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FEB 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 February 2018 THE HORSE: YOUR GUIDE TO EQUINE HEALTH CARE® Vol. XXXV No. 2 (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. ©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 AND ABOVE: AMY K. DRAGOO FEATURES 14 Any Day Now … Learn the signs of impending foaling and what prognostic tools can help. How to Predict foaling An officiAl AAEP MEDiA PArtnEr c a u s e s o f S t u m b l i n g n S A i D S a f e t y r o d e o H o r s e H e a l t h fEbruAry 2018 | COMING NEXT MONTH > Aging Long Ears > Hoof Care for EMS Horses > An Update on PSSM ON THE COVER VOL XXXV NO. 2 FEBRUARY 2018 THE HORSE'S PARTNERS IN EQUINE HEALTH weva DEPARTMENTS 5 WHAT'S ONLINE 6 VIEWPOINT 7 READER SERVICES & OUR CONTRIBUTORS 8 NEWSFRONT 10 LETTERS 12 PREVENTING IMPACTION COLIC THIS WINTER AAEP Forum > How to avoid and address this common cause of cold-weather emergency farm calls. 38 WHAT'S IN YOUR JOINT SUPPLEMENT? Nutrition > A look at oral joint supple- ment ingredients that are backed by science. 44 THIS AIN'T THEIR FIRST RODEO Sports Medicine > Veterinarians tell us how they care for top rodeo horses— from broncs to barrel racers—to prevent injury and illness. 50 SHOPPER'S PADDOCK & ADVERTISING INDEX 20 Stumbles and Missteps Is your horse's clumsiness a simple matter of long toes and uneven ground, or is a career-limiting condition to blame? 25 NSAIDs: Help or Harm? These drugs are an integral part of your vet's pain- and inflammation- fighting arsenal, but sometimes they do more harm than good. 32 The Evolution of Thoroughbred Aftercare After falling off its king-of-sport pedestal, this noble breed has experi- enced a resurgence in popularity.

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