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Bouncing Back from Bowed Tendons

With careful treatment and rehabilitation, a tendon injury isn’t always the end of the road for performance....

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Equine Sleep Disorders

Horses can doze standing up, but must be lying down to experience important REM (rapid eye movement) sleep - even if it's just for a few minutes at a time during the day. ...

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The Regenerative Wavelength

While the scientific jury is still out on the efficiency of laser therapy for equines, many swear by it to speed the healing of fractures, suspensory tears, tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, and musculoskeletal injuries....

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A Hitch in the Giddyup

Stringhalt is a neurological disorder that is still somewhat a mystery. Interest in this condition is on the rise due to the recent increase in the number of cases of equine protozoal myelitis (EPM). EPM can cause similar gait abnormalities that requ...

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Thoroughbred Broodmare Health

Dr. Tracey Chenier and Dr. Elizabeth Scholtz at the Ontario Veterinary College at Guelph discuss some of the current research topics in broodmare health....

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Adaptation and Conditioning of the Musculoskeletal System

Optimal performance in the racehorse is dependent on the healthy functioning of all the components of the musculoskeletal system....

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Stuck Stifles: Upward Fixation of the Patella

Find out what to do about upward fixation of the patella - the term used to describe a condition in which a ligament hooks over a piece of bone, causing the stifle joint to "lock."...

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Conformation Effect on Injuries

Are knock-kneed or bow-legged horses more prone to front leg injuries?...

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At Issue: The EHV-1 Threat Part 2

What Canada must do to minimize the risk...

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Good Vibrations

What is Vibration Plate Therapy, and does it work?...

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