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February 2022 - Foal Health: From the Start

  • January 18, 2022
  • 11 Downloads
  • File Size 2.8MB

Finding right diet for foals, pregnant mares by Amanda Duckworth A MARE'S MILK helps new foals avoid illness and properly grow, and, as foals begin to mature, some more hands-on human intervention... Download

January 2022 - Older Mares: Just a Number?

  • December 21, 2021
  • 299 Downloads
  • File Size 3.6MB

Studies offer clues on when mare age is a concer, and when it isn't by Amanda Duckworth AS BREEDING SEASON draws closer, Thoroughbred broodmares are being prepped for another year of being productive... Download

November 2021 - Hay: More Than a Gut Feeling

  • October 19, 2021
  • 1,300 Downloads
  • File Size 2.1MB

Hay — It's important to tailor hay to specific horses' needs by Amanda Duckworth AS HORSE CARE can get expensive, horsemen keep an eye out for areas where they can save some money, but when it... Download

October 2021 - Vaccines: Shot Clock

  • September 14, 2021
  • 984 Downloads
  • File Size 998.4kB

Vaccines — Researchers examine timing of equine vaccinations by Amanda Duckworth FOR HUMANS, "VACCINES" and "herd immunity" have become buzzwords over the past year, but for horse owners... Download

September 2021 - Grooming: Closest of Connections

  • August 17, 2021
  • 1,491 Downloads
  • File Size 1.4MB

Grooming — Grooming, baby talk benefit horses' physical, mental well-being by Amanda Duckworth THE PHYSCIAL BENEFITS of keeping an active horse properly groomed are well known. Grooming provides an... Download

July 2021 - Joint Health: Getting It Right

  • June 22, 2021
  • 798 Downloads
  • File Size 2.7MB

Joint Health — Prompt lameness exams key in keeping small problems from becoming big issues by Amanda Duckworth LOOKING FOR AN easy way to describe a potentially complicated problem sometimes requires... Download

June 2021 - Parasite Control: Parasites

  • May 19, 2021
  • 1,239 Downloads
  • File Size 1.4MB

Parasite Control — Experts now recommend fecal egg counts to guide deworming by Amanda Duckworth RESEARCHERS AND veterinarians have long worried about the risk of overreliance on dewormers for horses,... Download

April 2021 - The Right Balance: Nutrition

  • May 18, 2021
  • 1,145 Downloads
  • File Size 2.7MB

The Right Balance — Calorie Intake, Nutrient Ratio Key to Feeding the Racehorse by Amanda Duckworth ANY ATHLETE WILL tell you that nutrition is an important part of the equation when it comes to performance... Download

March 27, 2021 - Virus Control: Coronavirus and Equines

  • March 24, 2021
  • 866 Downloads
  • File Size 1.6MB

Virus Control —Coronavirus and Equines by Amanda Duckworth A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT is a key step when it comes to many of the basic management principles, such as fly control, that surround the care of horses... Download

January 16, 2021 - Mare Health: Early Start

  • January 12, 2021
  • 1,062 Downloads
  • File Size 1.1MB

Mare Health —EarlyStart by Amanda Duckworth FOR A THOROUGHBRED MARE the ability to become pregnant reliably and deliver a foal safely is ket to being a productive member of a broodmare band. Download this... Download

November 14, 2020 - Feed: Nightmare Situation

  • November 22, 2020
  • 1,138 Downloads
  • File Size 1.1MB

Feed —Nightmare Situation by Amanda Duckworth ONE OF THE CORNERSTONES of good horsemanship is a proper feeding schedule. Figuring out the right feed for any horse is important and something many take pride... Download

October 31, 2020 - Vaccines: Stick to the Schedule

  • October 27, 2020
  • 1,001 Downloads
  • File Size 994.3kB

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
  • 1,148 Downloads
  • File Size 1.6MB

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
  • 1,145 Downloads
  • File Size 2.9MB

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
  • 1,275 Downloads
  • File Size 2.3MB

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
  • 1,150 Downloads
  • File Size 1.5MB

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
  • 987 Downloads
  • File Size 1.3MB

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
  • 991 Downloads
  • File Size 2.7MB

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
  • 1,045 Downloads
  • File Size 1.3MB

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
  • 984 Downloads
  • File Size 1.1MB

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
  • 972 Downloads
  • File Size 1.1MB

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
  • 1,048 Downloads
  • File Size 1.5MB

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

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