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COVID-19 Schooling Survival Guide- Ranch Riding

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COVID-19 Schooling Survival Guide- Ranch Riding

Because these patterns all share the same types of elements, that can provide both an opportunity for riders to practice perfecting their skills, but also a trap for their horses to learn the bad habit of anticipation. One area where this often occurs is the lead change that’s typically located across the center of the arena. 

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Equine Metabolic Disease Misinformation

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Equine Metabolic Disease Misinformation

False: Equine Metabolic Syndrome predisposes a horse to develop Cushing’s Disease (PPID).
True:  There is no solid evidence that EMS predisposes to PPID. However, horses with EMS may be more likely to be diagnosed because PPID exacerbates high insulin levels and laminitis risk.

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How to Reopen Your Barn After Quarantine

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How to Reopen Your Barn After Quarantine

Living under quarantine, curfews, and learning how to work from home has reiterated how important barn visits are to mental health. As states across the country relax stay-at-home requirements, we have some tips on how to keep your horses, horse people, and your barn as healthy as possible. 

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Top 5 Horse Owner Myths About PPID

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Top 5 Horse Owner Myths About PPID

Research suggests 21 percent of horses and ponies 15 years of age and older are affected by PPID. However, more recently, horses as young as 5 years of age (although young age is uncommon), have been diagnosed with PPID.1,2 

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10 Most Poisonous Plants to Horses in the US

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10 Most Poisonous Plants to Horses in the US

A 1,000-pound animal has to consume significantly higher quantities of a toxic plant than a smaller animal to be affected clinically, however some plants are cause for concern and all poisonous plants are worth recognizing so they can be removed from your horse-keeping areas. Another commonly overlooked reason a horse may become poisoned is allowing horses to graze a pasture after it has been sprayed with herbicide, but before the weeds have died and disappeared.

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CSU Breaks Ground on Spur Campus; to be Complete in 2022

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CSU Breaks Ground on Spur Campus; to be Complete in 2022

The first building at Spur is named Vida and will focus on animal and human health, leveraging CSU’s world-class veterinary medicine program; hosting the second location of CSU’s Temple Grandin Equine Center, which provides equine-assisted activities and therapies to humans with a range of needs; and partnering with the Dumb Friends League to offer a donor-subsidized clinic for companion animals while providing hands-on education for CSU veterinary student

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AAEP Updates Equine Vaccination Guidelines

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AAEP Updates Equine Vaccination Guidelines

The recommendations are based on the age of the horse and its previous vaccination history and are meant to serve as a reference for veterinarians. Reviewed guidelines include the core vaccinations Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE), Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (WEE), and Rabies; and the risk-based vaccinations Anthrax, Botulism, Equine Herpesvirus (EHV), Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA), Equine Influenza, Leptospirosis, Potomac Horse Fever Rotaviral Diarrhea, and Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis (VEE).

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Smartphone-based Testing System, Initially Developed With Horse Pathogens, May Help With COVID-19

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Smartphone-based Testing System, Initially Developed With Horse Pathogens, May Help With COVID-19

The study began with the goal of detecting a panel of viral and bacterial pathogens in horses, including those that cause severe respiratory illnesses similar to those presented in COVID-19, the researchers said.

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Tightening the Belt: Tips for Cutting Expenses

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Tightening the Belt: Tips for Cutting Expenses

Valerie McCloskey CHA Director from Rome, New York called her insurance agent when her state issued pandemic restrictions prohibited visitors, slashing her lesson program.

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Where Horse Shows Fall in U.S. Reopening Phases

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Where Horse Shows Fall in U.S. Reopening Phases

Mass gatherings including racing events and horse shows would fall under “Phase 3,” which Administration officials are identifying as a state of relative control over risks associated with COVID-19 exposure.  Talks between various private sector stakeholder advisory committees are underway to discuss tactics to comply with the spirit of the guidelines while limiting potential tort liability arising from new risks. 

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