Articles - health

thumbnail

10 Insect Repelling Plants

Grow these 10 plants around your house and barn to repel biting insects such as mosquitoes and ticks. They are all safe to grow around pets and children.

thumbnail

No Fly Zone

Today’s fly masks for horses boast a range of features from nose flaps and ear coverings to lightweight high-tech fabrics and UV protection.

thumbnail

Understanding Rain Rot

Rain rot is a bacterial skin disease that often behaves like a fungus. It causes an infection under the horse’s skin that makes pustules of pus.

thumbnail

Increasing Arm Strength

A rider’s arms are an area that can benefit from targeted strengthening. Try these exercises – the Row and the W Raise – to build strength in your biceps.

/ thumbnail

The Latest Treatments for Tendon and Ligament Injuries

All horses are susceptible to ligament and tendon injuries. Those with athletic careers are at a higher risk due to the extra force put on their legs daily

/ thumbnail

Studies Prove the Obvious About Female Jocks & Furosemide

Ray Paulick comments on two recent studies – one on the ability of female jockeys, the other on the anti-bleeding medication furosemide.

thumbnail

The Value of Pre-Purchase Exams

Fort Erie veterinarian, Dr. James Crawford, discusses the value of pre-purchase exams and recommends a thorough check before you buy a Thoroughbred horse.

thumbnail

How to Manage a Horse with Respiratory Illness

Get advice on how manage a horse with respiratory illness, from what to feed to which medications and natural products to use in order to ease symptoms.

/ thumbnail

The Changing Face of Laminitis

New research and more educated horse owners have resulted in many changes to the way laminitis, a devastating hoof disease, is triggered and treated.

thumbnail

Concussion Protocols at EC Shows

Horse show steward Jan Stephens reviews the Concussion Protocol introduced and implemented by Equestrian Canada in 2017, along with recent concussion stats.