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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.

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Is the RICE Protocol Helpful for Horses?

Dr. Ali Miletic examines how and when the human medicine approach to treating injuries through the RICE protocol is effective in horses.

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Avoiding Winter Health Woes

Proper management can alleviate the effects and frequency of winter health woes in horses such as colic, breathing issues, weight loss and more.

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3D Printing Joints

Vets at the Ontario Veterinary College will soon be able to use 3D printed models of joints to practice ultrasound-guided joint injections.

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New Hope for Wound Healing

Teams of researchers from veterinary schools across the country are studying different methods to speed up and improve wound healing in horses.

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“Glass Gut” to Study Equine GI Tract

To gain insight into the function of the equine gastrointestinal tract, researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College are developing a glass gut model.

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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 using a using a specially made penicillin in a gel formulation.

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Joint Medication of the Future

Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College are working to improve joint medications through the use of sustained release formulations.

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Tackling Common Equine Ailments

Get advice on a selection of common equine ailments, including colic, fecal egg count testing, hoof puncture wounds, lice, mud fever, thrush and cataracts.

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Equine First Aid Kit Essentials

Equi-Health Canada provides a comprehensive first aid kit list that includes everything you could ever need for any kind of barn emergency.