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Influenza Vaccination

An overview of a common respiratory infection in horses, equine influenza.

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Equine Encephalitis:The Ever-Present Threat

Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis are known killers, but vaccination can help prevent them.

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West Nile Virus: Threat and Response

In 1999 one in three equines that contracted West Nile virus in North America died due to naïve immune systems

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Vaccination Essentials: Tetanus, Rabies, and Botulism

Ask any veterinarian anywhere in North America and they’ll agree: tetanus and rabies vaccinations are a must.

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Vaccines for Horses: Defending Against Disease

Vaccines have changed the way we manage our horses, and how long they can live.

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Reproductive Anatomy: Basics of Life

A handy guide to the male and female reproductive tracts in horses.

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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems: Of Blood and Breath

The horse's circulatory and respiratory systems constitute its engine.

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The Equine Digestive System: Food Factory

Understanding the equine digestive system can make your horse healthier and give you fewer worries.

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Tendons and Ligaments

We will concentrate on the tendons and ligaments in the limbs, especially the often-injured forelimbs.

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Body Builders: Muscles

Part of the equine anatomy series, see how equine muscles function and are nourished as well as some problems.

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The Equine Back

A look at the equine back: structure, proper conformation, and some of the problems that can afflict it.

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Anatomy -- The Head and Neck

No matter the conformation of your chosen breed, the heads and necks of horses serve many purposes.

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The Equine Foot

The structures of the horse's foot inside and out is discussed in this report.

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The Horse's Hind Legs: The Perfect Engine

Good conformation of the horse's hind legs will contribute to more successful performance and a better ride.

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The Foreleg of the Horse: On The Forehand

Most of a horse’s weight is carried on its forelimbs. Good conformation will help ensure long-term soundness.

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Joints: It All Hinges on This

Proper movement of the horse is dependent on proper functioning of his joints.

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Anatomy and Physiology

Basic terminology of equine anatomy and physiology and comparison of horses and humans.

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Control Programs for Mature Horses

After age 2, the deworming picture changes dramatically, as large and small strongyles become the major focus.

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Age-Related Parasites: Scourges of Foals and Young Horses

Ensuring that parasites have the minimum impact on your horse’s health and well-being starts at their youth.

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Dewormer Adjuncts: Control Without--Or Along With--Chemicals

There are several strategies you can implement to reduce the risk of parasitic transmission in your own herd.

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Resistant Worms: Does Your Horse Have Them?

Initially, dewormers were highly effective, but over time parasites have developed resistance to many drugs.

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Drugs for the Deworming War

A look at which compounds work against what parasites, how effective they are, and how to use them wisely.

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Environment: Development and Persistence of Parasites

The horse's environment is one of the most critical elements to consider for an effective deworming plan.

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Diagnosing Equine Parasite Infections: Examining the Evidence

New recommendations for worm control in horses are based on fecal egg counts, not schedules.

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