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FEB 2019

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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LETTERS Letters@TheHorse.com 10 February 2019 The Horse | TheHorse.com E-mail us at Letters@TheHorse.com, or write us at The Horse, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd. #A200, Lexington, KY 40504. Letters may be edited for space limitations and must include the author's name and contact information. PODOTROCHLOSIS PODCAST I just listened to "Podotro- chlosis (aka Navicular Syn- drome) Update" (TheHorse. com/162109), as I was not able to tune in live. Thank you for a valuable, informative event. I found the informa- tion to be comprehensive and presented in verbiage that was easy to understand, from both the farrier and the vet. I felt they were also very straight- forward about what is known and unknown in terms of both diagnosis and treatment. This helps horse owners develop realistic expectations if they are faced with this dreaded diagnosis. I own 16 horses, so I work very closely with my vet and farrier to provide the best care I can. The webinars you provide offer another tool for horse owners to get informed—often the best form of prevention from many dev- astating equine injuries and illnesses. A heartfelt thanks for providing these webinars! Sheila via e-mail DON'T FORGET ABOUT HUMIDITY THIS WINTER Just a comment on Horse Blanketing FAQs (TheHorse. com/18897). Thanks for the information, but I was sorry it did not mention humidity. It has been bone-chilling cold in the (damp) Pacific Northwest. We moved here from Central Montana, where I actually was never particularly cold. According to the weather re- ports, the temperatures were different by some 30 degrees a lot of the time—sometimes more, sometimes less. Humid- ity made a big difference. Barbara Noble via e-mail THE HORSE'S JOINT DISEASE WEBCAST Here's what attendees had to say about the Joint Disease in the Adult Horse webcast with Dr. Erin Contino ( TheHorse.com/163068): Wow! This is the best information I have ever gotten regarding osteoarthritis. Marie I really enjoyed the web- cast! Very informative and timely, as I am dealing with two afflicted horses. Laura B. I can't believe how much was covered … it could have easily had another hour. I'm looking forward to future webcasts. Lindsay G. Linda Novak Scruton I love this publication! Besides my veterinarians, this is where I learn about horse health. I also share the magazines with my boarders. @TheHorse Simple Solutions, Scientifically Proven ® Got questions? Contact us: KPPusa.com, 859-873-2974 The Horse That Matters to You Matters to Us Challenge: Maintaining condition during competition and training Solution: Equi-Jewel ® High-Fat Rice Bran • Maintains optimal condition • Supports muscle over the topline • Won't cause excitability; low in starch and sugar Satisfaction Guaranteed ® TH 2019-02b

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