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A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Managing "Broken" Horses in Emergency Situations

March 28, 2017

Sedation and bandaging can help buy time for a thorough exam and to make a thoughtful decision about the horse's future.... Read More

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Proposed West Virginia Bill Would Tax Veterinary Services

March 27, 2017

The legislation levy an 8% sales tax on fees charged by veterinarians for any treatment of small and large animals.... Read More

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Choosing Hay for a Yearling Horse

March 27, 2017

Our nutrition expert considers grain hays, grass hay, and alfalfa for feeding growing horses.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

March 27, 2017

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

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Marion County, Oregon, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

March 27, 2017

The horse showed acute neurologic signs and was euthanized after his condition deteriorated.... Read More

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Tips for Producing High-Quality Alfalfa Hay for Horses

March 27, 2017

When harvested correctly, alfalfa is a high-quality source of protein and calcium for horses.... Read More

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FEI Rules on 2016 Prohibited Substance Cases

March 26, 2017

An endurance rider received a 30-month suspension while a para-equestrian's provisional suspension was lifted.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

March 26, 2017

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 25, 2017

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

March 25, 2017

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.... Read More

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Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

March 24, 2017

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More

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Michigan Man Held in Horse Shootings

March 24, 2017

Luke Wool is accused of shooting two draft horses in the same pasture at separate times.... Read More

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Alabama Horse Shooter Sought

March 24, 2017

Authorities are hoping the public can help identify who shot two horses in the Punkin Center community of Morgan County.... Read More

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UKto Host Second 3-MT Competition for Doctoral Students

March 24, 2017

The three-minute thesis (3-MT) competition teaches students to communicate about their research in a concise manner.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

March 24, 2017

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as the body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Lawsonia in Kentucky Equids

March 23, 2017

L. intracellularis can cause segments of small intestines and sometimes large intestines to thicken.... Read More

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Scientists Revisit Historic Exercise Research in Racehorses

March 23, 2017

Scientists are highlighting early 20th century studies and Japanese researchers who were well ahead of their time.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

March 23, 2017

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award

March 22, 2017

Dr. Shavahn Loux is studying mares' microRNA population during normal gestation and experimentally induced placentitis.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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Registration Open for AHC Annual Meeting

March 22, 2017

The meeting and National Issues Forum will take place June 11-14 in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?

March 22, 2017

An equine critical care specialist shares advice for dealing with a colic while waiting for your vet.... Read More