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DEC 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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CONTENTS VOL XXXV NO. 12 ■ DECEMBER 2018 ■ 4 December 2018 The Horse | THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE® Vol. XXXV No. 12 (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 of™ces. 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. COVER PHOTO: SHELLEY PAULSON ABOVE: BIANCA MCCARTY FEATURES 14 The Nose Knows Causes of snotty noses can range from benign to catastrophic. AN OFFICIAL AAEP MEDIA PARTNER D i r e D i a g n o s e s C a u s e s o f C r o o k e d n e s s A r t h r i t i s Q & A DECEMBER 2018 | WHAT NASAL DISCHARGE TELLS US BENIGN OR BIG DEAL? COMING NEXT MONTH > Reading Your Horse's Body Language > Managing Foot Pain > Safe Meds for Broodmares ON THE COVER DEPARTMENTS 6 WHAT'S ONLINE 8 VIEWPOINT 9 READER SERVICES & OUR CONTRIBUTORS 10 NEWSFRONT 12 UPWARD FIXATION OF THE PATELLA AAEP Forum > Learn about this stifle problem that can cause the hind limb to become locked in extension. 41 FED UP Nutrition > Signs your horse's feed isn't doing its job and how to fix it. 45 THE CROOKED HORSE Sports Medicine > Find out if training or lameness is to blame for your horse's lack of straightness under saddle. 50 SHOPPER'S PADDOCK & ADVERTISING INDEX 20 Dire Diagnoses Veterinarians walk us through three real-life examples of potentially deadly diseases. 28 What You Need to Know About Equine Osteoarthritis Learn more about this common crippling condition that affects horses of all breeds, disciplines, and ages. 37 The Medication Conundrum Current drug regulation challenges race and sport horse industries face. THE HORSE'S PARTNERS IN EQUINE HEALTH weva

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