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The overweight mare in the forefront is at a higher risk for liver failure in late gestation or early lactation. • Photo courtesy of Dr. Justin High.

Health Matters: Fatty Liver

All the hype and emphasis put on weight management in both people and horses is for good reason. Not liking it or trying to hide from it does us and our horses no favors. Over the last few years, some very practical information has been published and medications developed for the management of hormone-dependent obesity in […]
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The Broodmare’s Last Trimester

By Justin High, DVM

The New Year brings new expectations for what will be produced from last year's breeding season. After coasting through the last few months of your mare's pregnancy with no problems, we are all struck with the fact of how quickly foaling season is upon us.

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When the Weather Changes

I'm sure you've all heard the old saying, "If you don't like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it'll change." Well, over the last few weeks that saying has never been truer. From a horseman's standpoint, the dramatic shifts in temperature, wind speed, pollen count and humidity have been showing up in a variety of different ailments. Horses tend to have times of the year when respiratory infections are more common, other times runny eyes and noses flare up because of allergens.