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OCT 2017

The Horse:Your Guide To Equine Health Care provides monthly equine health care information to horse owners, breeders, veterinarians, barn/farm managers, trainer/riding instructors, and others involved in the hands-on care of the horse.

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4 THE HORSE October 2017 THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE® Vol. XXXIV No. 10 (ISSN 1081-9711) is published monthly (plus one special issue in March) by The Horse Media Group LLC, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle #100, Lexington, KY 40513. Periodicals postage paid at Lexington, KY, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle #100, Lexington, KY 40513. CIRCULATION QUERIES: Write us at the address given above, call us toll-free at 800/582-5604 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 EST/EDT). Annual subscription rates in U.S. Funds: United States, $24.00 (residents of Kentucky add 6% sales tax); Canada, $40.45 (includes GST and shipping); all others $45.00 (surface mail delivery) payable in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank. Unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, or slides will be carefully handled, but the Publisher makes no guarantee of a reply and will not be responsible for their safety or return. Do not submit original photographs or slides. No part may be reproduced by any means without permission. ©2017 by The Horse Media Group LLC. THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE® is a registered mark of The Horse Media Group LLC. Printed in the United States. CONTENTS COVER PHOTO: MARK J. BARRETT/ ALAMY STOCK ABOVE: PAULA DA SILVA FEATURES 16 What's New With Weaning? Proven practices based on research that can improve your foal's weaning experience. What's New With WeaNiNg? An officiAl AAEP MEDiA PArtnEr i n s u l i n r e s i s t a n c e r e h a b , H e a d t o t a i l H i d d e n f a r m H a z a r d s octoBEr 2017 | COMING NEXT MONTH > Safe and Smart Groundwork > How Important is EIA? > Decoding Mystery Weight Loss ON THE COVER VOL XXXIV NO. 10 OCTOBER 2017 THE HORSE'S PARTNERS IN EQUINE HEALTH weva DEPARTMENTS 5 WHAT'S ONLINE 8 VIEWPOINT 9 READER SERVICES & OUR CONTRIBUTORS 10 NEWSFRONT 12 LETTERS 14 THE 411 ON SHIPPING FEVER AAEP Forum > How your veterinarian might diagnose and treat this pulmonary disorder, and how you can prevent it. 37 GRADUATING TO A GROWN-UP DIET Nutrition > Consider growth rate and nutrient balance when deciding what to feed young horses. 41 THE ROAD TO RECOVERY, PART 1 Sports Medicine > Rehabilitation options for upper-body pain and injury. 46 HIDDEN HAZARDS Farm & Barn > Are your fencing, stalls, and equipment accidents waiting to happen? 49 DIATOMACEOUS EARTH'S DEFICIENCY Farm Call > Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect. 50 SHOPPER'S PADDOCK & ADVERTISING INDEX 20 What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 2 Now that you've acquired your freebie, here's how to keep him healthy. 27 Grasping Insulin Resistance Two leading researchers explain insulin's effects on the body and how to handle the IR horse. 33 Practical Science The first-ever media wrap-up of the Equine Science Society Symposium.

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