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A Hitch in the Giddyup

A horse with stringhalt can look perfectly normal standing in a stall or pasture. But when it moves at a walk or slow trot, this is when things change.

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The Regenerative Wavelength

While the scientific jury is still out on the efficiency of laser therapy for equines, many swear by it to speed the healing of fractures, suspensory tears, tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, and musculoskeletal injuries.

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Spotlight On Septic Arthritis

Septic arthritis, a debilitating disease caused by a bacterial infection in a horse’s joint, requires immediate and aggressive treatment when diagnosed.

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Getting Inside the Gut

In this article, experts at the Ontario Veterinary College look for better ways to diagnose gastrointestinal tract problems in horses.

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The Baby Vets: Making Babies

Making babies, saving babies: reproduction specialists and a foal ICU are working hard to ensure the next generation have the best chances of survival.

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Fracture Facts

Dr. Melissa MacKinnon says that the majority of fractures referred to the hospital occur in race horses, either during a race or during high-speed training.

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Rider Fitness: Hips and Knees

Restorative exercise specialist Terry Ford provides exercises for the hips and knees designed to improve your position in the saddle.

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How Can I Tell that my Horse has a Gastric Ulcer?

Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Fernando J. Marqués, DVM, explains what can cause a gastric ulcer and how to prevent them.

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Neonatal Isoerythrolysis

How a blood type conflict can prove fatal to newborn foals.


When the Foot Bone Breaks

When the fracture involves the wings of the coffin bone, the outlook is quite good. Fractures affecting the coffin joint are more severe.