Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 72 results

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Miscellaneous

Treating Veterans with Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-assisted therapy is gaining popularity for people with PTSD, including war veterans. How can it help, and who is regulating its practice?

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Profiles

2018 Hero of the Horse: Kris Latham

The winner of the 2018 Hero of the Horse Award is Kris Latham from Squamish, B.C.! Get to know what makes her an exceptional horsewoman and human being.

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Health

Causes of and Treatments for Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injuries affecting tendons and ligaments can be career and even life-ending for horses. Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent them.

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Profiles

I Like Mike: A Thoroughbred Makeover

Jim Phillips and his off-the-track Thoroughbred Mike have raised thousands of dollars to ensure others find good homes at the end of their racing careers.

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Health

The Pre-Purchase Exam

Is there value in shelling out for a pre-purchase exam by an equine veterinarian? Find out the many things this precautionary measure can reveal.

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Tales of Hope

Try not to cry when you read these extraordinary tales of equine survival from fire, ice water and flooding. All three survivors are thriving today.

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Breeding

Embryo Transfer is a Great Reproductive Option

Equine embryo transfer is integral to breeding programs around the world and now, embryo auctions give buyers an affordable way to get elite pedigrees.

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Health

White Line Disease: An Infection of Opportunity

If white line on the equine hoof gets damaged, it becomes an entry point for anaerobic fungi and bacteria, which can lead to separation of the hoof wall.

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Miscellaneous

How to Become a Carded Equestrian Athlete

Being a carded equestrian athlete can provide riders with medal potential the means to train and compete. Learn how the system works, and who is eligible.

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Health

Horse Tongues 101

While not a part of the horse’s anatomy most people give a lot of thought to, the equine tongue can influence digestion, behaviour, and performance.