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Today's News - Thursday, June 21, 2018
Summer Heat Can Stress Farm Animals

The livestock heat index can helps producers know when animals, including horses, are at risk for heat stress and require extra resources to combat and withstand the conditions.

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Horse Vertebral Disc Degeneration More Common Than Once Thought

Degeneration involves changes in the discs’ color, texture, and integrity due to age and possibly use, researchers said.

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When Should Thoroughbreds Start Racing?

Many Thoroughbreds start racing at 2, but Justify didn't make his first start until he was 3 and won the Triple Crown. Does this mean we shouldn't start racing horses until they're older? An equine surgeon and lameness specialist weighs in.

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Sensible Recovery Strategies for Equine Athletes

The steps you take to care for your horse both immediately after a competition and once you're back home are important to his athletic longevity. Read an excerpt of this article featured in the June 2018 issue to learn more.

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Maryland Owners Urged to Keep Horses’ Vaccines Current

As a result of heavy rains and increased mosquito populations, officials are encouraging owners to ensure horses are vaccinated against EEE and WNV.

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Attendees Capitalize at AHC Issues Forum

Attendees gained insight on how the horse industry can learn from other industries, utilize data that has been collected, and capitalize on opportunities to grow and expand equine interests.

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Dealing With Equine Colic: Here are 33 Do’s and Don’ts

Do you know what to do–and just as importantly, what not to do–if your horse displays vague, mild, or serious signs of what might be colic? Your answer could save your horse’s life.

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Optimizing Chances of Equine Recurrent Uveitis Treatment Success

Equine recurrent uveitis, or ERU, remains a timely, expensive, and unrewarding disease to treat due to recurrence, loss of vision, and loss of use.

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Vet Students Receive Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarships

Three veterinary students aspiring toward careers in equine medicine have been selected to each receive a $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Veterinary Scholarship.

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Acupuncture Can Help Treat Chronic Pain, Other Conditions in Horses

One Auburn University veterinarian says she routinely uses acupuncture on horses for pain management associated with musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis, and for treating neuropathies.

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