Articles - health


What’s New in Equine Research

Updates on equine research across Canada from stem cells, sudden-death syndrome, proud flesh and other pertinent racehorse ailments...


Understanding Sepsis

Sepsis is a systemic response to infection, which can dramatically reduce survival rates for sick or injured horses. ...

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Has Drug Testing Gone Too Far?

In the race to try to stop those from gaining an edge with performance enhancing drugs, have the testing protocols become too precise and are the results being interpreted fairly in Canada?...

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White Line Disease: An Infection of Opportunity

Learn how to detect white line disease, a sneaky infection that can afflict any horse....


How Can I Tell if My Horse is Lame?

Learn how to perform a lameness exam from head to toe, using these visual and hands-on inspection tips from Melissa McKee, DVM. ...


Dewormer Warning

Use caution when deworming horses because certain products can be poisonous to other pets....

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The Equine Heart: Function, Malfunction and Sudden Death

A look at this extraordinary pumping machine, and what can go wrong...

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Vets Saving Third World Equines

Creating better lives for working equines abroad....


Adaptation and Conditioning of the Musculoskeletal System

Optimal performance in the racehorse is dependent on the healthy functioning of all the components of the musculoskeletal system....


What are Windpuffs?

Blemishes called "windpuffs" are balloon-like fluid swellings of the deep digital flexor tendon sheath near the back of the fetlocks....

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