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Breeding Sheds All Set to Rally

So far it looks as if many Kentucky breeding sheds will stay open as long as they have clients who want to book their mares...or until the stallions must head into quarantine for trips to Southern Hemisphere locations. Those trips usually take Read More

Florida Officials Tracking Requests for Horse Shipments; Van Companies Busy

Officials with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Animal Industry, reported early Thursday afternoon that in 2 1/2 days they have received applications for 71 permits for horse shipments from Kentucky to Read More

Ready, Steady, Grow--Feeding Young Horses

We don't have all of the answers when it comes to feeding young horses. A nutrition program that doesn't promote--and possibly helps prevent--developmental orthopedic disease (DOD), including osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), is critical at this Read More

Importance of Tapeworms in Colic

It is well recognized that there is a relationship between parasitic infections of horses and the clinical signs of colic. Parasites can cause colic through mechanical damage, allergic irritation, interference with nerve transmission, Read More

Comments on Joint Supplements

In the November 2000 issue of The Horse, an article discusses equine joint supplements and the "most controversial areas of supplementation." The Read More

Tying-Up in Horses: Causes and Management

Perhaps the most frustrating of all problems that affect the athletic horse is the syndrome known as tying-up. Tying-up is a broad term that frequently is used to describe a wide variety of muscle disorders that affect the performance horse. Read More

The Guttural Pouch: Friend or Foe?

The unique qualities of the horse can be a blessing or a curse. Sometimes, they can be both. Consider the peculiar guttural pouches. Present in only a few other animals, these structures are diverticula of the auditory (eustachian) tubes and, Read More

Helping Your Horse through Its Golden Years

Fortunately for our nation's horse population, interest in equine geriatrics among veterinarians and researchers has been increasing. As a result, it has been found that not only do senior horses have different preventive care Read More

Deep Digital Flexor Tenotomy As a Treatment for Chronic Laminitis

Deep digital flexor tenotomy is a surgical alternative that transects the deep digital flexor tendon in the mid-cannon bone region. This major tendon runs down the back of the horse's leg and attaches to the back of the coffin bone. Read More