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Searching for Information on the Internet

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05-1-20

The internet is a remarkable resource readily available at our fingertips, anytime any day.  How do you know what you are reading is accurate?  How do you know if that source can be trusted?  Below are some helpful tips to help interpret the abundance of equine-related articles out there on the internet. Well known sites: Start with sites you know and check the date. Anything older than five years of...

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Colostrum 101

Foaling and Breeding
04-17-20

Mares Colostrum Collection and Storage By Patrick M. McCue, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists, Colorado State University https://www.arssales.com/colostrum_101.html Colostrum is the thick, sticky yellow fluid produced by the mammary gland of the mare during the last few weeks of pregnancy. It is comprised of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and electrolytes. Colostrum is rich in antibodies that are critically important for immune protection of the newborn foal. The process by...

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Dental Problems – Learn to Recognize Your Horse’s

Dental Health
04-17-20

Horses with dental problems may show obvious signs, such as pain or irritation, or they may show no noticeable signs at all. This is because some horses simply adapt to their discomfort. For this reason, periodic dental examinations are essential to your horse’s health. It is important to catch dental problems early. If a horse starts behaving abnormally, dental problems should be considered as a potential cause. Waiting too long...

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Costs to Consider when you want a FOAL!

Foaling and Breeding
04-17-20

Newborn foals can be exciting, fun, and enjoyable. You may have a beautiful mare you have competed on, worked cattle with, or personal riding horse and you want another one like her. There are plenty of motivations for breeding a mare. Make no mistake, though, there are many factors to consider before diving into the breeding process. Does breeding your mare make sense? Determine if the mare is a good...

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Placenta Evaluation

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04-13-12

By Patrick M. McCue, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists The placenta is the connection between the developing fetus and the mare and provides the means for obtaining nutrition and for gas exchange.  Examination of the placenta can offer valuable insight into the health of the newborn foal. Consequently, it is recommended that owners, farm managers or foaling attendants perform an evaluation of each placenta. The placenta is normally passed...

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Foaling and Breeding Season is HERE!

Foaling and Breeding
11-2-11

Once your mare is pregnant, consider her nutritional requirements in three stages. The first stage is the first two-thirds of her pregnancy. During this time, the fetal size does not increase significantly and your mare should still be on a maintenance diet. Her body condition should stay constant, again without losing or becoming obese. A mare that is losing weight will have a hard time re-breeding, and an obese mare...

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The New Rogers HSR Blog Is Here!

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11-2-11

Welcome to the Heaven Sent Ranch Blog. Here you will find information about our quarter horses, shows, breeding information and sales promotions. We look forward to sharing information with you.

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