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Equine Pain Management

This article goes into detail about how to tell when your horse is in pain, how to deal with it, common medications used, and alternative therapies.

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Show Me the Money: The lure and perils of the year-round show circuit

The North American phenomenon that is the year-round show circuit has far-reaching effects on those involved in the industry.

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Tips for a Winning MInd – 5 Ways to improve your Mental Performance

The physical aspects of riding are only a portion of riding successfully; our mental programming is often neglected or ignored. A positive mind is one of the key ingredients to a successful show season.

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Health Q&A: Maggots for Horse Wounds

Maggots have been used for the treatment of wounds for hundreds of years, and can play an integral role in modern veterinary care for a variety of wounds.

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Headshaking Syndrome – One owner’s story

Nicole Kitchener highlights symptoms and treatments for the painful and virtually untreatable condition called headshaking syndrome.

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Equine Sleep Disorders

Some horses will have excessive movement during their REM sleep periods, moving their legs or entire bodies, and often waking themselves up.

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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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Ask Us: Proud Flesh

Proud flesh is an exuberant growth of granulation tissue, which is highly fibrous, full of small blood vessels and designed to help in the healing process.

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Dealing with Mature Rider Angst

Psychologist Shelley Goodwin provides expert advice for reducing riding anxiety.

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Equitable Arrangements: Psychological Well-being For Elite Performance Horses

Although the physiological needs of today’s performance horses are more than adequately met, the fulfillment of their psychological needs may be lacking.