Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 69 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 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

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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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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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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How to… Choose the Best Riding Camp for You

Going to summer riding camp can be amazing fun.

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Hoof Care

Coronary Band Injury: More Than Cosmetic

An injury to the coronary band can have long-lasting effects, from a small blemish, to disrupted hoof growth and permanent disfigurement.

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Health

The Mosquito Triple Threat

Transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes, the viruses can cause encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, impacting the central nervous system.

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Hoof Care

Getting to the “Sole” of Stone Bruises

Every horse will likely have to deal with stone bruises at some point during their lives but the situation is usually resolved fairly easily.