The “Dog Days” of Summer: Horse Care & Management

Summer is a horseman/horsewoman’s favorite season; longer riding days, dry trails, and not having to wear layers or rain boots for barn chores creates for the perfect opportunity to get out and ride. However, with the high heat and humidity, it is also a good time to review management practices to help our hoofed friends enjoy themselves and beat the heat. To start off …

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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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