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Study to Determine Prevalence of Tick Borne Disease in Ontario

Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College are investigating Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis, transmitted by ticks, and identifying geographic risk factors

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Is There a Link Between Cribbing and Selenium in Horses?

Researchers still don’t understand exactly what causes cribbing in horses, but they now suspect selenium deficiency might be one reason.

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Tips for Recognizing and Treating Ringworm in Horses

Ringworm is a fungal infection, which can spread easily from horse-to-horse through direct contact, and can also be transmitted to humans.

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The Dangers of Ticks and Lyme Disease in Horses

Riding in forests and long grass leaves you and your horse vulnerable to ticks. Find out how to deal with them, and reduce the risk of Lyme disease.

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Help for Horseback Riders Who Sit Crooked in the Saddle

Do you struggle to maintain your seat, and find yourself crooked in the saddle? Learn how to identify and correct asymmetry in your body to fix it.

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How to Preserve Your Horse’s Joint Health and Mobility

Get expert advice on developing a plan to maintain your horse’s joint health and slow the progression of equine arthritis and other inflammation.

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Treat and Prevent Mosquito-Borne West Nile Virus in Horses

Mosquitos can carry West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, which can cause major health concerns horses.

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Stretch & Destress With Yoga Poses for Equestrians

Many horseback riders are looking for ways to stretch, strengthen and destress. Try these yoga poses for equestrians, which target riders’ problem areas.

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Feeding Management Tips to Prevent Equine Ulcers

How to prevent equine ulcers – a debilitating condition, which affects more than half of the competition horses that set foot in the show ring.

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What is Choke in Horses and How Can I Prevent It?

Choke in horses refers to an esophageal obstruction, which can be life-threatening if not treated right away. Learn how to prevent it.