Merck Animal Health

Dec 18, 2017

Tips for Getting Your Mare in Foal

There’s nothing more gratifying for a breeder than a promising new foal hitting the ground healthy. A successful outcome starts months prior with the initial breeding, and identifying the time of ovulation is crucial for a successful outcome. Most breedings will result in conception when they occur from 36 hours before ovulation up to the day of ovulation. There are several tools you can use to approximate ovulation and help facilitate scheduled breeding.

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Nov 13, 2017 Education

The Remarkable Work of Vaccination

Your horse’s immune system does extraordinary and complex work, but even this intricate defense mechanism can’t go it alone. Vaccination has proven to be an extremely effective and safe way to provide a targeted boost to the immune system to help safeguard horses against deadly infectious diseases.

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Sep 11, 2017 Competitions

When it Comes to EPM Not Just Any Treatment Will Do

Stumbling. Weakness and muscle atrophy in the hind end. Behavioral changes. Lameness. Any of these could be a sign your horse has equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). It can have devastating effects on a horse’s ability to perform.

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Aug 26, 2017 Education

Keys to Effectively Deworming Your Horse

Gone are the days when you just grabbed a tube of whichever dewormer was on sale. We know now that the most effective deworming program involves treating the right horse at the right time for the right parasites.

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Apr 20, 2017 Competitions

Mosquitoes Abuzz - West Nile Virus May be in the Air

Flowers aren’t the only thing in bloom. With many parts of the country experiencing a mild winter, mosquito populations may be particularly abundant this spring. That means an increased risk of your horse contracting West Nile virus (WNV). Now is the time to think about prevention.

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Aug 11, 2016 Education

Deworming Debunked: Do I Need to Deworm in The Summer?

It depends. While summer is generally not a peak parasite transmission time in many parts of the country, some horses may require a more aggressive schedule that includes deworming during the summer.

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