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Bad Vibrations?

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

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How Massage Therapy Improves Muscular Function

How massage therapy improves muscular function for optimal equine performance. ...

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Does My horse have Equine Metabolic Syndrome?

Learn how to recognize this metabolic disorder and minimize the damage it can cause....

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No Fly Zone

How to choose the right fly mask for your horse....

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Potomac Horse Fever: A Water-borne Worry

Potomac horse fever is a potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease that strikes in the summer months, causing, among other symptoms, depression, decreased appetite, diarrhea and, at its worst, laminitis. It affects any breed, age or sex of horse....

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What Can I Do About Mud Fever?

Learn how to treat and prevent this common bacterial infection, which leaves painful sores on your horse’s heels....

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The Many Mysteries of Headshaking Syndrome

Learn how to recognize the signs of this strange medical condition, and ways to alleviate your horse’s suffering....

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Navicular Syndrome: Using New Technology to Unlock the Secrets of this Complex Lameness

Improved diagnostic techniques offer veterinarians a clearer view of this complex, debilitating disease. As a result, they will be able to provide more accurate prognoses, and develop better treatment and management plans for horse owners. ...

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Basic Equine Dental Care

To understand your horse's dental needs, you need to know what's going on in his mouth at each stage of his development, says certified equine dentist Grant MacKinnon of Prince Albert, SK. ...

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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....

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