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John Wilkinson
Lameness Prevention and Management With Dr. Genovese

Lameness Prevention and Management With Dr. Genovese

With more than 40 years spent dealing with equine lameness, Dr. Ronald Genovese is an authority in equine sports medicine and surgery. He has a special interest in limb ultrasonography and is recognized nationally and internationally as the authority on tendon and ligament scanning. He received the AAEP’s Outstanding Educator Award and was cited for “helping countless young veterinarians learn the rigors of private equine practice, and since 1983 providing one-on-one assistance in ultrasonography to numerous veterinarians in his clinic.” Q: What is the one thing owners should be doing to prevent lameness? Dr. G: Be an educated owner about...

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John Wilkinson
How Sports Medicine is Working For Horses

How Sports Medicine is Working For Horses

Like any top level equestrian event, the Palm Beach Masters is a bustling ecosystem of equine professionals and practitioners moving in methodical bursts from one job to the next. The riders have their support teams of trainers, coaches, owners, friends and family, while equine athletes draw the services of grooms, veterinarians and farriers.   This is how the ecosystem has always functioned in the equestrian world. Although theoretical teammates, the horses and their human pilots are often viewed individually and almost always serviced as such, and that's what makes Sharon Classen's work truly unique.   Classen has been making waves...

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John Wilkinson
16 Facts About Horse Digestion

16 Facts About Horse Digestion

This probably comes as no surprise, but the horse is a unique animal. This is especially true when it comes to how they digest food. Classified as non-ruminant herbivores, horses’ digestive systems are a cross between a monogastric animal (like a dog or human) and a ruminant (like a cow or goat). The problem is that many people feed their horse like they would a dog or themselves—with two or three meals given throughout the day. This can work, but it often leads to problems. If more people understood more how the horse’s digestive system functioned, they might be more...

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The OTTB Health Plan With Dr. Shannon Reed

The OTTB Health Plan With Dr. Shannon Reed

Racing fans will probably remember Nates Mineshaft, the small but mighty rocket who earned more than $850,000 in 39 career starts. These days Nate is an aspiring trail horse in the familiar hands of his longtime vet, Dr. Shannon Reed, who recently competed together at the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover in Lexington.  OTTB Pro Tips Dr. Reed has been researching Off the Track Thoroughbred owners on their first year of ownership and is in the process of submitting a paper on her findings.  Q: What are the major health issues you encountered rehabbing a TB or the issues you...

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