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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Conquering Congress

I was a last minute team addition to an event SmartPak had spent months preparing for. It was our first trip to the All American Quarter Horse Congress and my first time attending a show with SmartPak. While I’ll admit

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Posted in Events

Dr. Lydia Gray Installed as President of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association

What a whirlwind weekend! It all started Thursday with an ISVMA board meeting followed by dinner at Jim’s Steakhouse in Peoria, IL. Imagine my surprise when the waitress read off our three choices for entrees: ribeye steak, orange roughy, or

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Posted in Ask the Vet, Misc. Topics

Dr. Lydia Gray Installed as President of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association

What a whirlwind weekend! It all started Thursday with an ISVMA board meeting followed by dinner at Jim’s Steakhouse in Peoria, IL. Imagine my surprise when the waitress read off our three choices for entrees: ribeye steak, orange roughy, or

Posted in Misc. Topics

Blanketing when Trailering

I will be keeping one of my horses in a heated barn this winter. I will trailer her back and forth to team penning events and would like to know what type of blanket I should use when I am

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Posted in Seasonal Horse Care

Kissing Spines

My 7 year old Thoroughbred eventer was recently diagnosed with “kissing spines” in the area under the saddle. What causes kissing spines? How common is it? Does it affect certain breeds or horses that are doing certain disciplines more than

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Lameness

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