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Dealing With Hoof Cracks: Sole Supports for Health and Strength

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Dealing With Hoof Cracks: Sole Supports for Health and Strength

Pat Burton, a Texas farrier, has developed effective ways to rehabilitate cracked feet, using management rather than bar shoes or other types of special shoeing.

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Feb./March Penn. Vet Lecture Series to Include: Emergency Relief, Stallion Handling, Newborn Foals, Mare Breeding Management, Foal and Mare Behavior and More

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Feb./March Penn. Vet Lecture Series to Include: Emergency Relief, Stallion Handling, Newborn Foals, Mare Breeding Management, Foal and Mare Behavior and More

Dr. Michelle Abraham, resident in large-animal internal medicine at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, will deliver a presentation about newborn foals. 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 discuss what to expect in a normal foal, tips on early recognition of illness, and information about various diseases.

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Equine Lameness: The Basics

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Equine Lameness: The Basics

“There are also some causes of lameness that young horses are born with termed, ‘developmental bone disease,’ where the cartilage and bones do not form correctly.”

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Equine Welfare is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Equine Welfare is Everyone’s Responsibility

“While your horses are being properly cared for, what about the neighbor down the street who has fallen on hard times and is unable to afford sufficient hay to feed his horses?” she asks. “Do we turn a blind eye and hope they’ll be alright until the spring? That the problem will fix itself?”

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Trailering Your Horse Through the Polar Vortex

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Trailering Your Horse Through the Polar Vortex

“Stopping on snow or ice without skidding and/or jackknifing takes extra distance. Use brakes very gently to avoid skidding,” added Riss. “If you begin to skid or jackknife, ease up on the brake and steer into the skid to regain control.”

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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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