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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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Researchers Study Interaction Between the Horse’s Hoof and the Ground

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Researchers Study Interaction Between the Horse’s Hoof and the Ground

When the hoof is on the ground, this stance is divided into four phases: primary impact, secondary impact, midstance, and breakover, during which the hoof experiences different forces and accelerations. Each phase is associated with a risk factor for injury; however, it is difficult to identify mechanical cause of injury.

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Making Preparations For Hurricane Dorian’s Landfall

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Making Preparations For Hurricane Dorian’s Landfall

Some forecasts indicate the Storm may make landfall in Florida as early as Tuesday, September 3.

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Updated Horse Health Requirements and Arrival Instructions for 2019 APHA World Show

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Updated Horse Health Requirements and Arrival Instructions for 2019 APHA World Show

In order to ensure the health of all horses attending the 2019 APHA World Championship Show September 16-29 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, the following horse health requirements and arrival instructions will be in effect.

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Defining Horse Jargon- Horse Sale Terms

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Defining Horse Jargon- Horse Sale Terms

Questions that I see sellers get asked include, “Is this horse kid safe?” Well, that’s an extremely difficult question to answer because the seller is unlikely to know the riding abilities of the child in question. As with adults, abilities and confidence of riders can vary greatly, and the age of the rider is only one factor to consider.

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Smoother Trailer Ride = Less Stress on Your Horse

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Smoother Trailer Ride = Less Stress on Your Horse

Don’t overdo it. Adding heavier-duty, higher rated tires to your horse trailer, thinking that they will provide a higher margin of safety, can be a mistake. They will give your horses a rougher ride if they excessively exceed what the horse trailer needs to ride comfortably.

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AVMA Welcomes Legislation to Stop Horse Abuse

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AVMA Welcomes Legislation to Stop Horse Abuse

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) President Dr. John de Jong released the following statement in response to this week’s passage of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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How to Check Heart Rate and Monitor Sweat Patterns to Keep Your Horse Safe

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How to Check Heart Rate and Monitor Sweat Patterns to Keep Your Horse Safe

The heart rate of a horse can go over 200 beats per minute with strong exertion such as galloping up a hill, running a race or working beyond her level of fitness. You will not see those high rates unless you have a heart monitor recording during the exercise. The most important count is the speed at which the heart rate recovers from that high point. From the end of the gallop or hill to the time you pull up, get off and find the heart to listen the rate will have dropped to somewhere around 60 to 100. Within another minute or two, it should be well below 80 beats per minute.

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Confusing Horse Hoof Anatomy Explained

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Confusing Horse Hoof Anatomy Explained

The P3 is one of four bones in the toe (if you will) of the horse. Its function is to serve as part of the team which enables shock absorption in the entire hoof during weight bearing and while in motion. It is meant to drop down, like a trampoline to accommodate the weight. For this to happen, the heels spread apart to provide space for the coffin bone and sole of the hoof to descend.

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Biosecurity Tips For AQHA Youth World Show

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Biosecurity Tips For AQHA Youth World Show

The State of Oklahoma is requiring horses living in areas with positive VS cases to have a health certificate within 5 days of when you are traveling. Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show exhibitors who are from an area that has a positive VS case are required to have a health certificate within 5 days of when you leave, instead of the 30 day requirement. Additional resources and information such as state entry requirements are available at www.equinediseasecc.org.

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