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Hind Leg Conformation

What is the difference between sickle-hocked, cow-hocked, and post-legged, and how do they affect soundness?...

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The Healthy Horse Check List

Your horse doesn't really seem sick, maybe just a little dull or not as active as usual. Is there something wrong with him? ...

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Administering Oral Medications

Learn how to make administering oral medication, such as dewormers, stress-free....

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Does My Horse Have Colic?

As winter sets in, changes in feed and water-freezing temperatures can create the ideal conditions for colic....

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Using Lasers to Blast Bladder Stones

A look at a surgical alternative to eliminating bladder stones....

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Concussion Protocols at EC Shows

Horse show steward Jan Stephens reviews Equestrian Canada’s Concussion Protocol....

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Shock Wave of the Future

First used on humans, shock wave therapy is controversial but proving to be a popular treatment for tendon, ligament and many other injuries in racehorses...

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New Hope for Wound Healing

Researchers across the country are studying different ways to improve wound healing in horses. ...

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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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Lumps, Bumps and Shocking Developments

Shortly after your horse has his annual vaccinations, you notice a lump at the injection site. You apply a new fly spray to deter the summer pests from lunching on your friend, and a series of small bumps begin to appear. Your horse has an infection ...

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