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APR 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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CONTENTS VOL XXXVI NO. 4 ■ APRIL 2019 ■ 4 April 2019 The Horse | THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE® Vol. XXXVI No. 4 (ISSN 1081-9711) is published monthly by The Horse Media Group LLC, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd #A200, Lexington KY 40504-3331. Periodicals postage paid at Lexington, KY, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd #A200, Lexington KY 40504-3331. CIRCULATION QUERIES: Write us at the address given above. Annual subscription rates in U.S. Funds: United States, $24.00; Canada, $49.00 (includes GST and shipping); all others $65.00 (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. ©2019 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: MELINDA BROWN ABOVE: BIANCA MCCARTY FEATURES 14 The Best Defense Steps breeders can take to maximize foal immunity from gestation to weaning. An officiAl AAEP MEDiA PArtnEr P a r a s i t e c o n t r o l r a b i e s r i s k s r a c e h o r s e r e s e a r c h APril 2019 | FROM FOOT CARE TO FIGHTING DISEASE CARING FOR YOUR FOAL: COMING NEXT MONTH > Boarding Barn Best Practices > Causes of Sudden Lameness > Changing Hay Types ON THE COVER DEPARTMENTS 5 WHAT'S ONLINE 6 VIEWPOINT 7 READER SERVICES & OUR CONTRIBUTORS 8 NEWSFRONT 10 LETTERS 12 DEALING WITH RAIN ROT AAEP Forum > How to prevent and treat this frustrating skin condition. 35 A SENSIBLE START Nutrition > Feeding from foaling to weaning and beyond. 40 WHAT WE'RE LEARNING FROM RACING RESEARCH Sports Medicine > Research findings on injury prevention in racehorses could help prevent issues in sport horses, too. 46 SMALL FEET, BIG RESPONSIBILITY Step by Step > A youngster's hoof care lays the foundation for his future. 50 MANAGING RESISTANT PARASITES Across the Fence > One horse owner challenges us to be proactive when it comes to our parasite control programs. 49 SHOPPER'S PADDOCK & ADVERTISING INDEX 20 The Scary Thing About Rabies Infection can be insidious and vague, posing a threat to you, your horses, and your pets without you even realizing it. 24 Risk and Reality How can you reduce internal parasite infection and manage anthelmintic resistance on your farm? 30 Traumatic Training When do horse training methods cross the line from accepted to abusive? THE HORSE'S PARTNERS IN EQUINE HEALTH weva

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