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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Pre-Purchase Examination

I am buying a horse and a lameness exam seems a waste of money. What is really important to know and tests be taken when considering buying a horse? I am about to buy an 8-year-old that moves very well. What are the hidden considerations?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Managing Sweet Itch

Sweet itch is the common name used to describe an allergic reaction to the bite of the midge Culicoides.  These tiny terrors don't look any more threatening than fruit flies but for horses allergic to the saliva in their bites they start an agonizing cycle of itching, rubbing, hair loss and skin breakdown.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Heed these 12 tips to change your thinking before heading to your next horse show. 

Great coaches in any sport will tell you that getting someone to become mentally stronger is their most challenging task. Teaching physical skills is much simpler because it’s concrete. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Therapeutic Options With Acupuncture and Chiropractic Treatments

During summer Olympics, some of the world’s finest equine athletes compete in various equestrian events. These are some of the elite performance horses attended to by team veterinarians. Many of these veterinarians utilized veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic in their treatment regimens for these outstanding athletes.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Applying Acupuncture to Lameness in the Horse

Veterinary acupuncture and acutherapy are considered valid modalities, but the potential for abuse exists. These techniques should be regarded as surgical and/or medical procedures under state veterinary practice acts. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

It’s the Time of the Season for Selling a House—or Is It?

When it’s time to sell your house, conventional wisdom says selling in the prime season, which begins in spring and lasts through summer, is the best way to go.
But what if you wanted to wait until the off-season—is that a savvy move, or would you be leaving money on the table?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Innovacyn Announces Winners Of This Year’s Vetericyn® College Scholarship Award

High school senior FFA members will each receive $4,000 for college education. Innovacyn, a leader in developing innovative medical devices and solutions in the human and animal health industries, announced today the recipients of the company’s annual Vetericyn® Future Innovators of Agriculture College Scholarship Award.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Cheryl Erpelding Receives the 2015 AHP Chris Brune Spirit Award

Anyone who knows Cheryl Erpelding, knows she’s a cheerleader for AHP and a perfect choice for this award.
The AHP Chris Brune Spirit Award was the brainchild of the 2015 AHP Champion, Deborah Taylor, who saw the award as a way of recognizing the efforts of members other than the Board of Directors. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Beautiful Horses In Need, And The People Who Save Them

Celebrating 3rd Anniversary of One Of USA’s Premiere Horse Rescue Ranches, Staffed by 400 Volunteers.
In the three years since moving to Chino Hills, Red Bucket has saved over 200 hundred horses, including many pregnant mares.  The ranch has been extremely instrumental in its ability to have a very profound impact on Equine Welfare.
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Bradley Elected to Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation Board

Michael Bradley, Arizona National Livestock Show Executive Director was recently elected to serve on the Arizona Agricultural Education/ FFA Foundation Board June 5, 2015 at their annual meeting during the Arizona Association FFA State Leadership Conference.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Chihuahua: A Growing Marketplace for Quarter Horses

Get a glimpse at the impact on the Quarter Horse industry of Chihuahua's annual Fiera Santa Rita Expogan.

Chihuahua is one of the largest states of Mexico, located just south of Texas and New Mexico.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hanson Performance Horses

For David and Becky Hanson of Hanson Performance Horses, horses is in their blood.

Dave grew up riding horses as his father was a cutting horse trainer, and both his brother and sister also became horse trainers. Training horses was always more than an occupation for them: it is a way of life.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cactus Horse Corrals – In-Stock Innovation

Cactus Horse Corrals of Adelanto, CA is the largest manufacturer of corrals and shelters in the western United States.

They don’t just offer corrals; they also supply welded wire fencing, feeders and accessories, mini horse corrals and accessories, wash racks and tie rails, mare motels, and more.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Beth Clemons Performance Horses

Beth Clemons Performance Horses in Bonsall, California, offers programs for riders of all levels.

Although it has only been in operation since October of 2013, training horses goes back much further for Beth Clemons.

Maximum Performance

Platinum Performance

Holy Cow Performance Horses