Artificial Insemination with Cooled Shipped Semen

Get easy-to-understand instructions on the management of this specialized breeding program.

Mare and stallion owners will benefit from this step-by-step look at the procedures and equipment needed to have a successful breeding program utilizing cooled, transported semen.

Topics include instructions on semen dilution and transportation.

Order AQHA’s “Artificial Insemination with Cooled Shipped Semen” today for just $14.95. AQHA members get a discount!

Get more information about horses’ health.

We know you love and care for your horses, spend hours grooming them to a glimmering shine, drive countless hours to the best trainers money can buy, and give them all your love and attention. But how much do you really know about keeping your horse healthy?

If you’re confused about vaccinations, equine nutrition, first aid or anything else relating to horse health, then you need the “Your Horse’s Health” DVD collection. On this three-disk set, veterinarians Dr. Tom Lenz and Dr. Kenton Morgan expertly guide viewers through the basics of keeping your horse in great health.

On “Disk One,” learn which diseases to vaccinate your horse against. Know the signs, treatments, prognosis and ways to prevent diseases, such as:

  • Strangles
  • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)
  • West Nile Virus
  • Vesticular Stomatitis

“Remember that prevention is key as is early diagnosis and treatment,” advises Dr. Lenz.

“Disk One” also discusses an important genetic disease to be aware of: HERDA. Get straightforward and comprehensive information about this genetic defect, which makes a horse’s skin stretchy and prone to scarring, and learn how to prevent it in your foals.

It’s important for horse owners and breeders to understand genetic diseases so they can be prevented in foals and managed in affected horses.

Next, Dr. Morgan explains the most common equine diseases, disorders and behavioral problems, including:

  • Colic
  • Laminitis
  • Moon Blindness
  • Cribbing
  • Gastric Ulcers

Colic is the No. 1 killer of horses, but if caught early, it is easily treated. Learn the causes and signs in this valuable DVD.

From diseases and disorders to soreness and injuries, the “Your Horse’s Health” DVD collection will help you keep your equine partners out of trouble.

“Disk One” will keep you up-to-date on the newest technologies for diagnosing and treating injuries, including:

  • MRI
  • Equine Treadmill
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • CT Scans

Learn how this technology can help diagnose problems quickly and help put your horse on the road to recovery faster than ever before.

Sometimes we wish we could just wrap our horses in bubble wrap. When that isn’t a practicality, it’s important to know basic equine first aid. “Disk Two” will show you how to put together a top-notch first aid kit for your horse, how to apply a proper pressure wrap and the latest research on pain management. By knowing how to care for minor injuries, or when it’s necessary to call your veterinarian, you can keep out infection and save yourself time and money.

“Disc Three” rounds out the series, with Lenz and Morgan discussing horse nutrition, broodmare and foal care, purchase exams, seasonal care and tips for buying and selling a horse.

“Nutrition,” Dr. Lenz explains, “is the most poorly understood and managed aspect of horse care.”

Learn how you might be putting your horse in danger just by feeding him; why all hay bales are not alike; and why you might want to reconsider using that coffee can to measure out your horse’s feed.

The “Your Horse’s Health” three-disc set is a must-have for youth groups, aspiring veterinarians and anyone interested in keeping their horses healthy and happy. Even the most veteran horse owner will learn something essential to keeping their horse in great health.

Order your copies today. The “Your Horse’s Health” DVD set also makes a great gift! Remember that AQHA members get a discount!

Range Stewardship and Stockmanship Clinic

Respected stockmanship instructors Curt Pate, 2007, 2008 and 2009 AQHA Clinician of the year, and Dr. Ron Gill, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service Specialist, will be conducting two Management and Stockmanship Clinics in south and central Texas.  A clinic will be hosted in Edna, Texas at the Brackenridge Park Main Event Center on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, and in Corsicana, Texas at the Navarro County Expo Center on September 25, 2009.  These events will promote stockmanship principles through low stress cattle handling demonstrations by Pate and Gill. The men incorporate their lifelong ranching and horsemanship experience into a program that focuses on the increased economic benefits of handling stock correctly.

Representatives from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Texas AgriLife Extension will also discuss grazing management principles from beef cattle to horse operations. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) and Texas Animal Health Commission representatives will provide information on animal health issues.

To attend the event in Edna, Texas on September 23rd, please RSVP by September 18 by calling 361-576-1129, ext. 3 or email tim.reinke@tx.usda.gov. Registration is $25 per person, or $40 per couple, and includes lunch and a grazing lands stewardship manual.

To attend the September 25th clinic in Corsicana, please RSVP by September 21 at 903-654-3075 or email jdscasta@ag.tamu.edu. Registration is $10 per person and includes a charcoal grilled steak for lunch.

Sponsors for the events include the American Quarter Horse Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Texas Farm Bureau, NRCS, Texas AgriLife Extension, Texas, Coastal Prairies and Blackland Prairie Grazing Land Conservation Initiative Coalitions, TSCRA, DuPont, Capital Farm Credit, Priefert Ranch Equipment, and many more.