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Understanding Rain Rot

How to treat and, even better, prevent rain rot....

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The Lowdown on Laminitis

While research into this devastating disease is ongoing, many aspects remain a mystery to experts and horse owners alike. Get advice on how to cope with a horse who suffers from it. ...

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10 Common Skin Conditions

Equine skin irritations can be caused by allergies, exposure, external parasites and even management practices. Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent 10 common conditions....

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Health Q&A: Maggots for Horse Wounds

Q: I have heard recently that maggots can help heal horse wounds. Is this true?...

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New Horizons in Equine Health: Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is the process of using the body's ability to heal itself by producing living tissues that repair or replace tissue or organ function. Although these biotechnologies are still in their infancy, they are advancing quickly in both...

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What is Stringhalt?

Stringhalt (also called springhalt) is an affliction involving spasms of one or both hind limbs which presents as abnormal, exaggerated flexion of the hocks. ...

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What’s New in Equine Research

Updates on equine research across Canada from stem cells, sudden-death syndrome, proud flesh and other pertinent racehorse ailments...

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Equine Self-Mutilation Syndrome

Is there hope for a cure?...

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Show Me the Money: The lure and perils of the year-round show circuit

The North American phenomenon that is the year-round show circuit has far-reaching effects on those involved in the industry....

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Studies Prove the Obvious About Female Jocks & Furosemide

A look at the results of two recent Thoroughbred industry studies....

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