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Revisiting Equine Vaccination Strategies- What’s Best For the Horse?

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Revisiting Equine Vaccination Strategies- What’s Best For the Horse?

Sorting out best practices in equine vaccination can be a daunting task, partially because a standard vaccination protocol for horses does not really exist. Instead, most experts agree that the approach for equine vaccination should be about what’s best for the individual horse.

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Understanding Navicular Disease Free Webinar- June 13th

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Understanding Navicular Disease Free Webinar- June 13th

This free, interactive, live (and on-demand) webinar features experts on horse health topics you can add to your care routine today!

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UC- Davis- Operation Recalibration

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UC- Davis- Operation Recalibration

AQHA Publicity The American Quarter Horse Association was notified by its approved laboratory, the University of California-Davis, that the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory is temporarily pausing genetic testing July 5-9 for operation recalibration. Operation recalibration is an initiative to address deferred equipment maintenance. The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance […]

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Fly Control Tips for Happy, Healthy Horses 

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Fly Control Tips for Happy, Healthy Horses 

Summer sores are caused by house flies, face flies and stable flies, as they transfer parasitic nematode larvae (Habronema species) to moist areas around a horse’s open wounds, eyes, nostrils, mouth and genitalia. When the larvae create a hypersensitivity reaction, chronic, fleshy and non-healing wounds can result, known as summer sores. The condition is costly and can require months off from riding and training as the infected horse heals.

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Is it Time to Change Bits?

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Is it Time to Change Bits?

“It is important to understand what the bit is doing and what to watch for,” cautions Chris Blevins, MS, DVM, Associate Professor, Equine Field Service with Kansas State University. “It is our responsibility to keep our horses comfortable.”

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Free Equine Business 101 Course for a Limited Time

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Free Equine Business 101 Course for a Limited Time

Statistically, a high number of equine businesses do not succeed beyond their first few years.  The goal of the Equine Business 101 course is to put you on a path to beat those odds.  Throughout the course, you will be provided with some basic information to guide you in the creation of your plan to run a successful equine facility. 

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Equine Specialists Host EHM Webinar For Horse Owners

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Equine Specialists Host EHM Webinar For Horse Owners

The webinar presented the latest updates on EHM in Europe and the United States. Topics included EHM risk factors, clinical syndrome, testing and diagnostics, medical intervention and treatments, biosecurity and preventive measures, vaccines, and effects on import/quarantine.

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Equestrian College Courses Online- Business and Bias, Grit and Toughness, and English Riding

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Equestrian College Courses Online- Business and Bias, Grit and Toughness, and English Riding

The three courses offered this spring include Business and Bias in the Equestrian Industry; Grit, Toughness, and Contemporary Equestrian Coaching; and English Riding: History, Culture, and Industry Evolution.

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New Survey Seeks to Understand Management of Equine Cushing’s Disease in Horses

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New Survey Seeks to Understand Management of Equine Cushing’s Disease in Horses

University of Melbourne researchers are undertaking a survey of horse owners to better understand their management of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) also known as Equine Cushing’s disease. PPID is a common condition in older horses and ponies and is linked to a range of problems including laminitis (a foot problem causing severe lameness), weight loss and a long curly hair coat, plus various other signs. The survey forms part of a broader, major international project to improve the understanding and knowledge of the fundamental causes of the condition, to improve early diagnosis, treatment, husbandry, and nutritional management.

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From The Lab- Clenbuterol Threshold Recommendations

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From The Lab- Clenbuterol Threshold Recommendations

Clenbuterol has been shown to induce repartitioning effects, a decrease in fat mass and increase in fat free (muscle) mass, starting in the middle of the recommended dose ranges (2.5ug/kg, twice daily). Those changes do not translate into improved equine performance. These changes actually have been shown to cause a decrease in markers of aerobic and anaerobic performance.

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