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Trailer Trauma

Go along with Shawn Hamilton on a trailer ride you won't soon forget....

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Recognizing your horse has a weight problem is the first step in diagnosing Equine Metabolic Syndrome and avoiding the severe complications associated with the disease....

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Stem Cell Reality Check

Still in its infancy, stem cell therapy has the potential to transform equine medicine. While some applications have encouraging results, horse owners should exercise caution in these early days, when it comes to purchasing products that boast the be...

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Headshaking Syndrome – One owner’s story

Symptoms and treatments for this puzzling affliction...

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Leptospirosis: A Hidden Threat

This hidden threat lurks in standing water and contaminated feed, causing an incurable bacterial infection in many species, including humans....

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Taking on the Pain

Pain produces an individual response in horses, which makes it harder to assess the degree of suffering but the sooner we recognize a problem, the better our changes are of resolving it quickly....

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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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Tick Talk

The incidence of tick-borne diseases in horses is increasing in Canada, possibly driven by climate change. ...

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Does My horse have Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

Learn how to recognize this metabolic disorder and minimize the damage it can cause....

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Equitable Arrangements: Psychological Well-being For Elite Performance Horses

Meeting the psychological needs of today’s performance horses...

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