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2018  SEMINAR NOTES  THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS SEMINAR  Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre  Page 1
TABLE OF CONTENTS SCHEDULE OF LECTURES  Page 2-4  LECTURES Lecture 1  STALLION PHYSIOLOGY  5-14  Lecture 2  BROODMARE PHYS...
Schedule of lectures  DAY 1  Monday 13th August 2018 Time  Session detail  8.30am  Arrival registration, coffee and introd...
Schedule of lectures  DAY 2  Tuesday 14th August 2018 Time  Session detail  8.30am  Registration and coffee  9.00     10.0...
Lecture 1   STALLION PHYSIOLOGY  Dr Jim Rodger BVMs MRCVSc FACVSc  Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre  Page 5
STALLION FACTS SPERMATOGENESIS     Cycle of seminiferous epithelium from primary cell division to spermatids with elongate...
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Lecture 2  BROODMARE PHYSIOLOGY Dr Sean Finan MVB DACT  Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre  Page 15
BROODMARE PHYSIOLOGY Sean Finan MVB Diplomate ACT Specialist in Equine Reproduction  Reproductive activity in the mare is ...
The onset of reproductive cyclicity is however not a sudden event, the hormonal changes are gradual occurring over a perio...
If a mare does not become pregnant, the CL continues to produce P4 until approximately day 14-16 when the endometrium or l...
Gestational length in the mare is highly variable with the normal range suggested to be 330-360 days although there are re...
The mare is also unique in that uterine involution and cyclicity occurs rapidly after foaling. Onset of oestrus is 5-12 da...
Lecture 3   THE DIFFICULT BREEDER  Dr Wendy Perriam BSc BVMS MANZCVSc CMAVA  Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre  Page 21...
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Lecture 4   INTERNAL PARASITES  Dr Peter Carrigan BVSc BVMS  Mr Chris Lawlor Managing Director     International Animal He...
Gastrointestinal Parasite Management on Stud Farms  Historically, gastrointestinal  GI  parasite management on stud farms ...
It is important to note that the following recommendations only apply to horses 3 years of age or greater. This brings us ...
So let   s apply this knowledge. Drenching programs for adult horses should be designed with the  following principles in ...
o  AMMO Allwormer  red      abamectin   morantel  o  Strategy-T     oxfenbendazole   pyrantel  o  MecWorma and Tape Allwor...
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Biological Control of Horse Roundworms.  Feeding a natural fungus to horses can provide an effective alternative to chemic...
The main parasites encountered in the Australian horse trials included Small Strongyles  cyathostomes , Large Strongyles  ...
Lecture 5   NUTRITION   PASTURES  feeding in drought   Dr Peter Huntington BVSc MACVSc  Mr Ross Watson Agronomist     Ross...
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Lecture 6   NEWBORN FOALS  Dr Niamh Collins MVB MSc DipECEIM  Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre  Page 68
Common diseases of neonatal foals and when to refer Niamh Collins MVB MSc DipECEIM Specialist in Equine Medicine Scone Equ...
Table 1  Parameters of a newborn foal. Normal newborn foal  Abnormal newborn foal Bright red  Mucous membranes  Pink and m...
Neonatal Syndrome Over the years, many terms have been used to describe foals with Neonatal Syndrome including dummy foal ...
The most common organs affected in foals with Neonatal Syndrome are the brain, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, all org...
Moderately to severely affected foals require more intensive care and support and are usually managed at an intensive care...
Prematurity The final development of the foal occurs very late in the pregnancy of the mare. Foals born even just 2-3 days...
to avoid becoming hypothermic  rectal temperature  37.2oC . They also may have problems with their kidney function in the ...
are often bright red or injected. The coronary bands may develop a red line. Other common findings are tachycardia  heart ...
Neonatal isoerythrolysis In cases of neonatal isoerythrolysis, the foal inherits a specific red blood cell surface antigen...
Diarrhoea Diarrhoea in foals is common. In foals less than 3 days of age, it is most commonly associated with sepsis. The ...
Lecture 7   MANAGING PRE-TERM LOSSES IN MARES  Dr Joan Carrick BVSc MVSc PhD  Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre  Page 7...
IMPORTANCE     Losses for Mare Owner     No return on investment     Feed     Farrier     Vet Fees     Vaccinations     Em...
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CAUSES Perinatal      Infectious Inflammatory     Viral EHV      EHV     EVA      Bacterial Fungal                      As...
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CAUSES     INFECTIOUS INFLAMMATORY     Placentitis     Ascending     Through the cervix      Systemic     EAFL     Chlamyd...
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PREVENTION     Vaccination     EHV     Keep mares in small groups     Biosecurity     Quarantine     Determine Risk     Hi...
TREATMENT     Monthly Antibiotics and Altrenogest     Cost for pregnancy      4,000 -  6,000     Is it useful      Antibio...
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Lecture 8   BIOSECURITY  Dr. Kathryn Taylor Public Health Physician     Hunter New England Population Health  Psittacosis ...
Psittacosis from horses, what   s the risk  Applying OneHealth surveillance to emerging zoonoses. Highlights      Equine c...
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Lecture 10   FOAL FARRIERY Therapeutic  Mr John Whiteley Specialist Master Farrier  Conformation and corrections  Hunter V...
ANGULAR LIMB DEFORMITIES IN FOALS Goals Angular limb deformities  ALDs  are becoming more commonly observed in foals of al...
Grading It is very important to closely monitor the foal   s progress right from the first consult through to yearling sta...
COMMON ALD CONDITIONS IN FOALS  Offset or Benched Knees and Varus  Deviating in  Fetlocks It is becoming more common in mo...
Narrow Chest Base Wide, Rotate in with Varus fetlock Quite common in lighter breeds  t bred, light performance horses  and...
Rotate Out Another of the more common limb deformities - also one of the hardest to correct. It is important to note wheth...
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Forward Knees     Down in Pasterns - Bowing in Flight  Each year I have noted 2     3 foals in this condition     generall...
Windswept  Foals born with a windswept conformation  front limbs aiming left  hind limbs aiming right , often have a sligh...
Upright  Ballerina syndrome      Contracted Tendons  Many foals are born with or acquire many variables of tendon contract...
If a wedged Dalric is glued, the wedge can be rasped down into a rocker shape as the foal progresses. The wedges are impor...
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Valgus Knee  Carpus  or Medial Deviation  The valgus knee conformation is very common in young foals     especially weak o...
Grade 1 valgus knee cases are generally self-corrected     a level trim, RX 10     14 days. Grade 2 cases require a level ...
Flaccid tendons  Many foals are born with flaccid tendons  down in pastern  more common in hind limbs. Premature foals are...
Hind Limb Varus Deformities  There are a remarkable percentage of newborn foals with varus fetlocks. Noticeably in Austral...
Sickle Hocks  Curved hocks   Sickle or curved hocks can be associated with flaccid hind tendons and can be the result of p...
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Long Pointy Hind Toes  The untrimmed foal, even at 10     12 days, can produce a long pointy toe. Many of which develop a ...
Applying Dalric Extensions Dalric extensions are a great aid in the treatment of many ALDs. They can be used medially or l...
It is recommended in young foals  up to 30 days  that the Dalric be removed before 7 days, after that they should be remov...
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Lecture 11   SCOPING, X-RAYS   SURGERY  Dr Angus Adkins BVSc FACVSc  Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre  Page 121
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Lecture 11   NUTRITION  feeding for yearling preparation   Dr Caroline Foote BSc.Agr.MSc. PhD  Hunter Valley Equine Resear...
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