Articles posted February 26, 2012

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Mild Winter Impacts Weed Emergence

The mild winter weather and excellent soil moisture have resulted in rapid growth of many cool-season weeds this year in Kentucky. Weed growth is currently about three to four weeks ahead of "normal" development. This means pasture managers need to scout fields now and be prepared to initiate control tactics sooner than normal. Henbit, purple de...

Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

Tramadol hydrocholoride is a medication used for pain control in humans due to its opioid effects on the central nervous system. At the current time in the veterinary world, it is used primarily in dogs and cats although not yet labeled for veterinary use. At the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Nov. 18-22 in San Antonio,...

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