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When horses roar: Evaluating the equine upper respiratory tract

Horses are exceptional athletes that perform in a wide variety of disciplines. Their muscles use a lot of energy, which is largely produced through a process called aerobic metabolism, using oxygen to convert carbohydrates and fats to ATP, the energy source used by muscle cells.
Pregnant Mares: What owners need to know as foaling time approaches

Tue, Mar 02, 2021

During a mare’s pregnancy, moderate exercise such as vigorous walking or riding will help control her weight and maintain muscle tone and strength needed for the last two months of pregnancy.

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Taking the Guesswork out of Equine Lameness Detection

Mon, Jan 04, 2021

Lameness is the most common ailment that horses suffer. In fact, lameness is estimated to cost U.S. horse owners more than $1 billion every year.

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Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Mike Schoonover

Tue, Nov 03, 2020

According to Dr. Mike Schoonover, horses spend the majority of their lives trying to hurt themselves. Schoonover, an associate professor of equine surgery and sports medicine at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has seen this first hand in the horses he has treated throughout his veterinary career. In this month’s Vet Med Faces of Research segment, Schoonover talks about his research to find better ways to treat wounds and infections.

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OSU Veterinarians Treat a Show Horse for Terry Bradshaw

Mon, Nov 02, 2020

Depending on your age, you might know Terry Bradshaw for different things. Since 1994, he’s been a sports analyst and is co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. He’s done a number of guest stints on a variety of reality TV shows and currently has his own show on E!, The Bradshaw Bunch. Going back a few decades, he won four Super Bowls as the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Value of the Pre-Purchase Examination

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man,” and I wholeheartedly believe this is true. Unfortunately, the “trading” of horses has been viewed as a source of dishonesty since the Gilded Age. Most horses are sold “as is,” and prospective buyers must be able to identify horses with pre-existing conditions that may make it unsuitable for their intended use. Additionally, horses can be expensive.

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