Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 72 results

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Hoof Care

Inside the Crumbling Hoof: White Line Disease

Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent the destructive infection, white line disease, which causes progressive separation of the hoof wall.

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Profiles

Horses at the Core

Meet the Garner clan from Rocking Heart Ranch whose motto is: "Where foundation and reputation matter."

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Health

Shock: When the Body Shuts Down

Shock in horses is the same as it is in humans. It is the body's own survival mechanism when it feels death is imminent, the circulatory system shuts down.

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Farm Management

Storm Warning

Don’t let snow and ice storms catch you off guard. Take it from people who have been through the worst winter can dish out and get prepared!

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Health

What Being a Vet’s Really Like

Colleen Dickie, DVM, talks about what it takes to become a veterinarian and what it's like to actually be one.

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Health

A Long Road to Recovery: Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Injuries to tendons and ligaments are common and are the leading cause of loss of use in horses, whether competition mounts or pleasure companions.

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Hoof Care

Maintaining Healthy Hooves for Life

Hooves are the horse’s foundation, yet instead of ranking uppermost in many owners’ priorities, they are often overlooked.

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Health

Stuck Stifles: Upward Fixation of the Patella

Find out what to do about upward fixation of the patella, a condition in which a ligament in the horse’s upper hind leg gets stuck over a piece of bone.

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Health

Potomac Horse Fever: A Water-borne Worry

Potomac horse fever is a potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease that strikes in the summer months, causing, depression, among other symptoms.

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Health

Equine Chiropractic’s Coming of Age

Could your horse benefit from a visit to the equine chiropractor? Find out which issues chiropractic therapy could potentially help.