Articles posted January 28, 2010

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Breeding Incentives to Ready's Image

The syndicate that stands Ready's Image at John T.L. Jones III's Walmac Farm near Lexington has announced special incentives for regional breeders to send their mares to the 5-year-old son of More Than Ready.

Painkillers and Gastric Ulcers in Horses, AAEP 2009

If you've ever given the common oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone (Bute) to a horse, you've probably been warned that it can cause stomach (gastric) ulcers if you give too much or give it for too long. Thus, there's always interest in pain-relieving medications for horses that work while causing less gastric irritation o...

Pregnant Mare Exercise: No Negative Effect on Fetuses in Study

It's human nature to do everything to protect an unborn baby--even an equine baby. And humans that we are, some of us tend to think that means we should keep a broodmare's physical efforts down to a minimum. But new research is showing that even nine months into pregnancy, mares can handle moderate-level exercise with no detrimental effects to the...

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