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Nutrition

Managing Sweet Itch

Sweet itch is the common name used to describe an allergic reaction to the bite of the midge Culicoides.  These tiny terrors don't look any more threatening than fruit flies but for horses allergic to the saliva in their bites they start an agonizing cycle of itching, rubbing, hair loss and skin breakdown.

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Nutrition

Equine Lung and Respiratory Health

“No lung, no horse” is every bit as true as “No foot, no horse.” As with subtle lameness, even minor decreases in lung function can have major impacts on performance. The lung is both remarkably simple and remarkably sophisticated.

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Health

Therapeutic Options

During summer Olympics, some of the world’s finest equine athletes compete in various equestrian events. These are some of the elite performance horses attended to by team veterinarians.

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Breeding

Weaning Your Foal

Weaning is usually done somewhere between 4 and 7 months of age, although some ranches leave their foals on the mares a bit longer.

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Health

Applying Acupuncture to Lameness in the Horse

Veterinary acupuncture and acutherapy are considered valid modalities, but the potential for abuse exists. These techniques should be regarded as surgical and/or medical procedures under state veterinary practice acts.

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Ask The Vet

The Pre-Purchase Examination

I am buying a horse and a lameness exam seems a waste of money. What is really important to know and tests be taken when considering buying a horse?

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Spotlight

Kellie Hinely and Trendsetter Performance Horses

Kellie Hinely of Chino Hills, California is well-known on the Quarter Horse Circuit along the West Coast. Over the course of the last thirteen years, she has built a very successful business and career while growing a strong family.

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