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Understand Equine Brain Function to Improve Your Horsemanship

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Understand Equine Brain Function to Improve Your Horsemanship

What do you get when a fifth-generation horseman teams up with a neuroscientist? Though it sounds like the intro to a joke, it’s actually a winning combination.

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Baby Momma Drama: Can a Bad Recipient Mare Have a Negative Effect on Your Foal?

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Baby Momma Drama: Can a Bad Recipient Mare Have a Negative Effect on Your Foal?

While some might think of a recipient mare as simply a “baby making machine,” the mare you choose to carry your foal might have more of an effect on its future than you realize.

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Regardless of Weather Horses Need Supplemental Salt Year Round

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Regardless of Weather Horses Need Supplemental Salt Year Round

In cold seasons, salt helps promote enough water consumption to prevent dehydration. In warm seasons, salt replaces what is lost from perspiration.

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One Study Shows Tapeworm Eggs Associated With Colic

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One Study Shows Tapeworm Eggs Associated With Colic

For a long time tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata) were not thought to cause problems in horses. Then some studies, notably in England, found an association between tapeworms and certain types of colic. Other studies have not confirmed a link.

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New Pregnancy-Supporting Hormone Discovery in Horses Resolves 50-Year Mystery

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New Pregnancy-Supporting Hormone Discovery in Horses Resolves 50-Year Mystery

Identification of a new pregnancy-supporting hormone in horses has resolved a reproductive mystery that has puzzled scientists for decades, and it may have important implications for sustaining human pregnancies, reports a team of researchers, led by a UC Davis veterinary scientist.

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Equine Cushing’s Disease Progression Can be Slowed Down

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Equine Cushing’s Disease Progression Can be Slowed Down

Equine Cushing’s disease, scientifically referred to as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), is typically an age-related neurodegenerative disorder. Many horses will develop Cushing’s as they get older, but the symptoms come on so gradually, the disease often goes unrecognized.

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Equine Robotica: Bio-Medical Students Collaborate With Therapeutic Riding Center to Create Riding Simulator

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Equine Robotica: Bio-Medical Students Collaborate With Therapeutic Riding Center to Create Riding Simulator

One rider that has already benefitted from this new technology is former Rose-Hulman student, Drew Christy, who sustained a traumatic brain injury during a near fatal car crash during his sophomore year.

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The Real Cost of Horse Ownership…

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The Real Cost of Horse Ownership…

“As a horse owner, you will need to learn to expect unexpected costs. Your horse doesn’t know when the next payday is or whether you’re planning your next vacation.”

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“Newborn Foals – What to Expect and When to Worry”

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“Newborn Foals – What to Expect and When to Worry”

This is a wonderful time of year when foals are born. But when pregnancy and foaling don’t go as expected, this can be a worrisome and difficult time for horse owners. Foals can be susceptible to many illnesses, and recognizing the first signs of disease can be vital to successful treatment and care. Dr. Abraham will detail what to expect in a normal foal, how to recognize illnesses, and explain diseases that can affect young foals.

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New Study Helps Identify Colic Risk After Anesthesia

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New Study Helps Identify Colic Risk After Anesthesia

Gastrointestinal pain, generally referred to as colic, has been estimated to occur in 2.8–6% of horses following general anesthesia for elective procedures, the most common cause being impaction of the large intestine or caecum.

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