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Keeping the equine microbiome healthy involves feeding an appropriate diet, and when necessary, adding a supplement that offers a variety of active prebiotic ingredients. Unlike us, horses can thrive on a diet consisting solely of highly fibrous plant material. The reason? The activity of the bacteria and protozoa inhabiting the equine intestinal tract, collectively known …

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homeopathy for equine skin conditions

When selecting homeopathic remedies for your horse’s skin conditions, deciphering the nature of his symptoms is key.  Conventional medical treatments are disease-based. Homeopathic treatments are symptom-based. This difference in approach can make choosing homeopathic remedies seem confusing. And with issues related to your horse’s skin, the differences between remedies can be subtle indeed! For instance, …

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Reiki for equine trauma

How to create a Reiki Space to help heal the traumatized horse. Almost all horsepeople help their equine partners get through some kind of trauma at some point. It might be a horse we rescued from a difficult situation, or perhaps they have experienced some other ordeal such as surgery or a long rehabilitation from …

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biosecurity in barns

Preventing the spread of disease is a constant concern among equestrians, especially at busy barns where horses are always coming and going. Here are some ways to make biosecurity more manageable when building or renovating your facility. Biosecurity is a hot topic among equestrians. As an architect specializing in the design of healthy equestrian facilities, …

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Tellington TTouch for performance horses

Find out why equine athletes can benefit from Tellington TTouch ® techniques and exercises. Human athletes use every tool and resource at their disposal to improve performance and maintain physical flexibility and soundness. Our equine athletes deserve the same consideration. The Tellington TTouch ® Method is used by countless world-class equestrians, including Olympians, to help maintain and …

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chiropractic care

“Neurologic” doesn’t have to be scary. Everything has its roots in the nervous system. Take a look at how chiropractic care can help with nervous system interference in horses. When I first graduated from veterinary school, I would get chills down my spine if someone asked me if her horse might have a neurologic condition. …

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posture

Understanding abnormal equine posture and how rehabilitation intervention can help. Why should we care about posture in horses? Because posture affects the complex interactions of the brain, muscles, nerves and skeletal system. In our clinical experience, abnormal compensatory postures (ACP) are associated with poor performance and training problems, body distortion, chronic lameness, impaired nerve signaling, …

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Bentonite clay

You have likely heard of different clays and earths being used in various ways to help promote healing and wellness in horses. But what are the differences between them, and how can they be used? Clay, earth – isn’t it all just dust and dirt? We horse people are certainly used to lots of both, …

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laminitis

In the rehabilitation process from laminitis, things often seem to get worse before they get better. Let’s take a walk through Pepper’s journey from pasture ornament to competitive riding horse! Pepper is a 17-year-old registered Appaloosa mare. She lived out on pasture for her first eight years, pretty much enjoying the good life with no …

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fly repellents

We don’t need to rely solely on pharmaceuticals to help give our horse pain relief. Age-old remedies such as essential oils are becoming more popular, and can have gentle, effective results. Before the germ theory or the development of the microscope, man used nature’s offerings to achieve and maintain good health. The plant world provided …

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