Articles - health


Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

Bacterial invasion threatens otherwise healthy foals...


The Respiratory Anguish of Heaves

Learn how to identify, treat and manage this respiratory disease, and gain hope for a healthy future for sufferers thanks to new research efforts. ...


10 Insect Repelling Plants

Super insect-repelling plants to have around the barn....


Cushing’s Syndrome

An unshed winter coat may herald the onset of this debilitating disease...


Stuck Stifles: Upward Fixation of the Patella

Find out what to do about upward fixation of the patella - the term used to describe a condition in which a ligament hooks over a piece of bone, causing the stifle joint to "lock."...


Equine Veterinary Research in Canada: An Update

The five faculties of veterinary medicine in Canada are involved in a wide range of equine research that looks into health, behaviour, management, welfare and other investigations that serve to benefit not only horses, but other animals and humans, t...

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Horses Helping Humans

New research looks for similarities between treating neonatal maladjustment syndrome in foals and autism in humans....


Airway Diseases in Horses

Respiratory disease can be debilitating to the horse, and frustrating and expensive for the owner. Recognizing symptoms and initiating treatment early can ensure a quick return to peak form - and the show ring....


Airway Remodeling in Heaves

Researchers at the University of Montreal study the effect of heaves on smooth muscle surrounding horses' airways....


The Musculoskeletal System

Development, adaptation, and conditioning...

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