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"Annual dental care can help position horses for year-round success by preventing dental issues that can cause difficulty eating, bit discomfort and reduced suppleness in the jaw, poll and topline.”
"When the weather warms and the rains start, the rain rot infection begins to grow forming crusty scabs, causing rapid hair loss, and spreading to other horses.”
"River and Yago are Marsh Tacky Horses. River is a 7-year-old Bay Mare and Yago is a 7-year-old Dark Bay Gelding and are known as the South Carolina Official State Heritage Horses.”
"While a run-in shed can be a great addition to the pasture, it’s important to think about a few key components before you 'run-out' and build one.”
"Liver fluke infection in horses has been associated with poor performance, inappetence, colic, anemia and signs consistent with liver disease.”
"Senior horses can be more susceptible to disease because of their immune system’s inability to work as well as it did earlier in life and this makes vaccinations a higher priority.”
"Researchers have looked at the gestation length of different mare families and discovered the length of gestation varies significantly from lineage to lineage, and certain families also produce more female than male foals.”