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Colic Surgery: What You Should Know

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Colic Surgery:  What You Should Know

By Brian S. Burks, DVM, Diplomate, ABVP, Board Certified Equine Specialist Fox Run Equine Center   Suddenly, you are faced with an enormous decision about your best horse. The choice is colic surgery or euthanasia. You only have a few minutes to decide, and the outcome is uncertain. Will he have a good quality of […]

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Horse Portal Extends Free Offer to Youth

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Horse Portal Extends Free Offer to Youth

By Jackie Bellamy-Zions, Equine Guelph: Start Early with Sickness Prevention!  Learning healthy habits early makes biosecurity second nature and that is why Equine Guelph is offering their Sickness Prevention in Horses  short online course on TheHorsePortal.ca FREE to teenagers (14 – 17).  The March 18 – 29 offering of this course will be open to the grass roots of […]

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Pros And Cons Of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs For Horses

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Pros And Cons Of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs For Horses

Humans and horses share some of the same ailments like painful arthritis, swelling and discomfort from injuries, sore muscles, etc. that can benefit from anti-inflammatory medication. Ste-roids can relieve pain and swelling, but have some adverse side effects, especially if given frequently. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are more commonly used. Humans often self-treat with Advil, ibuprofen, aspirin, etc. and horse owners frequently use Banamine, Phenylbutazone (Bute) and some of the newer equine NSAID products for their horses.

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A New Approach To An Old Malady: The Latest In Orthobiologics

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A New Approach To An Old Malady: The Latest In Orthobiologics

Researchers are looking at how to use a horse’s own body to battle osteoarthritis.

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Spring Forward Horse Health With Vaccinations

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Spring Forward Horse Health With Vaccinations

From Valley Vet Supply: By Tony Hawkins, DVM, Valley Vet Supply Consulting Veterinarian  “Healthy as a horse” starts with spring vaccinations. As horses are exposed daily to the environment, wildlife and mosquitoes that transmit the five core equine diseases, it’s important to follow the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) core equine disease vaccination protocol. […]

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Effect of Day Length on Growth

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Effect of Day Length on Growth

From Equine Science Update, posted by Mark Andrews: Can the growth and maturation of yearling Thoroughbreds be accelerated by artificially extending the day length? A Japanese study has been exploring this possibility. Hokkaido, the mostly northerly of Japan’s main islands, is the primary breeding ground for over 97% of Thoroughbreds in the country. Hokkaido experiences […]

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Help Your Horse Shed Its Winter Coat

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Help Your Horse Shed Its Winter Coat

In order to help your horse shed its thick winter hair, it is first important to understand what makes its hair grow. Although hair growth generally coincides with colder temperatures, it is primarily the amount of daylight hours that affects a horse’s hair growth, or lack thereof.

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Soy for Horses: Facts and Fallacies

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Soy for Horses: Facts and Fallacies

From Kentucky Equine Research: Soybeans and soybean byproducts are commonly used as ingredients in horse feeds. Whole soybeans are legume seeds primarily used as a source of protein and fat in horse feeds. Soy oil is a palatable and readily available source of fat in horse feeds and is sometimes top-dressed to increase fat and […]

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New Collaboration Between Boehringer Ingelheim and Sleip Leverages AI-technology to Help Detect Lameness in Horses

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New Collaboration Between Boehringer Ingelheim and Sleip Leverages AI-technology to Help Detect Lameness in Horses

From Boehringer Ingelheim: DULUTH, Ga. (FEBRUARY 19, 2024) — A new global commercial partnership between Boehringer Ingelheim and Sleip will expand access to AI to enhance detection, diagnosis and treatment of lameness in horses. This partnership delivers on the shared commitment of Boehringer and Sleip to deliver innovative solutions that help veterinary professionals continue to advance their profession and improve […]

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Horizon Structures Presents Series: Interior Design Tips For Your Tack Room

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Horizon Structures Presents Series: Interior Design Tips For Your Tack Room

By Nikki Alvin-Smith for Horizon Structures Do you know the artful ways to make small spaces feel like big places? Interior design knowledge can help you make the most of your horse barn tack room space. Improve the form, fit and functionality with these simple approaches to design. These methods are all easy to implement […]

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