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Negotiating the Bumpy Road of Allergies – Find the Cause to (Hopefully) Solve the Problem

Photo by Dr. Sara Perkins

Allergies are a common problem in horses and can affect overall health, performance, and quality of life. Common signs include excessive itchiness, hives, coughing, difficulty breathing (heaves), skin lesions along the lower midline (sweet itch), and hair loss from rubbing. Horses may also have swelling (edema) on the body or …

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Dreaming of a Foal? – The Ins and Outs of Breeding Your Mare

Photo by Holly Rydman

The holidays are over, which means breeding season will soon begin. We start breeding in February and typically wind down by July. Breeders focused on aged events or sales often want the advantage of an earlier foal. Those mares are bred in February and March. In order to get the …

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