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February 22, 2020 - Foal Health: Think Quick

  • February 25, 2020
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Foal Health —Think Quick by Amanda Duckworth BY THE TIME a Thoroughbred foal is born, a significant amount of effort has been dedicated to its arrival. Download this week's Health Zone to continue... Download

January 18, 2020 - Mare Health: Two Much

  • January 21, 2020
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Mare Health —Two Much by Amanda Duckworth AT THE CLOSE OF 2019, Catch Ya Later Bro and Twin Turbo made headlines for their exploits. Victories in maiden claimers rarely lead to such things, but in this... Download

November 9, 2019 - Cold Hard Trust: Hydrotherapy

  • November 11, 2019
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Cold Hard Truth —Hydrotherapy by Amanda Duckworth THE CONCEPT OF HYDROTHERAPY and horses is not a new one. Racehorses in Australia routinely go for a swim in the ocean while their American counterparts... Download

October 26, 2019 - Core List: Vaccines

  • October 29, 2019
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Core List — Vaccines by Amanda Duckworth WHEN IT COMES TO VACCINATIONS, whether a horse requires a specific vaccine sometimes depends on its lifestyle; other times, it does not. Download this week's... Download

July 13, 2019 - Long-term Wellness: Joint Health

  • July 16, 2019
  • 406 Downloads
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Long-term Wellness —Joint Health by Amanda Duckworth JOINT HEALTH IS CRUCIAL in horses, especially ones as athletically inclined as Thoroughbreds, and as a result, there are a wealth of options when it... Download

March 16, 2019 - Nutrition: Hay There

  • May 07, 2019
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Nutrition— Hay There by Amanda Duckworth IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT and hay is for horses, then what type of hay your horse eats must be important. So, too, of course is the grass in the pasture a horse grazes... Download

March 16, 2019 - Transportation: Big Wheels

  • April 02, 2019
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Transportation— Big Wheels by Amanda Duckworth TEN YEARS AGO Mine That Bird stunned everyone when he took the Run for the Roses at odds at 50-1. A most unlikely winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by... Download

February 23, 2019 - Foal Health: Colostrum

  • March 13, 2019
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Colostrum, which is the first milk a mare delivers, is vital when it comes to having a healthy newborn. by Amanda Duckworth WHEN IT COMES TO EQUINE HEALTH, many issues and treatment plans come down to... Download

January 19, 2019 - Mare Health: Abortions in Broodmares

  • February 05, 2019
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Placentitis a leading cause, but not the only one by Amanda Duckworth Placentitis, which is inflammation of the placenta usually caused by an infectious agent, is one of the most common causes of abortions... Download

November 10, 2018 - Stem Cell Therapy

  • December 28, 2018
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Continues to be an option for treating injured horses by Heather Smith Thomas STEM CELL THERAPY has been utilized in horses to help heal tendon, ligament, and joint injuries for two decades. At this point... Download

October 27, 2018 - Reproductive Veterinary Services

  • November 13, 2018
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Breeding — Reproductive Veterinary Services by Heather Smith Thomas BREEDING HORSES IS OFTEN challenging, with the goal of getting every mare safely and efficiently in foal. There can be frustrations along... Download

August 4, 2018 - Racing Older Horses

  • November 07, 2018
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Racing Older Horses — Tips on Keeping Them Sound by Heather Smith Thomas HORSES ARE TREMENDOUS ATHLETES. Keeping them fit and at peak performance can be a challenge, however, since even a subtle or minor... Download

July 14, 2018 - Ulcers and Stress

  • August 08, 2018
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Ulcers and Stress in Racehorses: Management Makes a Difference by Heather Smith Thomas ULCERS ARE COMMON PROBLEMS in Thoroughbreds, due in part to the horse’s stomach anatomy and our feeding and management... Download

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... Download

March 18, 2017 - AAEP Convention Coverage

  • March 16, 2017
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AAEP Convention Coverage by Alexandra Beckstett, Maureen Gallatin, Erica Larson, and Dr. Stacey Oke THIS PAST DECEMBER more than 5,400 veterinarians, students, and industry members from 48 countries convened... Download

January 21, 2017 - Nutrition: Pregnant Mares

  • February 02, 2017
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Nutrition for Pregnant Mares by Heather Smith Thomas OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES we’ve learned more about fine-tuning nutrition for pregnant mares. Dr. Stephen Duren, PhD (equine nutritionist, Performance... Download

November 12, 2016 - Preparing Mares for Breeding

  • November 17, 2016
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Preparing Mares for Breeding by Heather Smith Thomas TO GET EVERY MARE safely in foal, it pays to start preparing for breeding well ahead of when you plan to breed her. This means an assessment of health... Download

October 29, 2016 - Stem Cell Therapy

  • November 10, 2016
  • 3,193 Downloads
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New Techniques for Harvesting and Administering Stem Cells by Heather Smith Thomas STEM CELL THERAPY has been utilized in horses to help heal tendon, ligament, and joint injuries for nearly a decade, and... Download

September 17, 2016 - Tying-up in Thoroughbred Racehorses

  • October 15, 2016
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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... Download

August 6, 2016 - Lameness: Sole Bruises

  • September 21, 2016
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Sole Bruises by Heather Smith Thomas TRAUMA TO INNER TISSUES of the foot beneath the horny sole can rupture small blood vessels, creating a bruise. When a horse steps on something hard and sharp (gravel... Download

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