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Health

New Treatment for Navicular Possible

In certain cases of navicular disease, drilling a hole in the bone - a procedure called core decompression - may provide a new treatment option.

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Hoof Care

Shoes in winter?

Some people decide to remove their horse's shoes for the winter in order to give their feet a "break." Unfortunately, this can be a very literal thing.

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Nutrition

Ask Us – Horses Eating Straw

In this article equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., discusses why horses are sometimes eating straw and whether or not it's good for them.

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Behaviour

Ask us: Endotapping

EndoTapping was developed by the French master horseman, J.P. Giacomini, as a way to initiate a state of relaxation in horses during handling and training.

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Health

Alternative vs Traditional Treatments

The pros and cons of using complementary therapies, with advice on how to do so safely, from traditional vets and alternative therapists.

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Tack & Equipment

Custom Chaps

You can expect to spend several hundred dollars for a pair of quality custom chaps. But, chaps are an investment that will last for years.

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Grooming

How to: Become a Career Groom

A groom does far more than just brush horses; they are responsible for overall care. Some duties that are required of grooms are outlined in this article.

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Health

The Well-Stocked Equine Medicine Cabinet

Find out how to stock your equine medicine cabinet simply and sensibly. This articles goes through what you should have and what is unnecessary.

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Health

Getting Inside the Gut

In this article, experts at the Ontario Veterinary College look for better ways to diagnose gastrointestinal tract problems in horses.

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Farm Management

Give Them Shelter

Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have conducted a study on the use of paddock shelters in the summertime.