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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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Snow Blizzard 2015: Are You Prepared?

Tweet One Connecticut horse farm gets ready for predicted blizzard. Are your horses ready? News

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Latest Toltrazuril News

Tweet Firms get FDA Warning About Equine Ulcer Products HorsePreRace was also warned against the internet sales of omeprazole oral paste, omegrazole/ranitidine oral paste, flunixin, Synedem, toltrazuril paste, and Super Tie Up. No one from HorsePreRace was available for comment. A woman who answered the … Read more on TheHorse.com Kentucky to Tackle Equine Drug Compounder Concerns In June lawsuits were filed against Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy in Lexington, Kentucky following the deaths and illnesses of eight horses that allegedly received an improperly mixed compound of toltrazuril and pyrimethamine. It was found that the … Read more on TheHorse.com FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm … Wickliffe Pharmaceutical Inc. and its president/owner

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Complaints Prompted FDA Scrutiny of Equine Ulcer Products

Tweet Complaints Prompted FDA Scrutiny of Equine Ulcer Products HorsePreRace was also warned against the internet sales of omeprazole oral paste, omegrazole/ranitidine oral paste, flunixin, Synedem, toltrazuril paste, and Super Tie Up. Megan Bensette, FDA spokeswoman, said the agency routinely reviews the animal … Read more on TheHorse.com FDA scolds Ky. pharmacy over medications tied to deaths of horses The products in question were separate preparations of toltrazuril and pyrimethamine, which are used in combination to treat or prevent equine protozoal myeloencephalitis or EPM. EPM affects the central nervous system in horses. It is transmitted … Read more on Ocala Bayer, DNDi to Develop Astellas' Emodepside for River Blindness Bayer has

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Can I Give My Horse Biotin Supplements Designed for Humans?

Tweet Find out how biotin might help hoof and haircoat. News

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