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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What Are Hoof Growth Rings?

QUESTION: What are hoof growth rings and what does it mean when you see them on a horse at sale? DR. SCOTT FLEMING: Growth rings are externally visible ridges in the hoof that indicate differences in the rate of growth or quality of a horse’s hoof wall. The appearance and number of rings can vary from several […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: Yes, This TIme

Book 2 of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale gets underway Wednesday at 10 a.m., and the Paulick Report once again offers a print publication online and on the sales grounds. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss takes the Kentucky Farm Time Capsule back in time through the history of Castleton […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What’s The Deal With Potomac Horse Fever, Anyway?

QUESTION: What’s the deal with Potomac Horse Fever? I thought that only happened on the East Coast, but I hear of cases here in Central Kentucky. DR. BILL GILSENAN: Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) is a disease of horses characterized by an acute onset of diarrhea, dullness, and inappetence. As the name implies, fever typically accompanies these clinical […]

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PR Special Keeneland January: ‘Always Loved A Fighter, Man Or Horse’

The first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale opens Monday at 10 a.m., and the Paulick Report once again offers a print publication online and on the sales grounds. In the Keeneland January Book 1 edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills enters the Kentucky Farm Time Capsule to examine the […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do You Need To Supplement A Mare’s Progesterone During Pregnancy?

QUESTION: If some progesterone is good, is more better? Should you be supplementing with progesterone during pregnancy? DR. CHARLIE SCOGGIN: Speed or stamina? Pedigree or performance? Regu-MateTM or redundant?  These are all questions to ponder as the breeding stock sales season approaches.  And, for each one of these questions, opinions will abound by the boatload. Now, some […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: The Pesky Problem Of Yeast Infections In Broodmares

QUESTION: What is the most cost effective treatment for a mare with an intrauterine yeast infection? If not treated, will each cycle be difficult, possibly painful? DR. ETTA BRADECAMP: While the most common causes of intrauterine infection in the mare are bacterial, cases of fungal endometritis occur at a much lower rate. The most common causes of these infections are Aspergillus and Candidia; however, many different […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Much Do Radiographs Change As A Weanling Ages?

QUESTION: When buyers purchase a weanling, how comfortable can they feel that the radiographs and upper airway scope won’t change significantly over the next year? ROLF EMBERTSON: They should not feel very comfortable. Changes can and do occur. Radiographic abnormalities (RA) noted in weanlings at the November sale can change significantly by the time they […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Are Electrolyte Supplements Worth It?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: Oral electrolyte supplementation in horses: worth its salt? DR. PETER MORRESEY: There is great wisdom in the old saying, ‘You […]

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PR Special Keeneland November: California Chrome’s First Foals

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale begins a 12-day run today in Lexington, Ky., with the first horse scheduled to enter the ring at noon EST. Subsequent sessions begin at 10 a.m. Once again, the Paulick Report is pleased to offer its printed newsletter, the PR Special, distributed on the sale grounds and digitally at […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What’s The Outlook For Contracted Tendons?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: What’s the outlook for a foal with contracted tendons – can they make it to auction as weanlings or […]

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