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Treat and Prevent Mosquito-Borne West Nile Virus in Horses

Mosquitos can carry West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, which can cause major health concerns horses.

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Stretch & Destress With Yoga Poses for Equestrians

Many horseback riders are looking for ways to stretch, strengthen and destress. Try these yoga poses for equestrians, which target riders’ problem areas.

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Feeding Management Tips to Prevent Equine Ulcers

How to prevent equine ulcers – a debilitating condition, which affects more than half of the competition horses that set foot in the show ring.

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What is Choke in Horses and How Can I Prevent It?

Choke in horses refers to an esophageal obstruction, which can be life-threatening if not treated right away. Learn how to prevent it.

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Herbs for Horses Products are Backed by Science

Canadian-owned Herbs for Horses makes a range of herbal, nutraceutical and nutritional equine products, backed by scientific research.

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6 Warning Signs Your Horse Needs Dental Work

The equine mouth is a dark cavern of mystery. Luckily, there are some outward signs and symptoms that can help you spot when dental work is needed.

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Leg Exercises for Riders to Gain Stability in the Saddle

Lower leg stability is important for protecting both the rider and the horse. Try these exercises to fix wobbly legs and feel more secure in the saddle.

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The Difference Between Head-Tossing and Head-Shaking in Horses

A recent study shows that head-tossing is not the same as head-shaking, which is related to hypersensitivity of the trigeminal nerve in the horse’s head.

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Can I Give My Horse Injections, or Does a Vet Have to Do It?

While many horse owners opt to have a veterinarian administer injections during an annual checkup, you can do it yourself, if you prefer.

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Hauling Healthy: Preventing Shipping Fever in Horses

While travelling to shows with your horse is an adventure, there are steps you should take to ensure he arrives in top shape, and prevent shipping fever.