Teresa Pitman

Articles by Teresa Pitman - 21 results

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Health

Outdoor vs Indoor Boarding

Both veterinarians and horse owners speak about how to create a healthy environment for horses, whether indoor or outdoor boarding.

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Tack & Equipment

Traditional Saddles vs. Treeless Saddles

This article looks at two different approaches to the saddle question: traditional saddles with trees and today’s treeless saddles.

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Equine Ownership

Proof of Ownership

Find out what forms of permanent horse identification are commonly used, which ones are safe and which ones are most effective.

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Health

Using Sedatives – For or Against?

In this article hear from veterinarians and horse owners about the pros and cons of using sedatives, and whether you should be against them or for them.

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Health

A Hitch in the Giddyup

A horse with stringhalt can look perfectly normal standing in a stall or pasture. But when it moves at a walk or slow trot, this is when things change.

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The Many Mysteries of Headshaking Syndrome

As a medical or behavioural condition, though, headshaking refers to a horse that repeatedly shakes his head, even when there is no apparent reason.

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Hock Headaches: Bog Spavin & Bone Spavin

Bog spavin and bone spavin are two separate conditions that can affect a horse’s hocks. Find out how to tell them apart and what to do about them.

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Tendons: Injuries & Healing

Deep snow, plus hard and slippery ground can lead to tendon injuries. Learn what you can do to reduce the risk.

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How to Recognize & Manage Pain

Learn how to identify when and why your horse is in pain, and how to offer effective relief. Plus, tips on preventing injury.

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Leptospirosis: A Hidden Threat

Leptospirosis is a hidden threat that lurks in standing water and contaminated feed, causing an incurable bacterial infection in many species.