Articles - health


How Do I Clean My Horse’s Sheath?

It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. Melissa McKee, DVM, explains how to clean a sheath and why it's so important. ...

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New Way to Treat Strangles

A veterinary case out of the UK has produced a new way to treat horses with strangles....


Understanding Sepsis

Sepsis is a systemic response to infection, which can dramatically reduce survival rates for sick or injured horses. ...


Equine Melanoma: The Scourge of the Grey Horse

Equine melanoma can range from benign growths to fatal tumours. Several emerging treatments may provide a new lease on life for those it targets....


Combating Stress in Equine Athletes

Ways to reduce stress for Thoroughbred racehorses....

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What Being a Vet’s Really Like

Colleen Dickie, DVM, talks about what it takes to become a veterinarian and what it's like to actually be one....


What is Sinusitis?

Find out how to identify and treat sinusitis. ...

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Are GMO (Genetically Modified) Feeds Safe for Horses?

Understanding the role of GMO ingredients in horse feeds. ...

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A Hitch in the Giddyup

Stringhalt is a neurological disorder that is still somewhat a mystery. Interest in this condition is on the rise due to the recent increase in the number of cases of equine protozoal myelitis (EPM). EPM can cause similar gait abnormalities that requ...


Best Ways to Control Internal Parasites

The strategies for keeping parasites under control have evolved significantly in recent years. Here’s what you should know about choosing your plan of attack in the war on worms....

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