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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.

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Stem Cell Breakthrough for Equine Lameness

Researchers have discovered that stem cells retrieved from dental pulp show incredible promise in equine regenerative and degenerative medicine.

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Causes of Equine Abortion and Birth Defects

As foaling season approaches, we ask: why do some mares not carry their foals to full term? Why are some foals born with abnormalities?

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Helmet Head

Head injuries are a real risk for horseback riders. Here, we discuss what’s being done to educate people and improve protective head gear.

By: Kim Izzo
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The Pre-Purchase Exam

Is there value in shelling out for a pre-purchase exam by an equine veterinarian? Find out the many things this precautionary measure can reveal.