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How to Read Blood Work on the Race Horse

Tweet MUSCLE ENZYMES  CPK, LDH & SGOT / AST- Levels of specific enzymes help indicate the presence of muscle injury or disease, its severity and progression. Measured blood levels of enzymes, along with the observation of other clinical signs, such as lameness, pain or dark urine, help tell you whether, when and to what extent muscle damage has occurred. It is extremely important to consider whether any increased enzyme levels were measured before, during or after exercise; as well as whether any other stressful events may have contributed to results. High enzyme levels after hard work are not necessarily the voice of doom in predicting muscle damage. In some cases,

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Equine Vet Discusses Horse Supplements in General Horse Care

Tweet By Hugh Dillon Horse Supplements or Horse Sense? Anyone who owns, rides, or cares for equines should have a basic understanding of horse supplements. These supplements can benefit the health and physical appearance of any horse when used wisely. Horse supplements include a variety of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that can be added to the animal’s regular diet. These supplemental agents are specifically designed to boost the health and vitality of a horse in much the same way that certain nutritional substances can benefit humans. Horses can be subjected to a variety of stressors. This stress can affect their immune systems and physical condition. Instead of maintaining

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

Tweet The staff at TheHorse.com took a look through our archives to find some important winter horse care articles that can help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter. News

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What are the Advantages of Pasture Breeding Horses?

Tweet Dr. Bryant Craig shares the benefits and potential pitfalls of breeding horses in herd situations. This podcast is from the Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares Q&A audio event, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. News

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LSU Vets Successfully Treats Equine Coronavirus Case

Tweet Veterinarians at Louisiana State University (LSU) have treated the first case of equine coronavirus reported in Louisiana. News

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Second Saddle Research Trust Conference Held in England

Tweet Veterinary and scientific authorities examined, discussed, and debated the latest research on saddle-related equine welfare and performance issues. News

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