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Magnesium: Help For Equine Headshaking?

Researchers at the University of California, Davis report that headshaking is significantly diminished when horses are given an IV of magnesium sulfate. A study, led by Dr. Shara Sheldon, used six geldings that had not responded well to conventional treatment for headshaking, investigated magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts) as a potential treatment. Headshaking related to the trigeminal […]

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Jockeying Through Med School, Peterson To Ride First Mount At Del Mar

Farrin Peterson, 26, from Roseville in Northern California, is an honors student in her fourth year of studies at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She’s also named to ride Chocolate Goddess for trainer Aggie Ordonez in Friday’s second race at Del Mar. And you thought you had a busy and complicated […]

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UC Davis Seeks Appaloosas For Eye Study

The University of California-Davis has issued a call for participant horses in a new study on recurrent uveitis in Appaloosa horses. The breed is eight times more likely than others to develop the disease and four times more likely to go blind from it. Researchers are curious to examine the role of genetics in the […]

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Cut And Dried: Proper Hay Curing And Storage Can Prevent Barn Fires

As summer fades into fall, horse farm managers are either baling and storing some of their last hay harvests, or loading their lofts and storage buildings with hay bought from nearby suppliers in preparation for winter. Even though the outside temperature is about to drop in most of the country, experts say this is the […]

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