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Waging War on Worms

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

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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....

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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!...

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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. ...

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Equine First Aid Kit Essentials

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

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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...

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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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