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My Horse is Too Fat. What Should I Do?

By Fernanda Camargo, DVM, PhD; Laurie Lawrence, PhD; and Bob Coleman, MS, PhD, PAS, of the University of Kentucky Department of Animal and Food Sciences As we understand more about the impact that obesity and emaciation have on animal health, it is imperative that we strive to keep our horses ...

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EHV in Georgia: Two Cases Confirmed in Morgan County

The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) reported Jan. 24 that officials have confirmed two cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1)—including one case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic form of EHV-1—in Morgan County, Georgia. “The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed two cases of EHV-1, including ...

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CATASTROPHIC INJURIES IN RACEHORSES: IMPACT OF LAMENESS, MEDICATION, AND SURGERY

RESEARCHERS FOUND NO APPARENT LINK BETWEEN PREVIOUS SURGERY AND CATASTROPHIC INJURY, BUT THEY DID IDENTIFY ASSOCIATIONS WITH MEDICATION USE AND LAMENESS. Catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries are major causes of death for racehorses, yet their risk factors remain poorly understood and, thus, difficult to manage. Researchers have investigated many potential risk factors in ...

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Does My Horse Have Pyramidal Hoof Disease?

Also known as “buttress foot,” this condition primarily affects horses with poor leg conformation in high-impact disciplines. A veterinary podiatry expert explains. I recently bought a young prospect who passed a fairly rigorous prepurchase exam (PPE). When she got home my farrier came to shoe her and told me he believes ...

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MISSISSIPPI HAS A NEW TIGER SHARK RECORD

There wasn’t one tiger shark record, but two, caught on the second day of the tournament. The 71st annual Deep Sea Rodeo of Mississippi has produced a tournament that was one for the record books, literally. Two Gulf tiger sharks were caught and weighed, each easily smashing the old record ...

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