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Equine Science Center Fall 2020 Webinar Series

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Equine Science Center Fall 2020 Webinar Series

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Equine Science Center is excited to announce its “Fall 2020 Webinar Series” which started on August 13th, 2020. Every other Thursday until the the first week of November, the Equine Science Center will host a series of webinars on various equine related topics. Presentations will be given by Rutgers University Extension […]

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Study Links Bone Loss to Proximal Sesamoid Bone Fractures

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Study Links Bone Loss to Proximal Sesamoid Bone Fractures

Other repetitive overuse injuries in horses are known to be bilateral in nature, meaning that they are similar on both sides of the horse, with the more severely affected limb usually incurring the fracture. With this in mind, the study looked at both the fractured PSB and the intact PSB from the opposing limb of the same horse for all of the cases. The researchers hypothesized that horses with PSB fractures would also show evidence of stress in the PSB of the opposite limb and that the bone that sustained the break would show more severe changes than the intact bone.

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Cryopreservation of Equine Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair

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Cryopreservation of Equine Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair

Cryopreservation is the next exciting stage of research in stem cell therapy. Dr. Thomas Koch and his team are working to preserve cartilage chips for long-term storage, which would enable off-the-shelf use to treat localized cartilage defects.  Defects that very often shorten or end horses athletic careers. 

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Understanding Hay Quality

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Understanding Hay Quality

As the source of 50 to 90 percent of a normal, healthy horse’s nutritional needs, hay warrants careful consideration. Yet, there is a lot of confusion over what, exactly, defines “good” hay. Nutrient content and cleanliness are distinct traits often presumptively and wrongly lumped together.

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New Hope for Rare Breeds as Healthy Foal is Born From Sexed Semen

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New Hope for Rare Breeds as Healthy Foal is Born From Sexed Semen

 “To be able to use our reproduction expertise in this way, to help preserve an irreplaceable part of our magnificent heavy horse heritage is something we have been working towards for many years,” said Tullis. “The challenges have been great and many but watching the birth of this beautiful, healthy filly foal was a truly magical experience.”

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Handling 4 of the Most Common Summer Horse Hazards

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Handling 4 of the Most Common Summer Horse Hazards

Let the horse drink its fill of cool water. Contrary to popular belief, allowing a hot horse to drink cold water will not cause colic and muscle cramping.

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New University Study Shows Next-Generation SmartStride Ultra Supports Joint Health

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New University Study Shows Next-Generation SmartStride Ultra Supports Joint Health

The purpose of the research was to evaluate the effect of SmartStride Ultra pellets on gait mechanics – including stride length and range of motion – as well as on markers of inflammation and cartilage metabolism in mature horses undergoing light to moderate exercise.

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BEMER Joins All American QH Congress as Official Sponsor

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BEMER Joins All American QH Congress as Official Sponsor

“The AQHA Congress is such a spectacular event. Nowhere else in the country can you interact with top-level athletes of varying ages and disciplines like you can here. BEMER is proud to support the AQHA Congress as an Official Sponsor, and we look forward to meeting all of the competitors in attendance and showing them how our BEMER Horse-Set can bring out the best in their equine partners. We are also so excited for the chance to watch our ambassadors, Tom and Cade McCutcheon, compete in person!”

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Equine PET Scanner Making Big Strides

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Equine PET Scanner Making Big Strides

The equine Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner pioneered by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with LONGMILE Veterinary Imaging, is now in heavy use at Santa Anita Park in Southern California. In just over six months since the installation in December 2019, with the financial support from the Stronach Group, more than 100 scans have been performed with the “MILEPET” (Molecular Imaging of Limbs in Equids), the PET scanner specifically designed to acquire images on horses without the need to lay them down.

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APHA HorseIQ Releases New Offering For 4-H and FFA Groups

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APHA HorseIQ Releases New Offering For 4-H and FFA Groups

This new model allows each leader and member to have their own access to the HorseIQ library at an affordable price to the county or chapter. New materials are added to the HorseIQ library throughout the year, giving users hours of videos and modules that were developed and curated by top professionals in the industry.

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