needs fuel to run efficiently and at its optimal performance level, and digestible energy is that...

January 28, 2012 - Feeding the Estrous Cycle

  • January 24, 2012
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Trade Zone: Feeding the Estrous Cycle Keys to successful breeding are well-balanced diet, healthy body condition Mares must have a well-balanced diet and a healthy body condition to cycle properly and...

The Invisible Disease

  • January 16, 2012
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Endometritis is an invisible disease. It affects the delicate lining of a mare’s uterus—the endometrium—which can become inflamed and create a hostile environment for sperm, as well as any resulting embryo...

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