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One Planet, One Health – human, equine and ecosystem wellness

When we consider the connections between human, equine and ecosystem health, a more holistic, integrated understanding of wellness emerges. The “One Health” approach is gaining momentum in veterinary medicine and …

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How riding surfaces impact the hoof

Your horse’s hooves are resilient and adaptable, and can handle varied riding surfaces – as long as you pay proper attention to basic hoof care, conditioning and a balance between …

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Equine leaky gut syndrome – part 1

A leaky gut allows undesirable molecules into your horse’s body, adversely affects her nutrient absorption, causes inflammation, and may seriously impair her bodily functions. Does your horse seem “off”? Perhaps …

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Special Report: Ticks & lyme disease in the equine

Caused by ticks, Lyme disease can have serious consequences for your horse. Protect him by arming yourself with the latest information. Lyme disease (LD) has been on our radar for …

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Complementary therapies for equine allergies

Equine allergies present a complex problem. Fortunately for your horse, a multi-pronged holistic approach can treat the underlying cause. Allergies are a manifestation of an out-of-balance immune system. A healthy …

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The length and angle of your horse’s incisors must stay consistent throughout his life because they affect the TMJ and molars, which in turn impact topline and muscle mass, brain …

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Saddle fit — muscle atrophy and definition

What exactly is muscle atrophy in horses, and how does it differ from good muscle definition? Muscle atrophy occurs in a horse when an unbalanced saddle puts too much pressure …

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How your horse's bit and noseband affect his oral health

Choosing the right bit and noseband for your horse can be a process of trial and error. But it’s worth it, since how they fit affects his comfort level – …

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Equine massage for TMJ problems

An aligned and flexible temporomandibular joint is vital for your horse’s overall health, impacting his digestion, neck, back, balance and more. Massage can be a useful tool to restore proper …

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These tools have many uses but are not without their limitations. Learn the ins and outs of heart rate monitors so you can make the best decision for your horse. …

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