Articles - health

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Hock Headaches: Bog Spavin & Bone Spavin

Bog spavin and bone spavin are two separate conditions that can affect a horse’s hocks. Find out how to tell them apart and what to do about them.

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Windows to the Soul: Keeping Horses Eyes Healthy

As horse owners, we often worry about the hooves and legs of our animals but it is easy to overlook how important the horse’s eyes are.

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Improving Stability

Learn how to improve your balance with core strengthening exercises.

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Tooth Problems in Older Horses

The shape and condition of a horse's teeth change as it ages. Because of this, older horses may have dental problems not usually seen in younger equines.

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Bad Vibrations?

Is whole-body vibration (WBV) therapy helpful or harmful to horses? WBV is used for animals (including horses) to treat a range of musculoskeletal disorders

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Managing a Horse with Heaves

Recurrent airway obstruction, RAO, is a chronic condition that waxes and wanes. Affected horses experience episodes of respiratory distress.

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Pelvic Floor Exercises for an Effective Seat

In this article physiotherapist Jamie Camp shares pelvic floor exercises to help riders develop a better position in the saddle.

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Rider Fitness: Shoulders & Back

Pain in the back, shoulders and neck can have a negative effect on posture and, therefore, riding. It is, most often, our own bad habits that are the cause.

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Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction

Julia Montgomery, DVM, offers guidance on managing horses with the hormonal disorder pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, widely known as Cushing’s disease.

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Feeding Horses with Cushing’s Disease

In this article learn all about what Cushing’s Disease is and also learn about how to manage the diet of a horse with Cushing’s Disease.