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Separating the “Boys” from the Boys

Find out when, why, and how stallions are castrated, with advice on proper handling and aftercare. Also learn why some horse owners opt to 'spay' their mares....

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10 Facts About Twitches

Some consider twitching cruel, but if used correctly the twitch is a humane form of restraint....

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Emergency!

Even the healthiest, most pampered horse in the safest barn can suffer an injury or other emergency. Besides being prepared with medical supplies and staying calm, what else can you do while waiting for your veterinarian to arrive?...

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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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A Vital Skill: Taking Vital Signs

Learn how to take a horse's vital signs and why it's so important to know what's normal in times of illness and injury....

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Botulism in Horses

Find out how botulism develops, and how to recognize it....

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Equine Diarrhea

Diarrhea can be a symptom of several different ailments, from mild to life-threatening. So it is important to discover the cause and initiate treatment quickly....

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A Look at Laminitis

Causes and treatment of this second leading cause of death in horses behind colic....

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Winter Care for “Delicate” Horses

Winter can be tough on senior horses and other hard keepers. Get tips on how to get them through comfortably....

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Basic Equine Dental Care

To understand your horse's dental needs, you need to know what's going on in his mouth at each stage of his development, says certified equine dentist Grant MacKinnon of Prince Albert, SK. ...

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