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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
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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

July 16, 2016 - Foal Health: Ulcers in Young Horses

  • September 07, 2016
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Equine ulcers were first recognized in horses more than 30 years ago. by Heather Smith Thomas Unbuffered acid, or acid exposure of non-glandular regions of the stomach not normally pro- tected by mucus... Download

May 14, 2016 - Hoof Care

  • May 31, 2016
  • 2,708 Downloads
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White Line Disease by Heather Smith Thomas White line disease is the common term for a progressive infection and subsequent separation of the hoof wall—with the hoof wall coming loose from the underlying... Download

February 27, 2016 - Foal Care

  • March 10, 2016
  • 1,639 Downloads
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Care of Newborn Foals in Bad Weather by Heather Smith Thomas The first hours of life are critical for the foal’s survival and future health. Usually a healthy newborn has no problems, but sometimes severe... Download

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... Download

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... Download

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... Download

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.... Download

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... Download

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... Download

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... Download

January 24, 2015 - Young Horse Health Threats

  • February 03, 2015
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Protect your foal from these three important causes of young horse illness by Dr. Stacey Oke Foals can stand within a mere 120 minutes of birth. They're unsteady, ungraceful, and uncoordinated, getting... Download

December 6, 2014 - Broodmare Health

  • December 16, 2014
  • 3,512 Downloads
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Using Cervical Cerclage to Manage Cervical Incompetence in Pregnant Mares by Alexandra Beckstett Researchers are successfully taking a page from human medicine when it comes to treating one common cause... Download

September 13, 2014 - Hoof Care

  • September 30, 2014
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The hoof's external health affects the bones and soft tissues within, and vice versa. by Christy West Many horse owners go their whole lives caring for horses’ hooves with little knowledge of the hoof... Download

August 2, 2014 - Sesamoid Injuries

  • August 12, 2014
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Sesamoid injuries can be difficult to repair and even catastrophic; here’s what can go wrong and how to prevent it from happening by Tracy Gantz Two little bones sitting at the back of the fetlock both... Download

July 12, 2014 - Vaccines: Superheroes in a Syringe

  • August 01, 2014
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A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. by Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji If you weren't felled by polio, your children missed the measles, your barn dodged... Download

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