Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 93 results

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Farm Management

Horses and Sheep and Cows….Oh My!

Cross-grazing horses with other species is an age-old concept, find out in this article how you can use it to your advantage.

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Health

The Mystery of Equine Dementia

Can older horses be affected by senility or dementia, similar to elderly humans? Surprisingly, there has been very little medical research in this area.

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Miscellaneous

The Winner’s Share

Nicole Kitchener investigates how each betting dollar is divided at three Canadian tracks and in two U.S. jurisdictions.

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Health

New Horizons in Equine Health: Regenerative Medicine

In horses, one of the most common and better-recognized regenerative medicine techniques is using stem cells to promote regrowth of various body tissues.

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Health

The Lowdown on Laminitis

Laminitis is a disease that affects the horse's feet. It's a secondary condition triggered by metabolic disease processes or mechanical (physical) stresses.

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Health

Equine Osteoarthritis

Learn about the realities of the disease and what the future may hold for those who suffer from it

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Health

The Respiratory Anguish of Heaves

The equine respiratory condition, heaves (recurrent airway obstruction) is often likened to asthma in humans. It is chronic and incurable.

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Health

Equine Infectious Anemia in Canada

Learn how environmental factors and management practices contribute to Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), the disease also known as Swamp Fever.

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Hoof Care

When Rot is Afoot: Thrush

You start to pick out your horse's hoof and get a nasty whiff of what can only be described as rot . . . Your horse has thrush.

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Rider Health

Beyond Concussions

The permanent consequences of repeated head injuries.