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Feeding Frenzy: Proper Nutrition For Evacuated Horses

The headlines have been filled lately with wildfires, hurricanes and flooding that has forced horse owners across the country to either relocate with equines in tow or shelter in place and prepare as best they can. While it can be impossible to know for how long horses will be unable to return to their home […]

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Completely OK: Higher Levels Of Crude Protein In Complete Senior Feeds

As horses get older, their feed needs change; many times their dentition has deteriorated to the point where they are unable to chew food adequately, putting them at risk for choke and not allowing their digestive system to uptake the nutrients it needs. When comparing feed tags of commercial equine feeds formulated for growing and performance […]

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By The Numbers: Can Data Predict Equine Neglect?

Equine neglect is a serious issue. Many times caused by well-meaning folk who simply don’t know better, its effects are the same, whether intentional or not: the horse’s welfare is in danger. The Horse reports that Peta Lee Hitchens, BAppSc, MVPHMgt, PhD, and colleagues at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences believe that data can […]

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Stricter Regulations Announced For Canadian Horse Processing Facilities

New regulations will go into effect on March 31 that will require all horses imported from the United States and slated for processing at Canadian plants to be held at a Canadian feedlot for a minimum of six months prior to processing. The new regulations come in response to heightened concerns expressed by buyers within […]

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How Veterinarians Help In Abuse And Neglect Cases

Veterinarians are often the linchpin in legally proving cases of abuse or neglect against a horse owner or caretaker. Documenting evidence properly without destroying or contaminating any evidence while also putting the care and welfare of the subject horse(s) first can be a careful balancing act. At this past year’s AAEP Convention in Orlando, Florida, […]

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Should You Do A Hysteroscopy During A Breeding Soundness Exam?

When a mare has difficulty getting into foal, reproductive veterinarians rely on a number of diagnostic procedures to define the root of the problem. While cytology, ultrasound, transrectal palpation and endometrial culture are standard diagnostic practices for infertility diagnosis, the less common hysteroscopy may be helpful as well. A hysteroscopy involves running a flexible endoscope […]

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Upcoming Webinar From ‘The Horse’ Will Answer Mare-Owners’ Questions About Breeding

The Horse announced it will host a webinar on Thursday, January 12 at 8:00PM EST aimed at mare owners planning to breed their mare(s) this upcoming breeding season. The webinar will feature equine reproductive specialists Drs. Ryan Ferris, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT and David Schofield, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT. Topics will include stallion selection, breeding […]

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See, Then Do: Can Horses Watch And Learn

When you notice your horse watching you do specific tasks that are of interest to them, like opening a pasture gate or a stall door, do you ever wonder if they are trying to figure out how you are doing what you are doing? A recent research study that will appear in an upcoming issue […]

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Shocking: Electric Fencing Doesn’t Cause Undue Stress On Equines

Some horse owners may be reluctant to use electric tape or coated wire as a barrier to keep horses contained, fearful that the threat of a shock might cause their horse stress. New research out of Switzerland shows that there really is no need to worry: Horses are not stressed about potentially receiving shocks from an […]

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Serial Licker? Odd Behavior By OTTB Wins Prize And Behavioral Evaluation

We’ve all heard of an animal having an odd habit or displaying unique behavior once in a while, but…compulsive licking? That is exactly what Cynthia Malcolm’s off-track Thoroughbred, “Shorty” does to her Belgian-Paint cross mare after he finishes a meal. The Horse magazine put out a call to its readers to submit descriptions of their […]

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