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Stallion Anatomy and Physiology

December 01, 1996

Breeding horses is a precarious business at best. Despite great strides in research, conception rates overall are not high. Some researchers place them as low as 55-60% of all mares bred. In many cases, blame is placed on the mare. Sh... Read More

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Complementary Therapies for Horses

December 01, 1996

Alternative therapies, such as homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and herbal treatments, have been generating phenomenal interest in recent years, and many people believe these modalities might provide an adjunct to veterinary medicine... Read More

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Anatomy and Physiology of a Mare's Reproductive System

November 01, 1996

Moody. Inscrutable. Temperamental. Cantankerous. Mares seem to get tagged with such stereotypical labels. When your female equine displays inappropriate behavior, you might hear someone snort, "Typical mare!" Your mare's nature and individual... Read More

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Why It's Important to Get Involved in Government

October 01, 1996

What do you mean I can't keep my horse in a barn next to my house?
Why can't we get the medicine for my horse that we used last year?
Nobody is going to tell me how to... Read More

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Contagious Diseases

October 01, 1996

Any horse which is sick and suspected of having a contagious disease should be immediately isolated from the healthy stock. If possible, a single person should be assigned to the care of this animal, and that person should be educated to use proper ... Read More

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Bedding for Horses

October 01, 1996

Like humans, horses prefer to dwell in comfort. When at rest, the horse seeks a soothing environment--protected from the elements and predators, easy on his feet, and soft against his body. The domesticated horse must live in the enclosure that... Read More

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Laser Surgery Primer

October 01, 1996

Understanding lasers requires knowledge of how stimulated emission multiplies light and produces the unique differences between coherent (laser) and noncoherent (regular) light. Regular light contains a mixture of wavelengths and radiates in a... Read More

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Nerve Blocks of the Lower Limb

October 01, 1996

When a veterinarian performs a lameness examination, he or she often will use nerve blocks to try and determine the location of the problem. The areas are "blocked" so that they become numb to pain, revealing which structures are involved in... Read More

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Reach Out

September 01, 1996

By the time you receive this magazine, October will be drawing to a close. For many people, thoughts will be turning to slowing down for at least a couple of months. Trophies and ribbons will be hung with pride or tucked away with others. The... Read More

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Beta-Aminoproprionitrile Fumarate (BAPN)

September 01, 1996

In April of 1993, Ohio's 1992 Champion Sprinter Onion Roll suffered a catastrophic bowed tendon. The injury was so painful for the horse that Onion Roll's owners, Ed and Wendy Cash, were brokenheartedly considering euthanasia. About that time,... Read More

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DOD: Developmental Orthopedic Disorders

September 01, 1996

Ask six veterinarians what causes developmental orthopedic disorders in foals and you might get six different answers. According to Tina Kemper, DVM, there could very well be six causes, and possibly more. Kemper specializes in equine internal... Read More

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Estate Planning

September 01, 1996

What happens to your horse in the time between your death and probate of your will? When your will actually goes through the probate process, will your wishes regarding care of your horse be enforceable? Will they be honored by the probate court?... Read More

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Do You Care About Horses?

September 01, 1996

 If someone asked readers of this publication if they cared about horses, the reactions could range from a mildly baffled "Of course," to an offended "Of course!" Same words, close to the same meaning, but a much different... Read More

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Capped Hocks

August 01, 1996

Can you please explain a little more about what a capped hock is, what causes it, and what I can do for it? ... Read More

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Like-Kind Exchanges

July 01, 1996

When a taxpayer sells a performance horse at a profit, generally that realized profit is recognized and subject to tax as either ordinary income or capital gain. The like-kind exchange rules provide a special exception that allows taxpayers to avoid ... Read More

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American Horse Council: Watchdog In Washington

July 01, 1996

There are an estimated six million equines in the United States. In some states, the horse industry is a multi-billion-dollar business, contributing substantially to the state and local tax base, as well as providing employment, entertainment,... Read More

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Understanding Fitness

July 01, 1996

A person who loves horses and spending a lot of time in the saddle can gain a great deal of satisfaction from competing in endurance races. It is a special feeling when you know you have partnered well with your horse and that the two of you hav... Read More

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Nutrition Primer

July 01, 1996

Many common terms come from the long experience of man with horse, and some perhaps should be applied to the modern experience of raising horses. One of them, where feeds are concerned, might be "penny wise and pound foolish."... Read More

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Olympic Soundness: For Peak Performance

July 01, 1996

Olympic champions excel due to talent and durability. Only a few earn the coveted medals, but horses of international quality prove they are true equine athletes. Like a classic race, the Olympics are a goal. A horse's owner and rider might... Read More

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For Life and Limb: Amputation

June 01, 1996

It is a sight that sickens the toughest of horsemen. A magnificent Thoroughbred is reaching to the bottom of the well to summon up one last burst of speed as the wire approaches. Suddenly, the horse falters, then goes down, a portion of one leg... Read More

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Equine Cancer

June 01, 1996

The treatment of choice for horses with malignant or benign tumors has been radical surgery to remove all of the cancerous tumor. However, in many cases, even radical surgery would not prevent recurrence of the tumor. ... Read More

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Impaction Colic

June 01, 1996

Colic is an equine problem familiar to all people who work with horses. Many colics are simply gas colics and can resolve themselves quickly with little or no intervention. In some cases, the home remedy of walking the horse or loading the horse... Read More

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Derby Precautions

June 01, 1996

That there were no accidents in the Kentucky Derby was no accident. Everything that could be done to ensure the safety of the horses was done, including an impartial physical inspection of every entrant the morning of the race. Of course in... Read More

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Decoding the Laminitis Mystery

June 01, 1996

Laminitis and founder are two words in the lexicon of the horse that are guaranteed to elicit a definite response, whether it is a painful memory for a horse owner, a recurring anxiety for a breeder, a shoeing dilemma for a farrier, a complex prognos... Read More

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Traction or Trauma?

June 01, 1996

Some astute horsemen have long alleged that certain styles of horseshoes might predispose a racehorse to catastrophic injury, often resulting in euthanasia of the athlete. A recently completed study at the University of California, Davis,... Read More