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State Veterinarians Urging Horse Owners to Vaccinate

State Veterinarians Urging Horse Owners to Vaccinate

“With all of the rain the region has experienced and with mosquito season now in full swing, it is important that horse owners are being proactive and vaccinating their equines against mosquito-borne diseases,” said Maryland State Veterinarian Michael Radebaugh.

Cutting Edge Research Into Gene Doping and Improving Integrity of Horse Racing

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Cutting Edge Research Into Gene Doping and Improving Integrity of Horse Racing

Gene doping involves the transfer or modification of genes or genetically modified cells of healthy human athletes, as well as equine athletes, for non-therapeutic purpose to enhance athletic performance.

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7 Tips to Help Prevent Colic

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7 Tips to Help Prevent Colic

The dreaded sand. Sand can be irritating to your horse’s intestinal lining, and cause colic. Be extra careful to not let your horse overgraze on pastures rich in sandy soil and avoid feeding hay or grain on the ground.

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Kindred Bio Will Award 2 Scholarships to APHA Amateurs at World Show

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Kindred Bio Will Award 2 Scholarships to APHA Amateurs at World Show

“I was absolutely thrilled to hear KindredBio would be sponsoring the Amateur scholarships again for 2018. It is such a unique opportunity for our young APHA exhibitors who are continuing their education as well as their horsemanship skills. Presenting the scholarship to Lindsey and Angie last year was exciting; KindredBio made the event extra special, and I can’t wait to see who will be receiving the scholarship this year, “she said.

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Part 3 in Video Series- “Recognizing Facial Expressions of a Horse in Pain”

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Part 3 in Video Series- “Recognizing Facial Expressions of a Horse in Pain”

“Muscle tension,” Dr. Berger says, “is a physiological response to internal (pain) and external threats (fear). Both behaviors evolved in the horse to protect its body.” A horse in pain can build an association between its pain and its potential source, be it a person, piece of tack or tool. It is essential to recognize and assuage the emotional response before an escalation in pain becomes an escalation in difficult behavior.

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First “Evening With Vet Med” Lecture Will be “Farrier Services: Hoof Care Myths and Truths”

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First “Evening With Vet Med” Lecture Will be “Farrier Services: Hoof Care Myths and Truths”

“Farrier Services: Hoof Care Myths and Truths”
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7-8 p.m.
Presented by UC Davis farrier Shane Westman
The event is free, but you must REGISTER

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Tips For Body Clipping Horses

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Tips For Body Clipping Horses

A standard body clip is done with a #10 blade, and you should have at least three blades on hand. Blade cleaning supplies include blade wash and blade coolant. Things that aren’t exactly necessary, but can be very useful to have on hand, include a twitch, coat conditioner such as Showsheen, towels and one unexpected tool: sidewalk chalk.

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Hemp For Your Horse?

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Hemp For Your Horse?

Hemp? Isn’t that marijuana? 

 No, it is not marijuana. They are both part of the Cannabis family. But they are different subspecies. Marijuana is selectively bred to contain high amounts of psychoactive THC. Hemp seeds, on the other hand, are very low in THC (less than 4 ppm).  Another phytocannabinoid, known as cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining interest in the health industry. It does not have any intoxicating properties and is found in low quantities in hemp seeds (less than 0.4%).[iii]

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Could You be Missing the Signs of Equine Ulcers?

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Could You be Missing the Signs of Equine Ulcers?

Less-than-optimal performance, resistance to work and difficulty training are all common issues that may be associated with gastric ulcers1,2 which can develop in as few as five days.3 If you have noticed behaviors such as your horse pinning his ears while being groomed, or kicking out when the girth is tightened, equine stomach ulcers could be a possibility, and it may be time to contact your veterinarian.

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Behavioral and Physiological Responses of Therapy Horses to Mentally Traumatized Humans

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Behavioral and Physiological Responses of Therapy Horses to Mentally Traumatized Humans

The project also indicated: 1) Therapy horses do not differentiate between humans with PTSD and those without.  2) Therapy horses display more stress behaviors when they are alone in a round pen. 3) Therapy horses are more attentive to humans who are experienced around horses. 4)  Therapy horses are calmer with humans who are inexperienced around horses.

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