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Guidelines to Follow During Equine Emergencies

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Guidelines to Follow During Equine Emergencies

AAEP If you own horses long enough, sooner or later you are likely to confront a medical emergency. There are several behavioral traits that make horses especially accident-prone: one is their instinctive flight-or-fight response; another is their dominance hierarchy — the need to establish the pecking order within a herd; and a third is their […]

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Strangles Outbreak Management

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Strangles Outbreak Management

American Association of Equine Practitioners Strangles is one of the most commonly contagious diseases of the horse (worldwide) and in 2017 it became a nationally monitored disease. This condition is caused by bacterial infection with “Streptococcus equi subspecies equi” (referred to as “S. equi”), which typically infects the upper airway and lymph nodes of the […]

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Statement on Veterinarian Sentenced to Prison for Doping Horses

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Statement on Veterinarian Sentenced to Prison for Doping Horses

Humane Society of the United States The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund commend the efforts to successfully prosecute individuals involved in a massive racehorse doping scandal. Seth Fishman, a veterinarian from Florida, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of two counts […]

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AAEP Creates Commission to Alleviate Equine Veterinarian Shortage

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AAEP Creates Commission to Alleviate Equine Veterinarian Shortage

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has formed the Commission on Equine Veterinary Sustainability to develop strategies to retain and recruit more veterinarians to equine practice. Many areas of the United States and beyond currently face a shortage of equine practitioners to provide veterinary care to horses and other equids. This equine welfare issue will further […]

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Tips for Hauling Horses During Hot Weather

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Tips for Hauling Horses During Hot Weather

  By Debra J. Hagstrom, MS, Equine Extension Specialist, University of Illinois The summer horse show and trail riding season has arrived. Although the scorching hot temperatures have yet to hit, horse owners should be aware of how these approaching hot, humid conditions can affect their horses during transport to these events. Hauling horses in […]

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13 Facts About Fly Control for Horses and Cattle

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13 Facts About Fly Control for Horses and Cattle

Valley Vet Supply Flies can be more than an annoyance – they can even be dangerous, whether impacting a ride with your horse in a single, painful bite or transmitting diseases to horses and cattle. “Flies are pesky, they’re hard to control. And a lot of times, we can’t really control them adequately with only […]

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Say “No” to Keto

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Say “No” to Keto

Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD Maybe it is the interest in getting in shape this time of year, but I am being asked about keto dieting for horses again. I wrote about the keto diet three years ago — https://uckele.com/articles/search/ketosis/ —and won’t go into all that again but will emphasize a few things. Equine metabolism is different. Like […]

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How Hot Is Too Hot for Dog Paws?

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How Hot Is Too Hot for Dog Paws?

By Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz, AKC How Hot Is Too Hot for Dog Paws? When the thermometer registers 85 degrees and stays elevated throughout the day, taking your dog everywhere you go or even for a short outing can lead to a serious injury. Spending even a few minutes to meander through an outdoor event can prove […]

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Rutgers Equine Science Center 2022 Summer Showcase

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Rutgers Equine Science Center 2022 Summer Showcase

Come see the thrilling demonstration of a horse galloping at full speed on the 21-foot equine treadmill. Always a crowd favorite, the demo is sure to get one’s adrenaline-pumping and heart-racing! After the treadmill demonstration, guests will learn all about equine anatomy with RU Wish Bone, the life-sized horse skeleton. This year a new interactive […]

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Heat Stroke Signs from American Association of Equine Practitioners

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Heat Stroke Signs from American Association of Equine Practitioners

Heat Stroke By Steven M. Haugen, DVM, AAEP The body maintains its normal temperature in hot weather by moving heat through the muscles and out through the skin. Blood also removes heat as it circulates through the body and releases it through lung tissue, skin and expanding blood vessels. This is why our own vessels […]

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