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Electrolyte Supplementation for Equine Athletes?

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Electrolyte Supplementation for Equine Athletes?

Adding electrolytes to the diet is frequently done in human athletics. This concept is often applied to equine athletes, but is supplementation of electrolytes in horses truly necessary?

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“He’s Not an Appaloosa. His Spots Move”…

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“He’s Not an Appaloosa. His Spots Move”…

“His spots do change,” Liz says. “It’s crazy. They will come back and go away as he sheds out. It moves around. It’s not like it’s pigment because he doesn’t have pink skin. It’s just the hair.”

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Haygain Helps Farm Hit Hard by EHV-1 Outbreak

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Haygain Helps Farm Hit Hard by EHV-1 Outbreak

Although EHV is a respiratory disease, respiratory symptoms including nasal discharge, cough and labored breathing are not always early warning signs. They were, however, for some of the affected horses at Venturing Hills.

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Protecting Horses from Poisonous Plants

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Protecting Horses from Poisonous Plants

“It turns out I did have black locust trees in the pasture, and when the horses had a chance to get to them, it almost killed them.”

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I Was Hit by Lightning and it Changed My Life

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I Was Hit by Lightning and it Changed My Life

“I’m acutely aware of the power and unpredictability of weather,” he says. “I’ve been on ranches all my life, but the respect I have for it now is much greater. A positive mindset and taking the offense—figuring out what you can do—is key to survival.”

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What Are the Most Important Issues Facing the Horse Industry Today?

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What Are the Most Important Issues Facing the Horse Industry Today?

As a horse owner or manager, you can provide input on the management of the horses in your care and the issues in the U.S. horse industry that concern you the most. Have your opinion count in this equine industry survey that is only conducted every three years.

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Does Your Groundwork Have Goals?

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Does Your Groundwork Have Goals?

North American Western Dressage has taken groundwork to a new level.  They have developed a progressive system of “tests” that include tasks that many of us are already doing – leading, halting, backing, walking in a circle, turn on the forehand, turn on the haunches, and more.  Each test is judged according to the willingness, harmony, and balance that your horse shows.  As a “handler,” you can also earn points how well you apply your aids. 

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Take Part in Stirrup Safety Research Survey

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Take Part in Stirrup Safety Research Survey

Dr David Marlin of Cambridge (UK) and Dr Jane Williams of Hartpury University (UK) have created a stirrup safety survey to collect information related to horseback riding falls within the period of the past 12 months. “The aim of the present survey is to collect data on recent falls (within the past 12 months) and […]

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Much Needed Assistance Provided For Livestock Owners Affected by Winter Storms

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Much Needed Assistance Provided For Livestock Owners Affected by Winter Storms

“Our hearts go out to all who are affected by the winter storms,” said Dr. Andy Schwartz, TAHC Executive Director. “We are grateful for the support and resources our government and non-government partners are providing.” 

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AAEP Issues Updated Euthanasia Guidelines For Horses

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AAEP Issues Updated Euthanasia Guidelines For Horses

The chief revision to the AAEP’s Euthanasia Guidelines is the addition of the administration of lidocaine hydrochloride 2% (intrathecal) with the horse in a surgical plane of general anesthesia as a technique deemed acceptable when performed by trained personnel.

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