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Waging War on Worms

Learn about the increasing problem of drug-resistant parasites....


Equine Osteoarthritis

Learn about the realities of the disease and what the future may hold for those who suffer from it...

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Grinding to a Halt

No matter what you call it, exertional rhabdomyolysis (a.k.a. tying up) can be an alarming condition....


Foal Weight: Is Thinner Better?

Average daily weight gain for a foal in the first 2-3 months can be as much as 1.4 kg (3 lbs) per day!...


How Can I Tell if My Horse is Lame?

Learn how to perform a lameness exam from head to toe, using these visual and hands-on inspection tips from Melissa McKee, DVM. ...


Equine First Aid Kit Essentials

Our comprehensive first aid kit includes everything you could ever need for any kind of barn emergency....


How do I get my picky horse to drink water while travelling?

Some horses are reluctant to drink water while they're away from their home barn. This can cause a multitude of problems - not the least of which include dehydration, heat stroke, colic, etc. Here are a few suggestions for making water more palatable...


What are Windpuffs?

Blemishes called "windpuffs" are balloon-like fluid swellings of the deep digital flexor tendon sheath near the back of the fetlocks....

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Antibiotic Resistance in Horses

Learn how the evolution of resistance may result in the inability to treat even the simplest infections....

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Rural Equine Vet Shortage

What can be done to ensure veterinary services to far-flung horse owners?...

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