Attendees discussed several topics including the history of EP, regulatory issues, and practical topics.Read More
Benjamin Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACT
Benjamin Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACT (boarded in equine reproduction), has practiced veterinary medicine in Texas and Kentucky. He has been licensed to practice acupuncture for nine years and is on numerous AAEP committees and task forces. Espy serves on the alternative therapy committee for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and he's an animal treatment consultant for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Articles by Benjamin Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACT
Regardless of general feeding guidelines for breeding horses, body condition score (BCS) is the most objective assessment of a horse’s fat covering and also the best predictor of reproductive performance or efficiency. Breeding horses should be maintained at a BCS of 5-6 (on a 1-10 scale), where ribs are invisible but readily palpable.Read More
Lactation is a very important function in a mare. So important, in fact, that two lives depend on it. A mare’s body will sacrifice her foal’s health to save her own life … both during gestation and after foaling. In other words, you must feed herRead More