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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pet Talk: Ringworm

Dermatophytosis, otherwise known as “ringworm,” is a fairly common fungal infection that can affect dogs, cats, and other animals. “The term ‘ringworm’ actually comes from the circular, ring-like lesion formed on the skin of infected people; however, the disease itself is not caused by a worm at all,” said Dr. Alison Diesel, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Build a Strong Foundation at Home First

Ever notice that when you take your horse away from home, half of the horse is yours and the other half is a horse you wish you’d never met? He is whinnying, dancing around, pawing, shying and spooking. He’s paying attention to everything around him but you. If this scenario has happened to you, you are not alone.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ask the Vet: Vitamin E & Muscle Disorders

Question: My horse has PSSM. He's been on high fat food since March and is building muscle but at what seems to be a very slow rate. He sometimes appears to have signs of exercise intolerence.

Is it unusual to take such a long time to recover and will symptoms possibly always be present?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

BioThrive™ Combats the Negative Effects of Equine Stress

Whether you’re new to the circuit or a seasoned competitor it’s normal to get a case of the jitters at the start of the season as you contemplate all you hope to achieve.

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Fine Print

What mare owners should look for in a typical horse-breeding contract. If you are breeding a mare next year, as you go through the process of selecting a stallion, here are some elements of breeding contracts in the equine industry to consider:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chronic Colic May Mean Enteroliths

“You’ve got to see this,” the stallion manager said. He stepped into the mare barn office and came out with what looked like a rock in his hand. “Wow, a geode,” I said. “Nope,” he said with a smile. “That’s an ‘enterolith.’”

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