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Extended Cold Spell Poses Risks to Livestock

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Extended Cold Spell Poses Risks to Livestock

“We’ve already seen a case where a horse fell through the ice and had to be rescued earlier this month. There’s always a risk for that as animals search for water sources and end up walking out onto ice-covered ponds.”

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DH 5-Second Training Tip- Staying On The Arc

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DH 5-Second Training Tip- Staying On The Arc

Training Tip by Dana Hokana: “Keeping your horse on the arc is way more important than most people realize. The correct arc of a left lead, for example, is that the horse’s right hind leg will be in between the two front legs and you will be able to see the back outside corner of […]

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

Acute cold is found in the cold snaps that last for a short period of time. Chronic cold is the cold that takes hold and stays with a region for a much longer duration. Sometimes an acute situation can prove to be more dangerous to animals.

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DH 5-Second Training Tip: Using the Back Up to Improve Transitions

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DH 5-Second Training Tip: Using the Back Up to Improve Transitions

If you feel him drop to his front end or take several steps into it before he is truly committed in his gait, then stop him firmly, back him up and then send him off into the trot again.

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Despite Washington Gridlock, AHC Advances Horse Industry Priorities

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Despite Washington Gridlock, AHC Advances Horse Industry Priorities

Despite these challenges the American Horse Council was able to achieve several successes and advance many horse industry priorities concerning equine health, welfare issues, and disaster assistance, in addition to its a new initiative to get more people involved with horses.

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IMPORTANT: False Equine Disease Rumors in KY

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IMPORTANT: False Equine Disease Rumors in KY

During the past hours, the KY State Veterinarians Office has received calls describing postings on the internet (primarily social media) as well as multiple mass emailings falsely reporting a mysterious disease affecting horses in and around Central Kentucky.

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Guidelines for Choosing a Child’s Riding Lesson Program

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Guidelines for Choosing a Child’s Riding Lesson Program

Horseback riding is a fun and rewarding activity. So, allow the child enjoy their riding experience as they learn the basics of the sport before their introduction to the competitive aspect of the sport. As a parent, do not live your dreams to ride through your child’s life experiences.

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Professor Wins Equivalent of Nobel Prize in Agriculture

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Professor Wins Equivalent of Nobel Prize in Agriculture

… his work on the genetic basis of muscle physiology and motor coordination in horses. This has led to insights into how their genes affect their gait.

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Worldwide Survey of Equine Laminitis Seeking Study Participants

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Worldwide Survey of Equine Laminitis Seeking Study Participants

Laminitis is one of the most common reasons why horse owners seek veterinary advice. The disease has many causes and the most widespread form of laminitis is associated with obesity, metabolic disease and the feeding of high-energy diets.

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Courses in Stallion Handling, Horse Behavior, and Mare and Foal Management at New Bolton Center

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Courses in Stallion Handling, Horse Behavior, and Mare and Foal Management at New Bolton Center

The continuing education courses are open to veterinarians, owners, breeders, trainers, stallion handlers, vet techs, behavior specialists, and vet students and residents.

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