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May 14, 2016 - Hoof Care

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... Read More

February 27, 2016 - Foal Care

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... Read More

November 7, 2015 - Foal Health

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... Read More

October 24, 2015 - The Heart

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... Read More

August 8, 2015 - Hoof Care

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.... Read More

May 9, 2015 - Foal Respiratory Health

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... Read More

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