Articles - health

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A Surgical Cure for Cushing’s

The only treatment for Cushing’s is daily drug therapy, but researchers at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are working on a surgical solution.

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Early Diagnosis of Cartilage Damage

Ontario Veterinary College researcher, Dr. Mark Hurtig, is developing a new non-invasive way to assess cartilage health.

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A Radical Treatment for Acute Laminitis

Researchers are experimenting with a way to stop laminitis in its tracks, using a single screw to prevent coffin bone rotation.

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Trailer Trauma

In this article Shawn Hamilton explains the trailer ride that she'll never forget and soon to be a trailer ride reads won't forget.

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A Long Road to Recovery: Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Injuries to tendons and ligaments are common and are the leading cause of loss of use in horses, whether competition mounts or pleasure companions.

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What Being a Vet’s Really Like

Colleen Dickie, DVM, talks about what it takes to become a veterinarian and what it's like to actually be one.

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Shock: When the Body Shuts Down

Shock in horses is the same as it is in humans. It is the body's own survival mechanism when it feels death is imminent, the circulatory system shuts down.

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How Can I Tell if my Horse Needs Dental Work?

In this article Melissa McKee, DVM, describes seven common dental problems in horses and how to tell if your horse needs a check-up.

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How to Cool Down your Horse

All good athletes - even amateur ones - include a cool down as part of every exercise session to avoid injury, strain or sore muscles.

By: Anne Gage
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The Gentle Touch

It is in our nature to use touch to soothe, relieve, reassure and communicate. It's perhaps no surprise that massage is one of the oldest therapies.