Entries Still Accepted for Congress Sale & Appaloosa World Sale!

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Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC, announces “We are still accepting entries for two major show horse auctions, the Congress Super Sale & Appaloosa World Sale. You can offer your horses to the top owners and exhibitors in the industry because they are held in conjunction with the top shows in the business.” Entries will be accepted into early September.

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Equine Lung and Respiratory Health

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“No lung, no horse” is every bit as true as “No foot, no horse.” As with subtle lameness, even minor decreases in lung function can have major impacts on performance. The lung is both remarkably simple and remarkably sophisticated.

You know how you feel when you have a cold or flu. The horse is no different. Rest and hydration are the cornerstones of therapy for all species. Sick horses will rest of their own accord. Where rest becomes an issue is in the return to work.

 

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Managing Sweet Itch

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Sweet itch is the common name used to describe an allergic reaction to the bite of the midge Culicoides. These tiny terrors don't look any more threatening than fruit flies but for horses allergic to the saliva in their bites they start an agonizing cycle of itching, rubbing, hair loss and skin breakdown.

 

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World Champions, Producers and Show Horses Highlight August Online Auction

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Professional Horse Services, LLC will offer more than 90 horses in the August Online Auction, which will close over two days, August 20 and 21.  Bidding will open at 9:00 AM on Monday, August 18.  Links to the Online Auction Catalog can be found at www.ProHorseServices.com.

Halter Horses offered in the Auction include World Champions, World Champion Producers, Show Horses, prospects and broodmares representing Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas and Palominos.  This offering includes Major League Starr, a 2010 gelding by The Home Run Kid that is a Multiple PHBA World Champion Halter Gelding and an AQHA Amateur Reserve World Champion;

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Managing During Drought

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droughtSeveral areas of the country are currently experiencing drought. Abnormally dry conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.

Pasture
Horses on productive pastures tend to exercise naturally as they graze; this constant moving and foraging is beneficial for their digestive health.

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10 Tips for Fighting Fungus-Infected Fescue

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fescue grassTall fescue is a grass which grows on over 35 million acres of land in the United States. As many as 700,000 horses may graze fescue pastures or be fed fescue hay each year. Many of these pastures contain fescue that is infected with an endophytic fungus that is toxic to horses. When the horse ingests the grass, it is steadily poisoned by alkaloids produced by the fungus.

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No Sweat?

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anhidrosisLearn more about anhidrosis, a potentially career-ending disease.

As athletes, American Quarter Horses perform amazing feats of strength, agility and grace. To accomplish that, every body system must function at its very best. But some horses have developed a condition that makes exercise difficult if not downright dangerous: anhidrosis, the inability to produce sweat.

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