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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

June 15, 2013 - Preparing Joint Injection Sites

  • June 11, 2013
  • 6,545 Downloads
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by Dr. Nancy S. Loving When administering equine joint injections, veterinarians must take steps to minimize the risk of septic arthritis developing in the treated joint. Particularly in equine athletes... Download

2013 AAEP Wrap-Up

  • April 01, 2014
  • 6,271 Downloads
  • File Size 3.8MB

Equine practitioners get up to speed on a variety of topics at their annual convention Dec. 7-11 in Nashville by Erica Larson and Dr. Nancy S. Loving While your veterinarian is stitching wounds, delivering... 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

September 13, 2014 - Hoof Care

  • September 30, 2014
  • 5,821 Downloads
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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

April 27, 2013 - Common Nutrient Deficiencies

  • April 23, 2013
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Depending on lifestyle and location, some horses might be at risk for suffering subtle but serious vitamin and mineral imbalances by Sharon Biggs Waller For the most part, horse owners have little to fear... 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

July 12, 2014 - Vaccines: Superheroes in a Syringe

  • August 01, 2014
  • 5,099 Downloads
  • File Size 1.3MB

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

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

December 6, 2014 - Broodmare Health

  • December 16, 2014
  • 4,526 Downloads
  • File Size 1.6MB

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 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

May 14, 2016 - Hoof Care

  • May 31, 2016
  • 4,373 Downloads
  • File Size 2.9MB

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

May 9, 2015 - Foal Respiratory Health

  • May 19, 2015
  • 4,315 Downloads
  • File Size 2.8MB

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 18, 2017 - AAEP Convention Coverage

  • March 16, 2017
  • 4,250 Downloads
  • File Size 3.4MB

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
  • 4,150 Downloads
  • File Size 1.5MB

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

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

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

September 12, 2015 - Laminitis, Part II

  • September 23, 2015
  • 3,950 Downloads
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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

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

August 3, 2013 - A Hard Look at Laminitis

  • August 13, 2013
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by Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji The causes and mechanics of laminitis still stump many researchers, but progress is being made to understand and, thus, treat this destructive disease better. Download this... 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

July 11, 2015 - Blister Beetle Poisoning in Horses

  • July 22, 2015
  • 3,694 Downloads
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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

November 11, 2013 - Nutrition: Fescue Toxicosis

  • November 19, 2013
  • 3,627 Downloads
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by Janice L. Holland, PHD Horse owners know the drill when it comes to keeping their charges safe and sound: Beware of sharp edges, slippery mud, contaminated equipment. But what happens when danger lurks... Download

November 7, 2015 - Foal Health

  • December 29, 2015
  • 3,509 Downloads
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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

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