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San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Announces First Set of Entertainers for 2020

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Announces First Set of Entertainers for 2020 The  nationally recognized San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, held February 6 – 23, 2020 at the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum fairgrounds, is

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Weaning Your Foal

Courtesy of AAEP Weaning is usually done somewhere between 4 and 7 months of age, although some ranches leave their foals on the mares a bit longer. After 4 months of age, the foal’s nutritional

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Tick Control in Horses

By Thomas Lenz, DVM., M.S., DACT Article provided courtesy of AAEP Alliance Partner, AQHA. Ticks are becoming an increasingly significant parasite of horses across the United States. Some blame it on global warming, while others

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Sunburn and Photosensitivity in Horses

By Kentucky Equine Research Staff Just as humans can be burned by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, light-colored horses may suffer from sunburn. Even horses with dark coats can be vulnerable to sunburn if they have white markings on

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Selling Your Horse? Use These Tips For A Great Sales Video

Courtesy of Classic Equine In today’s world of online sales ads, having a good video of your horse can make a big difference between selling him quickly or not. So how do you make sure

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Purchase Exams: A Sound Economic Investment

Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money and emotion. Unfortunately, horses seldom come with money-back guarantees. That’s why it’s so important to investigate all aspects of the horse before you buy.

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Managing Your Pet’s Weight To Help Alleviate Joint Pain

Courtesy of Vetoquinol Obesity is a complex disease with influences of genetics, environmental factors, and other diseases. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of the pets in the United States are overweight

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How to Recognize an Overheated Horse

By Deb M. Eldredge, DVM Courtesy of Horse Health Products Overheating can be a serious problem for horses. While most common in the summertime, horses are susceptible to overheating all year long. Horses that are overweight

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Grub Control For Lawns

Courtesy of Southern States  Brown, dead patches of grass are tell-tale signs of lawn grubs. These pests live a few inches underground and feed on your turf’s roots. Often grubs go unnoticed until the damage

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Building a Foundation of Foot Care in Foals

By Stephen E. O’Grady, DVM, MRCVS Courtesy of AAEP Among the many factors that determine the success of a foal as a sales yearling or a mature athlete are management decisions about its feet and

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An Exercise to Slow Down a Speedy Trail Horse

Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship If your horse has a tendency to race ahead when you’re riding in a group, here’s a way to teach him to relax. Find a controlled environment like an arena or

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Ask the Vet: Equine Skin Tumors

Answered by, Elizabeth Carr, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DACVECC, CVA, Michigan State University Question: I have a grey 5-year-old Arab/Azteca mare. She is greying pretty slowly and I am wondering if horses that grey more slowly are

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Internet Catalog is Available Auction for 2 August Auctions

“Buyers can shop through nearly 80 horses in the two August Internet Auctions including top Quarter Horses, Paints and a famous POA pony,” announces Mike Jennings of the auction management company, Professional Horses Services, LLC.

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The Run For A Million Live Broadcast

All competition leading up the the Million Dollar Invitational will be free to watch. The Million Dollar Invitational competition will be available by pay per view at $14.99. You must pre-register prior to the start

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Meet the Riders of Paramount Network’s “The Last Cowboy”

The Last Cowboy is Paramount Network’s new unscripted series spotlighting the highly skilled horsemen and trainers that compete in the intense, high-stakes world of professional reining. The series airs on Wednesdays at p.m. ET/PT, immediately

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BraveHearts’ “Trail to Zero” Rides in to New York, D.C. and Chicago

Multicity tour raises awareness for preventing veteran suicide through healing horsemanship According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, each day, on average, 20 veterans take their own lives. To shed light on the

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Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation Announces Return of the Back To School Bash

Horse lovers of all levels are invited for free education and fun at the Paso Robles Horse Park The Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation is excited to present the second annual Back To School Bash,

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2019 Congress Super Sale – Enter Now, Don’t be left out.

“Entries are open for the 53rd Annual Congress Super Sale, held annually with the All American Quarter Horse Congress produced by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association,” announces Mike Jennings, of the Professional Horse Services, LLC team

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Scholarship Recipient Aspires to Start Her Own Service Dog Company

Cassandra Christensen was recently awarded the Hannelore Bugby Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs by The Academy of Pet Careers. This scholarship is only offered once per year to a female student who shows ambition and aspires

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South Point Arena and Equestrian Center Installs More than 100,000 Square Feet of Macro Texture Flooring in the Facility’s Two Barns

South Point Arena and Equestrian Center partnered with VSS International, Inc. and Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions to install a custom, macro texture flooring throughout the equestrian center’s two barn areas, which was designed to replace

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Water, Electrolytes and the Performance Horse

By Richard G. Godbee, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAS-Nutrition Central Garden & Pet Company/Farnam Companies, Inc. Courtesy of Farnam.com It is a good time of year to discuss water and exercise. Summer is the time of year

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Understanding Cold-Blooded Horses

Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship While the Method works on all types of horses, every horse will require you to vary your approach slightly. I break horses into two broad groups – hot-blooded horses and cold-blooded

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Sweet Itch In Horses

By: Dr. Lydia Gray Courtesy of SmartPak “Sweet Itch,” also known as “summer itch” or summer seasonal recurrent dermatitis (SSRD), is an allergic reaction to the Culicoides biting midge or “no-see-um” gnat, although horses can develop allergies to

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Myths About Buying a Foreclosure Home That’ll Surprise Deal Seekers

Courtesy of Realtor.com Considering buying a foreclosed home? Any home buyer looking to pay below market value should be paying attention to foreclosure listings. But the process of buying a repossessed home is full of misconceptions—and

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Keep Pets Cool In The Summer Heat

Summer brings with it an expectation of sweltering temperatures, sometimes to the point of danger. As temperatures climb, remember that if you are hot, your pet is probably feeling even hotter. Dogs and cats generate

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Inside Arthritis & Joint Health

Courtesy of SmartPak You’ve recently noticed that your horse seems stiff, and you think it might be arthritis. You decide to do some research to see if your theory holds water. Some sources say it

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Get Tough on Flies: Straight Talk on Protecting Your Horse

By Cynthia McFarland Courtesy of Farnam’s Straight Talk It’s a fact of life. If you have horses, you have manure. If you have manure, you’re most likely going to have flies. Flies not only annoy

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Fiber, Protein, Water, and Electrolytes for Heavily Exercised Horses

Courtesy of Kentucky Equine Research Fiber (hay/pasture) is an energy source that is often overlooked in horse nutrition. Horses have a highly developed hindgut that houses billions of bacteria capable of fermenting large quantities of

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Farnam® PyrantelCare™ Daily Dewormer Gives Horse Owners Greater Peace of Mind

Horse owners searching for a safe way to protect against internal equine parasites will be happy to know Farnam has just released PyrantelCare™ Daily Dewormer 2.11% (pyrantel tartrate). Instead of just using a “purge” paste

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Cool, Clear Water

Written by Thomas Lenz, DVM, M.S., DACT Courtesy of AAEP The horse’s most vital nutrient is water. An adult horse’s body is composed of roughly 70 percent water, which equates to 770 pounds or 96

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