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Laser therapy helps heal a four-year-old Morgan’s unusual facial injury

Saddened by the bony blemish on her horse's face, an owner looks to speed up the healing process and improve the recovery outcome.

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Competition Day Medications – What am I Allowed to Give My Horse?

Equestrian Canada’s Equine Medication Control Committee answers your questions on the EC Equine Medication Control program.

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Try These Tests to Identify Asymmetry in Horse Back Riders

Rider imbalances, such as body asymmetry, can affect the way the horse feels and moves. Find out how physiotherapy can help you be a better rider.

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Get Expert Tips for Feeding a Horse with Equine Asthma

Horses with respiratory issues can be triggered by environmental factors, but also by dusty or moldy hay. Find out how to avoid exacerbating their symptoms.

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I Think My Horse Might Have Laminitis, What Should I do?

At some point, most horse owners are bound to encounter laminitis, a common lameness issue that affects horses of all ages. The source of severe pain and pressure is inflammation around the coffin bone in the horse’s hoof. The location of the swelling is within the laminae, the layer of tissue that connects the coffin...

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Calgary Vet Students Care for First Nations Horses

Students at the University of Calgary are getting the chance to practice their skills, while providing services to Tsuut’ina and Siksika Nations horses.

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Why is my Horse Rubbing his Tail and how can I Stop it?

Your horse is rubbing his tail on whatever he can find. He’s doing it so much, the hair that is left is broken, splayed out and, frankly, ugly.

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What Should You Do if Your Horse Experiences Colic?

Learn how to separate the facts from fiction when it comes to colic in horses, and how to give your horse the best chance of survival.

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How Cold is Too Cold To Ride Your Horse in the Winter?

While most horses are capable of withstanding cold temperatures at rest, when you add exercise, their tolerance may not be as high as you’d expect.

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The Top Seven Winter Horse Care Myths Exposed

Just because you heard it, doesn’t mean it’s true. We bust seven of the most popular myths about caring for horses in the cold weather.