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October 31, 2020 - Vaccines: Stick to the Schedule

  • October 27, 2020
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Vaccines —Stick to the Scheduled by Amanda Duckworth IN A ROUNDUP of key words from 2020, "vaccine" is likely to make almost any list. Thankfully, when it comes to horses, equine vaccination... Download

September 12, 2020 - Grooming: Brushing Up On Basics

  • September 15, 2020
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Grooming —Brushing Up On Basics by Amanda Duckworth GROOMING IS PERHAPS the most basic staple of good horse management, and in Thoroughbred racing, few know horses better than their grooms. Download this... Download

July 11, 2020 - Joint Health: Common Cause

  • July 14, 2020
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Joint Health —Common Cause by Amanda Duckworth SOME ISSUES HORSES struggle with, such as laminitis, can be difficult for people to comprehend fully becuase they are not afflictions humans face. When it... Download

June 13, 2020 - Deworming: Edge of the Cliff

  • June 09, 2020
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Deworming —Edge of the Cliff by Amanda Duckworth WHILE NOT THE MOST pleasant thought, horses are going to have worms. For decade it was standard procedure to administer dewormer to horses on a regular... Download

May 16, 2020 - Transportation: Trucking Along

  • May 20, 2020
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Transportation —Trucking Along by Frank Angst "ANOTHER BIG DAY in the office," reads a recent Facebook post from Campbell Horse Transportation above a video showing horses unloading from a trailer... Download

May 9, 2020 - The Big Step: Hoof Care

  • May 05, 2020
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The Big Step —Hoof Care by Amanda Duckworth NO HOOF, NO HORSE remains as true as ever, and while most of the healine-making laminitis stories in horse racing tend to relate to cases stemming from injury... Download

April 25, 2020 - The Weight: Nutrition

  • May 05, 2020
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The Weight—Nutrition by Amanda Duckworth KEEPING A HORSE at its ideal body weight can sometimes be a challenge, but much like the Goldilocks parable, being "just right" leads to the best results... Download

March 14, 2020 - Foal Health: Keep It Clean

  • March 10, 2020
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Fly Control —Keep It Clean by Amanda Duckworth THERE ARE FEW guarantees when it comes to horses, but the fact that warmer weather will result in flies around the barn is one of them. Download this week's... Download

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
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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

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