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What is Stringhalt?

Stringhalt (also called springhalt) is an affliction involving spasms of one or both hind limbs which presents as abnormal, exaggerated flexion of the hocks. ...

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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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The Respiratory Anguish of Heaves

Learn how to identify, treat and manage this respiratory disease, and gain hope for a healthy future for sufferers thanks to new research efforts. ...

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Equine Chiropractic’s Coming of Age

Could your horse benefit from a visit to the equine chiropractor? Find out which issues this therapy can help....

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Weight Watching

How to determine the ideal weight for your horse for health and soundness....

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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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8 Simple Stretches for Your Horse

Registered equine massage therapist, Marguerite Old, shares eight simple exercises for improved flexibility and strength....

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Getting to the Teeth of the Matter

Regular dental care can prevent oral issues that can be the cause of a myriad of health, performance, and behavioural problems....

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Stuck Stifles: Upward Fixation of the Patella

Find out what to do about upward fixation of the patella - the term used to describe a condition in which a ligament hooks over a piece of bone, causing the stifle joint to "lock."...

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Dressage Conformation

Have you ever noticed how rare it is to find a dressage horse that excels equally in the collected gaits and the extended gaits? Most are better at one than the other....

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