Category: Health

Researchers ramp up nutritional requirements of Broodmares

| October 3, 2010 | Reply
Researchers ramp up nutritional requirements of Broodmares

Appropriate nutrition of the broodmare during all phases of gestation helps ensure the birth of healthy foals. New research has indicated a need to boost nutrient intake of broodmares during mid-gestation.

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Optimal Broodmare Nutrition

| August 14, 2010 | Reply
Optimal Broodmare Nutrition

Drs. Peter Huntington, Steve Jackson and Joe Pagan An increasing amount of evidence suggests that nutrition plays an extremely critical role in maintaining the reproductive efficiency of the mare. There are critical times when nutritional management can impact significantly on the condition and productivity of the mare. It is well understood that lactation puts great […]

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Vaccination in Equine Populations

| August 14, 2010 | Reply
Vaccination in Equine Populations

We are grateful to Matamata Veterinary Services Ltd. for the contribution of this article, which was written in June 2008 Why vaccinate?Vaccines are among our most potent weapons against disease. Over the past 100 years they have saved many thousands of horses’ lives and helped render many terrible equine diseases exceedingly rare.Routine vaccination should be […]

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Poor performance in Sport Horses

| August 14, 2010 | Reply
Poor performance in Sport Horses

reported by Angela Smith B.V.Sc. This article is a report on the presentation by Dr Dan Shaw at the AGM on 30 June 2001 in Cambridge. This is based on the UK research by Sue Dyson. Most common presenting signs of poor performance in dressage horses: horses that won’t go horses show uneven contact in […]

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Osteochondritis dessecans – or OCD

| August 14, 2010 | Reply
Osteochondritis dessecans – or OCD

by Angela Smith B.V.Sc.

This article is a report on the presentation by Dr Brett Tennent-Brown at the AGM on 30 June 2001 in Cambridge.
This is very important as the incidence of OCD is increasing.

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