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Does Heart Size Affect Equine Athletic Performance?

Does heart size affect equine athletic performance? Echocardiograph studies play an important role in determining the correlation....

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Tiny Packages, Big Problems

Health issues in miniature horses....

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Skin Tumours: Not Your Ordinary Bumps

Find out what to do when skin cancer strikes....

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Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome

Learn about the fatal genetic disorder Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome....

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Is the RICE Protocol Helpful for Horses?

How and when to use the Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation protocol....

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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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Why Vaccinate?

Find out what vaccinations are necessary and which ones are optional for your circumstances....

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How to Collect Manure for a Fecal Egg Count

Learn the correct way to collect a manure sample....

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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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A Vital Skill: Taking Vital Signs

Learn how to take a horse's vital signs and why it's so important to know what's normal in times of illness and injury....

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