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Understanding Rain Rot

How to treat and, even better, prevent rain rot....

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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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Shipping Fever

Trailering your horse to a show or clinic? How to prevent and recognize this dangerous infection....

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The Aliens Inside

Your horse's health depends greatly on the health of microscopic organisms that reside in his gastrointestinal tract. ...

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Does “RICE” Therapy Work on Horses?

Learn the ABCs of RICE therapy....

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The Regenerative Wavelength

While the scientific jury is still out on the efficiency of laser therapy for equines, many swear by it to speed the healing of fractures, suspensory tears, tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, and musculoskeletal injuries....

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Dealing with Superficial Equine Hoof Cracks

Dealing with springtime hoof cracks....

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A Long Road to Recovery: Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Learn how to increase your horse's odds of recovery following a strain, sprain or tear....

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C. difficile: A Fickle Foe

Toxic strains of this anaerobic bacterium can have severe consequences beyond gastrointestinal upset, in both horses and humans. Good hygiene is key to preventing infection, which can be difficult to treat....

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The Many Mysteries of Headshaking Syndrome

Learn how to recognize the signs of this strange medical condition, and ways to alleviate your horse’s suffering....

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