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Signs of Life

Learning the essential skills of taking and assessing vital signs requires that you first know what is normal – and most importantly, what is normal for your horse....

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A Long Road to Recovery: Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Learn how to increase your horse's odds of recovery following a strain, sprain or tear....

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Winter Care for “Delicate” Horses

Winter can be tough on senior horses and other hard keepers. Get tips on how to get them through comfortably....

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Recognizing your horse has a weight problem is the first step in diagnosing Equine Metabolic Syndrome and avoiding the severe complications associated with the disease....

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Does Heart Size Affect Equine Athletic Performance?

Does heart size affect equine athletic performance? Echocardiograph studies play an important role in determining the correlation....

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Do Horses See Colour?

While it is commonly believed that all animals are colour-blind, research has shown this is not the case....

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Out of the Darkness

How to recognize the signs of depression and help bring the light back to your horse’s life...

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Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction

Julia Montgomery, DVM, offers guidance on managing horses with the hormonal disorder pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, widely known as Cushing’s disease....

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Q: How can I make weaning less stressful for my foal?

Assuming your foal is healthy, has been eating feed and hay, is four to six months old and showing signs of independence, he or she is ready to be weaned. ...

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