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EMPLOYMENT: Abraham’s Equine Clinic Looking for Veterinarian

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT ABRAHAM’S EQUINE CLINIC Job Title: Veterinarian The employee will maintain a working knowledge of all new and modernized techniques of equine reproduction and will apply modern reproductive techniques to enhance equine breeding, serving both males (stallions) and females (mares) of the species.  For mares,

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Artificial Lighting to Induce Early Cyclicity in Mares

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By Kathryn  Sharbrough, DVM Horses are seasonally polyestrous, which means that they have multiple heat cycles during specific seasons of the year.  Typically, in the Northern Hemisphere, horses cycle from Spring to mid-Fall (April-September) with horses that live closer to the equator cycling slightly longer.  About 15-20%

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An Update: The Diagnosis & Treatment of Equine Asthma Syndrome

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By Kathryn Sharbrough, DVM Heaves, inflammatory airway disease (IAD), recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and summer pasture associated recurrent airway obstruction (SPARAO) are all names you may be familiar with for horses that display clinical signs of marked lower airway inflammation and obstruction

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What NOT TO DO When Your Horse Steps On A Nail

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By Kathryn Sharbrough, DVM You come home from work and go out to the barn to feed your horse, only to find your horse lame. You start investigating and find a nail stuck in the sole of the hoof. Your first instinct is probably to pull the

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Help Your Mare Have A Safe Delivery

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If your mare has made it through 11 months of pregnancy, you’re almost home free.  Labor and delivery, while momentous, are generally uneventful.  In most cases, you will simply need to be a quiet observer – if, that is, you are lucky enough to witness the birth. 

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The Truth Behind Your “Easy Keeper” – Equine Metabolic Syndrome

The Truth Behind Your “Easy Keeper” – Equine Metabolic Syndrome All horse people know what an “easy keeper” is: a horse that resembles an LP tank on legs and seems to get fat eating nothing but air. The truth is, an “easy keeper” isn’t just a cute

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Melanomas and Cimetidine: A New Approach to an Old Disease

by: Dr. Jessica Young Skin cancer: two of the most dreaded words in the human language. We’ve all been there before, wondering why we didn’t put on more sunscreen when we went riding after we watch our skin turn to a pretty and painful shade of pink.

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