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Solutions for Kissing Spine

For some horses, overriding dorsal spinous processes are associated with pain and behaviour issues, while other affected horses exhibit no signs of discomfort. Horse Sport looks at this frustrating and surprisingly common disease, and some successful...

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Tendon Injuries

Tendonitis can be a career-ending injury, so prevention and early detection are crucial....

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A Surgical Cure for Cushing’s

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

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Airway Disease is Prevalent in Racehorses

Inflammatory Airway Disease robs racehorses of their breath, and, therefore, their stamina. ...

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy: Magic Bullet or All Hype?

This relatively new treatment option, which boosts the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, has been shown to have positive results in a variety of applications in human and equine medicine. Its preventative and regenerative properties have yet to be...

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Equine Self-Mutilation Syndrome

Is there hope for a cure?...

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Navicular Syndrome: Using New Technology to Unlock the Secrets of this Complex Lameness

Improved diagnostic techniques offer veterinarians a clearer view of this complex, debilitating disease. As a result, they will be able to provide more accurate prognoses, and develop better treatment and management plans for horse owners. ...

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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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Understanding Rain Rot

How to treat and, even better, prevent rain rot....

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The Mystery of Equine Dementia

With horses living longer, it stands to reason ailments that affect geriatric seniors will also be more prevalent, such as Cushing's disease, osteoarthritis, gastrointestinal problems, and chronic pain. But what about mental decline? Can horses be af...

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