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May 2024 - Elderly Care

  • April 23, 2024
  • 144 Downloads
  • File Size 1.7MB

Diagnosing Cushing's disease/PPID can be tricky by Amanda Duckworth AS HORSES AGE, the list of potential medical concerns they might face changes. For equines 15 and older, one of the most common diseases... Download

April 2024 - Feed & Nutrition

  • March 17, 2024
  • 269 Downloads
  • File Size 5.1MB

Finding a feeding plan that meets your equine's needs by Amanda Duckworth THE OLD JOKE goes that hay is for horses, but when it comes down to it, proper equine nutrition is no laughing matter. Download... Download

March 2024 - Parasite Concerns

  • March 17, 2024
  • 248 Downloads
  • File Size 5.3MB

As parasites evolve, treatments are studied by Amanda Duckworth WHILE THE THOUGHT of regular worms is unpleasant, super worms are an international problem. Download this week's Health Zone to continue... Download

January 2024 - Mare and Foal Health

  • December 19, 2023
  • 308 Downloads
  • File Size 4.6MB

Research remains robust on mare & foal health by Amanda Duckworth THE BEGINNING OF a new year is also the start of new dreams for anyone who has a pregnant broodmare. Download this week's Health... Download

December 2023 - Breeding

  • November 21, 2023
  • 656 Downloads
  • File Size 4MB

The science behind breeding by Amanda Duckworth AS BREEDING SEASON approaches, farm managers actively work to make sure stallions and broodmares are at their best. Download this week's Health Zone... Download

September 2023 - Joints

  • August 16, 2023
  • 822 Downloads
  • File Size 5.5MB

Researchers examine industry data for answers by Amanda Duckworth THERE IS LITTLE debate that healthy joints are incredibly important for the well-being of racehorses, but the reality is things can start... Download

August 2023 - Gut Health

  • July 31, 2023
  • 672 Downloads
  • File Size 3MB

Quickly addressing colic leads to better outcomes by Amanda Duckworth ALTHOUGH IT CONSISTS of five letters, for all intents and purposes, colic is a four-letter word to those who care for horses. Download... Download

July 2023 - Grooming

  • July 01, 2023
  • 766 Downloads
  • File Size 3.1MB

The severity of a region's winter weather is a consideration when determining whether to blanket or not by Amanda Duckworth IN THE HEAT of the summer, it is easy to forget one of the most debated topics... Download

June 2023 - Barn Management

  • July 01, 2023
  • 655 Downloads
  • File Size 4.7MB

Importance of managing aerosol particles' impact on horses and humans in the barn by Amanda Duckworth HORSES ARE KEPT in stalls for many reasons, ranging from convenience to medical requirement, but... Download

May 2023 - Hoof Health

  • May 02, 2023
  • 810 Downloads
  • File Size 4.9MB

Researchers examine gauging techniques in hoof evaluation by Amanda Duckworth GIVEN THE IMPORTANCE of hoof health in horses, it should come as no surprise that it's a heavily researched and studied... Download

April 2023 - Nutrition: Individual Commitment

  • March 15, 2023
  • 780 Downloads
  • File Size 5.1MB

Tailoring feed program to each horse can pay dividends by Amanda Duckworth A HORSE'S DIETARY needs vary depending on the lifestyle it leads. However, well-intentioned nutrition plans sometimes are... Download

March 2023 - Parasite Concerns: Staying a Step Ahead

  • February 21, 2023
  • 794 Downloads
  • File Size 3.9MB

Protocols to control parasites continue to evolve by Amanda Duckworth WHILE HORSE FARMS understand parasite control should be included in any horse health plan, comprehending the best approach to properly... Download

February 2023 - Foal Health: Early Advantages

  • January 31, 2023
  • 939 Downloads
  • File Size 4.4MB

Recent study finds foals born early in year fare better on the track by Amanda Duckworth FOR ALL OF the pedigree research and effort put into bringing a foal into the world, the wild cards of genetics... Download

November 2022 - Breeding: Wise Moves

  • November 22, 2022
  • 1,039 Downloads
  • File Size 3.1MB

Exercise often important in keeping older stallions healthy, productive by Amanda Duckworth MANAGING THE CAREER of a successful stallion is a multifaceted endeavor and some of his needs change as he ages... Download

September 2022 - Joint Health: In Flux

  • August 30, 2022
  • 901 Downloads
  • File Size 8.1MB

When it comes to joint issues, treatments continue to evolve by Amanda Duckworth IDEALLY, A HORSE will never have joint issues, but that is not a reality for most. Download

August 2022 - Gut Health: More Than a Gut Feeling

  • July 26, 2022
  • 957 Downloads
  • File Size 4.5MB

Recent studies provide insights on gastrointestinal tract health by Amanda Duckworth IF THE DIFFERENT parts of a horse could compete in a race to win the title of "most important in terms of good... Download

July 2022 - Grooming: The Right Touch

  • June 28, 2022
  • 921 Downloads
  • File Size 1.5MB

Grooming provides opportunities to address problems early by Amanda Duckworth BECAUSE GROOMING IS one of the basic cornerstones of horsemanship, its wide-reaching importance can sometimes be taken for... Download

May 2022 - Hoof Care: Solid Footing

  • April 12, 2022
  • 1,191 Downloads
  • File Size 2.3MB

Researchers look at farrier work relative to performance, welfare by Amanda Duckworth A BETTER UNDERSTANDING of the mechanics of hooves, and especially hooves in motion, can improve the performance and... Download

April 2022 - Nutrition: Balancing Diet Issues

  • March 30, 2022
  • 1,159 Downloads
  • File Size 6.7MB

Individual equine nutritional needs often vary by Amanda Duckworth WHEN IT COMES to feeding horses, there are some straightforward facts that nutritionists and veterinarians always point toward. Download... Download

March 2022 - Parasites: Targeted Dewormers

  • February 22, 2022
  • 1,122 Downloads
  • File Size 3MB

Treatment programs based on horses' needs help prevent resistance by Amanda Duckworth INTERNAL PARASITES ARE not a new issue when it comes to horse management, but ideas on how best to deal with worms... Download

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