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AQHA: Embryo Transfer Enrollment

AQHA: Embryo Transfer Enrollment

Advances in science and technology are continually changing the horse world. Not too long ago, removing an embryo from a horse and having a surrogate carry that foal to term was the stuff of sci-fi novels. Now, it is common practice. To keep up with the times and still uphold the integrity of the American Quarter Horse breed, AQHA has instated a set of rules for mares and foals involved in embryo transfer.

Early Training of Young Horses- Imprinting Versus Other Methods

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Early Training of Young Horses- Imprinting Versus Other Methods

The idea of imprint training is to, in a single session, introduce as many new objects and sensations as possible within the first 24 hours after birth. This might include brushes, halters, clippers, other equipment, and touching of the face, body, legs, and hooves.

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Winter Water Woes and Colic Prevention 

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Winter Water Woes and Colic Prevention 

Nothing can drain the color from a horse owner’s face quicker than hearing the word COLIC!  Winter is an important season to focus on colic prevention and ward off water woes that can lead to impaction in the equine gut.

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Tempting Picky Eaters

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Tempting Picky Eaters

We humans have a huge diversity of individual dietary preferences. Some have a raging sweet tooth, others prefer salty or spicy, love or hate specific vegetables, etc. It’s not as complicated for horses.  Their instinctive taste preferences are geared toward survival.  Try as you might, you won’t be able to create an acquired taste for sushi in a horse.

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EquiManagement Launches the Business of Practice Podcast

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EquiManagement Launches the Business of Practice Podcast

A recent survey of equine veterinarians showed that business topics ranked just behind imaging/ultrasound (and was tied with lameness) as the most desired educational subjects. To help meet this need, EquiManagement is proud to launch The Business of Practice podcast that will focus on the fiscal, financial and human sides of equine veterinary practice topics.

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Tips For Successful Goal Setting For the New Year

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Tips For Successful Goal Setting For the New Year

The difference between a dream and a goal is having a plan that will take you there. In order for goals to be successful, they need to be specific and measurable.

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Sleep Deprivation in Horses?

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Sleep Deprivation in Horses?

Horses in stables have been shown to have a regular total sleep time of three and a half hours per night. The duration of the different sleep stages is relatively constant. REM sleep totals about 30 minutes a night (15% of the total sleep time) and slow-wave sleep takes up the most time at 65%. The rest of the total sleep time is spent in light sleep.

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Safe Supplements For EMS/IR and Cushing’s Horses

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Safe Supplements For EMS/IR and Cushing’s Horses

The cornerstone of managing horses and ponies with metabolic issues resulting in high insulin, is tight control of their diet — specifically, avoiding anything that would promote higher insulin.

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The Silver Lining of COVID-19 for Horse Communities 

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The Silver Lining of COVID-19 for Horse Communities 

Over the course of the last nine months, COVID-19 has proved to be challenging for everyone. People in the equine industry have faced significant hardship, isolation and financial impacts. These unforeseen circumstances provided an opportunity for horse enthusiasts to come together and discuss how to best support each other during these unprecedented times.

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If the Boot Fits- Can Leg Wraps or Boots Prevent Tendon Injury?

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If the Boot Fits- Can Leg Wraps or Boots Prevent Tendon Injury?

In general, there are three main reasons people might choose to wrap the legs of their horses: external protection, simply for looks, or prevention of tendon injuries. While certainly able to protect from cuts and scrapes or add some flashiness to your look in the Dressage ring, boots and wraps do not provide sufficient support against the forces experienced by an equine limb during exercise.

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