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Know The Signs Of Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s disease, or pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), occurs primarily in older horses — those in their mid to late teens and early 20s — but the disease has been documented in horses as young as 10 years old. Approximately one in seven horses will be diagnosed with PPID, so a working knowledge of signs indicative of the disease is useful for your clients.
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Hoof Packing

Helping Sore Feet with Packing

Consider what you use and how much to use prior to applying hoof packing on a sore-footed horse
In less than severe cases, hoof packing used with a pad may be your best option to keep a horse in activity. In more detrimental cases, you may need to present a case to an owner that the two aren't a suitable alternative to rest.
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Help For That Last Furlong

Standardbred shoer says small improvements can pay off big at the track
Steve Stanley, who shoes Standardbred racehorses at the Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., likes to say that "little changes go a long way" at the racetrack.
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