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Equine Genomics: A Treasure Hunt for Answers

Researchers are working hard at finding solutions for genetic disorders and inherited diseases. Get a glimpse into their vast and mysterious genetic treasure map. ...

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Quack Cures from the Equine Veterinary Past

Some early veterinary treatments and procedures ranged from the bizarre to the horrific....

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Concussion Protocols at EC Shows

Horse show steward Jan Stephens reviews Equestrian Canada’s Concussion Protocol....

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Arrhythmias in Equine Athletes

Two recent studies from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that healthy, normal equine athletes - one study looked at show jumpers, the other at dressage horses - frequently experienced arrhythmias during exercise and recovery. ...

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Cushing’s Syndrome

An unshed winter coat may herald the onset of this debilitating disease...

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Headshaking Syndrome – One owner’s story

Symptoms and treatments for this puzzling affliction...

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Weight Watching

How to determine the ideal weight for your horse for health and soundness....

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Avoiding Drug Contamination

There have been an increasing amount of cases of horses testing positive to micro-levels of methamphetamines lately. Why it's happening – and how you can avoid becoming a victim....

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Iceberg Injury

How an insignificant-looking cut nearly ended a horse’s life....

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Health Q&A: Rabies

What are the signs of rabies in horses? ...

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