By Gary M. Greene, DVM, DACT The use of artificial insemination in the dogs has experienced a tremendous increase in popularity over the last several years due to both its increased success rate and the flexibility it allows the dog breeder. A stud dog can be utilized successfully and easily … Continue reading
1. Temperature: ranges from 99.5° -101.5° This range can vary depending on environmental temperature and activity. The temperature is obtained by using a human thermometer placed in the rectum. Digital and mercury thermometers are both acceptable. 2. Heart rate (pulse): ranges from 36-40 beats per minute Heart rate can vary … Continue reading
Help Your Horse Survive Summer The hot summer months can be hard on horses. Training and riding becomes more stressful and time in the pasture becomes more uncomfortable. For horse owners in the hot, humid south this can be a significant problem. Owners need to prepare their facilities to provide … Continue reading
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), commonly referred to as “heaves”, is a major problem for horses and horse owners in the south. COPD or heaves is a respiratory condition that is caused by an allergic reaction to molds that are found in the pastures and dust found in hay and … Continue reading
Preparing for your newborn foal Estelle’s Foal Information (PPT) Foaling Chart (PDF) 1. Bedding Preferably the mare should foal in a clean well lit paddock if the weather allows or in a stall with straw as a back up. The foal should be bedded on straw for the first week … Continue reading
Castration, also known as “gelding”, involves the surgical removal of the horse’s testicles. Gelding is often used as a means to modify a horse’s behavior. Vocalization, fractious behavior and sexual interest are frequently the undesirable characteristics associated with an intact horse. Castration makes a male horse more suitable for a … Continue reading
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