Texas A&M University – Horse Bits Newsletter – Archives

Horse Bits is published bi-monthly by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. This newsletter is a free service and is available to anyone interested in equine science.

Editor: Dr. Dennis Sigler, Professor & Extension Horse Specialist

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January/February 2015

  • Recent EHV-1 cases reported in both Texas and Oklahoma
  • Equine Reproduction Management Short Course provides hands-on practical experience
  • TAMU Farrier Conference provides exceptional education for Texas professional farriers
  • Low starch feeds may not be the best feeding program for the elite performance horse
  • Take good care of that newborn foal
  • New technology leads to innovative research in equine science

September/October 2010

  • Updates on equine disease outbreaks
  • 48th Annual State 4-H Horse Show a huge success
  • A&M interns gain valuable real-world horse experience
  • Dworczyk presents research at ISER meeting
  • Research team investigates exercise stress in stallions
  • Broodmare nutrition important during mid to late gestation
  • Lighting to prevent winter hair growth
  • Texas A&M to host Intercollegiate Stock Horse Show
  • Upcoming Texas A&M equine workshops and conference

July/August 2009

  • Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantine Lifted
  • More on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)
  • Faculty Member and Graduate Students Honored
  • Consideration for Choosing Quality Forages for Horses
  • Texas State 4-H Horse Show
  • AQHA Sponsors International Horsemanship Clinics
  • National Reining Horse Association Judging Seminar

May/June 2009

  • CEM Update
  • More Research on Effect of Body Condition on Reproductive Performance
  • Research on Horse Transportation
  • Improper use of Nutritional Supplements
  • Exercise and Heat Stress May Affect Reproductive Efficiency in Mares
  • Snake Bite Cautions for Horse Owners
  • National Reining Horse Association Judging Seminar

March/April 2009

  • 2009 Texas A&M University Horse Short Course
  • Texas HORSE
  • Alfalfa Hay Reduces the Severity of Equine Gastric Ulcers
  • TAMU Equine Reproduction Management Short Course
  • TAMU Stock Horse Team Excels in Fall Contests
  • Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) Outbreak
  • Stallions Standing at the TAMU Horse Center

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