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AAEP Publishes Guidelines for “Glanders”- Contagious Disease Recently Resurfacing

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AAEP Publishes Guidelines for “Glanders”- Contagious Disease Recently Resurfacing

“We must remain vigilant through the USDA’s strict testing of horses at points of entry into the U.S. to prevent re-introduction of this disease.”

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Impact of DHA Supplementation on Inflammation Reduction in Metabolic Horses  

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Impact of DHA Supplementation on Inflammation Reduction in Metabolic Horses  

Researchers[i] from the University of Kentucky were looking for an effective way to reduce inflammation in horses suffering from equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), characterized as overweight and insulin resistant. EMS is generally treated with one of two pharmaceuticals – metformin or levothyroxine. However, there are questions about their efficacy and long-term usage.

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Smart Goal Setting For 2020 Show Season

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Smart Goal Setting For 2020 Show Season

Believe it or not, the beginning of the show season is here, and there is no better time to set goals than right now! Reflect on your progress over the last year. What are you most proud of? What failures did you experience? Keep in mind that failure is often one step towards success.

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Predicting a Foal’s Future Height- Which Measurements Work Best?

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Predicting a Foal’s Future Height- Which Measurements Work Best?

Taking a measurement in a straight line from the front of either leg, beginning at the hairline and extending upwards to the middle of the knee joint, is said to provide a measurement in inches that converts directly into hands on an adult horse. For example, a foal that measures 15 1/4 inches should translate into an adult horse that measures 15.1hh.

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40,000 Year-Old Foal Discovered Perfectly Preserved in Russia Permafrost

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40,000 Year-Old Foal Discovered Perfectly Preserved in Russia Permafrost

Computed tomography of the foal carcass was used to examine the internal structure and create a 3D model of the body. Sergey Vasilev, head of the Center for 3-D Modelling and Virtual Reality of NEFU Institute of Physics and Technologies, noted that this allows them to create a complete picture of what the foal looked like. 

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Would Your Horse’s Noseband Pass the Pressure Test?

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Would Your Horse’s Noseband Pass the Pressure Test?

Peters says, “According to initial findings, a common perception of restrictive noseband designs allowing a lighter rein aid may be inaccurate and warrant further investigation.” 

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AVMF Will Match Australia Relief Donations Up to $50,000

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AVMF Will Match Australia Relief Donations Up to $50,000

“As part of the global veterinary community, the AVMA and AVMF are grateful to be able to provide this critical support to our colleagues in Australia who are helping save the lives of countless animals,” said Dr. John de Jong, chair of the AVMF Board of Directors. “Our thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating disaster.”

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New Pilot Program in OKC Provides Open-Admission Center For Horses

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New Pilot Program in OKC Provides Open-Admission Center For Horses

“Unfortunately, there are very few safe, affordable options for horse owners when they are unable to keep, sell or give away their horse, and the ASPCA is committed to creating humane options for these equines,” said Tom Persechino, director of ASPCA Equine Welfare. “When dog and cat owners are unable to continue caring for a pet and need help, they can seek out a shelter where their animal will be cared for and placed into a loving home. The ASPCA—along with many of our shelter and rescue partners—are on a mission to create the same lifesaving options for equines across the country.”

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Research Identifies Possible Shock Wave Treatment Markers in Horses

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Research Identifies Possible Shock Wave Treatment Markers in Horses

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used to promote healing of injured tendons and ligaments. Using high-pressure sonic waves, ESWT is thought to increase blood flow to the treated area. It has been shown to reduce pain for several days after treatment.

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U.S. Border Patrol Horse With Longest Record of Active Service Has Retired

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U.S. Border Patrol Horse With Longest Record of Active Service Has Retired

Noelle Almrud, director of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, said, “We are honored to provide a home where Bob can live out his retirement grazing on hundreds of acres, enjoying sunshine on his back, roaming with a herd, running and kicking up his heels. Since he was accustomed to humans in his work, our devoted caregivers are more than happy to give him all of the attention – and treats – that he desires and deserves.”

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