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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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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems: Of Blood and Breath

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Influenza Vaccination

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

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Equine Herpesvirus (EHV) 1 & 4

Respiratory disease, abortion & neurologic disease in horses can all be caused by equine herpesviruses (EHV).

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Controlling Strangles in Horses

Strangles is a highly contagious disease that affects lymph nodes and potentially other organs in the horse.

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What's New in Equine Vaccines

Equine vaccination is more complicated than it seems. Learn about various factors affecting equine immunity.

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Strategies to Enhance Vaccine Efficiency

Equine vaccines: the best defense is a good offense.

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Crossing Boundaries: Broodmare Vaccination

Vaccination of broodmares is one of the least expensive strategies breeders can use to protect mares and foals

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Vaccinations for Youngsters

Answers to: At what age should you start vaccinating foals, and for what diseases?

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Vaccination Schedules for Adult Horses

Vaccination protocols for mature horses vary from area to area. What's right for your horse?

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Anatomy and Physiology: Complete Series

A complete guide to the anatomy and physiology of the horse, with illustrations and practical applications.

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Bad Bug Basics

The first of 12 monthly articles on parasite-related topics. We'll take a look at equine parasite control.

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Tapeworms: An Underrated Threat

Tapeworms are more prevalent in the equine gut than previously suspected and may cause serious health issues.

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Ascarids: A Growing Problem

Ascarids, or roundworms, wreak their havoc largely on young horses with naïve immune systems.

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Strongyles: The Worst of the Worms

Strongyles are the largest and most significant family of worms in horses and the most dangerous.

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Bots and Beyond: Little-Known Parasite Enemies

Worms shouldn't be your only worry for your horse--bots can take up long-term residence in your horse.

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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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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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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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