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Temporary Suspension of Livestock Movement Restrictions and Shelter Openings in Face of Hurricane Michael

Temporary Suspension of Livestock Movement Restrictions and Shelter Openings in Face of Hurricane Michael

“By suspending the movement requirements for the transportation of animals, we can ensure that Floridians and visitors can quickly and safely move their pets and livestock out of harm’s way,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.

Probiotics- The Strain Matters

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Probiotics- The Strain Matters

Probiotics have been appearing in basic feeds and all sorts of supplements for about a quarter of a century now.  Supporting normal intestinal function is something everyone can get behind, but how are the organisms chosen? Does it matter?

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Have You Ever Considered Your Pet’s Mental Health?

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Have You Ever Considered Your Pet’s Mental Health?

“While there is no hard evidence on the rate of mental illness in animals, it’s reasonable to conclude that statistically it’s the same as in humans – that is, one in five suffer from a mental health condition. Given the number of pets that end up in shelters because of a behavior-related problem, one in five is certainly a reasonable, possibly conservative statistic.”

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Are We Training Our Horses More Than Necessary?

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Are We Training Our Horses More Than Necessary?

New research has found that horses have similar learning progress and remember a task just as well, when they are trained every three days, as when they are trained daily. Horse riders and trainers may decide how often to train their horses based on a gut feeling of how they believe the horse is responding when asked to perform a specific task.

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What to Do When Nobody Listens…

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What to Do When Nobody Listens…

You say to the prospective horse purchaser: “This mare is a talented athlete that wins in the show ring, but she has a low tolerance for a beginner rider.” Ten minutes later the prospective buyer asks, “Will she be OK with my young children in walk-trot classes?”

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It’s Not Too Late For West Nile Vaccinations

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It’s Not Too Late For West Nile Vaccinations

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reports 152 cases of WNV thus far in 2018, with almost all diagnosed during the months of August and September. Most confirmed cases occurred in horses which were unvaccinated or had an unknown vaccination history.

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Every Horse Needs These Five Things

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Every Horse Needs These Five Things

A full-sized horse requires at least one ounce (two level tablespoons or 30 ml) of salt each day for maintenance – this much provides 12 grams of sodium. Heat, humidity, and exercise increase the horse’s need. There are several ways to accomplish this:

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Personal Training Coming to 2018 QH Congress With BaseCampEQ

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Personal Training Coming to 2018 QH Congress With BaseCampEQ

Have you ever wondered why, at the biggest show of the year, our horses are in peak physical condition, and yet, our own physical performance tends to decline? Aches and pains from long days, and nights, of practice, the inevitable Congress Crud seeping into our systems, and the inability to keep up with our regular workout regime all wreak havoc on our ability to compete at our best. 

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Yikes! My Horse Has No Tail!

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Yikes! My Horse Has No Tail!

Most of us have experienced that moment when our horse turns around in his stall and we see that his beautifully groomed and carefully hand combed tail, that we have been nurturing all show season, has become a tangled mess. The skirt hairs are missing, or scrunched into a new backcomb style.

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Tendon Repair With Gene Therapy

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Tendon Repair With Gene Therapy

The big problem with tendon injuries is that they repair leaving scar tissue, which is less elastic than the normal collagen found in healthy tendons. This leaves them prone to further damage. By injecting plasmid DNA into the torn ligaments and tendons, the researchers were able to see that blood vessels developed within the tissue and the tissue grew back without leaving scar tissue behind.

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