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AQHA Opposed to Legislation Intending to Ban Race-Day Medication

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AQHA Opposed to Legislation Intending to Ban Race-Day Medication

“While we share their heart break over the high incidence of fatalities at Santa Anita, we feel it is imperative to protect our right to give certain therapeutic medications, most notably, furosemide,” said AQHA Chief Racing Officer Janet VanBebber. “We are here to serve our membership in protecting the horse’s welfare. I work to maintain open communication with regulators, sharing my years of experience as a horseman.”

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Manage the Chaos of Fly Season

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Manage the Chaos of Fly Season

Fly Stoppers are beneficial insects that stop pest flies from developing, helping to control the fly population at your farm. They can be spread around manure piles, under water troughs, below bedding, the corners of pens and paddocks, and feeding sites.

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Colic Determined to be Most Important Horse Health Care Issue in 2018

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Colic Determined to be Most Important Horse Health Care Issue in 2018

Injury (trauma/wounds), lameness, and colic were the most common problems occurring at horse operations, totaling 51.6% and 53.4% for problems reported in 2005 and 2015, respectively.

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AQHA Launches Microchip Pilot Program

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AQHA Launches Microchip Pilot Program

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and contains a 15-digit numerical code unique to that horse which can never be altered. The ID numbers are very much like an automobile’s VIN number and provide a reliable way to verify a horse’s identity. In horses, the microchip is implanted into the nuchal ligament in the neck, using a syringe-like device.

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens 2019 Grants For Equine Non Profits

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USA Equestrian Trust Opens 2019 Grants For Equine Non Profits

“A year later, the ripple effects are still being felt throughout this community, opening doors to new markets and reproductive technologies previously underutilized or even unknown by most rare breed owners. The effect of the grant money was more than any of us could have imagined, giving all involved a solid sense of direction and the tools to accomplish meaningful breed conservation across the country and beyond.”

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The Importance of a Detox Program for the Equine Athlete

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The Importance of a Detox Program for the Equine Athlete

The liver is responsible for removing toxins from the blood, and it aids in storage of trace elements and glycogen, bile production and excretion. In conjunction with the liver, the kidney is another critical filter organ and is a major regulator of fluids and electrolyte balance. In combination, these organs are responsible for vitally important functions including producing hormones that affect the absorption of nutrition in the gut, blood pressure regulation, along with Vitamin D and red cell production.  All of these processes are critically important to the performance, health and well being of the horse.

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FILM- Getting the Right Diagnosis- Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance

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FILM- Getting the Right Diagnosis- Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance

The fall is typically when seasonal rise can effect a PPID status, possibly driving new or increased hyperinsulinemia and laminitis. The spring is a time when caregivers look to check their equine’s PPID and EMS diagnosis status, to determine if the treatment plan they have in place is effective.

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Get a Free Movie Ticket to “Listening To The Horse” Docu-Series

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Get a Free Movie Ticket to “Listening To The Horse” Docu-Series

This documentary features over 70 of the world’s top horse people and explores all aspects of caring for horses- from health and nutrition to posture, collection, and advanced ridden work. 

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Sports Medicine “Sleuths” to Unravel Lameness Mysteries

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Sports Medicine “Sleuths” to Unravel Lameness Mysteries

When lameness strikes and there are no ‘clues’ – no swelling, no heat, no localized area of obvious pain – where do you turn? Two of New Bolton Center’s Sports Medicine ‘sleuths’ will unravel the mystery as they discuss the common pitfalls to thelameness exam and why the naked eye is not always a reliable tool for an accurate diagnosis. Attendees can join in on cracking the case with their smartphones during this interactive presentation. 

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Setting a Trail Course For Success

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Setting a Trail Course For Success

Walk-overs should be spaced in increments of 20 – 24 inches apart. Trot-overs should be spaced in increments of 3 – 3.5 feet apart. Lope-overs should be spaced in increments of 6 – 6.5 feet apart.

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