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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 known as navicular syndrome.

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Stem Cell Reality Check

Few, if any, areas of scientific study have captured the imagination of medicine and the masses alike as definitively as that of stem cell research.

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Ask Us: Proud Flesh

Proud flesh is an exuberant growth of granulation tissue, which is highly fibrous, full of small blood vessels and designed to help in the healing process.

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Dealing with Mature Rider Angst

Psychologist Shelley Goodwin provides expert advice for reducing riding anxiety.

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Ask Us – Joint Supplements

This article highlights joint supplements and how they can be a very useful strategy for protecting your horse against cartilage damage.

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Alternative vs Traditional Treatments

The pros and cons of using complementary therapies, with advice on how to do so safely, from traditional vets and alternative therapists.

By: HPG
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Name That Bulge

Did you know horses can get hernias too? Find out what to do if you notice a bulge on your horse’s body, how to manage a hernia, and more.

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Conformation (part 1): Head, Neck & Body

Conformation varies from breed to breed and horse to horse, but certain qualities are desirable and certain faults, not so much.

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The Hard Facts About Concussions

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury in which the brain is jarred or shaken inside the skull. Most commonly, a concussion is caused by a blow to the head, but can also occur when the body takes a heavy impact. That means you could get a concussion when you fall off your horse, even if your head doesn't hit the ground.

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Horse

Dr. Shelley Goodwin explains that grief is an individual process, and offers suggestions for coping with the loss of a horse.