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AQHA Horseman Participates in Study Specifically Focused on Performance Horses

AQHA Horseman Participates in Study Specifically Focused on Performance Horses

This great information is focused specifically on our types of horses: horses that spin hard, travel with precision over obstacles, work dynamically to maintain a consistent top line, and manage to sustain these attributes through long competition days and seasons.

Diet and Laminitis- No Link to Fructan

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Diet and Laminitis- No Link to Fructan

Horses and ponies, donkeys and mules, may develop laminitis on diets based on either hay or pasture. The cause isn’t fructan. It isn’t hind gut acidosis. Here’s the science.

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5 Ways Coping With the Pandemic Will Make You a Stronger Equestrian

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5 Ways Coping With the Pandemic Will Make You a Stronger Equestrian

Who among you hasn’t stepped up to the start cone, with the eyes of the judges upon you, your family and friends watching on the sidelines, and your trainer nervously chewing his nails, and hasn’t felt afraid. Fear is real, but fear isn’t fact. You’ve faced this situation before, and you will face it again. The way you choose to deal with the emotions caused by this pandemic, however, can help to make you a stronger equestrian and competitor when it’s time to return to the show pen.

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Combating Common Equine Skin Problems

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Combating Common Equine Skin Problems

If your horse has rain rot, you’ll notice scab-like bumps, particularly along the top of the head, neck, back and/or croup. When pulled, the hair will easily come away from the body, leaving behind an infected, hairless spot of skin. These lesions are commonly itchy or painful.

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Webinar- Biosecurity on Horse Farms and at Equestrian Events

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Webinar- Biosecurity on Horse Farms and at Equestrian Events

As part of the Equine Science Center’s Fall 2020 Equine Webinar Series, Leslie Seraphin, DVM, MPH, will present on biosecurity for the horse owner. Her talk will focus on actions you can take to prevent disease entry to and spread on your farm, including actions to take when attending off farm equine events.

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First-Ever Full-Body Equine Vet Imaging For Standing Conscious Horse

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First-Ever Full-Body Equine Vet Imaging For Standing Conscious Horse

Prisma’s system has successfully performed in vivo imaging of live horse subjects and has demonstrated the efficacy of the system’s multiple technologies. Prisma’s CT image quality has proven to be on par with the top medical-grade CT systems.

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Vets Call For Essential Nationwide Border Permits During COVID-19

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Vets Call For Essential Nationwide Border Permits During COVID-19

“The ongoing survival of our agricultural industry and the welfare of our animals must be prioritized. We are calling upon government to act immediately to develop an agricultural worker permit similar to that developed for the freight industry to enable the critical movement of agriculture workers, including veterinarians,” said Dr Vale.

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Understanding Hay Quality- Even Good Hay Can Have Bad Things In It

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Understanding Hay Quality- Even Good Hay Can Have Bad Things In It

General guidelines call for horses to get 1 to 1.5 percent of their body weight in forage. The aforementioned study of feeding practices showed that few owners weighed their horses’ hay, while the majority did weigh the concentrates. That was one of several findings reflecting misunderstandings of hay’s role in their horses’ diet. 

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TX Gov Suspends EIA Rules to Facilitate Horse Evacuation Ahead of Hurricane Laura

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TX Gov Suspends EIA Rules to Facilitate Horse Evacuation Ahead of Hurricane Laura

Today, Governor Greg Abbott temporarily suspended portions of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) rules that require negative equine infectious anemia (EIA) tests results in the last 12 months to board, stable or pasture equine at congregation points. The rules were suspended to facilitate the evacuation of equine and equine owners in advance of Hurricane Laura making landfall. This suspension is in effect until terminated by the Office of the Governor or until the 90th day following the suspension.

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Heading For Higher Ground- Hurricane Preparedness Tips

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Heading For Higher Ground- Hurricane Preparedness Tips

AUSTIN, TX – As the state prepares for Hurricane Laura to make landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) encourages animal owners to take the necessary precautions to protect their animals and themselves from anticipated heavy rain, strong winds, and potential flash flooding. “Texans should heed all guidance from local officials […]

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