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Twin Pregnancy Reduction and Results

Twin Pregnancy Reduction and Results

One of the common reproductive procedures performed on mares is twin reduction. Twins are a common occurrence in our practice as the majority of mares we see are Thoroughbreds. The breeds most often... more »

Aug 20, 2014 by in Equine Health

Tips for Handling the Hard Keeper

Tips for Handling the Hard Keeper

All the horses in the barn get the same amount of feed every day; it makes feeding time much simpler. The warmbloods look super. Their weight is good, and their coats are gleaming. However, the one... more »

Aug 18, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Perform Farm Machinery Repairs in the Off Season

Perform Farm Machinery Repairs in the Off Season

Don't wait till the last minute to see if your machinery is ready to go to work. "Too often a person gets ready to cut or bale hay, and the machinery needs maintenance or you have to... more »

Aug 17, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Controversies of Equine Herpesvirus-1 Myeloencephalopathy

Controversies of Equine Herpesvirus-1 Myeloencephalopathy

The most recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) has finally subsided. Once again this outbreak served to alert horse owners and veterinarians of how prevalent and devastating... more »

Aug 16, 2014 by in Equine Health

From the Ground Up; 10 Years of Exploring Equine Competition Surfaces

From the Ground Up; 10 Years of Exploring Equine Competition Surfaces

The idea of one perfect training surface for all horses does not hold water. Over the past 10 years, University of Guelph researcher, Jeff Thomason, PhD, has been covering a great deal of ground studying a... more »

Aug 14, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Colorado Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Colorado Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

The following information from Colorado State University was written about ticks in Colorado, so please consult with your local county extension agent to determine the species of ticks that are... more »

Aug 13, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Tips on Upgrading/Replacing Older Machinery

Tips on Upgrading/Replacing Older Machinery

Bob Coleman, PhD, State Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky, said the biggest decision about older equipment is whether to replace an old machine or spend a lot of money on repairs... more »

Aug 10, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Advice on Choosing a Slow Feeder for Hay

Advice on Choosing a Slow Feeder for Hay

Slow hay feeders are a wonderful development for equines because they allow only a few bits of hay to be withdrawn at a time. This mimics the natural feeding pattern, keeps the horse busy for a long... more »

Aug 09, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Advances in Equine Orthopedic Surgery

Advances in Equine Orthopedic Surgery

Equine athletic activities can be the some of the most exhilarating events in all of sports. Secretariat's immortal Triple... more »

Aug 06, 2014 by in Equine Health

Understanding Starch Digestion in the Horse

Understanding Starch Digestion in the Horse

Several factors determine how quickly and thoroughly starch is digested by horses. These include properties of the starch granule; the effect of processing; associated food structures such as plant... more »

Aug 05, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Developing the Sport Horse: Cross Training

Developing the Sport Horse: Cross Training

Whether it be a football player studying ballet or a dressage horse learning to work cows, cross-training is a central pillar to athletic success and longevity... more »

Aug 04, 2014 by in Equine Health

Become Familiar With Your Farm Equipment

Become Familiar With Your Farm Equipment

Sometimes as horse folks, we tend to neglect, or take for granted, the horse power around our farm that doesn't eat and poop. This is the first in a series of articles about equipment around your farm... more »

Aug 03, 2014 by in Farm Equipment

Recovering from Colic Surgery--Feeding and Nutrition Advice

Recovering from Colic Surgery--Feeding and Nutrition Advice

Surgery is one of those necessary evils. It helps your horse overcome whatever is ailing him, yet at the same time, it can give him a new list of concerns and ailments--pain, inflammation, risk... more »

Aug 02, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

USRider: How to Deal with Pesky Bugs While Traveling

USRider: How to Deal with Pesky Bugs While Traveling

With summer now at the peak of its season, the annoying buzz of insects is at high volume. While many of us may have found the best solutions to fly control for our own facilities, utilizing... more »

Aug 01, 2014 by in Fly Control

Research Shows Horses Have Specific

Research Shows Horses Have Specific "Tastes"

Many people know to avoid certain foods, remembering previous times of gastric distress. That's one of the perils of being a monogastric animal with a simple stomach. Horses are also... more »

Jul 28, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

 


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