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December 1, 2015
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The freezing of stallion semen for storage and subsequent usage to AI mares is a common practice in many horse breeds. The idea behind semen freezing is to allow the movement of a stallion’s genetics through both time and distance.  After being frozen (or cryopreserved) semen can be stored essentially indefinitely until its retrieval and...
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ultrasound-fourways-equine-ultrasonography
Ultrasonography is a diagnostic imaging technique for visualizing internal body structures. Visualization of structures such as tendons, muscle, blood vessels as well as internal organs for possible pathology and lesions may provide valuable information to a veterinarian. Not only does it provide information from a diagnostic point of view, but accurate interpretation of ultrasonographic pictures...
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Sickness-fourways-equine-featured
African Horse Sickness is a very real and sometimes frustrating challenge for all of us and our horses. As horse owners, it is our responsibility to ensure that horses are vaccinated every year and that any movement of horses into the Western Cape African Horse Sickness (AHS) Controlled area complies with policy requirements. Apart from...
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There are a number of things to consider before importing a horse. 1) Time 2) Financial burden 3) Health and welfare of the animal 4) The quarantine process Time It takes quite a few months from the time when you acquire the horse overseas until you can bring it home to South Africa. Horses are...
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Operation-fourways-equine
As a critical care and 24 hour emergency treatment practice and facility, we are often faced with grave decisions at very odd hours of the night and have to spend precious time waiting on owners to make a decision or confirm a course of action, especially regarding surgery. It’s not something one wants to think...
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