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AAEP Releases Equine Infectious Anemia Guidelines

AAEP Releases Equine Infectious Anemia Guidelines

EIA is a viral disease with no cure and no vaccine for prevention. Horses confirmed positive can be quarantined for the remainder of their lives but are usually euthanized. According to USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, 1,187,536 EIA tests were conducted in the U.S. in 2018, resulting in detection of 51 positive horses.

AAEP Releases Revised Guidelines For Deworming Horses

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AAEP Releases Revised Guidelines For Deworming Horses

This new information was released in response to a Task Force that was created with providing a comprehensive set of recommendations to develop improved strategies and programs for parasite control, as opposed to frequently used concepts that are more than 50 years old. 

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Asymmetry in the Horse

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Asymmetry in the Horse

Most horses have naturally asymmetrical hooves – one foot has a higher heel and the other one has a longer toe. This has in part to do with their grazing preference and their “handedness.” Some argue that it might even depend on the horse’s position in the uterus, so the appearance of the hooves is complex even before you add the wear and tear of an average horse.

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American Humane Deploys Rescue Team to Save Animals in Bahamas

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American Humane Deploys Rescue Team to Save Animals in Bahamas

“Downed power lines, dangerous debris, and contaminated water are just a few of the extensive challenges our team will face. Animal survivors will search for food and water, and will likely be injured, disoriented or confused. They will be scared and more aggressive or self-protective. It is why we are only sending our most experienced rescuers.”

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Setting SMART Goals For the Show Season

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Setting SMART Goals For the Show Season

While an attainable goal may be difficult to achieve, the goal is not extreme. That is, the goals are neither out of reach, nor below standard performance, as these may be considered meaningless. When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities and skills to reach them.

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Whole Food Options to Boost Protein Quality For Your Horse

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Whole Food Options to Boost Protein Quality For Your Horse

On average, a 1,100 lb (500 kg) adult horse at maintenance, will require a minimum of 630 grams of crude protein per day. As exercise increases, values can increase to approximately 1,000 grams/day. Growing horses require more, and pregnancy and lactation can double the maintenance requirement.

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Learn How Classes are Judged With APHA’s HorseIQ

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Learn How Classes are Judged With APHA’s HorseIQ

In a groundbreaking move, APHA has created an innovative online exhibitor educational platform called HorseIQ. The first of its kind, HorseIQ brings exhibitors up to speed with current rules and judging standards in dynamic, easy-to-access, affordable modules.  

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Being Overweight Doesn’t Mean Your Horse Has a Metabolic Issue

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Being Overweight Doesn’t Mean Your Horse Has a Metabolic Issue

As obesity develops in people, so does a clear picture of higher inflammatory cytokines circulating in their blood, and increasing insulin levels reflecting insulin resistance. This simply does not hold true for horses.

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals May Play Role in EMS

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals May Play Role in EMS

Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Minnesota found endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in a horse’s environment may play a role in the development of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).

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Returning to High Level Competition After Colic Surgery

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Returning to High Level Competition After Colic Surgery

Fifteen feet of Monty’s small intestine needed to be removed because it was irreversibly damaged and a jejunocecostomy was performed, in which the remaining small intestine was reattached to empty into the cecum, the first section of the large intestine.

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