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SEP 2018

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 September 2018 THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE® Vol. XXXV No. 4 (ISSN 1081-9711) is published monthly 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. 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. ©2018 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: SHELLEY PAULSON ABOVE: PAULA DA SILVA/ ARND.NL FEATURES An officiAl AAEP MEDiA PArtnEr B a r e f o o t B i o m e c h a n i c s W E G P r e v i e w S t r e s s e s V e t s f a c e SEPtEMBEr 2018 longevitY senior horse health needs the price of COMING NEXT MONTH > Inside a Disease Outbreak > What Is Bodywide Inflammation? > Your Hay Questions Answered ON THE CO VER VOL XXXV NO. 9 SEPTEMBER 2018 DEPARTMENTS 6 WHAT'S ONLINE 8 VIEWPOINT 9 READER SERVICES & OUR CONTRIBUTORS 10 MEET OUR EDITORIAL BOARD 12 NEWSFRONT 14 LETTERS 16 ADDRESSING BEHAVIOR ISSUES IN MARES AAEP Forum > If a mare's behavior issues are related to her reproductive cycles, suppressing estrus might help. 44 BROODMARES: WORTH THEIR WEIGHT Nutrition > A mare's body condition can affect pregnancy outcome and set her foal up for success or failure later in life. 48 SANS SHOES Step by Step > What researchers know about barefoot hoof biomechanics. 53 ON THE FENCE Farm & Barn > When choosing a fence type for your horse property, keep safety, maintenance, and aesthetics in mind. 58 WHY I DO THIS Across the Fence > A team of veterinar- ians works together to save an event horse's life. 57 SHOPPER'S PADDOCK & ADVERTISING INDEX 24 Coming to America A fast-growing equestrian epicenter in North Carolina prepares to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games. 29 Intensive Care The veterinarians looking out for our horses also need looking out for. 38 Smart Antibiotic Use Why is antimicrobial resistance such a big deal, and what can you do about it? THE HORSE'S PARTNERS IN EQUINE HEALTH weva Owning a horse over his lifetime can be rewarding, but be prepared for what it might involve and the associated costs. 18 The Price of Longevity

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