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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.

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Maintaining Fitness in the Off-Season

Stay fit and flexible with these winter workouts for horseback riders, so that you’re ready to get back in action in the show ring next season.

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Liver Disease in Horses

Even though cases are rare, horses can suffer from liver disease. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment, plus tips for prevention.

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Ainsley Vince is Hanging Tough

After suffering multiple horse-related concussions, professional equestrian Ainsey Vince speaks on injury, recovery and what her life is like now.

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Does “RICE” Therapy Work on Horses?

Learn about the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) protocol used in human therapy, and find out if is applicable for hoses.

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Causes of and Treatments for Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injuries affecting tendons and ligaments can be career and even life-ending for horses. Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent them.

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Increasing Leg Strength

Leg strength is important for riders because it is the foundation of a stable leg and seat. Try this simple exercise to boost leg power.