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Recognizing Laminitis in Horses and How to Prevent it

Laminitis is a debilitating condition in horses involving inflammation of the laminae in the hoof, with numerous causes. Find out how to prevent it.

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Are GMO (Genetically Modified) Feeds Safe for Horses?

Are horse feeds made from GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients less safe to feed horses than those derived from conventional crops?

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Quack Cures from the Equine Veterinary Past

Some early veterinary treatments and procedures ranged from the bizarre to the horrific. Here are some of the quack cures inflicted on horses.

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Horse Stretches for Cool Downs & Improved Recovery

Get more out of your cool down routine and kickstart recovery by including these stretches as part of your horse’s daily workout regimen.

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Horse Tongues 101

While not a part of the horse’s anatomy most people give a lot of thought to, the equine tongue can influence digestion, behaviour, and performance.

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Airway Disease is Prevalent in Racehorses

Inflammatory Airway Disease robs racehorses of their breath, and, therefore, their stamina. A new study shows the condition is more prevalent we thought.

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Rider Exercises for Increasing Leg Strength

Try these exercises to increase your leg strength and correct the dreaded “chair seat” posture, a common issue for many horseback riders.

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Dealing with Superficial Equine Hoof Cracks

Equine hoof cracks are common in the spring. Some are superficial, while others can be full thickness, which can be painful and become infected.

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White Line Disease: An Infection of Opportunity

If white line on the equine hoof gets damaged, it becomes an entry point for anaerobic fungi and bacteria, which can lead to separation of the hoof wall.

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When and How to Clean a Horse’s Sheath

While sheath cleaning is an important aspect of care for male horses, it may not be required as frequently for some animals as it is for others.