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Outing Ulcers

The formation of gastric ulcers is multifactorial and in order to treat and prevent them we must ensure the health of our horse's stomach. Through management styles, supplements to promote gastric health and appropriate treatment when needed, we can ...

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Stem Cell Breakthrough for Equine Lameness

Extraction from dental pulp is showing promise in regenerative medicine. ...

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Using Lasers to Blast Bladder Stones

A look at a surgical alternative to eliminating bladder stones....

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Bandaging Limbs with Wounds

Learn the correct way to bandage wounds on limbs, from first aid to aftercare. ...

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How do I get my picky horse to drink water while travelling?

Some horses are reluctant to drink water while they're away from their home barn. This can cause a multitude of problems - not the least of which include dehydration, heat stroke, colic, etc. Here are a few suggestions for making water more palatable...

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Bad Vibrations?

Is whole-body vibration therapy helpful or harmful to horses?...

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3D Printing Joints

Vets at the OVC will soon be able to use 3D printed models of joints to practice ultrasound-guided joint injections....

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Tooth Problems in Older Horses

Find out which dental issues to watch for in senior horses. ...

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How do I Winterize My Horse?

Just because your horse might be enjoying a little 'down-time' in the winter months does not mean that you should be any less diligent regarding his care and management. Advance planning and a few simple precautions will ensure he stays healthy throu...

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy: Magic Bullet or All Hype?

This relatively new treatment option, which boosts the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, has been shown to have positive results in a variety of applications in human and equine medicine. Its preventative and regenerative properties have yet to be...

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