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<br /> CEH H<br /> ORSE REPORT<br /> Center for Equine Health • School of Veterinary Medicine • University of California, Davis<br /> December 2012<br /> INSIDE THIS ISSUE…<br /> Director’s Message<br /> THE MINIATURE HORSE:<br /> MORE THAN JUST A SMALL HORSE!<br /> Miniature Horses as Guides for the Blind or Disabled<br /> Best Wishes to Zippin Bonanza Flash<br /> Decoding Your Horse’s DNA<br /> Director’s Message<br /> It’s the rare<br /> Miniature<br /> Horse that<br /> doesn’t bring<br /> a smile to my<br /> face. I have<br /> known many in<br /> private practice<br /> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=1"> CEH H ORSE REPORT Center for Equine Health • Scho</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=2"> Director’s Message </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=3"> On the other hand, the genetic alterations that h</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=4"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=5"> The weight and the size of the Miniature Horse al</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=6"> The Miniature Horse: More Than Just a Smaller Hor</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=7"> The Horse Report — December 2012 www.</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=8"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=9"> Miniature Horses (cont.) good basic horse care a</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=10"> Miniature Horses (cont.) by maintaining an ideal </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=11"> Continued The Horse Report — December 2012 </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=12"> Miniature Horses (cont.) This is likely due to t</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=13"> Colic Minis have robust appetites, but their pre</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=14"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=15"> Miniature Horses (cont.) Enteroliths are mineral </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=16"> Miniature Horses (cont.) lining of the colon to p</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=17"> Affected Minis will often show a decline in appet</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=18"> Miniature Horses (cont.) The increased rate of c</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=19"> The Horse Report — December 2012 www.</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=20"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=21"> Miniature Horses (cont.) adopts a crouching posi</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=22"> Miniature Horses as Guides for the Blind or Disab</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=23"> Acknowledgments: We are grateful to Dr. Gary Mag</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=24"> </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=25"> Best Wishes to Zippin Bonanza Flash by Paul Mick</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=26"> Decoding Your Horse’s DNA Do you want to verify </a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=27">  Hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia (HER</a> <a title="HorseReport-Dec2012 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0049078?page=28"> CEH HORSEREPORT ©The Regents of the University of</a>