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Normal signs of behaviour prior to and including foaling in mares

| August 14, 2010 | Reply
Normal signs of behaviour prior to and including foaling in mares

by Angela Smith BVSc Prior to foaling. One of the first signs is the distended udder. During the last month the udder usually enlarges. The mare’s udder may fill up at night while she is resting and shrink during the day while she exercises. When the udder remains full through out the day, then foaling […]

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Colour genetics

| August 14, 2010 | Reply
Colour genetics

by Angela Smith BVSc This article has been collated from material published by the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, on their website. The bulk of the material presented has been sourced from an article written by Dr. Ann. T. Bowling, an eminent geneticist. Coat colour genetics in horses is still a very […]

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Comments from discussions with Mr Manfred Lopp

| August 14, 2010 | Reply
Comments from discussions with Mr Manfred Lopp

reported by John Smith Manfred Lopp was  Head of the Stallion Testing Station at Adelheidsdorf, Germany from 1965 until his retirement in 1994. He visited New Zealand in 1999. Members should be more objective about their assessment of their own horses. Often we know our neighbour’s horse better than our own. We can get too […]

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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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