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From the Horse's Mouth - Spring Edition

This quarterly newsletter is created by the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for our equine clients. We hope you find the following information helpful. If you have any questions, please consult with your veterinarian or contact our large animal hospital at 706.542.3223. 

Breeding the problem mare:
Tips for success

There is something special about watching a foal being born. However, for some horse owners, despite their best efforts, they still have difficulties breeding their mare. A "problem mare" is one that fails to conceive under good management conditions for two or more estrous cycles in one breeding season, fails to maintain a pregnancy, or displays abnormal reproductive behavior or estrous cycles. (Learn more)

Need breeding assistance? Our theriogenology team is offering discounted prices throughout the month of March. Call 706.542.3223 for more information or to make an appointment today!

Spring Tune-Up: Time to talk to your veterinarian about vaccinations!

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner! Now is the time to start thinking about your horse’s routine health care needs as the weather turns warm and we transition into better (hopefully drier) riding weather and a new show season. Whether your horse is a stay at home kind of guy or is actively traveling and showing, your veterinarian can help develop a vaccine protocol that suits your individual needs. They will help determine whether your horse needs core vaccines or additional risk-based vaccines. (Learn more)

Current equine clinical trials

Could your horse benefit from one of our clinical trials? Take a look at the below opportunities and talk to your veterinarian or to our clinical trials coordinator, Lisa Reno, if you would like more information on participating. You can contact Lisa at 706.296.7818 or lisar@uga.edu

*Clinical trials are conducted with approval from the Clinical Research Committee, the Hospital Board, and the University of Georgia Research FoundationThis is the end-stage testing to determine the safety and degree of effectiveness for new drugs or treatments before FDA approval. 

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