Articles - health


Foal Weight: Is Thinner Better?

Average daily weight gain for a foal in the first 2-3 months can be as much as 1.4 kg (3 lbs) per day!...


Equine Osteoarthritis

Learn about the realities of the disease and what the future may hold for those who suffer from it...


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. ...


Heart and Soul: Surviving Pericarditis

The emotional rollercoaster of finding and almost losing your equine soulmate....


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....


Vesicular Stomatitis

Why should we worry about a disease that is rarely fatal and hasn't been seen in Canada for over six decades?...

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New Treatment for Navicular Possible

A new procedure is being tested at Tufts University's Cummings School of Medicine to ease a horse's pain and stimulate bone growth,...

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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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Grinding to a Halt

No matter what you call it, exertional rhabdomyolysis (a.k.a. tying up) can be an alarming condition....


Does My Horse Have Colic?

As winter sets in, changes in feed and water-freezing temperatures can create the ideal conditions for colic....

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